Divisions - Department of Emergency Management

The Pawnee Nation's mission is to be prepared, to the greatest extent possible, to respond to all-hazard disasters and events. Pawnee Nation has established the Tribal Emergency Response Committee (TERC) to provide for emergency planning and to assure effective Continuity of Governance (COG) at all times for any given situation.

The Pawnee Nation has identified each of its essential services as critical functions to sustain its COG which  includes a concept of operations that details three distinct phases of an event. This Plan was developed in part by funding made available by the ANA program awarded to the Pawnee Nation in 2010.

Phase I is the recognition of an event and the activation of the plan. This activation may include relocation of staff and resources in order to accomplish those tasks determined to be mission essential.

Phase II of the plan provides for the ongoing provision of essential functions until the event is complete.

Phase III is the reactivation phase that allows the Pawnee Nation to return to normal operations in a systematic manner.

Individuals affected by Harvey or Irma can go to the link below to find a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) near their home. A DRC is the best way to get in-person guidance through the registration process. New DRC locations are continuously updated online at: www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers

To register online, go to: www.disasterassistance.gov

The following information is helpful when registering:
Social Security numbers for household members.
Address of the location where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address).
Current mailing address.
Current telephone number.
Insurance information.
Total household annual income.
Routing and account number for checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to directly transfer disaster assistance funds into a bank account).

Monty Matlock 
Emergency Manager



Jon James
Emergency Services Coordinator/Instructor



Kelton Kersey
Hazard Mitigation Specialist


Vacant, Public Information Officer


(918) 762-3655

Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
301 Agency Road
P.O. Box 470
Pawnee, OK 74058