The Emergency Management Programs seeks to promote a safer, and less vulnerable community with the capacity to cope with threats, hazards, and emergency or disaster events.
The mission of the Emergency Management Program is to provide a comprehensive and integrated system to help save lives, prevent injuries, protect property and preserve the Pueblo of Jemez’s invaluable cultural and natural resources in the event of a major emergency or disaster.
The Pueblo of Jemez (POJ) Emergency Management Program is based on a cycle of continuous and inter-related activities to prevent from, prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against the potential effects of major emergencies and disasters. The Emergency Management Program works to facilitate an environment of cooperation, coordination, and collaboration with all internal and external departments and agencies assigned emergency responsibilities. A successful emergency management program requires a whole community approach and effective teamwork.
Services Offered by Department
The Emergency Management Program coordinates with internal and external partners to ensure all available resources and personnel are identified and coordinated during an emergency or disaster event or situation, Develops and conducts threat, hazard, and vulnerability analysis, Develops emergency Planning documents and plans, Develops, conducts or facilitates emergency management training, Develops, conducts or facilitates emergency management exercises, and Develops and conducts preparedness campaigns for tribal members and employees.
What We Do
The Pueblo of Jemez (POJ) Emergency Management Program is based on a cycle of continuous and inter-related activities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against the potential effects of major emergencies and disasters. The Department of Emergency Management works to facilitate an environment of cooperation, coordination, and collaboration with all internal and external departments and agencies assigned emergency responsibilities. A successful emergency management program requires a whole community approach and effective teamwork.
The mission of the Department of Emergency Management is to provide a comprehensive and integrated system to help save lives, prevent injuries, protect property and preserve the Pueblo of Jemez’s invaluable cultural and natural resources in the event of a major emergency or disaster.
Emergency Management Resources:
Hazards and Vulnerabilities
Understanding the potential hazards and determining the Pueblo of Jemez’s vulnerability to these hazards provides the basis of all emergency planning. The Pueblo of Jemez Department of Emergency Management in coordination with other Jemez Pueblo Departments and Partners conducts a Threat Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (THIRA) for the Pueblo of Jemez. Some of the hazards posing the greatest threat to the Pueblo of Jemez include flooding, wildfires and hazardous materials incidents.
The link/ website below has fact sheets, videos and other websites with information about the hazards common to our area.
Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year with lasting effects on people, property and natural resources. If a disaster occurs, government agencies and disaster-relief organizations will try to help, but every individual is ultimately responsible for their own safety. Everyone has a responsibility to protect themselves and their families by knowing what to do before, during, and after a disaster. Being prepared will greatly help to reduce losses, as well as the anxiety that accompanies disasters.
Following these simple steps will help you to be prepared for an emergency or disaster:
- Be Aware and Informed – Understand the hazards that may affect your community and know how you will get information about emergencies.
- Have a Plan – Know how you and your family will respond before, during and after an emergency.
- Build a Kit – Put together an emergency supplies kit allowing you and your family to be self-sufficient for up to three days.
The links below have information and checklists for building an emergency kit.
Preparedness is a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response.” This cycle is one element of a broader National Preparedness System to prevent, respond to, and recover from natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other disasters. The Pueblo of Jemez has adopted this model to meet program needs for us.
Planning is the cornerstone of emergency management. The Pueblo of Jemez Department of Emergency Management is coordinating with other departments and partners to develop several emergency plans including but not limited to the; All-hazards Emergency Operations Plan (AHEOP), Hazard Mitigation Plan, Departmental Specific Plan, Protective Action Plans such as Evacuation and Shelter-In-Place, Functional Needs Plan, Continuity of Government Plan, Strategic Plan, Support Function Plans, Special Incident Plans, and Recovery Plans.
Having well-trained personnel available to manage emergency events is critical to effective response and recovery operations. The Emergency Management Department sponsors classroom and Web-based training courses by partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), and other agencies as opportunities become available. FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers Web-based courses for those with emergency management responsibilities, as well as the general public. These courses are free of charge and can be found at the following link: http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.aspx
The Pueblo of Jemez will require personnel from each department to take different levels of training to be prepared to respond to emergencies or disasters affecting our Pueblo.
There are many types of emergency exercises including seminars, workshops, tabletops, games, drills, functional and full-scale exercises. Participating in exercises provides personnel with an opportunity to practice emergency capabilities in a low-risk environment. Exercises allow participants to gain an objective assessment of their knowledge, skills, and abilities allowing shortfalls to be addressed prior to a real emergency. The Pueblo of Jemez will participate in different levels of exercise and will be part of an overall Training and Exercise Plan (TEP).
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
NIMS guides all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector to work together to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from incidents. NIMS provides stakeholders across the whole community with the shared vocabulary, systems, and processes to successfully deliver the capabilities described in the National Preparedness System. NIMS defines operational systems, including the Incident Command System (ICS), Emergency Operations Center (EOC) structures, and Multiagency Coordination Groups (MAC Groups) that guide how personnel works together during incidents. NIMS applies to all incidents, from traffic accidents to major disasters.
The Pueblo of Jemez has adopted the NIMS to respond to any incidents and disasters affecting us along with the All-Hazards Emergency Operations Plan on the 22nd Day of December 2010.
Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
The Pueblo of Jemez Emergency Operations Center (EOC) shall serve as the central location for interagency coordination of emergency management activity unless otherwise announced. The Pueblo of Jemez Emergency Manager is responsible for alerting EOC staff of activation. Emergency Management is also responsible for alerting cooperating agencies, neighboring jurisdictions, and State and Federal agencies. The Pueblo Emergency Manager is responsible for initiating, organizing, and directing primary activities in connection with emergency management operations and shall be the EOC Manager during emergencies. The supporting agencies/departments designated to work in the EOC will coordinate the use of resources and interface with other agencies, in support of the primary agency.