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Colville Confederated Tribes

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Coeur D'Alene Tribe

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Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

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Cowlitz Indian Tribe

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Hoh Indian Tribe

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Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Lower Elwha Klallam

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Lummi Nation

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Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

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Nisqually Indian Tribe

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Nooksack Indian Tribe

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Quinault Indian Nation

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Quileute Nation

Samish Indian Nation

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Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

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Scammon Bay Native Village, Alaska

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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

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Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

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Spokane Tribe of Indians

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Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians

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Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

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Upper Skagit Tribe

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Village Council of Mekoryuk, Alaska

CURRENT Documents

Continuity of Operations Planning for Tribal Governments

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Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) is important for all organizations since floods, fires, earthquakes and terrorist acts or other hazards can impact all parts of the country.  Tribal officials should plan for continuing vital functions due to the important role they play in supporting the Tribe and its members.  This video is FEMA’s initial effort to engage with Tribal officials concerning the importance of COOP efforts and the types of activities they should be exploring to ensure continued service delivery of vital functions.  FEMA will soon be piloting COOP training specifically for Tribes which we hope to be providing to Tribal representatives this year.  Please contact your State Emergency Management Agency or FEMA Regional office for more information.

For more online training please visit:

For Pan Flu Plans, please click here: Sample Pan Flu Plans

Model TRIBAL National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)Ordinance provided by the Snoqualmie Tribe:

Snoqualmie_Tribe_NFIP Ordinance-final -signed.doc

Added Sept 13th, 2007:   WA State Avian Influenza Response Plan

This is being distributed by David Hodgeboom, Homeland Security Program, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA).   The plan provides an overview of the roles, responsibilities and lines of communication among local, state, and federal agencies that have responsibilities in a “highly pathogenic avian influenza” (HPAI) animal disease emergency. 

This plan was developed cooperatively by the Washington Department of Agriculture, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, the Washington Department of Health, the Washington Military Department (EMD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services and Veterinary Services, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  

WSDA is in the process of scheduling a tabletop exercise to ensure the plan is understood and works for all involved.  This plan provides the response framework for all agencies to work from and will be shared with neighboring states and provinces.   

If you have questions or would like additional information please call Dave Hodgeboom at:  (360) 725-5508, fax: (360) 902-2092, or email:

What's New in the National Response Framework

NIMS Documents

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NIMS Implementation Matrix for Tribal and Local Jurisdictions (October 1 2006- September 30 2007).pdf

List of Preparedness Grant Funding Impacted by NIMS.pdf

FY 2008 NIMS Compliance Objectives Schedule final.pdf

NIMS for Health Care organizations:

FINAL FY 2008 NIMS Implementation Objectives for Healthcare Organizations  Final.pdf

FY 2008 NIMS Alert - Healthcare Organizations.pdf

NIMS for Clinics.pdf

Hospital Fact sheet.pdf

2007 and earlier NIMS Info:

·  FY 2007 NIMS Compliance Metrics Guide for Tribal Nations

·  IS700 Exam Questions—to download IS700 test questions (pdf)

·  Sample NIMS Resolution—for a sample resolution (pdf)

·  Resolution NIMS—another NIMS resolution sample (doc)

·  NIMS Self Study Guide— Self study guide to pass the NIMS exam. (pdf)

·  DHS NIMS Briefing DHS powerpoint NIMS briefing (ppt)

·  DHS NIMS Briefing—another DHS powerpoint NIMS briefing (ppt)

·  Summary of NIMS Implementation Schedule_revised final FY06—Summary provided by DHS outlining the revised NIMS implementation schedule (doc)

·  NIMS State Compliance Acitivities_final—State requirements for NIMS compliance (doc)

·  NIMS Tribal & Local Compliance Activities_final—Tribal & local government requirements for NIMS compliance (doc)

·  NIMS Letter to Governors—DHS letter to Governors outlining the NIMS compliance changes for FY06 (doc)

·  NIMS Links—a list of internet links provided by Fuzzy Fletcher of Snoqualmie Tribe (doc)

·  NIMS Implementation Plan Template— A template provided to federal agencies to comply with NIMS requirements (doc)

All-Hazards Mitigation Plans

Below is an example of Tribal Hazard Mitigation plans as required by FEMA:

2006 Tulalip Tribes Hazard Mitigation Plan

Lummi Nation Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan 2007 Update

2007 Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plan

2008 Shoalwater Bay Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plan

2010 Kalispel Tribe AHMP

2010 DRAFT Quinault Tribe Hazard Mitigation Plan

2009 Chehalis Reservation Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Sauk-Suiattle and Shoalwater Bay HMPs are the first plans in FEMA Region 10 to meet the new Tribal requirement for Hazard Mitigation Plans.

Emergency Management Documents
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·  CEMP Local Planning Guide 2007 -Local Planning Guide Template for developing local Emergency Management Plans. This version has taken into account those requirements that the National Response Plan and NIMS require.

·  EMC Annual Report to the Governor—This is a large file, about 4.5 mb, it will take awhile to download. (pdf)

Public Health Documents
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·  Intergovernmental Memorandum of Understanding between Region 6 Public Health (Seattle and King Co.) & the Snoqualmie Tribe: This IMOU is a good example of a MOU between a Tribe and its local Health District and may serve as a template for other Tribes wishing to develop an IMOU with their Health Districts.

·  Public Health Emergency Management Briefing—a briefing at a Public Health conference provided by Lynda Harvey (ppt)

The Lummi Tribal Health Clinic has a few draft Public Health Emergency Planning documents. They have agreed to share the documents, you can find them here...

o    Memorandum of Understanding

o    Mutual Aid Agreement

o    Planning Guidelines

o    Lummi Pandemic Flu Plan

Other Documents
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·  A Pilot Project—The proposal that established NWTEMC. It explains the premise, the need, the proposal, and the initial budget.(doc)

·  Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5—The directive setting NIMS, NRP, and other standards for response capability in the United States. (pdf)

·  PPT Briefing explaining the need for NWTEMC—Initial powerpoint created to describe the NWTEMC proposal (ppt)

·  Congressional Quarterly Article—an article in the Washington DC based magazine describing the challenges of Homeland Security in Indian country. (doc)

·  Tribal Affairs Position Paper—A Position Paper from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) emphasizing the need for Tribal participation and inclusion in the Homeland Security Act of 2002