Rescue Technology Lab Pilot, Syria & Turkey

  • Initial strategy development, partnership formation, and fundraising led by ROW, with ownership transitioned to Field Ready at the launch of the project
  • Funded by Dr. Evan Malone, Founder of NextFab Foundation, and implemented in partnership with Fab Foundation
  • Pilot designed to test the development of DIY search and rescue equipment that would be locally produced and would meet international safety standards – at a fraction of prevailing costs
  • Field Ready designed an airbag that lifts heavy debris, such as concrete slabs, weighing several tons
  • Commercial lifting airbags are prohibitively expensive, and Field Ready managed to produce a DIY version that meets international standards for 1/10th of the commercial cost
  • Produced in Syria, the lifting bags have helped the White Helmets save at least 25 lives