Volunteer Association of Rescuers of Odesa «Odysseus»
Taking into account everyday struggle of Ukraine and all Ukrainian people against the aggressor as the Russian Federation, numerous emergencies that threaten the civilians are occurring all over the country. Humanitarian crisis is emerging due to the destruction of infrastructure and the civilian sector. There are not enough public services to eliminate the consequences of the emergencies and provide assistance to the population. Volunteer movement is organized everywhere, lending the shoulder and making a tangible contribution to this difficult work.
A group of specialists in various fields, who have experience in rescue work and have undergone special certified training, was organized on the basis of the PUBLIC ORGANIZATION “VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION OF RESCUERS OF ODESA “ODYSSEUS” in 2023.
The project of creating such a team, consisting of people who have unique experience of rescue work in the underground spaces of Odesa (catacombs) and under rubble, has no analogues in Ukraine.
The main purpose of our activity is to protect human life, prevent and ease human suffering during armed conflicts, natural disasters, catastrophes and accidents, and to support all services dealing with the elimination of consequences of Emergency Situations.
The main tasks of our rescue team are prompt response in places, where the consequences of missile and bomb attacks are eliminated, conducting search and rescue operations together with units of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, providing first aid in the collapse zone and beyond, evacuating victims from the danger zone, organizing the rescue of victims with help of mountaineering technique and equipment.
If you are in trouble, if you need help in finding or evacuating victims – please, call!
If you want to help our movement and contribute to this work – please, call or write!