A Birmingham disaster management expert is responding to a year of tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes and the Boxing Day tsunami by setting up a global 999 service.
Mohammed Zulfiquar who advises blue-chip firms on disaster recovery, said the events of 2005 showed how woefully ill-prepared countries were to crisis.
He is currently in talks with world Governments and leading international investors to create The Crisis Management Corporation to act as a global response unit. It will provide a one-stop-shop approach co-ordinating emergency workers across the globe to deal with the immediate aftermath of catastrophes and help rebuild devastated areas.
Mr Zulfiquar, who currently runs Safix, a disaster management company based at Birmingham's Aston Science Park, said: "You only have to look at the tornado in Birmingham, which was managed so badly.
"They don't have the skills. They don't know where to start. Around the world we have this problem.
"We should have got help to people so much quicker. We need a world crisis unit with the governments involved. That is my vision, then I can say I have done something good."
This time last year the world was rocked by the Asian tsunami which claimed 225,000 lives including more than 100 Britons.
The months that followed also saw Hurricane Katrina sweep through New Orleans and southern USA killing 972; the July terrorist bombings in London and an Earthquake in Pakistan's Kashmir region that claimed up to 100,000 lives.
Mr Zulfiquar's company created the world's first real time disaster management recovery software system, now used as a standard in the industry.
It has dealt with £6 billion worth of disasters world-wide.
The 43-year-old's plan would initially see 2,000 industry experts and disaster management-trained staff employed in the UK.
A further 3,000 would be employed in other countries.
"With the situation in Pakistan we would have been able to send 2,000 experts with specialist equipment," he said.
"We would know which part of the world has which equipment. It is like a global 999 call."
Mr Zulfiquar said apart from saving lives, there was a big financial incentive for governments to get involved.
"Hurricane Katrina cost £200 billion," he said.
"Not this year, but next year or the year after we will pay for it because our insurance will start to go up.
"The US will have taken about 20 per cent of the risk but 80 per cent of it will have gone out to the rest of the world's insurance companies."
Mr Zulfiquar envisages world governments investing in and sharing the business, giving them a control over its operations.
The company would offer a start-to-finish service, not only contacting, co-ordinating and managing relevant rescue services, but also rebuilding devastated regions.
"There maybe different levels of provision," he said.
"If governments don't want to pay so much money into it, our job would be to minimise loss of life and get people out of the disaster zone and too hospital and stop there.
"Ideally I would like it if we hand an end-to-end situation so we deal with it from the beginning of the crisis to the end where people's homes are rebuilt.
"If you look at the tsunami situation, there are homes still not rebuilt."
Mr Zulfiquar hopes to launch the world rescue organisation in the spring.
"It is now ready to launch. We are talking to major play-ers and governments and investors.
"I think it is something I think the world needs and I would like Britain to take the credit for it."