Disaster Preparedness Resource Allocation and Technical Support for Native American Tribes in California

Rachel I. Lawrence, Atif Adam, Semran K. Mann, Walleska Bliss, Jesse C. Bliss, Manjit Randhawa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Purpose: The evaluation aims to assess emergency preparedness (EP) among Native American tribes in California to inform future development of priorities and strategies for improvement. The analysis explores funding barriers and gaps in resource availability. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was designed to explore four aspects of EP: 1) perceptions of preparedness; 2) funding mechanisms; 3) resource availability; and 4) plans for future preparedness efforts. The survey was conducted online, by telephone, fax, or mail. Analysis includes National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) compliance, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approval of disaster mitigation plans. Results and Discussion: Findings represent 40% of the federally-recognized California tribes. Participants included: tribal chairpersons and administrators, emergency services managers, fire chiefs, police chiefs, and environmental directors. Results indicated low awareness of funding regulations and instructional opportunities yet high interest; high dependency on external EP response resources; and needed improvements in community involvement. Conclusion: Partnerships with local emergency preparedness and academic organizations and improved communication are recommended to bridge gaps in resources and awareness. This evaluation provides one of the first systematic assessments of EP achievements and gaps among Native American tribes in California. Future studies are needed to explore these preliminary findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-365
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Disasters
Resource allocation
disaster
ethnic group
funding
Availability
resources
Emergency services
Facsimile
management
Law enforcement
fax
Telephone
Fires
Managers
evaluation
telephone
director
incident
police

Keywords

  • American Indian
  • disasters
  • emergency preparedness
  • Native American
  • survey
  • Tribal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research

Cite this

Disaster Preparedness Resource Allocation and Technical Support for Native American Tribes in California. / Lawrence, Rachel I.; Adam, Atif; Mann, Semran K.; Bliss, Walleska; Bliss, Jesse C.; Randhawa, Manjit.

In: Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Vol. 13, No. 3, 01.09.2016, p. 351-365.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lawrence, Rachel I. ; Adam, Atif ; Mann, Semran K. ; Bliss, Walleska ; Bliss, Jesse C. ; Randhawa, Manjit. / Disaster Preparedness Resource Allocation and Technical Support for Native American Tribes in California. In: Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 2016 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 351-365.
@article{8fa06328ae874b6795e9551a64f8842f,
title = "Disaster Preparedness Resource Allocation and Technical Support for Native American Tribes in California",
abstract = "Purpose: The evaluation aims to assess emergency preparedness (EP) among Native American tribes in California to inform future development of priorities and strategies for improvement. The analysis explores funding barriers and gaps in resource availability. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was designed to explore four aspects of EP: 1) perceptions of preparedness; 2) funding mechanisms; 3) resource availability; and 4) plans for future preparedness efforts. The survey was conducted online, by telephone, fax, or mail. Analysis includes National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) compliance, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approval of disaster mitigation plans. Results and Discussion: Findings represent 40{\%} of the federally-recognized California tribes. Participants included: tribal chairpersons and administrators, emergency services managers, fire chiefs, police chiefs, and environmental directors. Results indicated low awareness of funding regulations and instructional opportunities yet high interest; high dependency on external EP response resources; and needed improvements in community involvement. Conclusion: Partnerships with local emergency preparedness and academic organizations and improved communication are recommended to bridge gaps in resources and awareness. This evaluation provides one of the first systematic assessments of EP achievements and gaps among Native American tribes in California. Future studies are needed to explore these preliminary findings.",
keywords = "American Indian, disasters, emergency preparedness, Native American, survey, Tribal",
author = "Lawrence, {Rachel I.} and Atif Adam and Mann, {Semran K.} and Walleska Bliss and Bliss, {Jesse C.} and Manjit Randhawa",
year = "2016",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1515/jhsem-2015-0067",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "13",
pages = "351--365",
journal = "Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management",
issn = "1547-7355",
publisher = "Berkeley Electronic Press",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Disaster Preparedness Resource Allocation and Technical Support for Native American Tribes in California

AU - Lawrence, Rachel I.

AU - Adam, Atif

AU - Mann, Semran K.

AU - Bliss, Walleska

AU - Bliss, Jesse C.

AU - Randhawa, Manjit

PY - 2016/9/1

Y1 - 2016/9/1

N2 - Purpose: The evaluation aims to assess emergency preparedness (EP) among Native American tribes in California to inform future development of priorities and strategies for improvement. The analysis explores funding barriers and gaps in resource availability. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was designed to explore four aspects of EP: 1) perceptions of preparedness; 2) funding mechanisms; 3) resource availability; and 4) plans for future preparedness efforts. The survey was conducted online, by telephone, fax, or mail. Analysis includes National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) compliance, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approval of disaster mitigation plans. Results and Discussion: Findings represent 40% of the federally-recognized California tribes. Participants included: tribal chairpersons and administrators, emergency services managers, fire chiefs, police chiefs, and environmental directors. Results indicated low awareness of funding regulations and instructional opportunities yet high interest; high dependency on external EP response resources; and needed improvements in community involvement. Conclusion: Partnerships with local emergency preparedness and academic organizations and improved communication are recommended to bridge gaps in resources and awareness. This evaluation provides one of the first systematic assessments of EP achievements and gaps among Native American tribes in California. Future studies are needed to explore these preliminary findings.

AB - Purpose: The evaluation aims to assess emergency preparedness (EP) among Native American tribes in California to inform future development of priorities and strategies for improvement. The analysis explores funding barriers and gaps in resource availability. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was designed to explore four aspects of EP: 1) perceptions of preparedness; 2) funding mechanisms; 3) resource availability; and 4) plans for future preparedness efforts. The survey was conducted online, by telephone, fax, or mail. Analysis includes National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) compliance, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approval of disaster mitigation plans. Results and Discussion: Findings represent 40% of the federally-recognized California tribes. Participants included: tribal chairpersons and administrators, emergency services managers, fire chiefs, police chiefs, and environmental directors. Results indicated low awareness of funding regulations and instructional opportunities yet high interest; high dependency on external EP response resources; and needed improvements in community involvement. Conclusion: Partnerships with local emergency preparedness and academic organizations and improved communication are recommended to bridge gaps in resources and awareness. This evaluation provides one of the first systematic assessments of EP achievements and gaps among Native American tribes in California. Future studies are needed to explore these preliminary findings.

KW - American Indian

KW - disasters

KW - emergency preparedness

KW - Native American

KW - survey

KW - Tribal

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84997294384&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84997294384&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1515/jhsem-2015-0067

DO - 10.1515/jhsem-2015-0067

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84997294384

VL - 13

SP - 351

EP - 365

JO - Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

JF - Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

SN - 1547-7355

IS - 3

ER -