Message from the Chief

  • 2707 Faith Ave • El Reno, OK 73036
  • Phone: (405) 262-2949
  • Fax: (405) 422-2145
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El Reno Fire Chief

Welcome to the El Reno Fire Department website! I am honored to represent and be a part of a group of outstanding individuals who proudly serve the 17,000 people who call El Reno their home.

Just like El Reno itself, the El Reno Fire Department is rich with heritage and tradition. We strive to combine the best traditions of the Fire Service with the most innovative advancements in technology, training and equipment to meet the challenges of a growing community as we move into a new century.

The El Reno Fire Department is dedicated to provide those we serve with the highest level of fire and rescue services available. We accept and embrace this challenge with vigor and commitment. As the world evolves and our City grows and matures, our mission has also evolved to meet the needs of a growing, diverse community.

It is the mission of the El Reno Fire Department to protect the citizens in our community from fire and disaster.

This mission is accomplished through aggressive suppression operations by virtue of determination, successful rescue through teamwork, and training with pride and integrity.

To deter fire hazards and loss of life by means of public education, prevention by way of code enforcement and maintaining quality emergency medical service to those in need of medical care.

It is a privilege to lead a progressive, customer oriented fire department that constantly works hard to meet the needs of its community.

The El Reno Fire Department is currently staffed with twenty six full-time firefighting personnel and one civilian employee, the Executive Assistant to the Chief.

The El Reno Fire Department operates out of three stations, two manned and one un-manned. Our main area of protection lay within 79 square miles of corporate city limits as well as another 75 square miles of unincorporated area for a total protection area of 154 square miles. Within this area lie 13 miles of interstate highway, (I-40) and 22 miles of U.S. and State Highways (81 & 66).

The El Reno Fire Department has several special rescue teams with different individuals from the department comprising these specialty teams. These special units consist of rope rescue (high angle), trench rescue, limited confined space rescue, hazardous materials response (operations level), vehicle extrication, swift water and flood rescue and underwater rescue and recovery. The department does not currently have the equipment for ice or cold water rescue.

Besides normal suppression operations, rescue and EMS efforts, the members of the El Reno Fire Department have ongoing fire education and prevention programs. Several members of the department maintain a successful juvenile fire setter intervention program in conjunction with Operation Fire Safe. Other fire education programs are presented to day cares, preschools, public and private schools, industry and civic organizations, nursing homes, hospitals, etc.

The Fire Marshal’s office performs routine inspections with the help of the shift personnel and works with the Community Development Department on code enforcement concerning building and fire prevention codes. Two arson investigators handle suspicious fires within the community. These investigators work in conjunction with the Police Department's detective division.

Excellent ISO Rating Means Superior Fire Protection

Reduced Insurance Rates

As of September 2013, on a scale of 1-10 (1 being the best and 10 considered the worst) the City of El Reno Fire Department was recognized as an ISO Class 3 department. The ISO (Insurance Services Office) is an independent organization employed by the insurance industry to evaluate a community’s ability to control fire. This placed El Reno in the top 4% in Oklahoma.

What does this mean to a property owner? It could translate to lower insurance premiums. For additional information, contact your insurance company.

Once again, welcome to our website and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or if we can be of any assistance to you.

Kent Lagaly, Fire Chief
El Reno Fire Department