• The Native Family Disaster Preparedness Handbook

    The increased occurrence of natural and human-caused disasters jeopardizes the well-being of Tribal communities, placing these families at greater risk than ever before. Overall, there were 91 weather, climate or geological disasters in the U.S. in 2016, the second-most on record. This includes severe storms, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, heat waves and droughts. These emergencies resulted in property damage, displacement, injuries and fatalities. Tribal children, elders, and disabled people are especially vulnerable to escalating threats that damage homes, natural resources, sacred sites, and infrastructure.


    For the more than a million Tribal residents living on reservations, and even for off-reservation Native families, obtaining comprehensive culturally relevant preparedness information can be challenging. Many families live in remote, rural communities, where 911 services and other essential emergency resources are limited or nonexistent. Also, less than ten percent of reservation communities have access to broadband services, where much of the information regarding family disaster planning is found.

  • About The Handbook

    The Urgent Need for Tribal Community Preparedness

    The Native Family Disaster Preparedness Handbook was created to help bridge the disaster preparedness gap by providing timely, relevant information about risks, options, and practical steps Native families can take, to save lives and protect property, before, during, and after disasters.

     

    Today, with the escalating threat of natural and human caused disasters, Native American and Alaska Native families are increasingly at-risk. The vulnerability to fatalities, injuries, destruction of property and sacred sites, and contamination of water, soil and other resources is greater than ever before. In the past ten years there have been more than 1,000 Federal disasters declared in the U.S., with hundreds of smaller but equally devastating incidents occurring daily.

     

    For Native American and Alaska Native residents across the U.S., there is an urgent need to prepare. Preparing these Native communities is even more challenging because of limited access important information. Minimal access to preparedness education in Native communities is further indication that disproportionate numbers Tribal residents will continue to suffer severe outcomes in disasters. Vulnerable populations such as the elderly, disabled, and children are even more susceptible to injuries, health crises, and fatalities.


    The 66-page full color Handbook can be used as a standalone preparedness manual, or to supplement existing training efforts to help Native families prepare.


    THE HANDBOOK IS A USEFUL TOOL FOR:
    • Individuals & Families
    • Emergency Managers & Tribal Leaders

    • Community Emergency Response Teams (C.E.R.T)
    • Youth & Schools
    • Public Health Providers
    • Disaster Relief Organizations
    • Housing Authorities


    As a practical tool, the Native Family Disaster Handbook is a primer for providing simple, basic preparedness knowledge and tips to ensure Tribal communities are ready to care for themselves and their neighbors when catastrophe strikes. If you choose, you can donate your purchased Handbook to National Tribal Emergency Management Council to help a Native family get ready at no cost.
     

    Cost of the Handbook is $7.50 US per copy, with additional discounts available to all Native non-profit organizations. The Handbook will be delivered via USPS in 5-7 days. Shipping is not included, and will be added to your order at the time of purchase.


    For questions about the Handbook please contact us vince@preparednessmatters.net

     

     

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    HELP PREPARE NATIVE FAMILIES FOR EMERGENCIES

    The Native Family Disaster Preparedness Handbook
    $7.50
    The 66-page full color book can be fully customized to add community emergency numbers, Tribal logos, and other local information (contact us for quote).
    An additional 10% discount applies to all orders of 100 or more copies.
    Shipping is not included and will be added to your order at the time of purchase. Allow 5-7 days for delivery.



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  • Meet The Authors

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    Author - Vincent B. Davis, CEM

    Founder - Preparedness Matters Disaster Consulting

    A devoted advocate for empowering at-risk populations, Mr. Davis supports numerous organizations and projects nationwide, to improve disaster outcomes for people with disabilities, families living below poverty, the elderly, and children. Mr. Davis has more than 35-years experience in disaster response, preparedness, planning, and operations. Mr. Davis' experience includes FEMA, American Red Cross, SAIC, Regional Catastrophic Planning Team, and Emergency Preparedness Manager for Walgreens Co., Sony, and Amazon where he currently leads Workplace Resilience programs.

     

    Mr. Davis is a Certified Emergency Manager by the International Association of Emergency Managers, and holds over 40 separate training certifications, including FEMA Master Continuity Practitioner. Mr. Davis is no stranger to Native community preparedness initiatives. In 2016 he developed the Emergency Communications Guidebook for Native Broadcasters (Native Public Media). His first book, Lost and Turned Out – A Guide to Preparing Underserved Communities in Disasters, (Amazon 2012), provides vital insights from his experiences in 11 national disaster operations.

