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Indian Health Service Emergency Management. CDR Darrell LaRoche, PE Director, Emergency Services 301-443-0046. Overview. IHS Emergency Services Staff Roles and Opportunities Emergency Management Mitigation Preparedness Response Recovery. IHS Emergency Services.

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Indian Health Service Emergency Management

CDR Darrell LaRoche, PE

Director, Emergency Services

301-443-0046


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Overview

  • IHS Emergency Services Staff

  • Roles and Opportunities

  • Emergency Management

    • Mitigation

    • Preparedness

    • Response

    • Recovery


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IHS Emergency Services

  • Staff function in the Office of the Director, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services

  • Responsibilities:

    • Trauma Services

    • Emergency Medical Services

    • Physical Security

    • Emergency Management


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Organization


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Emergency ManagementPoints of Contact

  • Each Area has a person designated as an Emergency Management Point of Contact (EMPOC)

  • Serves as a conduit for information and situational awareness


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IHS Program Staff

  • Each IHS program has an emergency management or continuity aspect to it

  • Work in the communities

  • Have built partnerships, relationships, and trust

  • Closest

  • Sometimes the “First on Scene”


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Tribal Assistance Coordination Group (TAC-G)

  • Federal agencies that provide assistance to tribes

  • Started by three primary: FEMA, Indian Affairs, IHS

  • Others: CDC, ACF, SAMHSA, BIE, EPA, DOI, DHS


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IHS Concept of Operations

  • IHS CONOPS

  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliant

  • Works under existing IHS Authorities

  • Works within the National Response Framework


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Mobilization Centers

  • Albuquerque, NM

  • Nashville, TN

  • Grissom ARB, Indiana


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Mobilization Centers

  • Response Cache

    • Radios

    • Medical Bags

    • DRASH Units

    • Generators

    • Response Trailers

  • Focal Point for Deploying Responders


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Training and Exercising

  • NIMS

  • Incident Command System

  • Technical/Specialty

  • Position Qualifications


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What are your roles and opportunities?


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Individual/Family Preparedness

  • Stay Healthy

  • Immunizations

  • Training

  • Family Emergency Plans

  • Ready Kit


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Helping your community

  • Community Emergency Response Teams

  • Medical Reserve Corps


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Emergency Management Cycle


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Mitigation

  • Lessen the effect or impact

  • Building Codes

  • Redundancy

  • Environmental regulations

  • Security


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Preparedness

  • Plan, Training, Partnerships

  • Emergency Operations Plans Annexes

  • Emergency Contact Lists

  • Staff Training

  • Partner Meetings

  • Exercises


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Response

  • Protecting life

  • Protecting property

  • Stabilizing the situation


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Responses

  • Within our own authority

    • Most emergencies on Tribal land are not Presidentially declared

  • Stafford Act


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Within our Own Authority

  • North American Indigenous Games

  • California Wildfires 2007

  • H1N1


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Stafford Act

  • Tribe would request a declaration through the State Governor

  • The Governor would request the declaration on behalf of the tribe

  • Follow National Response Plan


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Emergency Support Functions (ESF)

  • ESF 3 – Engineering

  • ESF 6 – Mass Care

  • ESF 8 – Public Health and Medical

  • ESF 15 – External Affairs (Tribal Liaison)


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Recovery

  • Bringing things back to the pre-disaster state

  • National Disaster Recovery Framework


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Review

  • IHS Emergency Services

  • Roles and Opportunities in Emergency Management

  • Questions?


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