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Global Rescue Provides Sponsorship Support to Hope For The Warriors®

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Global Rescue Provides Sponsorship Support to Hope For The Warriors®

Boston, Mass. – Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals, has announced its sponsorship support for Hope For The Warriors. Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for post 9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty, Hope For The Warriors focuses on restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for service members and military families.

Global Rescue’s sponsorship includes support for Hope For The Warriors’ Got Heart, Give Hope® Celebrations, which honor the courage of our wounded service members, their families, and the families of the fallen, focusing on hope they inspire through their remarkable stories of recovery and achievement.


About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

Global Rescue CEO Daniel Richards Presents Best Practices in Integrated Travel Risk Management at ASIS 8th Asia-Pacific Security Event in Singapore

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Global Rescue CEO Daniel Richards Presents Best Practices in Integrated Travel Risk Management at ASIS 8th Asia-Pacific Security Event in Singapore

Boston, Mass., and ASIS 2014 Singapore, Booth #19 – Crisis response firm Global Rescue CEO and founder Daniel L. Richards will share his expertise on integrated travel risk management at the ASIS 8th Asia-Pacific Security Forum & Exhibition, set for December 7-9, 2014, in Singapore. Global Rescue provides the highest quality medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services for governments, corporations and individuals.

Richards will present “In Harm's Way: Building Successfully Integrated Travel Risk Management, Crisis Response and Evacuation Capabilities” on December 9. He will share best practices employed by organizations that have successfully implemented travel risk management and integrated crisis response programs. The session will address the importance of preplanning, situational awareness, and elements of successful evacuations, drawing on over a decade of experience and the thousands of operations performed by Global Rescue in emergency medical and security situations around the world.

ASIS attendees are invited to visit Global Rescue at booth #19, where the Global Rescue team will highlight the company’s GRID(SM) travel risk and crisis management product. With GRID, organizations benefit from a centralized platform to communicate with and track traveling employees while staying informed about developing crises with real-time global event alerts. Global Rescue’s mobile app provides employees with ready access to detailed destination reports and global event alerts. All of these capabilities are completely integrated with Global Rescue’s crisis management and response services.

To learn more about Global Rescue and its integrated travel risk and crisis management solutions, visit www.globalrescue.com or call 617-459-4200.


About ASIS International
ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities, and the public.

About Global Rescue
Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

Global Rescue Provides Sponsorship Support to the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (ChaD)

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Global Rescue Provides Sponsorship Support to the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (ChaD)

Lebanon, N.H. – Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals, announced its sponsorship support for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD). The sponsorship includes support for the recent CHaD HERO Half Marathon and Relay event in which Global Rescue personnel participated.

CHaD is one of only 205 nationally recognized children’s hospitals and New Hampshire’s only comprehensive, full-service children’s hospital providing an extended system of care and advanced pediatric services. ChaD welcomes over 60,000 unique patients per year throughout 14 locations across Vermont and New Hampshire. The hospital fills a unique and critically important need in New England, offering care for children who need it with multi-specialty medical teams providing top-level care. CHaD works to create a sustainable health system that improves the lives of people in the communities they serve, for generations to come.


About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

Global Rescue Launches Travel Risk and Crisis Management Program for Tour Operators

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Global Rescue Launches Travel Risk and Crisis Management Program for Tour Operators

Boston, Mass., and Killarney, Ireland (Adventure Travel World Summit) – Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals, today introduced the Global Rescue Travel Risk and Crisis Management (TRCM) program for tour operators. The industry’s most comprehensive TRCM solution, it provides critical pre-planning and assistance, ensuring the highest likelihood of preventing emergencies and having positive outcomes in an emergency.

Tour operators who fail to meet their Duty of Care requirements to travelers – disclosing potential hazards and providing reasonable support during emergencies – face significant liability. When something goes wrong on a trip, tour operators and their owners, employees and third-party providers are often sued. Many businesses are not able to survive the aftermath. Lawsuits of this nature are on the rise and awards are frequently worth millions of dollars.

