Norman, Oklahoma - Thank you for your interest in the IAFF and the Local IAFF 2067. Our goal is to maintain the highest level of safety for our members in an effort to serve the Norman community during an emergency. We continue to strive daily in helping our citizens obtain the highest level of emergency service possible. We also make every assurance each and every member of the International Association of Firefighters Local 2067 are equally compensated as professional firefighters & emergency responders. We are proud to serve Norman. We are proud to fight for and defend the rights of Firefighters and the rights of our community when pledging to be the finest, safest, and progressively motivated Fire Department possible. Thank you for visiting.
April 26, 2016 - After an extensive search, Norman City Manager Steve Lewis announces the appointment of Travis King as Norman’s new fire chief and emergency manager. King currently serves as Acting Deputy Chief for the Norman Fire Department. King will assume his duties as fire chief Friday and will lead a department that includes 9 fire stations, 163 positions and an annual operating budget of $18.7 million.
"With his twenty years of experience with the Norman Fire Department, Travis King is highly qualified for this position and will be a great asset to the Norman community,” said Lewis. “Travis has been an incident commander on some of the largest fire and emergency incidents in our city’s history. He has proven his leadership under pressure.”
King said he is “honored and humbled by the opportunity” and is grateful to be appointed as Norman’s new fire chief. “The Norman fire department is committed to delivering quality services to the community and I am dedicated to leading that effort,” King added.
King has served in a variety of assignments with the Norman Fire Department, including assistant chief, shift commander, incident commander during the Cleveland County fire storm in 2012 as well as a member of the Region 6 Hazardous Materials Response Team since 2003.
Contributing to King's qualifications is his educational background. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Responder Administration from Oklahoma State University where he was recognized on the President’s List of Distinguished Students. King also completed the Oklahoma Executive Fire Officer Leadership program at Oklahoma State University and several emergency management courses though Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute. King is active within community, serving as a big brother in Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Norman, and has served as a Career Exploration Education Advisory Committee member with the Moore-Norman Technology Center.
April 13, 2016 - The Norman Fire Department’s medical first responders are now certified for, and will begin to provide, advanced level of emergency care, in addition to the basic level medical care currently provided. The new increased level of emergency care will begin Thursday.
“Since we are often first on the scene in a medical emergency, we are very grateful for the support of our community that allows us to provide a higher level of care in those serious or life-threatening situations in which every minute matters,” said Interim Fire Chief Jim Bailey. Bailey said the fire department responds to approximately 8700 calls for medical assistance each year, which is 69% of the total calls for service received by the department. (More here...)
Support SB 1240
Sales tax is currently the only funding source for both big cities and small towns across Oklahoma. They are struggling with declining sales tax revenues and are still required to provide core public safety protection services.
Senate Bill 1240 allows a city or town to voluntarily create a Public Safety Protection District. This bill does not mandate municipalities to create these districts it merely allows governing bodies the means to determine if the citizens want to create and fund a district.
The measure to form a Public Safety Protection District would require majority vote to be adopted. It would levy an annual assessment in the amount of no greater than five (5) mills on each dollar of assessed value of the property in the district if approved by a majority of the voters.
The proceeds of which would be used solely for the operation and maintenance of the public safety protection district, including expenses related to purchasing and maintaining public safety equipment and payment of salaries and benefits of the city employees who provide law enforcement and/or fire protection public safety services within the district. It does not compete with rural fire districts for assessments and it does not impose the City’s power over another jurisdiction. It does not take money away from entities receiving ad valorem revenue.
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