Emergency Management

About Emergency Management

Emergency management is the creation of plans through which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Emergency Management does not avert or eliminate the threats, instead it focuses on creating plans to decrease the impact of disasters.


Emergency Management is here to serve and protect life and property, through education and awareness in preparedness.

Another responsibility is to maintain and update the tribal community on all inclusive Emergency Operation Plans, Tribal Mitigation Plans, and Annex emergency plans that include waterways, railroad, hazmat incidents through commerce and DAM Emergency Operation plans.

Other objectives and goals are to assure community safety through adverse weather related incidents, reduce federal OHSA citations, and federal EPA and DEQ regulations are enforced and in compliance. In addition, the Emergency Manager responds as an Incident Commander (one voice one command) on major incidents that affect our community, including but not limited to body recovery on our Tribal in-lieu sites. Search and Rescue Missions, and white water rescue.

Who is Eligible?

Our services are eligible community wide.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is Emergency Management? Emergency management is the creation of plans through which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.

How can I get involved with Emergency Management? The FEMA website has a list of training opportunities and online testing for certification. Also we have the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program which educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Online Forms

Letter of Promulgation

Emergency Management Plan


This document was prepared under a grant from the Office of Grants and Training, United States Department of Homeland Security. Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Office of Grants and Training or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Download the Emergency Management Plan







Hazard Mitigation Plan