“The liability is real,” said Global Rescue CEO and founder Daniel L. Richards. “Tour operators who ignore their Duty of Care obligations to travelers do so at their own peril. Our TRCM program helps operators be proactive and to prepare for potential threats to travelers rather than just react to an emergency and face the consequences.”


Recent lawsuits:

  • In 2007, a teenager on a school-sponsored trip to China fell ill with an insect-borne disease that was contracted on a hike. She permanently lost her ability to speak, many of her fine motor skills and some of her cognitive capacity. After years of litigation, a jury in 2013 awarded the family $41.7 million because the trip leaders failed to: 1) warn that the students would be hiking in an area where insect-borne diseases were prevalent; 2) advise the students to use repellant and wear proper clothing when hiking; 3) recognize the early symptoms of the disease and take action; and because 4) they did not have proper protocols in place for handling medical emergencies. (Munn vs. Hotchkiss.)

  • In 2014, a Canadian tour operator and its owner were sued for $700,000 after two of its clients were drugged in their tent on Mount Kilimanjaro and then robbed of their cash, gear and passports. The plaintiffs decided to litigate because the tour operator did not have any protocols in place to handle this type of emergency. (Lewis vs. Berg Adventures International Inc.)

  • Multiple hotel groups and a travel agency were involved in multi-year litigation beginning in 2009 after a guest went into cardiac arrest and hotel employees failed to respond appropriately. Medical personnel arrived over 40 minutes after the guest went into cardiac arrest. The guest was first transported to a medical center, then to a regional hospital and finally airlifted to a hospital in Miami where he was pronounced dead. For tour operators, the Global Rescue TRCM program helps decrease financial exposure and mitigate organizational liability by reducing potential litigation and possible reputational damage. Tour operators will achieve higher levels of traveler safety by reducing the likelihood of injury and death.



About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

Global Rescue to Showcase Best Practices in Travel Risk and Crisis Management at 2014 ASIS International Conference

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Global Rescue to Showcase Best Practices in Travel Risk and Crisis Management at 2014 ASIS International Conference

ASIS 2014 Atlanta, Booth #2246 -- Global Rescue, provider of the highest quality medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services for governments, corporations and individuals, will participate in the 2014 ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits. The event is slated for September 29 – October 2, 2014, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. More than 20,000 security professionals from 80 countries are expected to attend.

As multinational organizations face increasing vulnerability from the rising incidence and magnitude of natural disasters, political instability, terrorism, and cultural conflicts, the importance of enterprise-wide emergency action planning, travel risk and integrated crisis response cannot be overstated. The best-prepared organizations are proactive in protecting employees against evolving international threats through the implementation of an integrated enterprise-wide approach to travel risk and crisis management. The Global Rescue team will share best practices in travel risk and crisis management, drawn from the thousands of successful medical and security emergency response operations which the company has conducted. The team will highlight for ASIS attendees Global Rescue’s work with the U.S. Ski Team and other clients at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games as well as its support of clients during other major global events such as the Arab Spring, the Haiti earthquake and the Mumbai terrorist attacks.

In addition, Global Rescue executives will showcase new features in GRID, the company’s travel risk and crisis management product. GRID enables employers to track employees traveling overseas, receive real-time alerts for global events, communicate with employees, and monitor their assets’ locations -- all in one place. With easy access from Global Rescue’s mobile app, employees can access detailed destination reports and set up global event alerts. All of these capabilities are completely integrated with Global Rescue’s crisis management and response services.

Attendees are invited to visit Global Rescue at booth #2246. To learn more about Global Rescue and its integrated travel risk and crisis management solutions, visit www.globalrescue.com or call 617-459-4200.

ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities, and the public.


