The Midwest City Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of public safety services for our community and citizens. We protect lives and property through fire suppression, emergency medical response, disaster management, fire prevention and public education.
We shall endeavor to be mentally and physically prepared to take bold and aggressive action in the execution of our mission.
The Midwest City Fire Department was organized in 1943. The first Fire Chief was G.E. Zimmerman. The current Fire Chief, Bert Norton, is the 11th Chief of the Midwest City Fire Department. The original fire station was near the 29th street development where Station 2 formally resided underneath the Bomber Water Tower. In 2009, fire stations 2, 3, 4, and 6 were built and their old buildings/locations were demolished or repurpose. Fire Department Headquarters is located on the ground floor of station 1 at Midwest Blvd. and Reno (East of City Hall) and consists of Administration, Fire Prevention and Training.
Today we have 6 fire stations covering 26 square miles and over 2,500 hydrants covering the city. We average over 7,000 calls a year that include Fire, Rescue, and Medical. In 1983, we formed the first Hazmat Team in the state and have won national awards for our training. All of our suppression personnel are trained to the level of Hazmat Technician. We also train in various rescue techniques including trench, rope, swift water, and urban search and rescue.
The Midwest City Fire Department Honor Guard is recognized as one of the top in the state. Our Honor Guard unit frequently is called upon by other departments to provide their services for fallen firefighters.
We also have a Fire Prevention division that is charged with enforcing code, inspections, and public education. This is also the department the Fire Marshal oversees. In this division, investigators will determine origin and cause of fires, issue citations for violations, review building and sprinkler plans, issue burn permits, map city hydrants, and register storm shelters.
On the public education side of the Fire Prevention Division, we install car seats, teach CPR, install smoke detectors, and many activities with the surrounding schools.