Fire Department


The Okmulgee Fire Department is a multipurpose department that combines the practices of fire protection, fire suppression and fire prevention into one department.

Fire protection is one of the services that the City of Okmulgee provides to its citizens without subscription.  Those outside of City limits are required to purchase a subscription to obtain fire coverage by the Okmulgee City Fire department.

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Department Staff

There are 22 full-time employees in the department. The department is made up of: 

  • Fire chief
  • Three Battalion Chiefs
  • Three Captains
  • Three Lieutenants
  • Six drivers
  • Six firefighters

The firefighters work 24 hours on and 48 hours off duty. 


The Okmulgee Fire Department's fleet includes eleven pieces of firefighting apparatuses, four of which are engine pumpers, including a 2016 E-1.

Burn Permit

Permission from the Okmulgee Fire Department for outdoor burning is required before any burning can take place inside the city limits of Okmulgee. Contact the Okmulgee Fire Department for details.

Fire Hazards

Information on seeking and eliminating hazards associated with fire in your home or place of work can be obtained from the Fire Chief's office.

Fire Inspections

The Okmulgee Fire Department conducts on a routine basis, fire prevention inspections for homes and businesses. For more information or to schedule an inspection, call the Fire Department. 

Grass Fire

For grass fires, call the Okmulgee Fire Department at 911. Intentional burning inside the City Limits is prohibited except by special permit, issued by the Code Enforcement Office (see Burn Permits above). The Fire Department should be notified in advance of scheduled intentional burns outside the City Limits by calling the Fire Department.