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Global Rescue Selected by The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) as Exclusive Global Medical and Security Evacuation Provider

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Global Rescue Selected by The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) as Exclusive Global Medical and Security Evacuation Provider

Boston, Mass., December 2, 2015 - Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk and crisis management services to academic institutions, enterprises, governments and individuals, today announced its new alliance with The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), which serves college-preparatory boarding schools in the United States, Canada, and around the globe.

Under the terms of the agreement, Global Rescue becomes the exclusive global medical and security evacuation provider to TABS, offering global travel risk and crisis management services to TABS and its member institutions. TABS members benefit from Global Rescue’s worldwide medical and security response, travel risk, travel intelligence, and emergency action planning and training services. The company’s services also include medical support from critical care paramedics and physicians; referrals to local medical providers and hospitals, including more than 200 Centers of Excellence; and travel assistance, including legal referrals and assistance with lost passports and travel documents.

“Global Rescue’s experience and travel risk management expertise are critically important for our members as they work to understand and meet their Duty of Care in an increasingly complex global environment,” said Steve Banks, Director of Operations at TABS. “Our goal is for students at TABS academic institutions to pursue their travels around the world, knowing that an effective response during medical or security emergencies is available.”

“TABS leadership is instrumental in educating member institutions about the risks associated with any domestic or international travel program,” said Global Rescue CEO and founder Dan Richards. “We look forward to a strong collaboration with a shared commitment to student health and safety.”

At the annual TABS Conference in Boston, Mass, on December 3, 2015, Global Rescue CEO and founder Dan Richards will present, “Travel Risk and Crisis Management Solutions for Academic Institutions.” Richards will discuss the impact of the Hotchkiss case verdict, perhaps the single most important legal issue currently confronting travel study programs. In 2007, a teenager on a school-sponsored trip to China fell ill with an insect-borne disease that was contracted on a hike, permanently losing her ability to speak, many of her fine motor skills and some of her cognitive capacity. The appeal of the $41M judgment against the Hotchkiss School is now before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. This session will focus on the lessons learned and “duty of care” obligations to identify, assess, and mitigate the risks associated with any domestic or international travel program.


About TABS

The Association of Boarding Schools serves college-preparatory boarding schools in the United States, Canada, and around the globe. The Association leads a domestic and international effort to promote awareness and understanding of boarding schools and to expand the applicant pool for member institutions. TABS is the comprehensive, indispensable resource for educators seeking training, research, guidance, and support on all issues pertaining to the residential school experience. TABS is the voice for independent boarding schools, their historical contribution to our world, and the current and compelling benefits of living and learning in an academic community.


About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to enterprises, governments, associations 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 crises worldwide. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119.

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

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Ann Shannon
Global Rescue
press@globalrescue.com
617-426-6619

Global Rescue Partners with Adventure Cycling Association

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Global Rescue Partners with Adventure Cycling Association

Lebanon, New Hampshire, November 12, 2015 - Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management, and crisis response services to enterprises, governments and individuals, today announced it will partner with the Adventure Cycling Association, North America’s largest non-profit membership bicycling association. Global Rescue is the exclusive medical and security evacuation services provider for Adventure Cycling members.

As a nonprofit organization, the Adventure Cycling Association's mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Established in 1976 as Bikecentennial, Adventure Cycling is the premier bicycle-travel organization in North America with more than 40 years of experience and 48,000 members.

Demonstrating its commitment to Adventure Cycling members’ safety, the organization will subsidize a portion of the Global Rescue membership fee for Adventure Cycling members. With any adventure-based cycling, whether long road trips or multi-day mountain bike trips, there is a level of risk that goes along with the activity. Partnering with Global Rescue allows Adventure Cycling members to manage that risk with access to Global Rescue’s medical advisory and medical and security evacuation services when things go wrong on the road.

“As Adventure Cycling works to grow bicycle travel in the United States, we strive to provide our members, and the bicycle travel community, with access to the highest quality resources,” said Brian Bonham of the Adventure Cycling Association. “Whether traveling cross country or across town, cyclists all over the world can benefit from the life-saving resources and services that Global Rescue provides.”

“With its passion for bicycle tourism, the Adventure Cycling Association has been inspiring active lifestyles for 40 years,” said Global Rescue CEO Dan Richards. “We fully support Adventure Cycling and its members in their adventures on the road.”


