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Emergency Preparedness and Response Training: Preparing Tribal Nations for Animal and Plant Health Emergencies

APHIS is cooperating with Native American agriculture and natural resources organizations to host regional Emergency Preparedness and Response Training. These workshops open a critical dialogue between APHIS and Tribal personnel about the Tribe’s emergency response concerns and ability to respond to animal or plant health emergencies. Workshop participants will receive technical assistance with developing animal and plant health emergency response plans, initiating MOU discussions, coordinating logistical exercises, and identifying response vulnerabilities.

During training, participants will learn about:

  • APHIS programs and how they respond to various emergencies
  • Foreign and domestic threats to agriculture and wildlife
  • Current pest and disease surveillance activities and responses
  • Federal incident command system and emergency support functions
  • Benefits of having animal and plant emergency response plans and emergency response memoranda of understanding (MOU)
  • Funding opportunities

Visit Tribal Relations Training Opportunities  for more information.



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