Just up the road, about 15 minutes away, is the lovely community of Elgin.  Elgin Oklahoma has the perfect view of the Wichita Mountains, low crime, and a booming economy.  Plus, it's just a hop, skip and a jump from Lawton, Chickasha, and Oklahoma City if the shopping bug for big box stores strikes.

Elgin Fire Department operates with a full-time Fire Chief, Mike Baker, and a team of volunteers that are ready at a moment's notice to help their neighbors in the case of emergency.

The normal slate of volunteers consists of 25 volunteers, however, that number has fallen due to retirements or moving from the community. These volunteers are fully trained in-house or at the Great Plains Technology Center.

Elgin Fire Department is actively looking to fill 6 openings in the Fire Department.

Requirements Include:

  • Must be age 18 or Over
  • Must live in the Elgin Response Area

Those are really the only requirements.  You can be a part of what's good in Southwest Oklahoma by volunteering your time and energy to help protect the community that you live in!  You can stop by the Fire Department located at 7892 US HIGHWAY 277 and pick up an application any time the Fire Department doors are open!

You can also stop by Elgin City Hall or call City Hall (580) 492-5777 for more information.

Neighbors helping neighbors. In an emergency, isn't that who you'd like to count on?  Someone that lives and works where you do.  Could that person be you?  If you have questions about being a volunteer, you can call the Elgin Fire Department in Elgin at  (580) 492-6727.

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