Known as the "Keeper of the Western Door"

Emergency Management

The Seneca Nation Department of Emergency Management will utilize a proactive, all hazards approach to develop a comprehensive emergency management program. This will be accomplished by the application of planning, technology, best practices, and management to coordinate an effective response to events that affect large numbers of people in our communities, do extensive damage to property, or disrupt community life. The emergency management program will be greatly enhanced by strong partnerships with other Seneca Nation departments, Indian Nations, jurisdictions, and by productive partnerships with volunteer agencies such as the American Red Cross and Salvation Army. By accomplishing this, we will become a model of success for Indian Country and surrounding communities.

The mission of the Seneca Nation Emergency Management is to serve the citizens of the Seneca Nation through effective planning for natural and man-made disasters. Our goal is to save lives and protect property through coordination of an emergency management system integrated with all emergency response organizations, support services, and volunteers. We will be an advocate for greater community efforts, including educating the general public to mitigate and prepare for potential disasters. We will support efforts to train and exercise emergency responders. We will coordinate with all appropriate agencies for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery operations.

Mike Gates
(716) 532-8178

Services Offered

Regroup Mass Notifications

The Seneca Nation Emergency Management Department’s mass notification messaging service called Regroup is intended to provide SNI employees and community members with broadcasted services in the event of emergencies. closings, delays and health/safety messages. This service allows fast and reliable communications via mobile devices. landlines, & email.

If you are interested in being placed on the call list or if your contact information has changed, please contact the Emergency Management Office to update your profile.


Monday – Friday

8:00am – 4:30pm
(716) 532-8178


The reverse callback number is (716) 351-3013. Save this number to your contacts! This number will allow those users that missed the call to call this number and hear the last message that was sent out.


All call lists are confidential and will be solely used for the intended purpose.