Tribal Emergency Preparedness


Emergency Management for Tribal Members

Types of Emergency facing us here in California that can impact you directly.

  • Earthquakes
  • Wildland Fires
  • Floods
  • Wind

It is important to remember that with proper training we have a better chance at survival. All the listed potential disasters can be made safer if we follow a few rules and make plans to survive. 


Stay informed:  Go to local news channels on your TV and local Stations on your radios to get the latest information about the incident.

Stay Calm:  Panic can slow you down and cause you to make bad choices on what to do first.

Put your plan into action:  Go down your list of what to take in case of evacuation. gather things you listed and get them into the car for quick departure.




Remember this saying:



Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail




The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today.

While each person’s abilities and needs are unique, every individual can take steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies.

By evaluating your own personal needs and making an emergency plan that fits those needs, you and your loved ones can be better prepared.


There are commonsense measures older Acjachemen can take to start preparing for emergencies before they happen.


  • Create a network of neighbors, relatives, friends and co-workers to aid you in an emergency.
  • Discuss your needs and make sure everyone knows how to operate necessary equipment. If appropriate, discuss your needs with your employer.
  • Seniors should keep specialized items ready, including extra wheelchair batteries, oxygen, catheters, medication, food for service animals and any other items you might need.
  • Keep a list of the type and model numbers of the medical devices you require. Be sure to make provisions for medications that require refrigeration.
  • Make arrangements for any assistance to get to a shelter.


Download a PDF file that helps prepare for emergencies for older Americans




General Council Planning 

Could you get along on your own for a few days if your reservation, village or pueblo experienced an emergency? Each family should make preparations now for immediate or potential situations that threaten life, property or the environment. Preparing today will speed up recovery time in an emergency.

Build A Kit

Assemble enough emergency supplies for at least 3 days

  • Include pet supplies, medicines, diapers and infant formula, if needed.
  • Don't forget your tribal ID along with other important papers.
  • Use easy-to-carry bags or bins. Consider a second kit for the car.

Make A Plan

Pick a friend to call if you get separated from family

  • Know where to meet
  • Make a list of important information
  • Make a plan to evacuate
  • Make a plan to shelter in place
  • Talk with your family and tribe
  • Practice your plan

Be Informed About What Might Happen

Learn about the types of emergencies most likely to affect your community

  • Be prepared to adapt this information to your personal circumstances
  • Make every effort to follow instructions received from authorities


FEMA"s list to help Tribal Governments Prepare




What should you do?    


You just felt the earth move and by the look and feel of it, you can tell it is a bad one.


Did You Feel It?   is a website that can give you an idea as to where and how big it was. Real-time updates are available here as well as the ability to report something you felt and describe and offer your insight.  It is managed by the U.S. Geological Survey using hundreds if not thousands of sensors placed all around California that can detect and locate the epicenter of all earthquakes.


Get your local information.

Work your plan.

Check on family and friends. 





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