What does it consist of?

2016 marked the year in which CADENA launched the Brigades for Resilience Pilot Project. The project consists of the training and establishment of community brigades of civil protection in states and communities with high risk of suffering some kind of disaster.

Throughout the years attending disasters of all kinds, CADENA realized that the knowledge needed to deal with these adversities was in a few people. The spirit of the Brigades for Resilience Project is precisely to decentralize the information and expertise that have accumulated over the years, making the people most likely to suffer a large-scale incident to have the information and organization needed to reduce response time And recovery.

Pilot Project: Los Cabos, Baja California Sur

The first pilot project for Resilience Brigades was carried out in the communities of San Bernabé and Santa Catarina in the municipality of Los Cabos. It was sponsored by Compartamos Banco and was implemented from September 2016 to May 2017.


  • More than 70 people in the community trained.
  • 5 consolidated brigades.
  • More than 60 hrs workshops in  3 diferentes locations.
  • Involvement of local authorities, community leaders and Civil Protection.
  • Local employment.
  • More than 3,500 benefited people (indirectly).

Volunteers where trained in:

  • Basic first Aid
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Search & Rescue
  • Incident Command
  • Leadership Skills
  • Identification of disturbing phenomena

With the support of

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