Rural and Tribal Affairs

NDEM's Rural/Tribal Liaison Officer

The Liaison Officer serves a critical role in NDEM’s mission to provide continual contact and delivery of vital NDEM programs and services to our rural partners and tribal entities within Nevada. This position is responsible to assist these organizations by providing program guidance, direct assistance, and project assistance with planning, training and exercise activities. Additionally, the intent of the position is to provide a liaison between a rural jurisdiction or tribe to NDEM during actual emergencies to assist the coordination of services between federal, state, and local agencies.

Is your Tribe Preparedness Ready?

Ready Indian Country is a campaign to encourage tribal communities and Alaska Native Villages to prepare for disasters. Three recommended tips:

  • Make a family communications plan
  • Create or purchase an emergency supply kit
  • Be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur, the appropriate responses, and where to get vital information during emergencies

Protect your Tribe with Training

The Nevada Division of Emergency Management/Homeland Security offer several regularly scheduled courses that can also be delivered to your jurisdiction upon request. 

 NDEM/NIMS Course Descriptions 
 NDEM Training Calendar

FEMA provides no-cost training for tribal leaders, emergency planners, first responders, and others. The Tribal Curriculum is a series of courses designed with Tribal people, for Tribal Governments, in order to meet the unique emergency management needs of these Sovereign Nations with regard to tribal culture, tradition, sovereignty and governance.

The Tribal Curriculum has grown to five courses and the feather logo has become synonymous with high quality and culturally appropriate emergency management training to meet the needs of Indian Country.

EMI Tribal Curriculum