Emergency Management

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe’s Emergency Management Response Office to provide the highest level of emergency response services to its tribal members by identifying hazards and vulnerabilities within its Reservation boundaries and by mitigating the effects of, preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and disasters whether natural or manmade. FMIT Emergency Management Office prides its self in providing ongoing training in emergency preparedness to its staff and community members understanding that an educated and trained public is paramount in lessening the effects of a disaster happening to our community.

What does FEMA stand for?

"The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation5." 5. www.fema.gov FEMA; (http://www.fema.gov/about/index.shtm)

External Community Response Systems

The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe Health Center coordinates with and belongs to a broad communitywide emergency response system as follows:

FMIT Multi-Hazards Mitigation Plan: This is a Tribal sponsored plan where Tribal Risk Management is assessed and identified with mitigation planning to reduce the risks to life and property. The plan meets FEMA standards. Luke Johnson, Coordinator: (760) 629-3721

Emergency Operation Center (EOC): The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe belongs to the Mohave Valley EOC and reports there for our community participation and input during emergencies. The EOC is located at 1395 E. Levee Way Mohave Valley, AZ 86440. Jack Yeager, Coordinator: (928) 768-9113

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC): The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe participates in this Mohave County plan for drills, community sharing emergency resources, etc. The LEPC meets quarterly at various announced locations. Mike Browning, Coordinator: (928) 757-0910

City of Needles Emergency Planning Committee: The City of Needles has produced an emergency FEMA plan to meet the California Emergency Plan and the Tribes California portion of the reservation is signatory to this plan. David Brownlee, City Manager: (760) 326-2113 ext.315

Contracted Hospital Care: MOAs are in place for contracted medical services not provided by FMIT Health Care or for emergency care. Needles Hospital: (760) 326-4531    River Valley Medical Center: (928) 788-3604

Emergency management business only contact phone numbers:

Emergencies Management Agencies Law Enforcement Agencies Fire & Safety Electric & Utilities
Homeland Security Arizona Office (602) 542-7008 FMIT Police (928) 346-1521 Mohave Valley Fire Department (928) 768-9113 City of Needles Electric (760) 326-5700
FEMA   www.fema.gov Bullhead City Police (928) 763-1999 Fire/Ranger (702) 293-8932 AMPS Mohave Valley (928) 768-2200
CDC   www.bt.cdc.gov Mohave County Sheriff (928) 768 7055 Search & Rescue (760) 326-9200
Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)  (602) 364-1025 City of Needles Police (760) 326-9200 Bullhead City Fire Department #1 (928) 758-3971
Arizona Poison Control (800) 362-0101San Bernardino County Sheriff (760) 326-9200Needles/San Bernardino County Fire Department (760) 326-2833
California Poison Control (800) 876-4766 FBI Victorville, CA (760) 951-7119
Toxic Spills (800) 424-8802 FBI (All Other) (800) 333-4636
Valley View MC (928) 788-2273
Western AZ Regional MC (928) 763-2273
Colorado River MC (760) 326-4531
Fort Mojave Indian MC (928) 346-4678
Havasu/RMC (928) 855-8185

In the event of an emergency DO NOT CALL the numbers listed above... DIAL 9-1-1

Advise the 911 operator on the nature of your call, for example: "Operator, I am reporting a vehicle accident with injuries." Answer the questions asked by the operator.

Think you're prepared for a natural disaster, emergency, or terrorist attack?

Then put yourself to the TEST and discover your "Readiness Quotient" (RQ)!

Don’t Delay... Prepare Today!

I. Prepare a KIT

Emergency Supply Kit Check List

Additional Items to Consider Adding to Emergency Supply Kit

II. Make A Plan

For more information please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at www.ready.gov

Feel free to stop by our office during business hours for a wide variety of informative pamphlets.