About Adventure Cycling Association

As a nonprofit organization, Adventure Cycling Association's mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Established in 1976 as Bikecentennial, we are the premier bicycle-travel organization in North America with more than 40 years of experience and 48,000 members.


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.

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Media Contact:
Ann Shannon
press@globalrescue.com
617-426-6619

Global Rescue App Helps Travelers Stay Informed and Prepared Amidst Rising Threats

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Global Rescue App Helps Travelers Stay Informed and Prepared Amidst Rising Threats

Boston, Mass., July 27, 2015 - As threats to global travelers increase in countries throughout the world, Global Rescue has developed an app to help keep travelers safe and support enterprises in meeting their legal Duty of Care responsibilities. The Global Rescue app puts critical medical, security and other essential real-time travel intelligence at travelers’ fingertips. In an emergency, the app also puts travelers in immediate contact with Global Rescue’s medical and security teams which are comprised of the paramedics, physicians and military special operations veterans who staff the company’s global operations centers.

“The need for real-time travel intelligence and crisis response services has never been greater,” said Dan Richards, CEO and founder of Global Rescue. “To stay safe while traveling abroad, travelers must have immediate access to critical information and a system that can be tailored to efficiently deliver that information. Mobile applications have also become an important asset for enterprises seeking to meet their Duty of Care responsibilities and our new app provides a combination of functionality and services currently unavailable anywhere else in the marketplace.”

Travelers are increasingly relying on mobile devices for updates during their travels. According to a recent survey by TripAdvisor, more than 87% of the 30,000 people surveyed reported using a smart phone while on their trips.

While many organizations recommend that travelers download applications that provide personal travel details such as airline or hotel booking applications, many travelers lack immediate access to travel intelligence information or communication capabilities that may be life-saving in the event of a medical or security emergency.

Global Rescue mobile app features include:

  • Destination Reports – Detailed information on over 200 countries, including: health and security risk assessments, entry and exit requirements, exchange rates, important phone numbers, weather conditions and other essential information. Travelers can access recent regional events, compiled by Global Rescue’s in-house intelligence analysts.

  • Real-time Alerts – Travelers can review real-time alerts delivering critical information on locations of interest. Global Rescue enterprise clients can configure their alerts by event severity, category and destination and immediately know which travelers are impacted.

  • Status and Location Updates – Travelers are able to indicate that they’re okay or in need of assistance by “checking-in” by using their mobile device to transmit their message with their GPS coordinates to Global Rescue’s operations centers and those they designate.

  • In-App Text Messaging – Secure two-way text messaging with Global Rescue’s operations professionals who are standing by 24/7 to answer travelers’ questions.

  • Emergency Notification – A one-touch emergency button that immediately alerts Global Rescue’s operations teams that a traveler is in distress with the GPS coordinates of the traveler’s location.


The Global Rescue app is designed for iOS (iOS 5 and above), Android (4.4 and above) and BlackBerry 10.2 and above) platforms. The app is now available on the App Store, Google Play, and BlackBerry App World.

For more information on the Global Rescue app or on the company’s services, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.


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 The Explorers Club

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Global Rescue Partners with The Explorers Club

Boston, Mass., May 5, 2015 – Global Rescue, a crisis response firm providing the finest medical, security, evacuation, intelligence, and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments, associations and individuals, today announced its partnership with The Explorers Club, the historic world center for exploration founded in 1904 to promote the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences.

Under terms of the partnership, Global Rescue becomes the official provider of evacuation and travel intelligence services to The Explorers Club and its members. The Explorers Club members benefit from Global Rescue’s signature Field Rescue, evacuation and medical advisory services, including medical support from Global Rescue critical care paramedics and physicians; medical referrals to local medical providers and hospitals, including more than 200 medical Centers of Excellence; and travel assistance, including legal referrals and assistance with lost passports and travel documents.

“Over the past decade, Global Rescue has demonstrated its life-saving services time and again under challenging conditions,” said Will Roseman, Executive Director of The Explorers Club. ”With Global Rescue services behind them, our members can pursue their goals with confidence.”

“Over the last century, The Explorers Club’s members have led many of our most important missions of scientific discovery. These have included reaching the top of Mount Everest, reaching the lowest point in the oceans, reaching both poles and landing on the moon,” said Dan Richards, Global Rescue CEO and founder. “We are proud to be able to play a part in the future of scientific exploration and to support the ongoing mission of The Explorers Club and its members wherever they might need us.”