About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

Global Rescue CEO Daniel Richards Shares Insights on Travel Risk and Crisis Management at World Medical Tourism Conference

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Global Rescue CEO Daniel Richards Shares Insights on Travel Risk and Crisis Management at World Medical Tourism Conference

Boston, Mass., and Washington D.C. – Crisis response firm Global Rescue’s CEO Daniel Richards will share his perspectives on travel risk management at the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, running September 20-24, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, transport, intelligence and crisis response services for corporations, governments and consumers.

Richards’ presentation on the panel, “Travel Insurance in the 21st Century: From Medical Travel to Emergency Evacuations,” will highlight the changing nature of travel risks. Organizations which provide services that involve travel or have employees who travel face increasing “duty of care” liability if they fail to: disclose potential risks related to travel; provide relevant information related to those risks; or respond to medical and security emergencies.

The “Travel Insurance in the 21st Century: From Medical Travel to Emergency Evacuations” session is set for Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 4 p.m., at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

To learn more about Global Rescue and its integrated crisis response services, visit www.globalrescue.com or call 617-459-4200.


About World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

The World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress is the world’s largest medical tourism event and the most comprehensive international healthcare conference and tradeshow in the industry. The event is sponsored by the Medical Tourism Association, which has worked hard to bring together the best expert speakers and the most informative and cutting edge sessions and topics. The Medical Tourism Association is the first membership based international non-profit trade association for the medical tourism and global healthcare industry made up of the top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliated companies and members with the common goal of promoting the highest level of quality of healthcare to patients in a global environment.


About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

Global Rescue Successfully Rescues Indian Ocean Rower

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Global Rescue Successfully Rescues Indian Ocean Rower

Boston, Mass., – Global Rescue, a crisis response firm providing medical, security, evacuation, and travel risk management services to corporations, governments and individuals, has coordinated the rescue of a rower from the middle of the Indian Ocean after he sustained severe burns.

Ocean Row Events (ORE) crew member Shane Usher was successfully evacuated to the 590-foot K Line bulk carrier Nordic River on the morning of July 11. Earlier in the week, Usher had accidentally scalded himself while preparing food on the ORE rowboat, Avalon.

Global Rescue’s medical team confirmed that Usher’s burns were significant enough that an evacuation was necessary to secure proper treatment. The six-man and one woman Avalon crew was rowing non-stop across the Indian Ocean, having departed Geraldton, Australia, on June 11.

Global Rescue led the rescue and coordinated with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and the Australian Rescue Coordination Centre to identify a vessel in the vicinity of the Avalon. Global Rescue led the operation from its operations centers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Thailand.

The Nordic River responded to the request to go to the aid of the rowboat. The carrier reached the Avalon successfully and transferred Usher by launching a rescue boat. The challenging operation, which was conducted in the open ocean, lasted nearly two hours.

Once Usher was on board the Nordic River, Global Rescue’s medical team managed the treatment of his burns, liaising with the Nordic River’s crew to oversee his care. The ship is expected to reach Australia on July 18. The current Ocean Row Events mission is to row from Western Australia to Durban, South Africa, through nearly 5,000 miles of open ocean. The Avalon sustained only minor damage after the rescue and is en route to Africa.


About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

Global Rescue Executives to Share Crisis Management Expertise at Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Conference

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Global Rescue Executives to Share Crisis Management Expertise at Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Conference

Boston, Mass., – Executives from Global Rescue, the leading provider of integrated medical, security, travel risk management and crisis response services for corporations and individuals, will demonstrate the company’s next generation travel risk product, GRID, at this year’s Global Business Travel Association conference. The event runs July 28-30, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Global Rescue will offer GBTA attendees a preview of significant new features in GRID's latest software release. Using GRID, employers can track employees traveling overseas, receive real-time alerts for global events, communicate with employees, and monitor their assets’ locations -- all in one place. These capabilities are fully integrated with Global Rescue’s crisis management and response services.

The GBTA conference will highlight recent trends and industry insights for business travel professionals who operate throughout the world. Collectively, GBTA’s 5,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually.

GBTA attendees are invited to visit the Global Rescue team at booth #853. To learn more about Global Rescue and GRID, visit www.globalrescue.com or call 617-459-4200.


