Kaw Nation

Emergency Management



Our Mission

The mission of Kaw Nation Emergency Management is to provide expertise and leadership for Kaw Nation through the integration of emergency management programs, functions, and supporting activities to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from all emergencies and disasters in an all-hazards approach.


Office of Emergency Management:

  • Prepares and maintains Kaw Nations comprehensive Hazard Mitigation Plan, Continuity Of Operations Plan, Emergency and Tactical Interoperability Communications Plan, and Emergency Action Plans.
  • Inspects and maintains compliance with structures with the adoption of codes such as International Building Code, International Fire Code, and NFPA.
  • Staffs and operates the Emergency Operations Center, which is Kaw Nation’s command post during serious incidents and severe weather occurrences.
  • Maintains emergency communications equipment and Emergency Alert System.
  • Responds to emergencies within Kaw Nation and assists neighboring agencies with emergency calls for service.
  • Serves as liaison and coordinator between Kaw Nation and municipal, county, state, and federal emergency agencies.

Information & Updates

Good morning! We hope you had a great weekend. Here is your latest weather update. Most of the arctic winter weather storm being forecasted across the state is staying consistent to be south of us. There is still some chances of light snow Tuesday and freezing rain Wednesday night. Our main effects are going to be wind chill factors. *Monday: Partly sunny with a daytime high of 24 coupling with a possible windchill factor of -3 degrees. Nighttime lows around 14. Winds 10-15mph with gust up to 23mph. *Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 27. Nighttime low around 17. 30% chance of snow during the day. Little to no accumulation expected. Winds 5-8mph.*Wednesday: Partly sunny with a daytime high of 38. Nighttime low of 24. 20% chance of precipitation that could turn into freezing rain, mainly before 9pm. Calm winds around 6mph. *Thursday: Partly sunny with a daytime high around 49. Nighttime low around 21. Winds 6-8mph. *Friday: Sunny with a daytime high of 49. Nighttime low of 34. Winds 8-9mph.*Saturday: Partly sunny with a daytime high of 57. Nighttime low of 30. *Sunday: Sunny with a daytime high of 56. *Drought conditions: Extreme to exceptional *Burn Bans: None currently*Pollen and Mold: Mold= Low Attached are graphical charts and current satellite imagery. We'll update with any significant changes. Have a great week!#okwx #KawNation #kaw ... See MoreSee Less
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Roads are clear between Kaw Nation offices. Some sludge on the roads, but nothing iced over. Oklahoma Department of Transportation has not issued any warnings for hazardous road conditions in our area. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Kaw Nation Emergency Management department and Cowley County Emergency Management have signed a Mutual Aid Agreement to provide assistance to each other in case of emergencies or natural disasters. Each of us have different and unique capabilities along with equipment that both of our citizen populations can benefit from in an emergency event. We are delighted to collaborate with our bordering departments and neighbors! ... See MoreSee Less
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Daniel Hesson

Emergency Management Director

Office: (580) 362-1232
Email: emergencymanagement@kawnation.com