About The Explorers Club

The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. Since its inception in 1904, the Club has served as a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide.

Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: first to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon—all accomplished by members of The Explorers Club.


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 Conducts Final Evacuations from Everest Camps I and II

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Global Rescue Conducts Final Evacuations from Everest Camps I and II

Boston, Mass., April 28, 2015 – In the aftermath of Nepal’s earthquake which left thousands dead and hundreds of climbers stranded on Everest, Global Rescue has successfully extracted members of the final group of 18 climbers from Camp 1 and Camp 2 this morning. Global Rescue coordinated the evacuations with its contracted air providers in the Himalaya. Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to enterprises, governments and individuals.

Global Rescue member Patrick McKnight wrote in his account of his rescue from Camp 1: “Global Rescue saved the day -- they were the only ones with a heli up there & they got everyone down."

Rescue operations conducted by Global Rescue personnel in Nepal include:

  • Triaging more than 200 humanitarian cases at Lukla in the first 24 hours after the quake;
  • Coordinating the evacuation of all Global Rescue members and others trapped at Camps I and II on Everest on April 28;
  • Continuing to respond to over 93 requests for help and supporting 46 active rescue and evacuation operations.


More than 4,300 people have been killed and more than 8,000 others injured following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, the worst in nearly a century, that struck near the capital, Kathmandu, and the second-largest city, Pokhara, on April 25. Local media have indicated at least 900 fatalities in Kathmandu alone.

Global Rescue has deployed additional personnel to join its teams already stationed in Nepal. The company continues to communicate with and provide support and advice to clients and members in the region and is actively coordinating air resources for rescue and evacuation missions.

“Our immediate priority following the quake was to ensure all of our clients were uninjured and to get everyone off of the mountain to base camp. We’ve accomplished that,” said Global Rescue CEO Dan Richards. “We face significant challenges with food and potable water in short supply in the area, and weather impacting both rotary and fixed wing flights throughout Nepal. Our teams are working around the clock under quite challenging conditions and accomplishing extraordinary things.”

Global Rescue has performed rescue and evacuation missions in Nepal every season for more than a decade, typically conducting dozens of helicopter evacuations in the Himalaya each year. Global Rescue deploys medical and security teams, including former military special operations personnel, critical care paramedics and physicians, around the world to personally respond to members facing emergencies.

To request assistance, please contact Global Rescue Operations at 617-459-4200 or operations@globalrescue.com.


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 Engaged in Rescue Operations Following Nepal Earthquake

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Global Rescue Engaged in Rescue Operations Following Nepal Earthquake

Boston, Mass., April 25, 2015 -- Following the worst earthquake to strike Nepal in almost a century Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to enterprises, governments and individuals, is actively engaged on the ground conducting rescue operations for clients and members impacted by the tragedy.

The earthquake resulted in hundreds of deaths, injuries, and at least one reported avalanche on Mount Everest. The quake struck on Saturday shortly before noon local time with an epicenter approximately 50 miles from the capital of Kathmandu.

Global Rescue is deploying additional personnel to join its team already in Nepal for the Himalayan climbing season. Following the quake and avalanche, the company is communicating with and providing intelligence to clients and members in the region to ensure their safety and is actively coordinating air resources for evacuations.

“This tragedy is heartbreaking, particularly after the events of the 2014 climbing season,” said Dan Richards, CEO and founder of Global Rescue. “The scale of the disaster is very large and our operations teams are working around the clock to ensure the safety of our clients and extract those who need it to safety.”

Global Rescue’s trained personnel have been conducting rescue and evacuation missions in Nepal every season for more than a decade. Global Rescue typically performs dozens of helicopter evacuations in the Himalaya each year. The company regularly sends its medical and security teams, including former military special operations personnel, critical care paramedics and physicians, around the world to personally respond to members facing emergencies.

To request assistance, please contact Global Rescue Operations at 617-459-4200 or operations@globalrescue.com.


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 Continues to Provide Rescue Services in Nepal for Upcoming Climbing Season

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Global Rescue Continues to Provide Rescue Services in Nepal for Upcoming Climbing Season

Boston, Mass., February 27, 2015 – Against the backdrop of a harrowing 2014 Nepal climbing season with multiple fatalities, Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals, today announced that it will continue to offer on-the-ground support for climbers in Nepal during the upcoming Himalayan season, beginning in March.

