Who We Are
The International Emergency Team United Kingdom (IETUK) is a Non Profit voluntary organisation based in the United Kingdom, which seeks to deliver humanitarian services within developing countries.
The organisation was born from the efforts of Mr Mehrban Sadiq to improve the standards of Fire and Community Safety together with Fire and Rescue capability overseas. The initial focus of IETUK has been within the Punjab Region, this being split between Northern India and Pakistan.
IETUK’s aspirations for the future include branching out of the Punjab to neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and China.
Mehrban has always felt that his calling was for the emergency services. His professional accomplishments include being the National Chair for the Asian Fire Service Association (AFSA) during 2014 – 2016, the CEO for Dyslexia North East and senior management experience in private business.
Mehrban chairs IETUK whilst also undertaking his role within the Community Safety Function of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.
Forty plus voluntary members make up a core group that deliver IETUK projects overseas. Like-minded professionals from emergency services, medical and corporate backgrounds with varied skill sets constitute IETUK. Members are dedicated and hold a mutual desire to use their skills, knowledge and understanding to effect change and development of client organisations.
IETUK works alongside various charity organisations in order to raise funding to support their activities. However we all accept there is still a long way to go.