Professional Services

Daedalus Humanitarian provides a wide range of state-of-the-art professional services to promote global civil preparedness, reduce risk, enhance disaster response, and integrate the requirements of daily healthcare—all directed toward primary goals of preventing loss, saving lives, reducing suffering, and mitigating further damage to affected populations.

Daedalus' services cover the spectrum of activities related to prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery and the creation or enhancement of core capabilities in those areas. They commence with assessments; development of structured and deliberate planning processes; preparation of a variety of master planning documents, including tailored manuals, crisis communications plans, education and training plans, and lessons-learned databases; risk reduction; and, creation of physical facilities, both temporary and permanent, for use in connection with emergency management centers, centers of excellence, as further described below.

Education and Training

Education and training are amongst the most important services Daedalus provides as they provide the basis for transforming policy and guidance into capabilities required for action. Daedalus provides education, training, and exercises to cover an appropriate selection of important core capabilities. Among those capabilities that can be created or enhanced is urban search and rescue.


Centers of Excellence


One of Daedalus' goals in expansion into the global humanitarian assistance community is the creation of regional Centers of Excellence in Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness, and Response.


Integral to those

centers will be formation of HEART Teams, Humanitarian Emergency Assistance Response Teams (HEART), the teams that comprise the global HEART Corps.


The HEART teams will provide leverage to the nations in which they are located and will responsible for providing Daedalus' services on a regional basis. Their disaster risk reduction activities are consistent with the United Nations' concept of achieving disaster risk reduction on an economically-sustainable basis.



Comprehensive Civil Preparedness Planning

  • scenario based planning
  • Scenario-based strategic planning, whether at the national or municipal level, permits focus of resources upon historically-probable events and preparation of action-oriented, master planning documents and field manuals.
  • Disaster Risk reduction
    Disaster Risk Reduction, as promoted by the United Nations, and linked to sustainable economic activity, refers to a collective set of activities specifically focused on reducing the impact, damage, and associated loss of life and suffering that result from natural events such as earthquakes, floods, droughts and cyclones.

    • enhanced response preparedness

    Response preparedness is normally contrary to public and private-sector economic models. It's very difficult to convince public and private decision-makers to allocate a portion of scarce resources to contingencies, particularly when everyone thinks in terms of it can't, or won't happen here.

    • capacity building and enhanced response capability
    Planning, risk reduction, and preparedness will never be one- hundred percent effective. By nature, emergencies are unexpected and do not always conform to planning scenarios and plans. Accordingly, comprehensive planning must include building capacity to respond, effectively, in the face of disaster to range of probable threats, both natural and man-made. Daedalus focuses upon assisting in development of likely scenarios and then in enhancing the existing response capability, based upon best practices and successful precedents, with due consideration of, and sensitivity to, fiscal constraints.