Nevada Tribal Emergency Coordinating Council

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Authority

The 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

The 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 management programs.
  • 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 Management System.
  • 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.