About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

Global Rescue Successfully Rescues John All in the Himalayas after Fall

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Global Rescue Successfully Rescues John All in the Himalayas after Fall

Boston, Mass., May 20, 2014, 0855– Global Rescue, a crisis response firm providing medical and security evacuation services to corporations, governments and individuals, has successfully rescued John All, who fell into a crevasse yesterday while conducting climate research on Mt. Himlung in the Himalayas. All, a member of the American Alpine Club, estimated he fell approximately 70 feet. Global Rescue was alerted to All’s situation via satellite text message relayed over the internet.

The Global Rescue operation was conducted by contracted rotary wing aircraft at an altitude of 19,700 feet (6,000 meters). Global Rescue led the operation from its operations centers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Thailand.

Upon landing in Kathmandu, All was immediately transferred to a hospital in Kathmandu capable of addressing traumatic injuries consistent with a fall from great height and continued exposure to the elements. Updates regarding his condition can be viewed at the American Climber Science Program's Facebook page.

All moved his expedition to Mount Himlung after the deadly April avalanche shut down the 2014 Mount Everest climbing season.

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About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

 

 

Global Rescue Executives to Participate in Risk Management Society (RIMS) 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition

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Global Rescue Executives to Participate in Risk Management Society (RIMS) 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition

Boston, Mass. – For the fourth consecutive year, executives from Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, transport, intelligence and crisis response services for corporations, governments and individuals, will participate in the Risk Management Society (RIMS) Annual Conference. The 2014 event is slated for April 27-30 in Denver, Colorado.

Global Rescue will showcase the latest developments in its industry-leading travel risk and crisis management SaaS offering, GRID. Company executives will be at booth #550 to offer RIMS attendees a preview of significant new features in GRID’s latest software, release 2.0.

RIMS is the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management. Founded in 1950, the global not-for-profit organization has a membership of more than 11,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries.

Session topics at RIMS 2014 include Enterprise Risk Management, Global Risk Management, Risk Control, and Strategic Risk Management. For more details on Global Rescue or GRID 2.0, visit www.globalrescue.com or call +1-617-459-4200.


About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

Global Rescue CEO Daniel Richards to Discuss Risk Management and Pre-Planning at URMIA Northeastern Regional Conference

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Global Rescue CEO Daniel Richards to Discuss Risk Management and Pre-Planning at URMIA Northeastern Regional Conference

Boston, Mass. -- Daniel L. Richards, founder and CEO of Boston-based crisis response firm Global Rescue, will present at the upcoming University Risk Management and Insurance Association Northeastern Regional Conference. The conference will be held at the Babson Executive Center, Babson Park, Mass., on April 22, 2014.

The mission of URMIA is to advance the discipline of risk management in higher education. URMIA’s vision is to be the preeminent source of innovative and effective risk management ideas and solutions to the challenges facing institutions of higher education in their pursuit of academic, social, and economic goals.

In “Mass Evacuations: Pre-planning Your Safety,” Richards will draw from the experiences of Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, transport, intelligence and crisis response services for corporations, governments and individuals. The presentation will highlight the company’s involvement in the 2011 Egyptian uprising, managing the evacuation of students studying abroad. Richards will address the major challenges with large-scale evacuations and the importance of proactively pre-planning in case disaster strikes. The session will highlight the duty of care educational institutions have to provide their students, faculty and staff with the necessary information and resources to ensure their health, safety, and security. The discussion will also include an analysis of the Hotchkiss case in which a student was awarded $42 million as a result of the failure of her school to meet its duty of care obligations.

Joining Richards in presenting will be Jeffrey Cason, dean of international programs, Middlebury College.

To learn more about Global Rescue and its integrated crisis response services, visit www.globalrescue.com or call 617-459-4200.


