Midwest City Fire Chief Bert Norton was recently sworn into duty as the 2018-2019 Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association’s (OFCA) vice president serving the IAFC-Southwestern Division’s Board of Directors. Chief Norton was elected by a vote during the OFCA summer conference. The annual installation was held in conjunction with the Executive Leadership Conference earlier this month in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Norton has served the Midwest Fire Department as Fire Chief since 2015. He began as a firefighter with the department in 2001. Prior to his service with Midwest City, Chief Norton was a firefighter with the Harrah Fire Department for six years after serving as a volunteer firefighter in Harrah from 1994 to 1995.
Chief Norton was the first company officer in the State of Oklahoma to achieve the Center for Public Safety Excellence Fire Officer Designation in 2013.
In addition to his municipal fire service career, he has been heavily involved with the state of Oklahoma’s non-profit fire service organizations OFCA and Oklahoma State Fire Fighter’s Association.
Chief Norton holds Bachelor of Technology, Emergency Responder Administration, December 2014 and Associates of Applied Science, Municipal Fire Protection, May 2010, both from Oklahoma State University.
About the Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association (OFCA)
The OFCA was established in 1922 to unite firefighters around the state through education, legislative activities and to share information about training and emerging concerns in the field of fire services.