About Us

After witnessing first-hand the devastation caused by the EF5 tornado that struck Joplin, MO in May 2011, the hearts of a few men were ignited to create a volunteer group capable of responding when the next need arose.  Minuteman Disaster Response (MDR) is a first-responder support team comprised of well-trained volunteers.  Our goal is to provide significant aid to disaster victims and emergency personnel utilizing the NIMS ICS management system.

Our Mission – Save lives in the immediate aftermath of any disaster by providing ready support to first responders and victims

Our Vision – Minuteman Disaster Response will offer life-saving services at disaster scenes by providing well-trained, well-equipped, self-contained task forces and strike teams to assist in search and rescue, emergency medical operations, disaster scene management and emergency communications.

The original four men...the beginning of Minuteman Disaster Response!

The original four men…the beginning of Minuteman Disaster Response!

The damage in Joplin, MO

The damage in Joplin, MO