Broken Bow Fire and Rescue
Ryan Martin, Chief
11 N. Main
Broken Bow, Oklahoma 74728
To Report a Fire: 580-584-2424
All other purposes: 580-584-3400
Broken Bow Fire Department
The City of Broken Bow's Fire Department, with an I.S.O rating of class 3, is deeply committed to customer service, and is responsible for protecting life and property from the hazards of fire, hazardous materials incidents, natural and manmade disasters and for providing first response emergency medical service at the basic life support level. We support our City, surronding communities, and our Fire Protection contract with rural waters customers, providing the best customer service possible. Our excellent personnel is what makes this organization successful in protecting our community. With the benefit of being a fulltime staffed station, we are able to provide a faster response time, and will respond to the communities that surround our jurisdiction anytime we are called for help.
Under the supervision and direction of the Fire Chief, the Fire Department is staffed with six fulltime fire captains, four part-time relief lieutenants that allow us to maintain our minimum staffing of two personnel on duty at all times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and fifteen to twenty-five volunteer firefighters that respond to page outs. We strive to maintain the best personnel possible. There is no higher calling than service to others and serving one's community.
"I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one: but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice." Chief Edward F. Croker FDNY 1910
The Fire Department also has a Hazardous Materials Response Team operating one of Region 5's small Decon trailer for the Oklahoma Homeland Security, which provides emergency response services to decontaminate, isolate, contain, identify, and mitigate unplanned and uncontrolled releases of hazardous substances. Additionally, the Department has a rescue team that operates high angle rope rescues, confined space, swift water and other specialized services to rescue trapped persons.
Our Department has four Class A pumper trucks, one 75ft aerial ladder truck, three tankers, one rescue boat, a swift water raft and a Haz Mat trailer. We are fortunate to have at our disposal two Amkus Rescue Tools (Jaws of Life), more specialized technical rescue gear than any other department in the county, portable generators and thermal imaging cameras.
Our staff regularly trains at the three acre Broken Bow Fire Training Center. Most of our fulltime uniformed captains are licensed Emergency Medical Technicians, serveral are certified firefighter instructors, certified as firefighter I & II as well as Officer I & II. We also have certified scuba divers, first responders, C.P.R instructors and special operation team members trained in Haz Mat and technical rescue.
The Fire Department is also responsible for reviewing and updating building ordinances, code compliance and inspections for all commercial and private occupancies. We also participate in public education programs such as Fire Prevention Week for area elementary schools.
We exist to provide the citizens of our jurisdiction with the most effective response possible, whether it is an emergency or not. We strive to set an example as a leader in the Fire Service, creating a standard in fire suppression, prevention, technical rescue, Haz Mat control and emergency medical response, giving our citizens the all hazard emergency response organization that they deserve. With our dedicated, compassionate personnel, we are able to give our citizens this type of customer service.
Fire Training Center
Fire Department Trucks