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The United States Fire Department Reserve Corps provides international emergency services assistance to the international community if requested. Our fundamental principles are to provide relief to victims of disasters and help educate people to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies in the United States and worldwide if requested.
Celebration of the signing of the Letter of Intent on March 10, 2020: (Left to right) Secretary of Health Dr. John J. Estrada M.D., Ph.D., Honorable Mayor Santiago Montoya Montoya of the City of Sabaneta, Republic of Colombia. Gen. Carmelo Baez, CEO and National Commander, Mr. Danilo D. Bryan Sr. USFDRC Liaison Officer, and Ms. Andrea Robledo Yepez, Community Liaison.
Mr. Danilo D. Bryan Sr. Liaison Officer and Reservists assisting the Secretary of Health of the City of Sabaneta Dr. John J. Estrada M.D., Ph.D.
Celebration of the signing in Washington on December 18, 2020, of the Memorandum of Understating: (Left to right) former Ambassador Luis Fernando Suazo, and Gen. Carmelo Baez, CEO and National Commander. A new signing is projected as soon the new Ambassador takes office.
On November 29, 2022, a Memorandum of Understating (MOU) was signed by the Honduras Red Cross (HRC) by the National President Mr. Jose J. Castro Hernandez and Gen. Carmelo Baez, CEO and National Commander.
The purpose and scope are to provide mutual support for the welfare of all citizens, residents, and visitors of the Republic of Honduras in recovery, mitigation, preparedness, and response to daily operations, emergencies, and disasters.
The MOU provides a broad framework for cooperation and support between both institutions in a Joint Strategic Alliance Partnership (JSAP) in assisting individuals and families who have been impacted by emergencies and disasters under the red cross fundamental principles.
Such cooperation and collaboration are the essence of community readiness and facilitate coordinated responses to complex scenarios as well as to ongoing preparedness initiative
Red Cross fundamental principles:
Honduras Red Cross Representative:
Ms. Bessy Valle-Paz
International Affairs Manager / JSAP National Liaison Officer
2ª. Avenida y 7ª. Calle Comayagüela M. D. C.
Tel.: +2237-1800 Ext. 107
Interdisciplinary Humanitarian Aid Committee:
Ms. Lourdes Mejía Haward, Esq.
Ms. Vanessa Rodríguez