The RK Group Hosts 'Demo Days,' Showcasing Fleet of Mobile Assets Supporting Newest Service Company, RK Emergency Management Support

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New mobile fleet facilitates humanitarian services and contingency assistance operations, enhancing service experience with emergency food and shelter operations.

57' industrial mobile kitchen trailer custom designed for field food services

We’re excited to demonstrate new mobile assets that can rapidly feed, house and provide basic hygiene and needed comforts for impacted people and incident responders in field environments

The most recent member to join The RK Group’s family of specialized event service companies, RK Emergency Management Support (RK EMS) today debuted its fleet of new mobile assets developed for rapid deployment and vital for expediting response and recovery. The reveal and ongoing demonstrations are taking place at the company’s corporate headquarters in downtown San Antonio.

The demonstration held for existing corporate clients, O&G companies, and government agency employees is providing tours and information on a wide variety of mobile asset vehicles equipped to support field food services, water purification, medical, command, communications and incident management. The demo features the debut of the company’s new 57’ mobile kitchen, capable of preparing and serving 10,000 meals every three hours, alongside its other facility support assets like its 32’ dishwashing trailer capable of cleaning more than 14,000 dishes an hour, as well as several mobile power generation, restroom, and shower trailers. RK EMS has a variety of its vehicles and assets on hand during the demonstration through May 17, including: mobile kitchens & dishwashing trailers, facility support vehicles, and field billeting and operational structures, among others. In addition, their facility is showcasing related partner assets such as: mobile command platforms, a mobile medical unit, mobile mast trailer, policy trailer and command room, and field water treatment trailer.

“We’re excited to demonstrate new mobile assets that can rapidly feed, house and provide basic hygiene and needed comforts for impacted people and incident responders in field environments,” explains RK EMS’ General Manager Jennifer K. Heinz, adding, “This equipment has been custom designed for expediency and efficiency, and has the capability to support the diverse operational needs and response scenarios of government agencies and the energy or utility sectors, while delivering the quality food and facilities to sustain communities and response professionals whenever these natural disasters and contingency events may arise.”

RK EMS delivers capabilities to rapidly respond and feed thousands of displaced people every few hours, and can provide temporary shelters for tens of thousands through a variety of scalable tenting solutions. The company is capable of arriving on a continental U.S. (CONUS) disaster scene within 48 hours following activation to support agencies, prime contractors or corporate responders, as well as drawing upon The RK Group’s extensive experience and expertise with large event catering, tent and equipment rentals, destination management services, logistical operations and diverse hospitality services. Its owned and dedicated logistics fleet can coordinate end-to-end transportation management for temperature-controlled food deliveries, rapid structure and equipment deliveries, requested asset deliveries, and support requirements for personnel transportation. The company’s operations employ a dedicated fleet of vehicle assets, including two industrial-scale mobile kitchens and a variety of facility support vehicles, and encompass general and quality control management, hospitality services, and readiness activities to ensure ongoing rapid response capabilities.

RK Emergency Management Support is a specialized company operating to rapidly field and operate provisional life support facilities that sustain relocated and displaced people, as well as those responding to and facilitating recovery following natural disasters and civil disruptions. RK EMS specializes in temporary food services, structures, and facility support services, providing sustenance and shelter operations supporting community recovery in times of need and for military readiness maneuvers and training. RK EMS is an integrated member of The RK Group’s family of specialized event service companies, which have grown over the past 70 years to produce 4,000+ events annually & employ 800+ based in five metro areas. RK EMS provides dedicated management and logistics support for a variety of field facility operations, including:

  • Rapidly fielding temporary structures: to support operations facilities, evacuee and responder billeting, field kitchens and cafeterias, inventory management, and the medical, educational and recreational needs of displaced populations
  • Deploying and operating mobile kitchens and providing on-location food services or dining halls
  • Providing equipment and furniture to support provisioning and structure operations
  • Administering the sanitation and hygiene services for response and recovery operational facilities: water, electrical, lighting, HVAC, bathrooms, showers, etc.
  • Providing emergency transportation services for logistical enablement and personnel bussing

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About: RK Emergency Management Support ( rapidly fields and operates provisional life support facilities that sustain relocated and displaced people, as well as those responding to and facilitating recovery following natural disasters and civil disruptions. We provide sustenance and shelter operations, specializing in temporary food services, structures and facility support services supporting community recovery, as well as for military readiness maneuvers and training. In times of need, the company delivers and manages field food service operations; tenting solutions for billeting, meals and responder operations; furniture and equipment provisioning; as well as transport and camp facility services supporting emergency response and recovery. RK Emergency Management Support is a woman-owned business affiliated with The RK Group’s integrated family of event service companies, capable of leveraging its assets, expertise and personnel.

About: The RK Group ( is a privately held leader in the culinary, events and hospitality industries with offices in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and Phoenix. Possessing more than 70 years of expertise, The RK Group is diversified through their wholly owned signature companies: Rosemary’s Catering; Illusions Tents, Rentals & Designs; Flair Floral; Circa DMC; The RKD Studio; RK Emergency Management Support; RK Sports Hospitality and its branded restaurants. Through its signature family of brands, The RK Group produces 4,000+ events per year and is able to offer a one-stop planning solution that includes catering, event rentals, floral and branding decor, event design and technology, transportation, and destination management services, among others. The company works with highly visible brands, companies and convention centers throughout the U.S. to design and produce multidimensional, interactive and integrated event programs. The RK Group also operates at some of the nation’s most distinguished event centers, hotel kitchens, and museums offering comprehensive and cost-effective solutions for events of all sizes, including: corporate and fundraising galas, civic and social gatherings, weddings, sporting competitions and musical festivities, among many others.

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