The Rapid Response Radio Unit developed by HCR became independent in 2012 and was renamed First Response Radio.

First Response Radio delivers critical information, via radio, to affected communities in the immediate aftermath of disasters.

HCR remains involved as a partner and has representation on the First Response management committee. First Response and HCR continue to contribute to each other's activities in training design, training delivery, deployment and research and evaluation.

View Case Study: The Use of Radio in Disasters 2008 Flood Response, North India

Click here to go direct to the First Response web-site

Click here to see key publications dating from the first feasibility study for the Rapid Response Radio Unit in 2000.