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Morongo Tribal Councilman Appointed to FEMA Council

A Morongo tribal councilman was appointed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency National Advisory Council, FEMA announced Friday.

Brian Lugo, a member of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians tribal council in Banning, is one of 10 new appointees to the FEMA advisory council.

Morongo Tribe Adds Critical Tool Towards Public Safety & Disaster Response

The Morongo Tribe has added a critical tool to its continued efforts to provide public safety and disaster response. The Tribe took delivery of a mobile command and communications vehicle that now allows the Emergency Management Department to communicate with its response partners in the county and region. The vehicle is part of a larger command post system that allows for disaster response operations and management of preplanned and special events.

Tribe Strengthens Emergency Radio Capabilities

During the month of September, as part of National Preparedness Month, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians worked with the San Gorgonio Pass Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) to test its amateur radio communications between the San Manuel Band of