The mission of the NDLSEC is to achieve and promote excellence in education, training, and research related to disaster medicine and public health preparedness for all health professionals based on sound educational principles, scientific evidence, and best clinical and public health practices.
To fulfill its mission and realize its desired impact, the NDLSEC will advise the National Disaster Life Support™ (NDLS™) Foundation on improvement and expansion of the NDLS training programs. The NDLSEC will serve as a community of health professionals dedicated to formalized, life-long learning in disaster medicine and public health preparedness with a shared vision to create a global network of health professionals who are ready, willing, and able to meet the health and safety needs of all persons and communities affected by disasters and public health emergencies.
The NDLSEC is an unincorporated association sponsored and convened by the National Disaster Life Support Foundation, Inc. (NDLSF™).
Committees will perform the bulk of the work of the NDLSEC. Committee reports, recommendations and conclusions will be considered and approved by the Advisory Committee and submitted to the NDLSF Board of Directors for consideration. The Advisory Committee will adjudicate any disagreements between committee recommendations.
Training Center Committee
NDLS Decon Committee
NDLS CHEC Committee
Special Committee on Instructor Certification
Special Committee on Recertification
The NDLSEC Is an unincorporated association sponsored by the National Disaster Life Support Foundation, a not-for profit 501(c)3 organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia. Membership in the NDSLEC provides the member with the ability to participate in the NDLSEC Activities and no other benefit should be assumed from the payment of dues or participation. Membership in committees is determined by the Committee Chair. The NDLSEC will be comprised of individuals with an interest in disaster medicine and the NDLS program, all of whom participate on a voluntary basis. This may include but is not limited to NDLS training center coordinators, NDLS Training Center medical directors, NDLS instructors, academic institution representatives, and national organization representatives. All individual members of the NDLSEC must agree to actively participate in the activities of the NDLSEC; abide by the requirements of all NDLSEC policies and procedures; and submit an annual membership application. All membership in NDLSEC is subject to approval.