Nevada Tribal Emergency Coordinating Council
Nevada Tribal Emergency Coordinating Council (NTECC) is appointed and
authorized by the 27 federally recognized Tribes in Nevada and the Nevada
Division of Emergency Management (NDEM). The NTECC is responsible for providing
support to the 27 federally recognized Tribes in Nevada in all hazards
emergency management, obtaining grants, and serving as an advisory body to the
Chief of the Nevada Division of Emergency Management.
The Nevada Division of Emergency Management (NDEM) is the
state agency responsible for the administration of emergency preparedness,
prevention, response, recovery and mitigation. It is established by the Nevada
Legislature in Chapter 414 of the Nevada Revised Statutes.
Purpose and Mission
purpose of NTECC is to serve as an advisory body for NDEM for policy and
programmatic functions for the 27 federally recognized Tribes in Nevada with
respect to emergency management on Tribal lands in the following ways:
- Advise NDEM in the development of
programs and policies regarding the implementation of Tribal emergency
- Provide oversight in the distribution of
funding available through the NDEM and other grant sources.
- Encourage the creation of Tribal
Emergency Response Commissions (TERC), Local Emergency Planning Committees
(LEPC) and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).
- Increase knowledge, skills, and
education of emergency management and preparedness.
- Encourage Tribal participation and input
on Nevada emergency management commissions and committees.
- Encourage Tribal compliance to the
Threat & Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA).
- Assist federally recognized Tribes in
Nevada with emergency operations plans, tribal hazard mitigation plans, public
health preparedness plans, tribal hazard vulnerability assessments (HVAs),
training plans, exercises and drills.
- Promote state-wide Tribal compliance
with Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5, and the National Incident
- Encourage federally recognized Tribes in
Nevada to opt-in to the Nevada Intrastate Mutual Aid System.
- Promote inter-operability
communications, mutual aid agreements, and coordination/cooperation from
federally recognized Tribes in Nevada to all Nevada jurisdictions, NDEM, other
state agencies, and federal agencies.
- Maintain Tribal sovereignty with respect
to each Nevada Tribal government and their members.