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Chumash Tribe

article Funding increased for Solvang fire station extension (4/18/2017)
(California) -- The cost for extending one bay of the fire station adjacent to Solvang City Hall increased by just over $10,000, and with nearly $10,000 in additional...
article Chumash wastewater used in battle against Rey fire (8/31/2016)
(California) -- Crews battling the Rey fire south of Cachuma Lake have been assisted by recycled water from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ tertiary...
article Chumash Tribe Helping with Fire Fight by Providing Water (8/26/2016)
(California) -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has offered its wastewater supply to help fire crews at the Rey fire. The reservation has a plant that can produce...
article Solvang to enlarge fire station for new ladder truck (2/23/2016)
(California) -- The plan to add a new single-chassis fire truck moved forward Monday when the Solvang City Council decided to draw up plans to slightly modify its...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Jamul Casino

article Jamul Indian Village provides 2 fire trucks to San Diego County (3/22/2017)
(California) -- Leaders of the Jamul Indian Tribal Council will deliver two new fire trucks to the San Diego County Fire Authority on Wednesday. The new $1 million...
article Jamul to deliver new fire trucks to San Diego, helping improve regional fire safety (3/21/2017)
(California) -- Leading up to what could be a busy fire season in San Diego County, the Jamul Indian Village will officially hand over the keys and deliver a new $1...
article Jamul Indian Village to deliver new fire trucks to County Fire Authority, Improve regional fire safety (3/18/2017)
(California) -- Leading up to what could be a busy fire season in San Diego County, the Jamul Indian Village will officially hand over the keys and deliver a new $1...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation Fire Program helps suppress 85 wildfires (2/28/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Within the first two months of the year, the Cherokee Nation Fire Program has responded to more than 85 fires in Oklahoma, sending crews out this week to...
article Tribal Council authorizes the donation of vehicles to three law enforcement (2/22/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council unanimously passed three resolutions authorizing the Marshal Service to donate a surplus vehicle to three law...
article Cherokee donates to volunteer fire departments (5/29/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation awarded 130 volunteer and rural fire departments with $3,500 checks totaling $455,000 May 3 during the 2016 Volunteer Firefighter...
article Cherokee Nations Holds Ceremony For More Than 500 Oklahoma Firefighters (5/3/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation hosted more than 500 firefighters from 130 volunteer and rural departments at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tuesday night. The tribe...
article Cherokee Nation donating $455k to volunteer firefighters (5/2/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is donating $455,000 to firefighters in 130 volunteer and rural departments throughout northeastern Oklahoma. The Tahlequah-based tribe...
article Cherokee Nation donates $4,000 to Chance Fire Department (4/26/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently donated $4,000 to the Chance Fire Department in Adair County to help the fire station with a remodel to better serve the...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Time to mandate Emergency Medical Services in Iowa? (2/17/2017)
(Iowa) -- Since the November, 2016, General Election, it's been said: the rural areas have spoken - the heartland has felt left out - the cities and big counties...
1 Article on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Taunton police, fire say unified 911 call center at least year away (2/16/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Police and fire officials told the City Council on Tuesday night that they're working toward the goal of establishing a unified, police and fire...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Sen. Yaw Announces More Than $1 Million for Volunteer Fire and EMS Services (2/11/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- One hundred and one volunteer fire and ambulance service organizations throughout Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties will...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe revives emergency management plan (1/24/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is made up of a diverse and sprawling 3,469 square miles of mostly rural terrain. So when an emergency occurs the...
article Volunteer group helps stranded drivers on reservations (12/18/2016)
(South Dakota) -- The temperature was around zero when Rish Little Moon’s vehicle slid off an icy road and into a snowdrift about two miles away from her home on...
article 200 Manufactured Homes Delivered to Pine Ridge Reservation for Disaster Relief (8/15/2016)
(South Dakota) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency says roughly 200 manufactured homes have been turned over to tribal residents a year after a federal disaster...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Emergency funding OK'd for tribal department (1/22/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A bill passed by the Navajo Nation Council to provide funding for services under the tribe's Department of Family Services has been signed by...
article Navajo Nation making progress on Amber Alert system (1/14/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is making progress on a public emergency alert system that can broadcast Amber Alerts and other notifications across the expansive...
article Navajo Nation Amber Alert & Emergency Alert Task Force Completes Milestone (1/14/2017)
(Arizona) -- On Jan. 9, the Navajo Nation Amber Alert and Emergency Alert Task Force under the direction of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, Department of...
article Navajo Nation fire station transfer (10/3/2016)
(New Mexico) -- Nearly a year after Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye told San Juan County Commission that the tribe would take over management of three fire...
article Tribe will take over three fire stations Oct. 4 (9/20/2016)
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation will take over management of three fire stations currently operated by San Juan County on Oct. 4. The tribe was initially scheduled to...
article Navajo Nation Hotshot Crew Deploy Fire Shelters (6/30/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Office of the President and Vice President received information Wednesday, June 29, of Navajo Nation Hotshot Crew incident at the Cedar Creek fire,...
article County approves Navajo fire stations agreement (4/6/2016)
(New Mexico) -- San Juan County and the Navajo Nation formalized an agreement Tuesday under which the tribe will pay the county to continue operating the Shiprock, Ojo...
article Disaster Prep: Rosa Whitehair Leads Navajo Nation Team as Incidents Abound (3/31/2016)
(New Mexico) -- From the time her daughters were young, Rosalita Whitehair worked to hone their survival instincts in case of disaster. Today she instructs fellow Navajo...
article Tribe wants extension on fire station transfer (3/1/2016)
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation officials have asked San Juan County to continue operating fire stations in Shiprock, Newcomb and Ojo Amarillo until September. Operation...
article The Few and the Proud (1/30/2016)
(Arizona) -- Being a firefighter on the Navajo Reservation is not like being a firefighter in a city or in most smaller communities off the reservation.
article Navajo Nation officials encourage chapters to use funds to prep for winter emergencies (1/5/2016)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials are encouraging the Nation's 110 chapters to finalize emergency response plans and to use chapter funds in preparation for...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Paskenta Tribe

