• Rescue South Africa

Disaster Response

What we do

About Us

Rescue South Africa is an official South African Disaster Response Team made up of volunteer emergency response specialists from the South African public and private sector emergency and ancillary services. Our multi-disciplinary taskforces include specialist rescuers, trauma doctors, paramedics, K9 search dog units, civil engineers, chemical and safety specialists.

Response Capabilities

  • Building, Industrial & Petrochemical Fires

  • Confined Space Rescue

  • Hazardous Materials Incidents

  • Heavy Vehicle / Mass Transit Rescue

  • High-Angle Rescue

  • Mass Casualty Incidents

  • Structural Collapse Rescue

  • Swift Water Rescue

  • Trench Rescue

  • Wilderness Search and Rescue


Training Services


To see how the Training Modules rollout click here.

Latest News

Each of us as human beings has a responsibility to reach out to help our brothers and sisters affected by disasters. One day it may be us or our loved ones needing someone to reach out and help.

- Michael W. Hawkins, American Red Cross -

Past Missions

A selection of some of our previous missions.

Malawi 2015

India 2001

Japan 2011

Rustenburg Kloof Rescue 2014

Haiti Earthquake 2010

Philippines Mission 2013

Iran Earthquake 2003

Algeria Earthquake 2003

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Account: Specialised Rescue South Africa
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Rosebank
Branch Code: 005105
Account Number: 000 000 247 8714


Physical Address: Manor 1 Cambridge Office Park, Cnr Witkoppen & Stonehaven Roads

Postal Address: PO Box 500, Saxonwold, 2132