Throughout the history of the OKCFD, our Department has established itself as one of the finest in the nation; upholding the honored fire service traditions of dedication and bravery, and employing modern practices and technology.”
-G. Keith Bryant, 20th Fire Chief Oklahoma City Fire Department
Providing for a Community
The Oklahoma City Fire Department (OKCFD) began as a small volunteer fire company. Led by Fire Chief Andy Binns, they had one donated horse-drawn wagon housed in a small frame building. When formed in 1889 it was the Volunteer Department’s duty to protect less than 10,000 residents.
Today, the Oklahoma City Fire Department has nearly 1,000 firefighters working from 36 strategically placed fire stations, and more than 600,000 residents spread over 621 square miles are proudly served.
The Oklahoma City Fire Department provides a full range of fire prevention services including code enforcement, fire investigation, and public education. The department is also involved in many public service efforts.
Oklahoma City grew through dedication and a visionary, pioneering spirit. In that same way, the Oklahoma City Fire department continues to protect our residents through innovation, commitment, and outstanding work ethic.