Welcome to THE NTEMC! *********************************************



The NWTEMC will host the 2nd Annual National Tribal Emergency Management Council at this year's 12th Annual NWTEMC Conference.

Registration is now Open!

August 10th - 14th, 2015

The 12th Annual NWTEMC will host the 2nd Annual National Tribal Emergency Management Council for one more year, and then our goal, is to facilitate the travel of the NTEM council across the Nation to other Regional Conferences. For conference details and to register for this year's NWTEMC conference, follow the link below:


2015 - 12th Annual NWTEMC Conference Registration Here


The National Tribal Emergency Management Council would like to Announce the appointment of Richard Flores as Director of Tribal Relations and Legislative Affairs

To learn more, click here: http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/national-tribal-emergency-councial-names-richard-flores-director-tribal-relations-legislative-affairs/



To Contact Lynda Zambrano

Executive Director

Phone: 425-508-3967


P.O. Box 1162

Snohomish, Washington 98291

For more information about our Board of Directors and Lynda Zambrano click here:




Welcome to the National Tribal Emergency Management Council (NTEMC). The NTEMC is a long standing sub-committee of the Northwest Tribal Emergency Mangement 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.


There are three main areas that separate the National Tribal Emergency Management Council from all other EM/HLS groups out there:


The NTEMC remains committed to Sovereign Immunity, assisting our Tribal partners with building infrastructure and internal capacity. There are many groups out there that want to come into the Tribe and be the Incident Commanders, the Incident Management Team, and the First Responders. We want to continue to help our Tribal Nations remain in the driver’s seat of the their own incidents, and the best way that we can assure this is to continue our work in the areas of sharing information, training, skill sets, resources and best practices.


We believe that Public Safety and Public Health are Trust Responsibilities of the Federal Government, and therefore, do not charge dues or membership fees to be a part of our organization. Although this makes sustainability difficult at times, we do not believe that our Tribal Nations should have to pay for what the Federal, State and Local Partners are receiving in the way of grants and technical assistance. Therefore, we continue to work hard on bringing grant dollars into the individual Tribal Nations, training opportunities to our Tribal Lands, and Technical Assistance to Indian Country that continues to help build our emergency management and homeland security programs, free of charge.


We are not a response organization. We believe very strongly in our mission:


To provide guidance and tools for member tribes to develop sustainable and all-hazard approaches to Emergency Management and Homeland Security, through an approach that emphasizes both inter and intra jurisdictional cooperation to maximize resources in mutual aid, training, exercises, planning, and equipping by sharing information and best practices.


Because we are a very small non-profit, we have relied heavily on consortium grants, specific contract work that is provided at severely discounted rates for our member Tribes and the private sector. In 2013, the NTEMC partnered with the National Joint Powers Alliance®, a national municipal contracting agency committed to serving our Members purchasing needs. We are both driven to provide efficient public service through contract purchasing solutions and other related programs. We are only able to do this as we work together, creating a unified purchasing alliance that is valued by both NJPA and the NTEMC. We will now have access to more than 220 companies that have been vetted through this partnership. 


Stayed tuned for so much more ahead as we bring in 2015 together!

To read more, see the 2012 Annual NWTEMC Annual Report



To better facilitate the mission of the National Tribal Emergency Management Council, the NTEMC is organized into 10 Regions, based on the FEMA system of 10 Regions. Unfortunately Tribal lands do not fit neatly into the FEMA regions map.  Some tribal lands are located in 3 FEMA regions! But for now, as we began this process, we hope this structure will work best. Click on our Regions Tab at the top of the page to learn more.


contact us: info@ntemc.org


This site and Sub-committee is being developed by the NW Tribal Emergency Management Council, a consortium of more than 150 Tribes and Tribal Villages in Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska that has been working dilligently on Emergency Management for the past twleve years.


Interested in joining the monthly calls of the NTEMC? The NTEMC believes strongly that public safety is a trust responsibility and therefore there is no cost to join. For the purposes of sharing information and having a point of contact,  please submit a Resolution from your Tribal Governing Body asserting the desire to join the NTEMC in Emergency Management information sharing and best practices. Please see sample Resolution:


Sample Resolution to join NTEMC



Please visit NWTEMC at http://nwtemc.org



NWTEMC was proud to host this past year's
2014 1st Annual National Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference

Northern Quest Casino and Resort
                            AUGUST 11th - 15th, 2014



The Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council was proud to host the 1st Annual National Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference, a partnership of Tribal Nations, Tribal Organizations, Federal, State and Local agencies from all across the U.S. With a full five days of offerings, this year’s conference was a showcase of some of the best Tribal Emergency Management work and Best Practices in Indian Country.


On August 13th, our honored guests, distinguished speakers and featured vendors joined us for three full days of fun presentations, educational opportunities, and networking events that guaranteed to keep everyone talking about this conference all year long. Steve Golubic, the Executive Director of the National Tribal Emergency Management Council joined the Board of Directors in providing updates, current news and future goals of the NTEMC. Guest speakers presented information on planning, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. FEMA, the US Department of Homeland Security, EPA, US Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice were just a few of our partners that joined us again this year.


To make your registration process easier than ever, we have gone live, on-line, with the following application. Quick and easy! Simply click on the following link and fill in the attendee information, and you are on your way. Stay tuned for information about next year's conference.




We will again be at the beautiful Northern Quest Casino and Hotel. A special block of rooms will be reserved for all conference attendees.  Call (509)242-7000 or (877)871-6772 to reserve your room.  Please mention you are with the "NTEMC Emergency Prep Conference" to get the special rate to be determined shortly for Aug. 10th-15th, 2015.

Stay tuned for more conference updates and join us as we continue to develop a new and exciting agenda for next year. For a sneak peek at last year's AGENDA click here.


Information on HR-1953

Rahall Legislation Reinforces Indian Tribe Sovereignty during Major Disasters and Emergency Situations

May 24, 2011 |

Washington, D.C. – As Joplin, Missouri, recovers from the single deadliest tornado since officials began keeping records in 1950, U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today introduced bipartisan legislation that would solidify Indian Country’s tribal sovereignty during major disasters and emergency situations.


proposed legislation  v. May 10, 2011