article New Fire Rescue Squad Vehicle Arrives in Corning Thanks to Tribal Grant (1/12/2017)
(California) -- Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indian Tribal Council Members cut the ribbon as volunteer fire fighters drove their new fire rescue squad home to Fire Station...
article New Fire Rescue Squad Vehicle Arrives in Corning Thanks to Tribal Grant (1/11/2017)
(California) -- Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indian Tribal Council Members cut the ribbon as volunteer fire fighters drove their new fire rescue squad home to Fire Station...
article Tehama Co. volunteer fire station gets new rescue vehicle (1/10/2017)
(California) -- The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians granted Cal Fire with $125,000 for a new rescue squad vehicle. "Anytime we can make a contribution that will...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Lansing Casino

article Rio evacuated for second electrical fire (12/29/2016)
(Las Vegas) -- The Rio was evacuated Thursday morning after another electrical fire broke out at the resort. Clark County firefighters responded to the Rio, 3700 W....
1 Article on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Power outage at Rio prompts evacuation of 900 rooms (12/29/2016)
(Las Vegas) -- Water overflowing from a plugged sink leaked into an electrical conduit, causing a power outage at the Rio on Wednesday night that ultimately forced the...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Casino

article Twin Arrows Police and Fire Substation to provide first responder services to local community and rural areas (12/20/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise broke ground for the 15,000 square foot Twin Arrows Police and Fire Substation Dec. 15 before a crowd, which included...
article Navajo Gaming Breaks Ground on Twin Arrows Police, Fire Substation (12/19/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) has officially broken ground on the Twin Arrows Police and Fire Substation, which is expected to provide...
article Construction set for police and fire substation at Twin Arrows (12/6/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Budget and Finance Committee approved Navajo Nation’s Gaming Enterprise’s grant agreement, construction plan and fund management plan for...
article Money for police and fire substation near Twin Arrows held up (7/12/2016)
(Arizona) -- Approximately $4.5 million dollars that was to go toward building a 15,000 square foot police and fire substation near Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort has...
article Police and fire sub-station planned at Twin Arrows (4/30/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council will spend $4.5 million from the Shiasin Fund to build a police and fire sub-station at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, located...
article Funding OKd for fire station at Twin Arrows (4/20/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council spent most of Wednesday debating a bill that called for using a portion of the Síhasin Fund to build a fire and police station at...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Seminole Tribe breaks fire contract with Immokalee (12/7/2016)
(Florida) -- The Immokalee Fire Department is losing hundreds of thousands of dollars after the Seminole Tribe decided not to renew its fire services contract with the...
1 Article on this Issue

Quapaw Tribe

article Council approves auto fire aid with Quapaw Tribe (9/22/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- An automatic aid agreement contract with the Quapaw Tribe Fire/EMS and the City of Miami has been approved by the city council. Miami Fire Chief Robert...
1 Article on this Issue

Indian Gaming Revenue

article NIGC announces large tribal revenue gain (7/23/2016)
(USA) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) recently released data showing revenues generated by the Indian gaming industry in 2015 totaled $29.9 billion...
1 Article on this Issue

Morongo Tribe

article Emergency medical workers who saved Morongo casino patron honored (6/1/2016)
(California) -- Yucaipa resident Cecil Spooner got lucky – in life – at Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa. Spooner suffered a heart attack at the casino and...
1 Article on this Issue

Kansas Gaming

article County firefighters union: Casino revenue could pay for pay raise (5/5/2016)
(Kansas) -- Sedgwick County firefighters and the county commission remain at an impasse over pay raises, as commissioners say there may not be enough money in the budget...
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Nation

article One Smartphone or Seven Radios: Insights From a Visit to the Seneca Nation
 (3/31/2016)
(New York) -- Informing and involving Indian country is vital to the successful deployment of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) network and a key...
1 Article on this Issue

