Posted on: March 20, 2017

Twenty New Firefighters Hired in Less than Two Years

2017 fire academy

The Broken Arrow Fire Department (BAFD) has fulfilled a Vision 2025 Renewal campaign promise to hire 20 new firefighters by 2020. Broken Arrow voters in November 2015 agreed to renew the Tulsa County Vision 2025 sales tax and repurpose it to pay for additional police officers, firefighters and local street improvements.

“We're proud to have been able to fulfill our promise to our citizens almost three years ahead of schedule,” said Fire Chief Jeremy Moore. “These new firefighters will help improve the services BAFD provides and ensure our community continues to enjoy a high quality of life.”

A federal grant allowed the department to hire nine (9) firefighters in November 2015. FEMA awarded the department a second grant, which allowed BAFD to hire an additional 11 firefighters in February 2017. While the grant covers salaries for a two-year period, the voter approved renewal of the Vision 2025 sales tax ensures BAFD will be able to retain the new firefighters after the grants expire. BAFD’s authorized strength is now at 173.

“What we heard from Broken Arrow residents, when they voted to renew the Vision 2025 tax, is that public safety matters,” said Mayor Craig Thurmond. “I’m thrilled to see new firefighters added to our ranks ahead of schedule, so that we can continue providing timely life-saving services to our rapidly growing community.”

The Broken Arrow Fire Department provides fire suppression services, emergency medical service and transport, hazardous materials mitigation at the operations level, and rescue technician level services within the City of Broken Arrow’s 105 square mile fence line.

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in News

City Council Highlights graphic

City Council Highlights

Posted on: August 24, 2016
Storm siren

Storm siren testing resumes in March

Posted on: March 1, 2018
Adams Creek Watershed

Stormwater management protects all

Posted on: March 1, 2018
ba motion thumb0

Broken Arrow in Motion

Posted on: June 26, 2017
2017 State of the City address

Watch the 2017 State of the City address

Posted on: December 19, 2017

ScotFest heads to Broken Arrow in 2018

Posted on: December 19, 2017
Chief Berryhill

Brandon Berryhill named Chief of Police

Posted on: October 10, 2017
Parks Locator tool

City launches Parks Locator tool

Posted on: August 29, 2017
Baseball_indian springs 300

Youth Sports an Economic Driver for BA

Posted on: August 25, 2017
turf field_300

New Turf Football Fields

Posted on: July 12, 2017
mobile tech

AT&T Bringing 5G to Broken Arrow

Posted on: March 30, 2017
image of new water connection to Tulsa

City Council Approves New Utility Rates

Posted on: December 7, 2016
couple cycling in Broken Arrow

BA Makes Happiest Cities List

Posted on: August 31, 2016