Welcome to IETUK
INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY TEAM UK
“Assisting with the development of a safe and diverse community”
“To inspire and assist a multi agency approach to risks, safety and emergency planning to support local humanitarian need in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (2015 – 2030) and The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030”
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth;
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities:
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal;
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
SHARE BEST PRACTICE | PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT | SAVE LIVES
The International Emergency Team UK (IETUK) is a voluntary, Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) who achieved charity status in October 2018. It was born from the efforts of its founder Mehrban Sadiq to help hard to reach communities overseas to develop safer communities and enhance resilience. Particularly, for the next five years (2018-2022) our activities are focused in South Asia.
IETUK is committed to the mental wellbeing of UK Firefighters. Supporting retired, serving and Fire Cadets through international volunteering opportunities. IETUK promote local risk management, safety, knowledge and development for strengthening partnership activities (SDG 17), contributing towards safe and sustainable communities (SDG 11) and to advocate for decent work and economic growth (SDG 8) in Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India in partnership with like minded agencies based in People’s Republic of China including Taiwan, and the Republic of Korea
IETUK is also committed South – South collaboration among fire and emergency services in South Asia. Our team has been delivering fantastic measurable results overseas for the last six years.
Key project successes include:
- Firefighter to Firefighter Comprehensive Peer Review Project – 2017
Recent project successes include the delivery of a comprehensive Peer Review of the Punjab Emergency Service; Rescue 1122 Training Academy, undertaken with the specific aim to assist them in their development and life saving capability.
- Pakistan – UK First Responder Paramedic Motorbikes Project – 2017 / 2018
We have recently delivered a groundbreaking project in the Punjab. In conjunction with Rescue 1122, IETUK has deliver a first for the country, First Responder Paramedic MotorBikes are now actively saving lives across the Punjab Region and are about to be developed for the Kashmir Region.
There are clear reasons underpinning the success of IETUK, namely the well-established links from IETUK and client organisations to Local and Regional Government. Typically, whilst the team visited Islamabad, they met with the District Emergency Officer, the Prime Minister of Kashmir and the Governor of Punjab. These visits allowed for an introduction to the team, explanations of the work we undertake and discussions in support of future assistance the IETUK may be able to provide as part of a continuing training and development project.
IETUK provide wider humanitarian assistance in may forms. From assisting with development of the Fire and Rescue Service to co-ordinating donated computer equipment and water dispensers to schools to setting up the sharing of teaching practices between schools in the UK and Pakistan.
Projects are wide and varied, our team is certainly busy sharing best practice to promote development and save lives. We deliver our projects with pride on behalf of our supporters. Projects are wide and varied:
- Provision of advice on the construction of a new training academy,
- Guidance and peer support developing National Fire and Life Safety Codes,
- Assisted with the design of a new Fire Training Tower,
- Review of organisational inclusivity and gender balance,
- Assisted the development of a school fire safety programme, remember; Stop, Drop and Roll!
IETUK have taken great pleasure in assisting with a best practice perspective on the following subject areas;
- Fire Safety measures in high rise buildings,
- Emergency evacuation planning,
- Fire Safety in relation to elements of building construction,
- Firefighter strategies in high rise buildings,
- Firefighter strategies for Flashover and Backdraught conditions,
- Use of simulators in Fire and Rescue Training,
- Community Fire Safety Training,
- Search and Rescue Techniques,
- First Aid development.