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Let us Introduce Ourselves!

The Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit corporation created in December 2013. Its Mission is to develop and promote healthcare emergency preparedness and response capabilities in the nine (9) counties of Region 5 Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF) for East Central Florida.

These counties include:

  • Brevard

  • Indian River

  • Lake

  • Martin

  • Orange

  • Osceola

  • Seminole

  • St. Lucie and

  • Volusia

Member Benefits and Expectations

Membership in the Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition is free and there are no dues. Being a Coalition member ensures that your voice is heard in decision-making regarding resource allocations and utilization of funding for our Region.

For healthcare entities, the Coalition will provide resources to help you and your organization meet  your licensure and accreditation requirement.

Access to Exercises and Drills

An emergency response system is only as good as its preparedness. In order to maximize our Region’s medical response to events, exercises and drills are conducted and evaluated with participation of key member organizations and individual responders. Functional drills for tornadoes, active shooters, etc., as well as full-scale and tabletop exercises, are conducted throughout the year. These exercises also enable facilities to meet their licensure requirements.

Access to Free Training

Free training is offered such as Incident Command System (ICS), Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP), Responder Resiliency, Mental Health First Aid, and many more. In addition to these trainings, the Coalition continually seeks out other pertinent and valuable training for its members and training offered by other Regions is often available to our Coalition members as well.

Equipment

Minimum hospital readiness equipment and other equipment identified as needed to build and sustain response capabilities is made available to member organizations, depending on available funding.

Access to Planning Resources

Membership comes with access to many emergency and disaster preparedness planning tools. You will have access to regional plans and other planning templates and resources you can utilize to ensure your organization is prepared for and can respond effectively to potential disasters.

Networking

An important tool in your planning toolbox is networking. You will have access to peers and the disaster response community across the Region for sharing.

During disaster response, the Coalition provides situational awareness, resource coordination and response teams.

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