Preparing Makes Sense In Indian Country
The Pueblo of Sandia is participating in the 2018 Sandoval County Hazard Mitigation Plan update – please click here for more information. A community survey on the hazards potentially affecting the Pueblo is available at https://www.sandovalcountynm.gov/hazards-mitigation-plan/hazard-mitigation-plan-community-survey/.
The mission of the Emergency Management Department is to provide a comprehensive and integrated system to help save lives, prevent injuries, protect property and preserve the Pueblo of Sandia’s invaluable cultural and natural resources in the event of a major emergency or disaster. The Emergency Management Department coordinates with other Pueblo of Sandia departments, surrounding jurisdictions, state and federal agencies, and volunteer and community groups to help ensure all available resources and personnel are identified and coordinated during major emergency situations.
Emergency management is based on a cycle of continuous and inter-related activities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against the potential effects of major emergencies and disasters. The Emergency Management Department works to facilitate an environment of cooperation, coordination and collaboration with all internal and external departments and agencies assigned emergency responsibilities. A successful emergency management program requires a whole community approach and effective team work.
The core aspects of a successful Emergency Management program include understanding community hazards and vulnerability; being personally prepared; accomplishing emergency planning, training and exercise activities; initiating response and recovery actions through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC); and collaborating with other agencies.