How Do 25,000 People Get Rescued When 911 Is Overwhelmed?

Tracking Houston Fire Department Resources During a Training Exercise
Response Cases in Hurricane Maria
Original Harvey Rescue Map

We use next-gen tech to empower self-organized volunteers and supplement first responders during a crisis.

Civilian volunteers are coming to help whether you want them to or not.

We're here to help make that thought a little less scary.

We empower local volunteers to help them work alongside professional first responders, we believe that self-organization is the best kind of organization, and we're convinced that neighbors helping neighbors is the future of disaster response and recovery

We integrate directly with 911's CAD and NIM systems to ensure that volunteers are utilized effectively and safely in disasters by using FBI-level background checking, vetting processes, skills matching, GPS tracking, redundant communications, and all sorts of fun stuff.

We help volunteers contribute to the success (not the problem) and we help first responders do their job better. Win-win.

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Started in the midst of Harvey in a flooded and leaky office as a way to organize rescues in a Houston neighborhood, CrowdSource Rescue has helped connect over 12,000 professional and volunteer rescuers with 35,000 people using its mapping and dispatching technology. Learn More

What isCSR

CrowdSource Rescue is a public-safety grade platform that uses next-generation technology to quickly connect both professional first-responders and vetted volunteers with response, relief, and recovery cases before, during, and immediately after a disaster.

We started in Harvey and have since operated in Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Nate (where we thankfully weren't needed!), Mexico City Earthquakes, and Hurricane Maria.

Response Management

Using the latest GPS tracking and mapping technology, we connect vetted and certified civilian rescuers with urgent cases before, during, and immediately after a disaster.

Early-Early Relief

Civilian volunteers are often the first, first responders. In the first 72 hours, they are first on scene with water, medical supplies, and other critical supplies while the logistic supply train gears up.

Rapid Response

During Harvey emergency services were overloaded with cases. We were able to quickly organize over 8,000 rescuers to assist their efforts in a matter of hours, allowing 911 to focus on critical cases.


Before Irma the CSR platform was used by churches to connect elderly members with a vetted rescuer able to help them evacuate. The platform quickly identifies needs and matches them with volunteers.

Relief and Recovery

We work with local municipalities and organizations to use our rescue data as a starting point for the long recovery process.

White Labeling

Have a large existing volunteer base you want to mobilize in a disaster? Need to rapidly triage your employees after a disaster? CSR can offer a whitelabeled version of the platform.


Rescuers and Volunteers


Disasters (Since 2017)


Survivors Helped


Certified First Responders

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8588 Katy Freeway #450, Houston TX 77024

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