The Norman Fire Department provides fire, rescue, medical, and hazardous materials and technical rescue response services for the City of Norman. The city limits encompass 195 square miles of Cleveland County, serving a population of approximately 120,000. Norman maintains nine fire stations, a fire investigation building, a fire administration building, a training center, and employs approximately 164 people. The NFD regularly staffs eight engine companies, two ladder companies, one squad, one heavy rescue unit, two boats and one regional hazardous materials unit. Each station is also equipped with a brush pumper that is cross-manned by the engine company. Within the boundaries of Norman are the University of Oklahoma, Lake Thunderbird, and multiple business and housing districts. Norman is bisected by I-35 and a major railroad line.
Mission Statement: The Norman Fire Department is committed to the preservation of life and property by providing quality and efficient services to our citizens, businesses and visitors.
History - The department was founded in 1894 as a volunteer department and today is a full time career department. (For a full history of the department click the "History Page" tab below)
Administration of The Norman Fire Department has been under the direction of Chief Travis King since his promotion from Assistant Chief in April of 2016. Four areas make up Administration: Operations, Administrative Services, Emergency Management and Fire Protection Engineer.
Operations is responsible for the daily functions of the fire suppression division.
The Emergency Management officer is David Grizzle. He serves as the Fire Department liaison to the city’s Emergency Management office. Grizzle works with City, County, State and Federal Emergency Management officials to ensure the preparedness and safety of the community during disasters.
Administrative Services is under the direction of the Administrative Technician IV. This office is responsible for providing administrative support, staff management and centralized budget management. Administrative Services prepares, implements, and monitors the operating and capital budgets, along with the management of purchasing, contract administration and grants management.