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NRC's Purpose 

The NATIONAL RESILIENCY CENTER (NRC) provides needed protocols, organized into a template for use by Incident Commanders and appropriate local, state and federal officials immediately during and after a crisis event. The NRC protocols address issues rarely found in community, state and federal disaster plans. Following the NRC advice can help reduce crisis chaos, increase first responder efficiency and effectiveness and aid/assist the emotional recovery of victims, victim's families, first responders and the community.

NRC's Mission

The NRC's mission is to provide a clearinghouse for information and sources relevant to effective post-incident response for mass death incidents. Our goal is to maximize community response effectiveness; reduce incident and post-incident confusion; reduce the immediate psychological trauma and emotional impact of first responders, victims and their families and the community; help facilitate and accelerate near-term and long-term recovery and healing of individuals and the community.

NRC's Vision

The National Resiliency Center was founded by a group of concerned citizens. With the help of volunteers, donors and community leaders the NRC will leverage its crisis expertise to develop strong relationships with national, state and local communities. The NRC will addiionally assist local governments, civic leaders and organizations to provide ready access to the most current and relevant incident protocols and best practices. These protocols will incorporate model programs, training and lessons learned to maximize the effectiveness of first responders; promoting greater resilience for individuals and communities.

NRC's Core Values


Knowledge without action is futile. We strive to put our ideas into action for the betterment of our communities, our country and our world.


Change is a constant in all of our lives. How well we manage change will dictate our ability to cope; especially with crisis events. Embrace change as a function of living and healing.


Death is a part of life. All who have lived must also die. Our goal is to limit the emotional carnage that violent or senseless death forces upon those individuals involved in trauma incidents and those responsible for responding to these incidents.


You can’t control the future or the past, but you can affect the present. Your future is dictated by the choices you make today; which is in turn dictated by how you react to the events of yesterday. If you want to have a better future, let go of the past and improve the present.


We open our hearts and minds to those who wish to help; and appreciate the help that is provided.


We understand a great deal about the aftermath of tragic events. However, even if we do this for one hundred years, we will continue to discover activities that can be done better. We strive to always be learning.


It is extremely difficult to laugh after the loss of a loved one or the loss of one's innocence. However, Irma Bombeck said it best,  "Laughter is the best medicine". After a traumatic event, if you can progress to the point where you can laugh again, you have taken an enormous step on the road to recovery.


Imagine a world that is rational and just and perfect. Take your time; spend a couple of minutes or a couple of hours. Now open yourself to the possibility that God has a better imagination than you. That is perspective.


"There is no sense crying over spilled milk. Why bewail what is done and cannot be recalled?" - Sophocles. It is better to regret having done something than having done nothing. Our advice? Hug your family and tell them that you love them. Do it today.


The results you get in life are a function of the actions you take.

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