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Title: NWTEMC


1
  • NWTEMC
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Roberta Losik-Welch

2
NWTEMC
  • Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council
  • Group of Northwest tribes working together
  • to develop emergency management programs for
  • their respective tribes
  • Shared resources for development of
  • CEMPs, NIMS compliance, training, drills,
    exercises, grant-writing and governmental issues

3
NWTEMC (10) Member Tribes
  • Lummi Nation
  • Nooksack Indian Tribe
  • Samish Indian Nation
  • Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe
  • Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe
  • Snoqualmie Tribe
  • Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
  • Tulalip Tribes
  • Upper Skagit Tribe

4
Washington Tribes
5
Washington State 18 MRC Units
  • Carnation-Duvall MRC
  • Carnation, WA
  • Central Washington MRC
  • Yakima, WA
  • Fall City MRC
  • Fall City, WA
  • Grays Harbor Emergency Health Worker Reserve
    Corps
  • Aberdeen, WA
  • Island County MRC
  • Coupeville, WA
  • Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management
    MRC
  • Bremerton, WA
  • MRC of Eastern Washington
  • Spokane, WA
  • NWTEMC MRC (7/07)
  • Multi-tribe representation
  • Pierce County MRC
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Public Health Reserve Corps for Seattle and King
    County
  • Seattle, WA
  • Region IV MRC (Southwest Washington)
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Skagit County MRC
  • Mt Vernon, WA
  • Snohomish County MRC
  • Everett, WA
  • Snoqualmie Tribe MRC (7/07)
  • Snoqualmie, WA
  • Tulalip Tribes MRC (5/07)
  • Tulalip, WA
  • Vashon Island MRC
  • Vashon Is, WA
  • Washington Region 3 MRC
  • Olympia, WA
  • Whatcom County MRC
  • Bellingham, WA

6
NWTEMC Tribes
  • 10 Tribes
  • 5 western WA counties
  • Tribal lands covering over 40,000 acres
  • Acreage varies per tribe from 20 to gt20,000
  • Combined enrolled tribal members gt13,000
  • Populations vary on reservations for each tribe

7
NWTEMC Tribes
  • 8 tribes operate a health clinic
  • Recruitment
  • Resources
  • 8 tribes operate a tribal casino
  • Planning
  • Management, Health Safety Dept

8
  • How will the NWTEMC - MRC program
  • work within our tribal communities?

9
Overview of NWTEMC Medical Reserve Corps
  • Collaborative MRC unit for member tribes of the
    NWTEMC
  • Representatives from each tribe
  • Encourage each tribe to consider using MRC
    resources in their communities

10
NWTEMC - MRC
  • Primary
  • recruit and train volunteers for emergency
    response within tribal communities
  • support tribal emergency management, existing EMS
    and tribal health clinics
  • Secondary
  • participate in community health outreach and
    education programs

11
  • How is the NWTEMC - MRC program
  • different from individual tribe, city
  • or county MRC programs?

12
NWTEMC - MRC
  • MRC unit representing a consortium of tribes.
    MRC unit operates with the purpose of intertribal
    exchange of MRC resources including
  • Shared equipment and personnel
  • Coordinated training and exercises
  • Assistance with individual MRC units

13
Some challenges
  • Individuality of tribes and tribal governments
  • Mitigation planning
  • Cultural sites and ceremonies
  • Tribal and non-tribal residents
  • Casinos, hotels, business parks
  • Emergency Management depts new, very
    short-staffed, lack funding
  • Tribes are located within counties with already
    existing MRC units

14
Recruitment
  • Tribal Offices of Emergency Management
  • Presentations to Tribal Councils and Boards of
    Directors for approval
  • Presentations at Tribal Health Clinics
  • Health fairs and community events
  • Tribal newspapers
  • Mailings to tribal members and employees

15
Application process
  • Coordinated with counties within which each tribe
    is located
  • Registration entered into state database with
    possible future use of WAHVE (Washington Health
    Volunteers in Emergencies)
  • WA State emergency worker application
  • Handbook
  • Orientation
  • Screening

16
Volunteer Training
  • Orientation
  • ICS/NIMS
  • CPR/AED
  • BBP (Bloodborne Pathogens)
  • POD (Point-of-Distribution)
  • Field Triage
  • Communications
  • CULTURAL EDUCATION

17
NWTEMC MRC PARTNERS
  • Tribal Councils/Boards of Directors
  • Tribal Emergency Management Agencies
  • Tribal Health Clinics
  • Tribal Police Departments
  • Fire Departments
  • Public Health Departments
  • Community Volunteer Organizations
  • Local Schools and Colleges
  • Local, state and federal agencies

18
NWTEMC MRCWhere were at
  • Unit approved July 2007
  • Collaborative activities
  • MRC representatives from each tribe
  • Volunteer application, screening and orientation
  • Volunteer recruitment within communities
  • MOUs with partners

19
NWTEMC MRCWhere were at
  • Monthly NWTEMC meetings
  • MRC regular agenda item
  • Bi-annual NWTEMC conference for WA tribes
  • June/November 2007
  • Funding sources for MRC program
  • Also developing other programs
  • CERT
  • RACES
  • BlockWatch

20
NWTEMC MRCWhere were going
  • Have trained, prepared MRC volunteers to assist
    within the tribal communities of WA State during
    emergencies
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and respect towards
    cultural aspects within those Native American
    communities
  • Work with ALL partners to identify and address
    the needs of each individual tribal community
  • Educate tribal communities on emergency
    preparedness
  • Participate in community outreach health
    programs

21
Suggestions for contacting tribes
  • Establish relationships early in process and
    PRIOR to emergency
  • Contact local tribe(s) through
  • Tribal Health Clinic
  • Emergency Management Dept
  • Identify representative(s) to get involved in MRC
    or to consult for local MRC activities
  • Ask about specific cultural issues to consider
    when responding to an emergency
  • Encourage tribe to consider forming a unit

22
NWTEMC Medical Reserve Corps
  • Each tribe is encouraged to participate and
    utilize MRC resources in their communities.

23
NWTEMC Medical Reserve Corps
  • QUESTIONS???

24
  • Roberta Losik-Welch
  • NWTEMC MRC Unit Director
  • (360) 651-3294
  • roberta_at_nwtemc.org
  • NWTEMC - MRC updates and
  • NWTEMC contact information are posted
  • to the NWTEMC website
  • www.nwtemc.org
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