OKC Firefighters Work On New Plan To Tackle Wildfires - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |


OKC Firefighters Work On New Plan To Tackle Wildfires

Posted: Updated:
[File Pgoto] [File Pgoto]

The Oklahoma City Fire Department is working on a new plan to tackle wildfires across the metro.

Because Oklahoma City is so big and there are so many outlying areas, it takes awhile for them to get to some of these wildfires. So they are counting on the public to help them get prepared.

Oklahoma City Fire Department Maj. Joe Johns did an exchange program in the fall of last year with a fire department in Santa Fe, New Mexico. There, he was able to realize the big problem Oklahoma City is facing regarding wildfires.

Because Oklahoma City is so large and spread out, there are numerous areas where development meets natural vegetation which makes these areas incredibly vulnerable to wildfires.

That's why they are coming up with a plan to help you keep your home safe, especially if you live in an outlying area. 

"I'd like to see people get their homes prepared, hardened, make them defendable, because if you help us then, if we are slow getting there, for some reason because you're in the outlying areas, then that gives us extra time," Johns said.

There will be several meetings held on Thursday nights starting next week at multiple different fire stations. Below are the list of meeting times:


  • 9/21/2017      Fire Station 18          4116 N. Prospect Avenue              6 p.m. 
  • 9/28/2017      Fire Station 30          4343 S. Lake Hefner Drive            6 p.m. 
  • 10/5/2017      Fire Station 27          6400 N. Westminster Rd.              6 p.m. 
  • 10/12/2017    Fire Station 28          7101 S. Anderson Rd.                   6 p.m. 
  • 10/19/2017    Fire Station 32          12233 N. Mustang Rd.                  6 p.m. 
  • 10/26/2017    Fire Station 35          13017 S. May Avenue                   6 p.m. 
  • 11/2/2017      Fire Station 33          11630 SW. 15th St.                        6 p.m. 


Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.


Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.


See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.


Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.