The main objectives of IRESC are to foster efficient collaboration between Radio Amateurs, extending friendships across the world and providing international emergency communication in times of need when all else fail.
IRESC is a worldwide coalition of volunteer communicators, with dedicated members spread around the globe, help can be provided at all times of the day or night.
Currently, IRESC has members in at least 40 countries and it continues to grow. Most members are also affiliated with their respective national organizations; for example, the International Red Cross, the Magen David Adom, the Salvation Army, RAYNET, local ARES and RACES groups, along with many others.
The IRESC team uses several modes of communication, including HF, VHF, UHF, amateur satellites, and principally VoIP Technology communications. IRESC VoIP systems use the Internet to link communications over vast distances without the propagation and interference shortcomings of radio paths. In this way, a disaster zone and the point of best assistance can be joined even if they are on opposite sides of the planet.
We are always looking for new members in any part of the world. IRESC is willing to collaborate with all emergency communicators and relief agencies to provide support and communications for any disaster. Being a truly international organization, IRESC strongly adheres to the principals that bind together the world amateur radio movement; working together regardless of race, religion, culture or political viewpoint.