Pokagon Band

article Pokagon Band to contribute toward lift station near proposed SB casino (3/22/2016)
(Indiana) -- A phased approach will be used to extend sewer and water service to the potential site of a South Bend casino. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will...
1 Article on this Issue

Ilani Casino

article Cowlitz Tribe, Clark County Fire & Rescue reach deal (2/12/2016)
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe signed an agreement Wednesday with Clark County Fire & Rescue to provide fire and emergency medical services to the Cowlitz...
1 Article on this Issue

Snoqualmie Tribe

article Eastside Fire enters contract with Snoqualmie Tribe (1/27/2016)
(Washington) -- Directors of Eastside Fire and Rescue along with members of the Snoqualmie Tribal Council met Jan. 19 to celebrate a joint agreement for emergency fire...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Senator Asks FEMA to Listen to Tribes Desperate for Emergency Assistance (4/26/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- After a series of recent missed opportunities for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist tribes, Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) is...
article Yocha Dehe Tribal Council recognizes firefighters (4/23/2017)
(California) -- The Yocha Dehe Tribal Council, tribal citizens, and community members and leaders joined Thursday for the eighth annual Awards Luncheon to pay tribute to...
article New Emergency Recovery Options for Tribes (4/17/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Santa Clara Pueblo, N.M., has seen its share of presidential disaster declarations in recent years. In 2000 it took 1,600 firefighters from 65 local fire...
article Numerous Manitoba Communities Declare State Of Emergency (4/2/2017)
(Manitoba) -- An increasing number of communities in Manitoba have declared states of emergency as flood waters rise. La Broquerie, Two Borders, Carman, Grassland, Grey...
article Peguis evacuates 84 people after 'severe overland flooding': chief (4/2/2017)
(Manitoba) -- The chief of Peguis First Nation said the community evacuated 84 people after “severe” overland flooding. Drone video submitted to CTV shows a...
article Meet the Bear Clan man who jumped into Winnipeg river to save woman (3/25/2017)
(Manitoba) -- On a cold night in December, a member of the Bear Clan Patrol got a call about a woman in distress. She was in the water and not moving. What happened next...
article Meet Sarah Arngna’naaq: On-call firefighter and Crown prosecutor (3/18/2017)
(Northwest Territories) -- Fighting fires in Yellowknife is a part-time job for Sarah. Her full-time work is as a lawyer — she works as a Crown prosecutor with the...
article Rancheria donates for siren system (3/10/2017)
(California) -- Earlier this month the Middletown Rancheria Tribal Council unanimously voted to pledge $10,000 to The South Lake County Fire Protection District towards...
article New developments tap PS police and fire departments on already tight resources (3/7/2017)
(California) -- Developments moving into Palm Springs have public safety agencies stretched thin as they look at how many resources they will need and don't have.
article Children killed in fire prompts Loon Lake Fire Department to improve its operation (3/6/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- Two years ago a house fire on a northern Saskatchewan First Nation killed two children. The fire department from a neighbouring community failed to...
article Attleboro seeks gambling grant for new dispatch center (2/18/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The city has applied for $400,000 in gambling mitigation money from the state to help design a $2.3 million public safety dispatch center in the South...
article Lacey Fire District 3 approves fee-for-service arrangement with Nisqually Tribe. Now, will the Nisquallys go for it? (2/17/2017)
(Washington) -- The Lacey Fire District 3 Board of Fire Commissioners have signed off on a fee-for-service proposal that could come before the Nisqually Tribal Council...
press release Hoeven Opening Statement at Oversight Hearing on Emergency Management in Indian Country (2/10/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman John Hoeven (R-ND) delivered the following remarks at a committee oversight hearing on “...
article Senate Grapples With Disaster Relief for Tribes (2/10/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Fires, floods and poisoned farmlands are disasters laid at the feet of the American Indian. Members of Congress heard Wednesday that emergency...
article B.C. First Nation upset it took over 48 hours for the province to respond to a wildfire near Bella Bella (2/6/2017)
(British Columbia) -- Heiltsuk Chief Marilyn Slett says the Central Coast First Nation should be given more power to deal with emergencies after waiting over 48 hours to...
article Tribe receives grant to build new storm shelters (2/3/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The $500,000 comes from the Indian Community Development Block Grant. The money will provide 120 storm shelters to tenants In Miami, Fairland, Wyandotte,...
article New storm shelters for Peoria Tribe Housing Authority tenants (2/2/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Peoria Tribe Housing Authority broke ground for the installation of 120 new tornado and storm shelter units on Wednesday afternoon.
article Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians opens new public safety building (2/1/2017)
(California) -- The tribal security and fire departments of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians have moved from separate headquarters into a new 8,640-square-foot Public...
article Fire, security get all-in-one home at Black Oak Casino (1/29/2017)
(California) -- Tribal security and fire chiefs for the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians say a new building at Black Oak Casino Resort to jointly house both departments...
article Firefighters battling mobile home fire on Fort Hall Indian Reservation (1/4/2017)
(Idaho) -- Firefighters are battling a mobile home fire on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. The fire was reported around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Ballard Road...

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