Emergency Services

Program Mission

It is the mission of the Emergency Services program to provide all aspects of Emergency Management, Planning, Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, and Recovery in an all risks hazard environment for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony.

Office of Emergency Services (OES)

The Office of Emergency Services (OES) has been designated as the entity responsible for all emergency response issues related to emergency management and planning for the RSIC.

OES has one Emergency Services Manager (ESM) who oversees the Emergency Services Program. The ESM was created to manage all of the emergency management and planning functions for the RSIC and coordinates response activities with the Tribal Volunteer Fire Department, the Tribal Emergency Response Commission (TERC), the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and tribal law enforcement. The ESM serves as the official representative for the RSIC on the Washoe County LEPC and attends the required meetings.

The objectives of the Emergency Services program are to:

  • Update and implement the RSIC Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) during the calendar year.
  • Provide emergency planning for other risk hazards that occur during the calendar year.
  • Develop and implement preparedness, prevention, response, mitigation, and recovery programs for the RSIC during the calendar year.
  • Provide CPR and other life-saving skills to tribal programs and community residents as required during the calendar year.
  • Serve as Program Manager and point of contact (POC) for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
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