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Inspired by the 9th Ward in New Orleans

during Hurricane Katrina, our flood zone can replicate a residential flood scenario where an entire neighborhood can be underwater.


Gallon Basin for Flood Zone

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Fully Constructed - Full Immersion

Fully constructed concrete homes complete with doors, windows, furniture, and even fencing, swing sets, and vehicles in the yards and streets, makes the Guardian Centers flood zone like none other. Adding obstacles to the exterior and interior of the homes not only adds to the realism, but also creates a training opportunity to increase awareness towards preventing damage to rescue boats and responder equipment.
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Single Story Furnished Homes With Rooms

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Repeatable and Realistic Rescues

Repeatable and Realistic Rescues

To add to the realistic training opportunities available at this venue, each home has an attic for role players to be inserted and then rescued. Roofs can also be cut open to extract role player victims.

Multiple Level Flood Scenarios

Multiple capabilities create almost limitless training scenarios within the Guardian Centers flood zone. Eight (8) single story homes complete with rooms Neighborhood sits in a 5.5 million gallon basin Can be flooded up to 8ft deep and anywhere in between Can be flooded rapidly to create rising water scenarios

Guardian Centers’ staff were incredibly pro-active. Everything from last minute search dogs to getting specific ethnic/language capable role players and everything in between was taken care of at the right place and right time every time.

Major Robert J. Casey

Combat Rescue Officer, 308th Rescue Squadron

I’ve seen a lot of sites around the world – this is the most complex site I’ve ever seen.

Chris Schaff

Fairfax County Fire Department Battalion Chief and Commander VA-TF1

The 830-acre property can recreate just about any disaster scenario imaginable…the diverse disaster scenes are really what makes this place state-of-the-art.

Nick Valencia


When my eyes first saw this, it was a wow factor. Our men and women have been around the proverbial block for many years, but this facility, these types of environments we’re finding here really puts us to work.

Louie Fernandez

FEMA Spokesman

I’ve seen other training sites around the country; nothing is as extensive or as realistic as Guardian Centers.

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Guy C. Swan

Former Commander USARNORTH

You will not see a more realistic environment than this anywhere in the world apart from a real incident.

Bob Rea

UK Firefighter (Ret.), UK Fire Service College

We really never had a venue that could allow us to integrate virtually all of that training into a single location…Guardian Centers gets that to a ‘T’.

General (Ret.) Gene Renuart

Former Commander USNORTHCOM, NORAD

This is the only [facility] that I’ve seen that has all of these venues here on one site. It’s like picking off a menu. You tell them I want this, this being this and this is how I want it done and they make it happen.

Chris Schaff

Fairfax County Fire Department Battalion Chief and Commander VA-TF1

Everything that we would see in a disaster that we would respond to, they have created here.

Keith Fontana

Paramedic IL-TF1

I think it gives them the best reality that you can find in the country.

Joe Hernandez

FL-TF2, President, Disaster Medical Solutions

Thanks for providing the dream, facility, and logistical support that resulted in the overwhelming success of exercise Scarlet Response.

Colonel Steven Redifer

Commanding Officer, USMC CBIRF

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Please note: Guardian Centers does not offer individual course registrations at this time. We are currently in the process of updating our official training and course list, as well as adding a wait list for individual registrations. Please check back soon for further details.

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