Emergency Management

Emergency Management was first formally introduced to the Nooksack Tribe by way of Council adoption of the 2007 Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP).  Within this document, the structure of NIT Emergency Management was laid out.


The original CEMP was produced using grant funding made available to Tribes to better prepare for disaster and emergencies as stipulated in Presidential Policy Directive 5 (PPD#5).  PPD 5 specifically tied adoption of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) by Tribes to future Federal funding.  NIMS was a part of the original CEMP adopted in 2007 and NIMS was re-affirmed by Council resolution in July 2011.


Emergency Management (EM) has overseen three declared emergencies for the Tribe and successfully applied for and received disaster assistance funding from FEMA following two federally declared disasters. EM worked closely with the NIT Medical Clinic, NIT Health Officer and the Whatcom County Health Department coordinating, obtaining, tracking and distributing anti-viral medication, supplies and educational materials to the clinic and community during the H1N1 Pandemic.   NIT EM coordinated with the American Red Cross and NIT Council to achieve a signed Shelter Agreement for the Nooksack Community Center that will provide for the Nooksack community in times of disaster. Through the NIT EM relationship with Fire Districts 1 and 16, two Tribal Members were accepted into the Emergency Medical Technicians course at Fire District 1.


One of the students is the Emergency Management Coordinator whose new found skills and abilities will help in the establishment of an NIT Medical Reserve Corp, disaster first aid and the emergency management department’s   long term goal of staffing the first NIT volunteer Fire Department.


For more information about Emergency Management, call cell phone. 360-303-6663/360-526-2223 (desk)

Current Job Openings as of December 13th. ...

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Thank you again to our awesome staff who handed out the holiday support checks yesterday and today! Any checks not picked up will be mailed today to the address on file with Enrollment. ...

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This camp is open to children ages 5 to 18 who are enrolled Nooksack Tribal Members, or who are children of enrolled Nooksack Tribal Members. Contact Rikkole Edwards to register by 12/17. All attendees must pre-register to attend. ...

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Holiday support check distribution is today from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Distribution will end at 3pm sharp. If you do not have your check in hand by 3pm, you will have to get it via mail.

Please note:
- Make sure you're there well in advance of 3pm, we will have to stop at exactly 3pm to ensure any checks not picked up get into the mail today
- Photo ID is required
- Our crew will be working through lunch so any time between those hours is fine for pick up

Questions? Comment here or message the fan page and we will try to help you out!

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