AIHC Tribal Community Emergency Preparedness Toolbox

AIHC Tribal Community Emergency Preparedness Toolbox

Section I:  Background

Chapter 1: Before You Begin
Chapter 2: Community Preparedness in Indian Country
Chapter 3: Key Concepts for Community Preparedness
Chapter 4: What is In the Toolbox
Chapter 5: How to Use the Toolbox

Section II:  Where You Are, Where You Want to Be, and How You Plan to Get There

Chapter 6: AIHC Tribal Community Emergency Preparedness Self-Assessment
Chapter 7: AIHC Asset Map and Gap Analysis Workbook
    • EXAMPLE: AIHC Asset Map and Gap Analysis Workbook

Section III:  Resources

Mitigation is the effort to prevent an emergency, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, or reduce the damaging effects and negative impacts of unavoidable hazards. Mitigation activities need to happen long before an emergency and on a continuous basis.
Chapter 8: Mitigate Models and Examples
Chapter 9: Mitigate Tools
Preparedness involves developing and maintaining plans and strategies for what to do, where to go, who to call for help, developing skills, and all actions that will support a community’s ability to successfully respond to a disaster.  Preparedness is a continuous cycle of improvement.
Chapter 11: Prepare Models and Examples
Chapter 12: Prepare Tools
Chapter 13: Prepare Training
Response is the coordinated activation of a community’s operational and logistical capabilities to save and sustain lives, minimize suffering, and protect property in a timely and effective manner, during and after a disaster.
Chapter 14: Respond Tools
Chapter 15: Respond Training
Recovery involves the services and assistance provided to support individuals and communities affected by disasters to prevent additional damage, return to pre-disaster status, and lessen the effects of future disasters.
Chapter 16: Recover Tools
Chapter 17: Recover Training
Chapter 18: Recover Resources

Section IV:  Agency and Tribal Organization Contacts for Washington Tribes

Tribal Organizations
State Agencies
Federal Agencies
Local Government
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