History: Rescue Medicine has been supporting federal government and U.S. corporations operating in remote international environments for over 25 years. Founded in 1988, and staffed with disaster response physicians, medics, search and rescue technicians and pilots from the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, we have grown from a global emergency medical evacuation provider to the U.S. government’s primary on-site care provider for expatriates in high-risk environments.
In that time, the Rescue Medicine team has expanded from one aircraft, 3 flight crews and 39 responders to a global medical intelligence and expatriate medical practice with admission privileges to dozens of foreign hospitals. Over the last two decades we have become a global leader in disaster medicine research, with a special focus on the care and management of mass-casualty infections and poisonings. Together the U.S-based academic physicians, deployment teams and in-country U.S.-board certified physicians provide the most comprehensive and up to date situational awareness of emerging health crisis to federal agencies and private organization operating in dangerous and austere regions of the globe.