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GPTLHB was awarded a $3 million CDC grant to assist Great Plains tribal nations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and to develop and expand emergency preparedness capacities. The We are Warriors Emergency Operations Center (EOC) provides support to our Relatives in Pennington County and our member tribes throughout the Great Plains. Our focus now is on serving tribal programs, clinics, hospitals, and other emergency management teams in the Great Plains by providing PPE, cleaning supplies, technical assistance, and other essential resources. We also focus on supplying food and cleaning supplies to our relatives in Rapid City, who have tested positive for COVID- 19.
Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability hazards and cope with disasters.
Emergency management seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters
Emergency management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capabilities to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.
Emergency management must be:
We can help! We accept resource requests from tribes, individuals, staff, and other community members. Follow the link below.