iTEMA is a national Tribal association created for Indian Country, by Indian Country. The mission of iTEMA is to promote a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against all hazards that impact our Tribal communities. iTEMA supports education, training, and preparedness activities in a manner that promotes cooperation and equality for the whole community and works to develop partnerships with Tribal, Federal, state, and local agencies and organizations for the advancement of emergency management and services. To this end, we continue to formalize our organizational capacity and structure by and developing business and strategic planning structures to launch the organization.
Each division would be further broken down to specific committees or groups that would focus on specific elements within that discipline. For example:
Committees: Search and Rescue, Haz-Mat, Wildland Firefighting, Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF), Fire Chiefs, Fire Prevention, Arson, Fire Explorers, etc.
Committees: Preparedness, Response, Recovery, Mitigation, Risk Management, CERT, Amateur Radio, Public Works, etc.