For Immediate Release
Contact: Shawn Pensoneau
Additional Disaster Assistance for Indian Gaming Facilities
Washington, DC February 27, 2008 — Indian gaming facilities throughout the country face various natural and man-made disaster threats depending on the area the gaming facility is located. The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) has identified two resources to aid in the protection of these facilities. This includes protection of both the people who work in the facilities and the general public.
The Emergency Guide for Business and Industry set forth by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) provides vital information in a step-by-step fashion on how to create and maintain a comprehensive emergency management program.
Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry
Additionally, FEMA hosts a website that contains disaster specific information. This website provides information for actions to take before, during and after a disaster occurs.
FEMA Prepare for a Disaster
In addition to these resources, the NIGC is prepared to provide assistance as necessary. If a gaming commission or manager requires assistance, please contact an NIGC Regional office, which will coordinate assistance with Headquarters.
The NIGC is an independent regulatory agency established within the Department of the Interior pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.
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