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Elk City Fire Department
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Elk City Emergency Medical Service

Emergencies: 911 | Non-Emergencies:  580-225-0500 

The Elk City Fire Department has records going back as far as 1906, when the volunteer fire department operated out of the building at 114 W. Third Street. Then in 1941 under the leadership of Walter Blackmon, Mayor, and a new city council improving the fire department was made a priority. They added new fire equipment and two full time firemen. Not only did this make handling emergencies easier but it also reduced the City's insurance rating considerably. As the department grew and a larger facility was needed they moved to their current location 303 W. Fifth Street in 1952.

With a strong history of keeping Elk City safe, this crew of 24 full-time (paid) and 18 volunteer firemen is ready to handle all emergencies. They operate the department with three engine trucks, one ladder truck, five brush rigs, and a fully equipped rescue truck.

By adding new equipment and more manpower the Elk City Fire Department has brought the ISO Rating down from a Class 5 to a Class 3. This will assist many commercial properties with lower insurance premiums.


Elk City Fire Department
303 West Fifth Street
Elk City, OK 73644

Chief Bill Word
Asst. Chief Billy Sizemore


Beat the Heat There's a lot to do when the weather is right: family picnics, working on your tan at the beach, a homerun derby on the softball field, endless hours on the golf course, or lounging in your backyard hammock. Unfortunately, too much fun in the sun can be dangerous. Excessive heat exposure can cause dehydration, which in turn can cause dangerous conditions like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke (also called sunstroke). No matter what your plans are this summer, you won't want to miss any of them. Combating the toll of the heat and sun on your body will keep you healthy and active all summer long. Try a few of these simple precautions, and you'll still be going strong as the leaves start to turn.
With school letting out soon our kiddo's will be playing outside and going to the parks. Please be careful while driving watch out for these little ones.
In the United States, tornado season is generally in the spring. Tornadoes are more prevalent from April through July, with May and June being the peak months. But like thunderstorms, tornadoes can form any time of the year. Starting May 8th 2017 the Elk City Fire Department will be testing storm sirens at noon on Saturday's weather permitting.


A PUBLIC STORM SHELTER is located at Elk City's EMS office (300 W 5th Street) for use in the event of severe weather.

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