Rickilee Response and Rescue (Triple  R Response) is a 501c3 charitable organization based in Houston, Texas inspired to honor Rickilee Mercer by assisting in water emergencies.


Our Mission

Our mission is to assist the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize in implementing a volunteer based emergency response system that coordinates both American and community resources to help protect human life.



Our first phase will focus on Water Response. Our goal is to unite the skills of local and expat residents to rapidly and efficiently  respond on a volunteer basis to water emergencies in an effort to prevent the tragic loss of life.

Triple R Response aims to work with local officials and consulates in areas they wish us to assist in water safety.

Phase one objectives

Houston, TX

  • Raise money to fund Triple R Response
  • Create awareness
  • Identify resources for training
  • Identify resources for procedure and implementation guidance
  • Create emergency contact information for distribution

Ambergris Caye, belize

  • Create awareness
  • Identify resources available today
  • Identify areas of vulnerability
  • Create support for the program and get feedback from  residents
  • Gain an understanding of protocol in place today
  • Begin with simple training (CPR, First Aid, water rescue) for volunteers
  • Implement a simple communication system to be built upon
  • Identify necessary equipment and provide
  • Utilize the skills and knowledge of the residents to design procedures
  • Assist with implementation of procedures for response
  • Assist and train for implementation of water search and rescue procedures