     

    Mr. Davis is former Chairman of the IAEM Children’s Caucus, an Advisory Board Member for Domestic Preparedness Journal, and a member of the Black Emergency Managers Association. He was recently named one of the top 3 Emergency Managers to follow on LinkedIn.

    Co-Author Sean M. Scott

    Author - The Red Guide To Disaster Recovery

    Mr. Scott has worked for over 37 years in the construction and restoration industry helping thousands of families restore their homes, businesses, and lives. After witnessing close friends and his community devastated by wildfires that swept through Southern California in 2003 and 2007, which destroyed over 6,000 homes and damaged countless others, Mr. Scott recognized that disaster survivors needed a road map to walk them through the recovery process. And so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Now used by fire departments, Native Tribes, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery is helping countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.

    Co-Author Kenneth R. Bibbins

    CEO PrepWorld, LLC

    Mr. Bibbins is a clinical physiologist and entrepreneur, and CEO of PrepWorld, LLC educational technology company. He led the housing repatriation efforts, providing services for thousands of New Orleans residents returning after Hurricane Katrina. An expert on childhood trauma, Mr. Bibbins witnessed first-hand the enormous suffering and trauma from the Katrina disaster, and decided more needed to be done to protect children in disasters. Mr. Bibbins authored Tired of Diets? Hate Going to a Gym? Want to Lose Weight? Let's Talk! (2000), which talks about ties between trauma, weight loss, and obesity. In 2014, he designed and created PrepBiz, a game-based trauma informed educational solutions to improve children’s decision making in emergencies, which is scheduled for release in late 2017.

    Co-Author Adam D. Geisler

    Councilman - Inter Tribal Long Term Recovery Foundation

    Mr. Geisler is currently serving his third term as the Tribal Council Secretary for the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians located in San Diego, California. Mr. Geisler is also the Vice Chairman for the Inter Tribal Long Term Recovery Foundation and acts as the Long Term Disaster Recovery Coordinator for his Tribe, the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indianshas. In 2007, wildfires destroyed over 92% of the La Jolla Reservation leaving a number of Tribal citizens homeless and community infrastructure inoperable. Mr. Geisler facilitated the recovery and communications between Tribal, Federal, State, and local agencies to rebuild the La Jolla Reservation. Mr. Geisler worked with numerous faith-based and community lead organizations including Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS), Jewish Family Services, The San Diego Foundation, and the Regional Community Response Team (RCRT). He is also Co-Author of The Red Guide to Disaster Recovery.

  • Handbook Partners

    Here are the partners that worked to develop the Native Family Disaster Preparedness Handbook

    National Tribal Emergency Management Council

    The NTEMC is a long standing sub-committee of the Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council bringing Tribes and Tribal emergency management organizations from around the Nation together to share information and best practices and to discuss public safety, public health and homeland security issues affecting those in Indian Country.

    Native Public Media

    The Mission of Native Public Media is to promote healthy, independent, and engaged Nship. Native Public Media:ative Communities through media access, control and owner

    • Advocates for and provide station care to a radio family that has grown to 59 stations strong.
    • Supports progressive policies and regulations that encourage the expansion and strengthening of Native public media through mediums and platforms that are truly community-based, local, and democratic are critical to Indian Country.
    • Partners with the Native radio system, media makers, tribal leaders, industry, government, allies, and the corporate and non-profit sectors.

    The Red Guide To Disaster Recovery Native American and Alaska Native Edition

    Finally, a resource designed specifically to help Native American communities prepare for and recover from disasters! The Native American & Alaska Native Edition of The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors is a unique resource that contains a wealth of information to help disaster survivors in navigate the recovery process and avoid becoming disaster victims.

    Tribal Print Source

    Tribal Print source is a division of Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association. Tribal Print Source opened it's doors to the public in October 2003, under the name Hi Rez Digital Solutions, as the first collaborative for-profit business venture with The Southern California Tribal Chairman's Association (SCTCA), a non-profit agency representing 19 Native American tribes in the San Diego County area. Located in Southern California, Tribal Print Source provides high quality, fully digital printing, traditional offset printing, large format printing, and marketing services to customers nationwide while generating job training opportunities and income for the local tribal community. Tribal Print Source is part of the Tribal Digital Village that emerged from a three year partnership between the SCTCA and Hewlett Packard.

    Website: http://tribalprintsource.com/index.html

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