The official emblem of IRESC
©  Ronimar Costa Dos Santos 2008



We are very sad to have to inform you that the founders of the International Radio Emergency Support Coalition have been obliged to close down the organisation.  Control of IRESC was seized by persons who then took our organisation in some highly inappropriate directions while being unaccountable to the membership and excluding any volunteer who questioned their activities.

We would like to apologise to our loyal and supportive members and we realise that this will be a disappointment to those who want to dedicate themselves to emergency communications.  There will be no further statement, however you can find out more by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Past members of IRESC and anyone else interested in international emergency communications do have some options.

1.  The people that undertook the hostile take-over of IRESC have since attempted to form an imitation group calling itself IRESC INTERNATIONAL.  Their website is at www.irescintl.com.  We have absolutely no association with this group.

2.  The founders of IRESC and the great majority of the original membership have worked extremely hard to create a new organisation called GEM.  We recommend you visit our website at www.gem-int.org to find out all about us and we hope very much that you will consider joining.  GEM has been built on the solid foundation of a Charter, designed to prevent a recurrence of the mismanagement that destroyed IRESC.