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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

Indian Health Service Emergency Management

CDR Darrell LaRoche, PE

Director, Emergency Services

301-443-0046

overview
Overview
  • IHS Emergency Services Staff
  • Roles and Opportunities
  • Emergency Management
    • Mitigation
    • Preparedness
    • Response
    • Recovery
ihs emergency services
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
emergency management points of contact
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
ihs program staff
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”
tribal assistance coordination group tac g
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
ihs concept of operations
IHS Concept of Operations
  • IHS CONOPS
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliant
  • Works under existing IHS Authorities
  • Works within the National Response Framework
mobilization centers
Mobilization Centers
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Nashville, TN
  • Grissom ARB, Indiana
mobilization centers10
Mobilization Centers
  • Response Cache
    • Radios
    • Medical Bags
    • DRASH Units
    • Generators
    • Response Trailers
  • Focal Point for Deploying Responders
training and exercising
Training and Exercising
  • NIMS
  • Incident Command System
  • Technical/Specialty
  • Position Qualifications
individual family preparedness
Individual/Family Preparedness
  • Stay Healthy
  • Immunizations
  • Training
  • Family Emergency Plans
  • Ready Kit
helping your community
Helping your community
  • Community Emergency Response Teams
  • Medical Reserve Corps
mitigation
Mitigation
  • Lessen the effect or impact
  • Building Codes
  • Redundancy
  • Environmental regulations
  • Security
preparedness
Preparedness
  • Plan, Training, Partnerships
  • Emergency Operations Plans Annexes
  • Emergency Contact Lists
  • Staff Training
  • Partner Meetings
  • Exercises
response
Response
  • Protecting life
  • Protecting property
  • Stabilizing the situation
responses
Responses
  • Within our own authority
    • Most emergencies on Tribal land are not Presidentially declared
  • Stafford Act
within our own authority
Within our Own Authority
  • North American Indigenous Games
  • California Wildfires 2007
  • H1N1
stafford act
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
emergency support functions esf
Emergency Support Functions (ESF)
  • ESF 3 – Engineering
  • ESF 6 – Mass Care
  • ESF 8 – Public Health and Medical
  • ESF 15 – External Affairs (Tribal Liaison)
recovery
Recovery
  • Bringing things back to the pre-disaster state
  • National Disaster Recovery Framework
review
Review
  • IHS Emergency Services
  • Roles and Opportunities in Emergency Management
  • Questions?
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