Tribal Emergency Services protects PTN members by coordinating responses to major emergencies.

Keep yourself safe.

Subscribe to the Tribal Emergency Alert System to stay aware of emergencies and natural disasters in your area. Pay attention to local media, and if possible, subscribe to local emergency info sources.

What does the Tribal Emergency Services and Risk Manager do? (click to find out)

The Tribal Emergency Services and Risk Manager’s (TESRM) job is to help protect PTN members by coordinating the Tribal response to major emergencies and disasters, directing assistance to local jurisdictions when needed, and coordinating assistance with the FEMA and other federal partners. If you or your loved ones are impacted by a natural disaster or another emergency, please reach out to my office.

The TESRM does this by:

  •  Identifying and assessing potential hazards.
  • Developing, updating and maintaining Tribal emergency plans and procedures.
  • Training personnel.
  • Conducting drills and exercises to test plans.
  • Working among levels of Tribal government, volunteer agencies and the private sector to ensure that all understand their roles and responsibilities during disaster response.
  • Providing critical information to Tribal members before, during and after a disaster occurs.
  • Administering disaster assistance programs.
  • Providing overall coordination for disaster response.
  • Providing emergency services and Tribal resiliency-related educational opportunities to Tribal members and employees.
Who Is Part of the Emergency Management System? (Click To Find Out)

Who Is Part of the Emergency Management System?

  • Elected officials
  • Tribal Members
  • Private sector representatives (non-governmental partners such as HyVee, Walmart, etc. Many times they are used to deliver much-needed supplies during and following a disaster)
  • Volunteer agencies and other non-governmental organizations (Salvation Army, United Way, etc.)
  • Local, state, Tribal and federal emergency management and response agencies
How can YOU be prepared? (Click to Find Out)
  • Subscribe to the Tribal Emergency Alert System to stay aware of emergencies and natural disasters in your area.
  • Discuss what to do in an evacuation, and don’t forget to include the needs of those with disabilities.
  • When told by officials, go immediately to a shelter as instructed or to the home of a friend or relative who lives out of the affected area.
  • Know evacuation routes. Pre-establish several different routes in case certain roads are blocked or closed.
  • Family members can become separated during an emergency. Be prepared by creating a plan for how to reach one another. Establish an out-of-area contact (such as a relative or friend) who can coordinate family members’ locations and information should you become separated. Make sure children learn the phone numbers and addresses, and know the emergency plans.
  • Quiz children every six months so they remember what to do, where to go, and whom to call in an emergency.
  • Prepare an emergency “go kit”, which should include supplies for your family and pets.

For more detailed weather information for your area, you may also download the FEMA mobile app.

How can I download the FEMA App?

The FEMA app is available for both Android and iOS.  You can download the FEMA app on Google Play and on the Apple App Store.  

You can also download the app via text messaging. On an Android device, text ANDROID to 43362 (4FEMA); On an Apple Device, text APPLE to 43362 (4FEMA).

Is the FEMA App free to download?

Yes, the FEMA app is free to use and download. Please note that if you download the app via text messaging, standard message and data rates apply.

How can I change my main location in the app?

You can update your main location in the FEMA App by:

  1. Open Settings and select Your Main Location.
  2. Delete your old location.
  3. Enter your new main location and select it. 
  4. Tap the Back arrow or Close button to save your new main location.


Victoria Champaign
Tribal Emergency Services and Risk Manager
Phone: 402-315-2760