Oklahoma City Fire Department
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Recruit Class 19-1 is getting their physical training going as they embark on a grueling 14-week Fire Recruit Academy.
Two-acre grass fire near NW 117th and Penn this afternoon. #hereifyouneedus
Children and grandchildren of firefighters at Fire Station 15A enjoyed building gingerbread houses and a visit from Santa today. 📸 Major L. Montano
Already at it this morning. Firefighters just knocked out a duplex fire in the 3100 block NW 12th. No injuries reported.
Have a wonderful 2020! Happy New Year from your friends at OKCFD!
You may have noticed a large amount of black smoke from the downtown area of OKC around 5 p.m. today. Firefighters were battling a fire in a salvage yard in the 100 block of N. Bath. 📸 Major Jeff Gilleland
Aren’t fire trucks just cool!! Thank you, OKC, for making sure we have the best equipment and training.
We are fortunate to have visitors of all shapes and sizes. 🐶
‪As the day progresses, winds will increase and the humidity will drop. This will increase the risk of grass and wildland fires. Be mindful of outdoor activities which could produce sparks and please dispose of smoking materials properly. #NoSparks #HereIfYouNeedUs ‬
We want to recognize and thank our friends in blue all across the nation on #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay for all that they do and the sacrifices they make to keep us all safe. It is an honor to work alongside such professionals. Thank you!
Congratulations to Major David Maynard who is retiring today with 25 years and 3 months of service to the Oklahoma City Fire Department. David had 33 years of firefighting experience between two departments. His knowledge, experience, and most of all, friendship, will be missed. Happy retirement, Major Maynard!
Recruit Class 19-1 is training hard this morning. We caught up with them as they were headed to the drill ground to climb 135’ aerial ladders among other things. They’re doing great!
Although heavy flames and smoke were pushing from the front of this home in the 5000 block of N. Harvey Pkwy last night, firefighters still had it knocked down within 10 minutes. No injuries; cause under investigation. #engine11 📸 Holly Jones
Contaminants are washed off the bunker gear of Corporal Cody Burkes after a house fire this afternoon in the 5400 block of N. Dewey. Cancer is a major concern for firefighters, so keeping bunker gear free of carcinogens (as much as possible) is very important. #safetyfirst
OKC FIREFIGHTER SETS POWERLIFTING RECORD In the 165-pound weight class, Corporal Chad Ake recently set a new bench press powerlifting record when he lifted an astonishing 391 pounds! A 21-year career firefighter, Corporal Ake has always had an interest in fitness. Over the last few years, he became very active in powerlifting and had numerous milestone accomplishments on the way to his record-setting lift. 2016 - U.S. Police/Fire Championship Bench Press - Silver Push / Pull - Gold 2017 - World Police & Fire Games Bench Press - Gold Push / Pull - Silver 2018 - U.S. Police/Fire Nationals Bench Press - Gold Push / Pull - Gold 2018 - Mr. Olympia Expo (international event) Bench Press - Gold 2019 - U.S. Powerlifting Association Nationals Bench Press - Gold Winning the 2019 United States Powerlifting Association Nationals qualified Chad for the International Powerlifting League World Championship which took place in Leipzig, Germany in October of 2019. This is where Chad bench pressed 391 pounds and set the new world record for his weight class. Congratulations, Corporal Ake!
Who says extrication equipment familiarization can’t be fun? Firefighters at Station 7 are using their extrication equipment this morning to play Jenga! This mimics the precise movement and equipment control that is mandatory during an actual rescue or extrication. #clever
Although we aren’t currently accepting applications, our recruiters Maj. Tink Collins and Lt. Migael Baez are always out looking for the next group of Oklahoma City Firefighters. We aren’t sure if they are posing for this pic, or if they’re trying to get Trooper Philippi to trade her Dodge Charger in for a red fire engine!! 🤔 #OneTeam #OklahomaHighwayPatrol #Recruitment #BestJobs
We train each day to remain ready for any emergency we are called to handle. Training those who will train others is equally important. 65 Oklahoma City firefighters participated in a FLAG (Flammable Liquid And Gases) train the trainer class this week. These new instructors will assist our training division teach new recruits and other members of our department in the proper extinguishment of flammable liquid and gas fires.
The Citizen's Fire Academy Alumni Association (CFAAA) had their annual elections last night at the Fire Training Center. The following were either elected or re-elected: President: Keith Sossamon Vice President: Bobby Payne Treasurer: Sandy Lookabaugh Secretary: Millie Payne Member-at-Large: Cheryl Klein (the new kid on the block) All who complete the annual Citizen's Fire Academy hosted by OKCFD can continue participation as a member of the CFAAA. These amazing people are SO important and SO helpful as they participate and assist OKCFD with many events and activities throughout the year. From volunteering at the annual Project Life 5K Run and blood drives to helping with smoke alarm canvassing projects and educational events, these dedicated citizens do so much to benefit our department and our community. Thank you for your service and dedication!
In the evening hours of October 11th, nine-year-old Lillian Mitchell heard what she recognized as a smoke alarm beeping. Unsure of where the alarm was sounding from, the young girl quickly awakened her mother who was sleeping just feet away in another room. Lillian’s mother investigated the beeps and realized the alarm activation may be from the apartment above theirs. A call to 911 was placed, where Fire Department Dispatchers took the information and immediately dispatched firefighters to respond. When firefighters from Fire Station 34 arrived, they located the apartment and discovered the smell of smoke coming from the door. After forcing entry into the apartment, firefighters found food which had been left cooking on the stove. The emergency was quickly brought under control, preventing any further damage. “The actions of this young lady saved the apartment, and quite possibly the entire building from catching fire,” said Major Ron Robertson. Firefighters recognized Lillian with a certificate and a ride in the fire trucks on Saturday.
Four-year-old Michael dropped by Fire Station 3 yesterday with his family to visit the firefighters. It looks like everyone had a great time. It’s always wonderful to welcome guests into our home away from home and show little ones what a fire station is like.
When responding to building fires, many different factors are taken into consideration. Those factors help our firefighters make split second decisions on all aspects of the response. One important decision is where to park the aerial ladders to ensure we are able to utilize them to their maximum capability. Obstacles like power lines and parked cars have to be taken into consideration. In the pictures below, firefighters from stations 1, 6, and 7 are seen training on vehicle placement and obstacle avoidance. #AlwaysReady #HereIfYouNeedUs #OneTeam
One of the many grass fires today. This one was 1/2 acre caused by welding near 240 and Sunnylane.
Roll ‘em up and be ready for what’s next! #hereifyouneedus