About URMIA

The University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) is an international non-profit educational association serving colleges and universities. Its core purpose is to promote the advancement and application of effective risk management principles and practices in institutions of higher education. URMIA represents over 2,100 individuals at 570 institutions of higher education and over 100 companies with members ranging from small schools and community colleges to the largest educational institutions. The URMIA National Office is in Bloomington, Indiana, at Indiana University. For more information, visit www.urmia.org or call 812-855-6683.


About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

Global Rescue Partners with Wilderness Medical Society

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Global Rescue Partners with Wilderness Medical Society

Lebanon, New Hampshire – Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals, today announced its selection as the official medical and security evacuation provider for the Wilderness Medical Society.

Founded in 1983, the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) is the world's leading organization devoted to wilderness medical issues and challenges, exploring health risks and safety issues in extreme situations such as mountains, jungles, deserts, caves, marine environments, and space. With a long-standing commitment to education and research, the Society covers wilderness medicine topics including expedition and disaster medicine, dive medicine, search and rescue, altitude illness, cold- and heat-related illness, wilderness trauma, and wild animal attacks.

“The Wilderness Medical Society selected Global Rescue as our official medical and security evacuation services provider for all our adventure travelers,” said Loren Greenway, PhD, CEO of WMS. “Over the years, the Wilderness Medical Society and its membership have had experience with Global Rescue and the breadth and depth of their capabilities. I’m happy that this agreement has come to pass.”

“The Wilderness Medical Society is the worldwide authority on wilderness medicine,” said Global Rescue CEO Dan Richards. “We believe our partnership is an outstanding fit.”

Global Rescue will participate in the Wilderness Medicine Conference & Annual Meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 1-6, 2014.


About Wilderness Medical Society

The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) was founded in 1983 by physicians for physicians and allied health professionals. The WMS is the world’s leading organization devoted to wilderness medical issues and their challenges. The Society supports research and outreach with its many programs. Yearly Research Grants are funded by the Society and awarded to young investigators at the Annual Meeting. The WMS encourages community involvement and public service, mentoring, and recruiting medical students by way of our many active Student Interest Groups.


About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

Heading Out on Spring Break? 5 Safety Tips from Global Rescue

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Heading Out on Spring Break? 5 Safety Tips from Global Rescue

Boston, Mass.– As college students head out on spring break to popular locations this month, it is important to be aware that a real threat to personal security exists in many international locations. This threat can be minimized if individuals are prepared to recognize the risk, adjust their lifestyle and routines, and follow simple, sensible precautions. Personal security is ultimately an individual responsibility and any advice given to individuals will only be effective if taken seriously.

Crisis response firm Global Rescue offers these 5 tips to help keep safety a priority:

1. Be vigilant Do not discuss personal matters with strangers, including your itinerary, place of lodging or mode of transportation. Limit knowledge of your travel plans and daily activities to those who need to know. Be aware that excess consumption of alcohol increases your risk of being a target of crime. Do not accept food or drink from strangers; would-be criminals often try to drug their victims through food and drink consumption. Ignore attempts by locals to provoke an argument. Change the topic of discussion and, if possible, remove yourself from the situation. Maintain an appearance of purpose and awareness. Do not look lost or refer frequently to a map in plain view. Walk as if you know where you are headed even if you do not know.

2. Exercise caution with taxis Taxis ordered by phone are safer than those hailed on the street; ask for the cab number when ordering. Use only properly marked taxis and beware of unmarked cabs. Do not get into a taxi if there is a person sitting in the front passenger seat next to the driver. Know the route or general direction to your destination. If you’re unhappy about the direction in which the taxi is traveling, speak firmly to the driver. If there is no positive response from the driver, get out at the next stop. It is always safer to travel with an acquaintance than alone.

