Fire & Rescue Department


About Fire and Rescue Department

11 N. Main
Broken Bow, Oklahoma 74728
To Report a Fire: 580-584-2424
All other purposes: 580-584-3400

Mission Statement

Broken Bow Fire & Rescue stands committed to the preservation of life, health, property, and the environment. We strive to provide quality and efficient emergency services for the citizens, businesses, and visitors of our great community.


Broken Bow Fire & Rescue was organized in the beginning as a volunteer department. In 1938, Broken Bow joined the Oklahoma State Firefighter’s Association and officially became organized as a Fire Department in the state. Gene Harris was named as Broken Bow’s first Fire Chief and in 1973 Kenneth Clevenger became the first fulltime paid Firefighter for the City of Broken Bow.


Today’s Staffing & Equipment

Today the department is comprised of 8 full time Firefighters and 10 Volunteer Firefighters who respond to roughly 500 calls per year. Firefighters work 24 hours on duty and 48 hours off and provide fire suppression services, emergency medical services, hazardous materials mitigation at the operations level, and technical rescue services. The department is headquartered at 11 N Main St. We maintain and operate five pumper trucks, one rescue truck, four tanker trucks, two brush trucks, one medical response vehicle, one 75’aerial, four boats, and one command vehicle. The department’s annual operating budget is $875,000.00.


Improved Protection

Broken Bow citizens currently benefit from a class 3/3Y ISO rating which was achieved in 2015, through Fire Department Capabilities, Water Supply, and Emergency Communications. Through the dedication of our voters, the Fire Department benefits from a ¼ cent County tax which was passed in 2006 and a ¾ cent special City tax that passed in 2014. Both special taxes have greatly enhanced our response capabilities for our community.

Fire Prevention & Education

Our fire prevention and fire safety education programs help to meet the needs of our community. Broken Bow Firefighters participate yearly in many public education activities with the surrounding schools where we encourage everyone to make fire safety a priority in their home, school, and workplace. The department also provides free smoke alarms to our citizens that are in need.

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Code Enforcement

The Department of Code Enforcement is the City of Broken Bow entity responsible for enforcing city codes. Infractions include, but are not limited to , zoning violations, overgrown lots and yards...

Senior Citizens Center

The George Puckett Nutrition and Senior Center opened March 2003 and employs six personnel. It is a lovely 6000sq ft facility, located on the edge of the pond, in the beautiful city park.

Park and Recreation Department

The Broken Bow City Parks Department has 4 employees that maintain the Broken Bow City Park, the Broken Bow Youth Complex and the Lilly Mae Young Park along with other city buildings, airport and the Broken Bow Cemetery.

Street and Sanitation Department

The Street and Sanitation Departments have a total of thirteen employees with which we maintain, build, and asphalt the roads and remove residential and commercial refuse within the city limits.

Police Department

The men and women of the Broken Bow Police Department are committed to enhance the quality of life and lessen the criminal fears of all citizens by aggressively pursuing all criminals, patrolling all city

Fire & Rescue 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,

Broken Bow Municipal Airport

The airport is located just west of Broken Bow, on Rodeo Road. It has an elevation of 403.2 ft, is asphalt covered, has a 3200 ft lighted runway and a fixed base operator along with being listed by the FAA Mapping Service.

Public Library

In 1972, our library became part of the Choctaw Nation County Library System. This later became known as the Southeastern Public Library System

Dierks Train #227

The little logging mike that sets at Broken Bow, OK next to the crossing of the TO&E R.R. and highway 259 was the last steam locomotive to operate in McMcurtain county.

Water Department

Our raw water source is from Broken Bow Lake. Broken Bow Lake is known as the cleanest and clearest lake in Oklahoma.

Municipal Court

The Broken Bow Municipal Court room and Office of the Court Clerk are both located in the City Hall building


Our facility is permitted to accept household and Non-Hazardous Industrial Waste, as well as brush and metal.

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Our City Officials

Grandville Jett

Grandville Jett

Ward 1

Sue Norrid

Sue Norrid


Drew Anderson

Drew Anderson


Tim Rothstein

Tim Rothstein

Ward 4

Jerry Don Smith

Jerry Don Smith

At Large / Mayor

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