Following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015, the core members of BPM who made up the Earthquake Relief Team decided that (as an organisation) we needed to be better prepared for future disasters both in Nepal and around the globe.
And so, the Australian Disaster Response Group was established.
The Australian Disaster Response Group is comprised of a select group of highly-trained individuals- all with previous BPM volunteer experience and extensive clinical, travel and operational backgrounds. It is a rotating, dynamic and fluid team of personell who maintain a readiness for deployment at all times.
To provide post-disaster medical care to remote regions of the world in a timely and self-sustainable fashion.
The AIMS of the Australian Disaster Response Group are:
- To provide medical aid in areas of the world that do not otherwise have the capability to mobilise aid in remote regions. Including (but not limited to), mountainous, arduous and potentially dangerous terrain.
The VALUES of the Australian Disaster Response Group are:
Each individual team member brings certain values and attributes that contribute to the overall success of the group’s operation.
- Self Reliance – The ability to look after yourself and those around you.
- Self Motivation – The thought process that leads to affirmative action without the need for constant direction.
- Physical and Mental toughness – An ability to endure hard living and working conditions.
- Adaptaility – The ability to adapt, and innovate in rapidly changing environments and situations.
- Integrity – To apply sound moral principles in all areas and aspects of practice.
- Team Work – Ability to operate effectively in a dynamic and demanding small team environment.
Members are selected for the Australian Disaster Response Group after first completing a Backpacker Medics Volunteer Trip . If you’d like to volunteer with us, please register by clicking HERE.