Incident Management Team Assembles
Advance Team Deploys
A small team arrives on the ground within 24 hours of the crisis to assess the greatest needs and prepare for a strategic response.
First-Wave Response Planned
Speed is critical after a disaster. The Incident Management Team works around the clock to identify initial needs based on news reports, intel from church partners, or other information. We immediately start planning a strategic response.
Day 2: 10:31
A DART is often made up of people from across the globe. Our Incident Management Team alerts DART members of urgent needs and builds the team based on the skill-sets needed for each deployment.
DART members are located in Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Myanmar, Netherlands, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Zimbabwe.
Cargo Trucked to the Hangar
Our warehouses are stocked with supplies ready for immediate deployment.
Personnel Arrive at the Hangar
Advance Team Reports Additional Needs
Our Incident Management Team makes rapid decisions to meet the greatest needs, often planning secondary airlifts before the first has even arrived. In-country procurement channels are established and additional DART members are deployed. The North Carolina-based Incident Management Team continually communicates with the field team using SAT phones and other devices when other communication channels are down.
DC-8 Lands in Country
Prior to landing in country, the advance team works with local government officials to secure customs permissions. They also secure housing and make preparations for the larger team to arrive.
DC-8 Cargo Unloaded
Cargo Transferred to Trucks
Supplies Trucked to Hardest-Hit Areas
Day 4: 08:00
Base of Operations Established
Once a base of operations has been determined, each team member focuses on their specific tasks. From grading a site for an Emergency Field Hospital to setting up Wi-Fi, each team member’s role is critical.
Day 4: 08:37
Ground Work Begins
Each response is different, but the urgency is the same.
The length of each disaster response is different. From three weeks to six months, we stay as long as there are urgent needs that we can meet in Jesus’ Name. DART members are backfilled as needed, with the standard deployment length lasting three weeks.
DART team members stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. They thrive under pressure and have a heart for sharing the love of Jesus Christ with those who are hurting. If that sounds like you, prayerfully consider joining us. As Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few” (Matthew 9:37).
“Is there a sense of urgency?
Yes there is!”
Assistant to the Vice President,
Programs & Government Relations