The Emergency Management Department of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians is responsible for the planning, response, and recovery of any emergency which impacts Tribal assets or its members.  These disasters can be natural disasters such as wildfires and ice storms or manmade events including the recently experienced pandemic or civil unrest.

 

The Emergency Management Department will anticipate possible emergencies and develop mitigation strategies to reduce the impact on Tribal members.  We will also create relationships and agreements with other entities such as Aroostook County Emergency Management, Maine Emergency Management, and Federal Emergency Management Agencies.

The Emergency Management Coordinator develops a program which aligns the Tribe with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and National Preparedness System. NIMS implementation objectives are guiding principles which give the Tribe direction for emergency
response capabilities, training & qualifications, and resource management. Consequently, support and funding is available to accomplish these objectives.