Divisions - Pawnee Nation Fire and Rescue Department


The mission of Pawnee Nation Fire and Rescue involves the protection of life and property from the adverse effects of fires, medical emergencies, or exposure to dangerous conditions through fire suppression, rescue, disaster preparedness, fire prevention, and community education. The Fire and Rescue team focuses on rapid response to emergencies, in addition to providing appropriate intervention and community education.

Pawnee Nation Fire and Rescue responds to calls within the Blackburn, Glencoe, Jennings, Masham, Maramec, Morrison, Pawnee, Ralston, Skeedee, and Yale communities, as well as other nearby communities.  Pat Leadingfox serves as the Fire Chief, while day to day operations are currently overseen by Gerald Woommavovah. All other members of Pawnee Nation Fire and Rescue serve as volunteer firefighters.


Totaling up to approximately six weeks, all firefighters are required to complete and maintain the following certifications upon joining the department:

♦  Firefighter 1
♦  Medical 1st Responder National Registry Certification (or EMT-Basic)
♦  National Incident Management (NIMS) training

If you have an interest in joining Pawnee Nation Fire and Rescue as a volunteer firefighter or support member, do not hesitate to contact us. Contact information can be found below.

Pat Leading Fox, Pawnee Nation Fire Chief
Jon James, Emergency Services Coordinator/Instructor


Monty Matlock, Director/Ranger
Kelton Kersey, Environmental Specialist/Ranger

Pawnee Nation Fire and Rescue can be reached by using any of the following methods:

Telephone: 918-762-3655
Fax: 918-762-6461

Email - dnrs@pawneenation.org

Physical Address:
301 Agency Road
Pawnee, OK 74058

Mailing Address:
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
Attn: Fire and Rescue
P.O. Box 470
Pawnee, OK 74058