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The Fire Department has four main divisions that serve the citizens of Enid.

Maintenance Division

The Maintenance Division consists of the Master Mechanic and three Assistant Mechanics. Each mechanic works on one of the three shifts of the Department to assure the rapid repair of apparatus and equipment during emergency situations.

The Prevention and Inspection Division is responsible for determining the cause and origin of all complex or suspicious fires and obtaining evidence for analysis and possible use during judicial proceedings.

The Maintenance Division is responsible for the scheduled preventive maintenance and repair of all apparatus and equipment. Mechanics are also responsible for facility maintenance. Work orders and repair records are computerized for fast access and tracking.

The certification of all fire engines is another important task that is accomplished annually by the Maintenance Division. The certification test insures that fire engines are capable of pumping a sufficient quantity of water at desired pressures for a predetermined period of time.

All mechanics are certified to repair the Department's self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). All SCBA air pressure regulators are computer tested annually or after repair by the Maintenance Division.

The Maintenance Division also assists with the preparation of new apparatus bid specifications for the Department.


Prevention and Inspection Division

The Prevention and Inspection Division provides enforcement of the Life Safety Code, building codes, and applicable City ordinances. The Fire Marshal, assisted by Inspectors, assist business and industry with compliance issues and reviews plan for new construction and remodels.

The Prevention and Inspection Division is responsible for determining the cause and origin of all complex or suspicious fires and obtaining evidence for analysis and possible use during judicial proceedings.

A Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention program is coordinated by the Fire Marshal and Inspectors. This program is designed to help identify juvenile fire setters and assist parents with a positive and effective intervention that prevents future episodes of this dangerous behavior.

Inspectors regularly visit schools, day-cares, medical facilities, businesses and industries within the community and ascertain their operational readiness in the event of fire.

Inspectors conduct home-safety inspections upon request.

Take a look at the Fire Protection Plan Approval information.


Supression Division

The Suppression Division provides fire protection, rescue, hazardous materials, emergency medical services. Three shifts comprise the Suppression Division; A, B, and C. Each shift is commanded by a chief officer. The Enid Fire Department has five fire stations. Station 1. quarters one command unit, three engines, one rescue unit, one hazardous materials unit, one aerial platform, and one wildland fire fighting unit. Station 1. is commanded by two Captains while the sub-stations are commanded by a Lieutenant. The four sub-stations each quarter one engine and one wildland fire fighting unit.

Sub-station Engine companies normally consist of one Firefighter, one Driver, and one Lieutenant. The main function of an engine company is to extinguish fire as quickly as possible with a stream of water discharged from a fire hose. Additional fire ground duties include rescue, raising ladders, salvage, overhaul, ventilation, and emergency medical care of the injured.

Engine companies also perform other duties such as the extrication of vehicular accident victims, mitigation of hazardous material incidents, pre-fire planning, assistance calls, wildland fire fighting, the emergency medical care of the sick or injured, and rescue operations.



Training Division
The Training Division is directed by the Training Officer. The Training Division develops annual training schedules, maintains the training, accident, injury, and health records of all personnel, and prepares monthly examinations.

The Training Officer also serves as the Safety Officer for the Department and responds to major incidents as a member of the Command Staff. Annual fit testing of the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) masks is the responsibility of the Training Division and is accomplished using computerized test equipment.

The Training Division utilizes the Fire Service Training Center located at Autry Vo-Tech. This facility includes a skills building, live burn structure, and a modern classroom facility. Multi-company and single company drills are conducted at the site as well as courses presented by Oklahoma State University/Fire Service Training and National Fire Academy.