Former OKC Assistant Fire Chief Jon Hansen Passes Away


Friday, April 15th 2016, 11:05 am
By: News 9


Former Oklahoma City Assistant Fire Chief Jon Hansen passed away Friday morning.

According to the fire department, Hansen passed away Friday morning in his home with his family at his side. He was 65. Chief Hansen began his career with the Oklahoma City Fire Department in November of 1973.  He promoted through the ranks and became the Fire Marshal for the department in 1995, where he served for three years. As Assistant Fire Chief, he also served as the Public Information Officer for the department. 

Hansen served on the Oklahoma City Fire Department from November, 1973 to July, 1999. After retirement, Chief Hansen continued to serve the fire service in various capacities.

The fire department released the following statement,

"The Oklahoma City Fire Department is saddened to learn of the passing of Assistant Fire Chief (retired) Jon Hansen.  Chief Hansen passed away this morning in his home with his family at his side.  Chief Hansen was a well-respected fire service leader, not only within the Oklahoma City Fire Department, but throughout the state and the nation.  His positive influence will be missed, but the impact he made on those who knew him will be a permanent one.  His contagious, positive demeanor truly touched many hearts and lives over the years. 

Chief Hansen began his career with the Oklahoma City Fire Department in November of 1973.  He promoted through the ranks and became the Fire Marshal for the department in 1995, where he served for three years. As Assistant Fire Chief, he also served as the Public Information Officer for the department.  After retirement, Chief Hansen continued to serve the fire service in various capacities.

Our thoughts, support, and prayers are with Cory, Jill, Norene, Kathy, and other members of Chief Hansen’s family as they navigate through this difficult time."