Planning for Emergencies
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The purpose of the multi-hazard mitigation plan is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards.
The Tribe developed this plan to make the Port Madison Indian Reservation and its residents less vulnerable to future hazard events. This plan was prepared pursuant to the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 so that the Tribe would be eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
The goals of this plan are to:
The purpose of Comprehensive Emergency Management Basic Plans is to outline the most basic emergency management responsibilities; identified where and how the Tribe derives its emergency management authority; outline where fundamental emergency responsibilities fit within Tribal government; and detail the Tribes inter-local relationships with other agencies and the role of mutual-aid agreements.
The plan establishes a series of planning assumptions based on a situational analysis of the community profile, identification of critical facilities, essential infrastructure, and hazard vulnerability, as well as capability assessment; a Concept of operations that outlines basic emergency management principles and the Tribe’s policy level operating gu8idelines; Policy guidelines for integrating emergency management roles and responsibilities within Tribal government; General policy direction for activating emergency management coordination and control measures during a significant incident or natural disaster.
The Tribe recognizes that large-scale disaster events often create regional impacts that in addition to impacting members within the community, will simultaneously interrupt and/or possibly destroy faculties systems used to provide essential Tribal government services. These events require managing emergency response efforts as the Tribal Government’s first priority, while simultaneously restoring essential government services as a secondary priority. These become concurrent responsibilities that must be managed in a coordinated manner.
The COG establishes the guidelines needed to preserve, maintain essential government services, and to reconstitute the Tribe’s ability to function effectively following a catastrophic event. The CEMP and COG are intended to coordinate with each other in a manner that enables the Tribe to simultaneously manage its dual responsibilities. This document is confidential, if you have questions regarding this document please contact the Office of Emergency Management so they may assist you.
This plan is intended to provide the basis for programs that meet Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirements for necessary certifications, grants, and other federal directives.
The Tribe’s Office of Emergency Management’s primary role is to support and provide coordination for local emergency response, the training plan contains a strong focus on building local capabilities and providing opportunities for collaboration among state and local government as well as the private sector.
Evacuation plans provide for the orderly and coordinated evacuation of all or any part of the population living on the Port Madison Indian Reservation if it is determined that such action is the most effective means available for protecting the population from the effects of an emergency situation.
Evacuation is one means of protecting the public from the effects of a hazard; protection is achieved by moving people away from the hazard. In planning for evacuation, the characteristics of the hazard and its magnitude, intensity, speed of onset, and anticipated duration are all significant factors. These will determine the number of people to be evacuated, the distance people must be moved to ensure their safety, the need for reception facilities, and the extent of traffic control and security required.
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