3. Be hotel-savvy Request a room using the following criteria: --Located on the side of the hotel farthest from the entrance (reduces the amount of traffic around your room) --Located on the lowest floor above ground level (makes it difficult for entry from the outside, while maintaining a lesser distance for travel in the event of an escape becoming necessary) --Without balcony, decreasing the number of entry points --Not overlooked by another room, lessening the number of opposing vantage points into your room

Say as little as possible to overly curious hotel staff. When you get to your room, check all available escape routes. Identify a simple evacuation route in the event of an emergency. This will greatly increase your survivability during an emergency situation. Lock the windows, and door(s) using the double lock system, if available use security chain. Check to ensure that the telephone works. Always keep a flashlight handy. Never leave important documents such as passport, air tickets, or money anywhere visible. Utilize the hotel or room safe when storing all unneeded personal documents and excess cash.

4. Take steps to prevent crime Avoid carrying a purse or a wallet. If carrying a wallet is a must, something as simple as wrapping a rubber band around it helps prevent theft; this creates friction making it more difficult to pickpocket. At night only take sufficient money and one identity card. Leave the rest of the contents of your wallet in a secure place (hotel, apartment, etc.) Criminals seek out those they feel are the weakest targets. A person travelling alone is extremely vulnerable to attacks. Individuals who are out of place, do not fit in, or have an apparent weakness are often targeted (i.e. intoxicated foreigners, female, handicapped). If you are being followed on a well-traveled street, indicate to your pursuer that you are aware of being followed. Then go straight for help or to a public area.

If confronted, stay calm, cooperate and surrender your valuables (at minimum producing a large monetary note hidden somewhere on your person). Do not attempt to fight your attacker as many robberies can end without violence. Safety is the most important thing. Attempt to study your attackers without being obvious, so that you can provide information to aid in identifying them to the police.

Kidnapping is a real threat to travelers everywhere, especially those who are perceived as wielding significant power or wealth. There are many actions that can be taken to decrease the chances of becoming a kidnap victim. Don’t become a creature of habit. Avoid predictable behavior by departing at different times and taking different routes. Be cautious. Be suspicious of anything unusual, and don’t be reluctant to report all such observations to the corporate security manager. Avoid obvious danger. Stay away from such as areas at night and locations with a reputation for being unsafe. If travel in a dangerous area is unavoidable, keep your awareness at the highest level.

5. Research before you go Be familiar with security concerns relevant to your destination. Visit the US State Department site for travel alerts and warnings. Global Rescue offers the travel intelligence tool GRID, providing information and resources necessary to ensure travelers’ health, safety, and security. GRID offers comprehensive details to help travelers prepare in advance and to stay informed once they have arrived at their destination. Travelers can view information by filters including environment, health, infrastructure, unrest and violence. Security assessments include a security risk rating, security risk overview, details on events of terrorism or civil unrest, and advice for staying safe.

To learn more, visit www.globalrescue.com or call +1-617-459-4200.


About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

Global Rescue CEO Daniel Richards Shares Insights at ASIS International 5th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition

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Global Rescue CEO Daniel Richards Shares Insights at ASIS International 5th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition

Boston, Mass. – Crisis response firm Global Rescue CEO Daniel Richards presented his views on travel risk management, integrated crisis response and how to keep employees and travelers safe from continually evolving global threats at the ASIS International 5th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition held in Dubai, UAE, this month. Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, transport, intelligence and crisis response services for corporations, governments and individuals.

Richards’ presentation, “Integrated Crisis Response: Protecting Employees from Today's Evolving Security Risks,” highlighted a rapidly changing world in which international business operations are more vulnerable today than ever from the increased incidence and magnitude of natural disasters, political instability, terrorism, and cultural conflicts. Richards emphasized the importance of enterprise-wide emergency action planning, and strategies to review and test plans. In addition, he outlined effective situational awareness strategies, and the pros and cons of leveraging technology as an enabler of effective emergency communication. Richards also shared lessons learned and best practices from the thousands of successful medical and security emergency response operations that Global Rescue has conducted.

Other speakers included Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, the Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates, and Abdulrahman F. Al-Wuhaib, Senior Vice President of Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil and gas company.

ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities, and the public.

To learn more about Global Rescue and its integrated crisis response services, visit www.globalrescue.com or call 617-459-4200.


About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice.

For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.