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Guidelines for Preparation of
Indian Communities Emergency Plans

Guidelines for Preparation of
Indian Communities Emergency Plans

Each Community and reservation should have a brief written plan that outlines steps to be taken if an emergency occurs. These plans are prepared, under the direction of the local leadership, by volunteer committees. Plans should periodically be reviewed and updated.

Tribal leaders should be familiar with and can recommend appropriate community resources. Only key individuals or leaders should be task with allocating welfare resources, with the local community committees helping the poor by planning and coordinating the use of local resources, including the time, talents, skills, materials, and compassionate service of tribal members.

The following should be included in each community and reservation plan:

1. The disasters likely to occur and probable actions needed to respond to each.

2. Assignment of leaders, volunteers and professional response teams responsibilities during a response.

3. Maps, addresses, and contact information for community and/or tribal members.

4. The procedure for immediately accounting for community and/or tribal members following a disaster.

5. A list of community and/or tribal members with special needs and how they may be assisted in an emergency.

6. Teach self-reliance, survival and organizational skills to community members.

7. How emotional trauma of persons might be relieved following a disaster.

8. Individuals who are medically trained, operators of heavy equipment and trained in emergency response procedures who may be useful in disaster response.

9. How leaders without regular telephone service will contact the tribal officials and response teams following a disaster.

10. The immediate procedures for distribution of water, food and medical supplies. Then short term plans for transportation for shelter and other necessitates.

11. Contact information for government, the Red Cross, and other agencies active in emergency response.

Volunteers often make the most difference in restoring hope in the lives of those in crisis.

Our Success is only as Good as our Team of Volunteers

We are a grassroots volunteer charity. we strive for 100% of all donations to reach those in need. Our Board, Staff and Volunteers have agreed to accept no salaries for our work with this corporation. Our efforts are to ensure the continual movement of donations and supplies to our fellow Native Americans who are truly in need. Our motive is the sincere desire to serve from the heart, as our ancestors did.

Some of these dedicated volunteers have decades of experience in humanitarian programs, working unselfishly while receiving payments of warm smiles, thank you hugs and heart felt love.

There is no greater satisfaction of the heart then to see the smile on a child’s face when handing them a toy or an elder’s smile upon receiving a warm blanket. There is no greater joy then to serve those who can not serve themselves.




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