Mission Statement

The Disaster Resistant Communities Group was established to provide a host of disaster planning and preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation services to local government agencies and departments as well as community and faith based organizations.

Our Philosophy is to:

  • Develop innovative concepts to meet the needs of the emergency management community.

  • Enhance a community's ability to plan and prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigation the effects of future disasters.

Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative Print E-mail

Caduceus Shield InitiativeThe Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative provides  America's health system, including hospital, health care providers / organizations and public health agencies with a comprehensive approach for assessing various disaster preparedness, response and recovery capabilities.

The initiative is designed to provide an opportunity for health providers and agencies across America to participate in a meaningful exercise with measurable outcomes.


The foundation of the initiative is to provide cost-effective, customized internet based exercises based on the following health system types:

  • Hospitals
  • Community / Rural / Tribal Health Care Center
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Metropolitan Medical Response System
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Residential Care / Skilled Nursing Facilities

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Be Ready Florida - A Neighborhood / Homeowner Hurricane Mitigation Initiative

Be Ready Florida InitiativeBe Ready Florida is a disaster mitigation initiative designed to teach Florida homeowners the various techniques to prepare their home to withstand the forces of the next hurricane and other disasters.

The Disaster Resistant Communities Group is working with Florida’s Division of Emergency Management, the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating For Emergencies (BRACE) and the Florida Association of Counties to coordinate the outreach efforts of this conduct neighborhood based workshops throughout the state.

The workshops are designed to provide homeowners with the knowledge and skills to assist them in mitigating future disaster caused damage to their most valuable asset, the home they live in. In addition, homeowners will learn how they can save money on the windstorm portion of their homeowner’s insurance premium.

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