Global Rescue conducts dozens of helicopter evacuations in the Himalaya each year. In 2014, the company rescued John All after he fell into a 70-foot Himalayan crevasse, and evacuated noted alpinist Ian Welsted during an attempt on the south face of Nuptse.

“Global Rescue is the only company of our type with ‘boots-on-the-ground,’” said Dan Richards, CEO and founder of Global Rescue. “Our trained personnel have been conducting rescue and evacuation missions in Nepal every season for more than a decade. In 2015, we are prepared to respond with resources in place to ensure a successful Himalayan season for the climbing community amidst an increased call for safety measures.”

The company’s personnel in Nepal attend to climbers who become sick or injured, or are in need of evacuation off the mountain. Global Rescue critical care medics accompany members during helicopter evacuations, and assist through medical evaluation, treatment and discharge from Kathmandu hospitals and clinics. Global Rescue regularly sends its medical and security teams around the world to personally attend to members facing emergencies.

Global Rescue has a longstanding relationship with the climbing community. The American Alpine Club has selected Global Rescue advisory, rescue and evacuation services for AAC members since 2007.

About Global Rescue
Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence 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 431 Project

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Global Rescue Provides Sponsorship Support to The 431 Project

Boston, Mass., February 19, 2015 – Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals, has sponsored The 431 Project.

The mission of The 431 Project is to help teens and young adults live healthy and active lives, aiming to drive social change by enabling information delivery and programs for non-profits, socially aware corporations, and individuals committed to helping the next generation lead healthier lives. For more information, see www.the431project.org.

The first 431 Project Inaugural Summit took place in Fall 2014 in Chittenden, Vermont, where Global Rescue CEO Dan Richards was a speaker.

About Global Rescue
Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence 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.

American Alpine Club Selects Crisis Response Firm Global Rescue for Seventh Consecutive Year

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American Alpine Club Selects Crisis Response Firm Global Rescue for Seventh Consecutive Year

Boston, Mass., February 12, 2015 – Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals, today announced that the American Alpine Club has elected to renew its relationship with Global Rescue for the seventh consecutive year.

“With Global Rescue, American Alpine Club members are in the most capable hands in an emergency,” said Nat Matthews, Director of Operations with the American Alpine Club. “Global Rescue’s unique Trailhead Rescue Program is the only one we’ve found which will provide evacuations worldwide from the point of injury or illness, without requiring AAC members to get themselves to a hospital.”

Since 2007, Global Rescue has provided the highest quality rescue, advisory and evacuation services to American Alpine Club members. All AAC members receive Global Rescue evacuation services beyond the trailhead to the nearest hospital in case of serious illness or injury.

By upgrading to full Global Rescue membership, AAC members receive the additional benefit of emergency medical expertise from the world’s finest physicians at top-ranked Johns Hopkins Medicine. Further, full Global Rescue membership affords members the option to choose their own home-country hospital destination, allowing them to receive their treatment at the best facilities possible. Global Rescue’s 24-hour Operations Center is staffed with the company’s own critical care paramedics and Special Operations veterans as first-line call takers, able to immediately triage symptoms and provide first aid instruction over the phone. Global Rescue regularly sends its medical and security personnel around the world to personally attend to members in need.

“Global Rescue values our long-standing relationship with the AAC, one of the climbing community’s most trusted and respected organizations,” said Dan Richards, CEO and founder of Global Rescue. “American Alpine Club members can rest assured knowing that Global Rescue is standing by to help them when they need us most.”


About The American Alpine Club
The American Alpine Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose vision is a united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes. Together with our members, the AAC advocates for American climbers domestically and around the world; provides grants and volunteer opportunities to protect and conserve the places we climb; hosts local and national climbing festivals and events; publishes two of the world's most sought-after climbing annuals, the American Alpine Journal and Accidents in North American Mountaineering; cares for the world's leading climbing library and country's leading mountaineering museum; manages the Hueco Rock Ranch, New River Gorge Campground, and Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch as part of a larger lodging network for climbers; and annually gives $100,000+ toward climbing, conservation, and research grants that fund adventurers who travel the world. Learn about additional programs and become a member at americanalpineclub.org.

About Global Rescue
Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence 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.