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The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD) announced that Mark Steward, a 13-year veteran and captain of BAFD, has been promoted to Assistant Fire Chief. Steward will join the Fire Department Administration in overseeing emergency operations, fire prevention, training and other administrative duties.
“I am humbled and honored to be given this opportunity to further serve my city,” said Steward. “I am excited about the bright future of the BAFD and our progressive community as a whole.”
Steward began his career with BAFD in 2003. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2008 and to Captain in 2011. He has been assigned as the Emergency Medical Services Officer for the past year. During that time, Steward advocated for high risk clients, sat on the dispatch steering committee, and was a member of the launch team for the new patient care reporting software rollout. Steward and his wife, Stephanie, have been married for 17 years. Their two daughters both attend Broken Arrow Public Schools.
Steward is a Nationally Registered Paramedic, Registered Nurse and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Kansas State University. His other work history includes time as a dispatcher, critical care flight paramedic, tactical paramedic, high ropes challenge course facilitator, clinical supervisor for paramedic students, and Neuro-ICU nurse.
“Captain Steward will be a great addition to the Fire Department Administration and I’m thrilled to have our internal leaders moving up the ranks,” said Fire Chief Jeremy Moore.