Stihl Inc. sponsors Team Rubicon

Sponsorship supports disaster relief missions around the world.

Stihl Inc. is proud to supply Stihl power equipment and funding to support the mission of Team Rubicon, which unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

Team Rubicon’s primary mission is providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Team Rubicon has long used STIHL equipment in its missions in disaster zones. Whether clearing debris blocking a road or removing collapsed trees from homes, Team Rubicon volunteers have been trained to properly use a range of Stihl chain saw models.

“We are proud to provide our products as well as training expertise to assist Team Rubicon first responders in the field,” says Roger Phelps, corporate communications manager for Stihl Inc. “By tapping in to the discipline and experience of veterans, Team Rubicon is uniquely positioned to offer assistance when disaster strikes, and we want to help them in their efforts.”

By engaging veterans, Team Rubicon provides a renewed sense of purpose, community and identity. The organization was founded by military veterans who realized the skills that saved lives on the battlefield — emergency medicine, risk assessment and mitigation, teamwork and decisive leadership — are invaluable in disaster zones.

"Disaster response is hard work, but we're thrilled to partner with Stihl, whose chain saws can withstand the unforgiving and challenging environment of any disaster," says Jake Wood, co-founder and chief executive officer of Team Rubicon. “If we want our volunteers to be the best, we have to team up with the best. This sponsorship allows Team Rubicon to scale its efforts in bringing localized disaster response to communities across the country.”

Team Rubicon is a nonprofit organization offering veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves. Programs and services are made possible by the support of individual donors, corporate partners, and the dedication of volunteers across the country. To join or support Team Rubicon’s mission, visit