PTF Mass food distribution- Carrefour, Haitian Earthquake, 2010


The Eagles’ Wings Foundation (EWF) is a non-profit organization that offers first responders networking, training and disaster response opportunities worldwide. Since its inception in 1999, EWF has relied upon a national registry of credentialed first responders to augment and improve the quality of disaster response operations. Join the Eagles’ Wings Foundation today to become a part of one of the premiere first responder organizations in the United States.

EWF bases its core philosophy and mission on the following three initiatives:





Unloading EWF Supplies, Abaco, Bahamas, Hurricane Irene 2011

The Eagles’ Wings Foundation has a long history of providing assistance to affected communities in the aftermath of disaster. With a focus on short-term, emergency response deployments, EWF empowers local resources with best practices in organizational leadership and coordination during disaster missions.

EWF conducts disaster response missions by deploying teams of credentialed first responders, known collectively as the Pathfinders Task Force® (PTF). With a proven record of excellence during disaster deployments, the Pathfinders Task Force® has distinguished itself as one of the premiere response team resources available to emergency managers in the United States.

Learn more about Pathfinders Task Force® today!


Like any organization dedicated to providing assistance after a critical incident or natural disaster, the Eagles’ Wings Foundation has grown and learned from its humanitarian deployments. In the process, they have assembled a well-respected corps of first responders who are willing to share their expertise and consistently work towards a body of best practices. This mission has evolved into the Pathfinders Task Force.

Ministry of Environment Training, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 2014


Rapid Assessments using Virtual Badge®, West Palm Beach, 2014

The Eagles’ Wings Foundation is dedicated to the continual evaluation of technology so that the needs of the first responder community can be met through the testing and use of emerging technologies. The EWF research and development team continually strives to research solutions to the challenges facing first responders and is actively involved in the development and launching of new products, applications and hardware that contribute to the overall safety and functional efficiency of first responder personnel.


  • We saved $200,000 a day once we started using Virtual Badge® to handle our inventory

    Enrique Peña BP Deepwater Horizon
  • The VB field reports and mobile technology were recognized by the United States Coast Guard Sector Miami as outstanding

    United States Coast Guard Black Swan After Action Report
  • This is an impressive system that lets me collect critical information in the field, monitor the safety of my teams, and provide a real-time picture of events. In a crisis this system will provide actionable data that saves lives

    Colonel David LaRivee, Retired United States Air Force
  • Your ability to automatically Excel sort, and then auto-populate the easy to use Google Earth format saved thousands of man hours for our Command and made this system an incredible efficiency unit

    Colonel Dysart, CEM, LEM Incident Commander, BP Deepwater Horizon
  • [VB] provided a better grasp of situational awareness than I have ever witness before as a USCG Contingency Preparedness & Exercise Passenger Vessel Safety & Mass Rescue Operations Specialist

    Paul Culver United States Coast Guard
  • It should take less than two weeks for a department/agency to implement this system (from acquiring and installing to achieving user proficiency)

    STEP Evaluation Report Department of Homeland Security
  • The [Pathfinders Task Force] system was very easy to learn remarkably easy to use. […] I give my highest recommendation to any other group considering using Scott as a trainer

    Matthew A. Parks CPM - AESA President
  • Pathfinders Task Force [PTF] was responsible for surveying over $5,000,000 worth of damage to critical infrastructure on affected islands [caused by Hurricane Mathew] and communicated invaluable, accurate data to NEMA Command from areas where all cell and INternet were destroyed. PTF and Virtual Badge greatly reduced the response times for NEMA during the critical response phase, and I would recommend their use during future emergency operations

    Capt. Stephen Russel Director of National Emergency Management Agency, Nassau Bahamas
  • “The [Pathfinders Task Force] cell phone based software took response crews less than 15 minutes to learn, and having credentialed Pathfinders team members on hand enhanced the integration even further. The team’s efficiency, accountability, and documentation capabilities were a remarkable addition to the situational awareness in the field.

    Deputy Chief Ron Beesly Incident Commander PBCFR
  • As the Agency Administerator for the Greenbrier, I would give my highest recommendation to tasking in to act as an Incident Commander for a large private facility. The Virtual Badge software was easily loaded into 50+ of our staff’s phones and was valued for its accuracy and authentication by our insurance adjusters

    Habibi Mamone Agency Administrator, Silver Springs CM
  • Pathfinders Task Force [PTF] assisted Ministry of Public Works with the coordination of local contractors with hundreds of employees […] and implemented a system for documentation that greatly improved the efficiency for managing response operations. I would highly recommend Mr. Lewis and PTF for use in the coordination of impending strike, pre-planning, initial response, operations, and recovery

    Leyton Rahman Chief Engineer, Bahamas Ministry of Public Works, IC - ICP
  • Implementing the Pathfinders [Task Force] system provided a better grasp of situational awareness than I have witnessed before. For future, complex exercise operations, I would give my highest recommendation of the use of this resource team

    Paul Culver USCG Exercise Director
  • Scott’s knowledge of procurement and contracting operations following a disaster saved our City $100’s of thousands of dollars. […] Disaster Solutions’ costs were returned more than ten-fold to our City. Other cities looking to save [on] this emergency expenditure only hurt themselves

    Linda Coleman Finance Secretary, City of White Sulphur Springs