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The Midwest City Fire Department is charged with the responsibility of reducing risks to lives, property, and the environment from man-made and natural disasters, to the lowest extent possible through the effective use of all resources made available.

The Midwest City Fire Department shall strive to achieve this mission by; responding to and mitigating emergency incidents, preparing for emergency situations that may be anticipated to occur, reducing the risk within our jurisdiction by preventative measures against the outbreak of fires and other emergencies, limiting the extent and severity of such emergencies through risk reduction and built-in control measures, providing for the treatment, removal and rescue of injured and/or endangered persons, and to control emergencies that occur.

Background

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 2010, fire stations 2, 3, 4, and 6 were built and their old buildings/locations were demolished or reporposed.  Fire Department Headquarters is located on the ground floor at Midwest Blvd. and Reno (East of City Hall) and consists of Administration, Fire Prevention and Training.

Today
Today we have 6 fire stations covering 26 square miles and over 2,500 hydrants covering the city. We average over 7,400 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.

Divisions

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.