City of Checotah

Checotah Emergency Services


Director

Marcus Cunningham
P: (918) 441-9410 E: mcunningham@checotah.net

PREPARE. PLAN. MITIGATE.

  1. Prepare an emergency kit to last 72 hours
    • Include 2 gallons water for each person in household
    • extra batteries for flashlights and an all hazards radio
  2. Develop an evacuation plan
    • Practice your plan monthly.
    • Know your families meeting place.
  3. Mitigate the problems with your plan

Tornado Sirens

Tornado Sirens are tested the first Saturday of each month. Checotah has (3) three sirens located in the following locations:

  • Charlie's Chicken
  • Marshall Elementary
  • Alternative School

Click here to register a storm shelter.

Checotah is a participant in the OKFirst weather software. During a TORNADO WARNING the City of Checotah will open up the Multiple-Purpose Building located on SW 2nd St at Checotah Intermediate School.

Rules for use of the public shelter:

  • NO PETS ALLOWED DUE TO SAFTEY OF OTHERS
  • NO SMOKING OR ALCOHOL USE ALLOWED
  • All people choosing to use the shelter must go into locker rooms
  • No one is allowed inside gymnasium due to safety concerns

NOTE: We will NOT sound an all clear to signal you that the tornado is past.

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Emergency Services

4 Full Time Employees

10 Part Time Employees

EMS Director is on site Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

CPR classes are available as needed

Checotah EMS covers approximately 400 miles

Checotah EMS averages 1,000 runs a year

If you need and ambulance please call 911

Any ambulance questions on concerns please call EMS Director Jerry Lewis at (918) 473-6337 or you may stop by.

Volunteer Fire Department

Chief - Greg Carmack

Volunteer Firemen

Dalton Chandler
Jeff Chandler
Colby Crissmon
Eric Cross
Will Ferguson
Bo (Jordan) Gwin
Jeff Killingsworth
Cutler Morgan
Jason Ramsey
Sam Roberts
Ronnie Ross
Cody Stephenson
Cloyd Whitmus
Leroy Whittle

Sammie Roberts
Cloyd Whitmus
Jeff Chandler
Thomas Utley
Jeremy Matthews
William Ferguson
Eric Cross

Checotah Fire Station