City of Jenks Showcases New Fire Engines

CITY LEADERS: Proudly displaying the new fire engines in Jenks are, from left, City Manager Chris Shrout, Assistant Fire Chief Kyle Zickefoose, Fire Chief Greg Ostrum, Vice Mayor Kaye Lynn, Mayor Robert Lee and Councilor Craig Murray.

The Jenks Fire Department welcomed two new engines with a traditional Push-In Ceremony in June. Their new Engine 1, Pierce, and Engine 2, Rosenbauer have been initiated into service.
The historic traditional Push-In Ceremony dates back to when horses pulled water wagons and firefighters had to quite literally push the water wagons into the bay once back at the firehouse.
The Jenks Fire and Rescue Protection District provides all-hazard fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the community. The district’s service area encompasses approximately 20 square miles which extend beyond the Jenks city limits into other parts of Tulsa County and serves a population of approximately 23,000 residents. Jenks Fire and Rescue maintains two stations housing both career and volunteer firefighters. The administration offices are located at Station 2.
The Jenks Fire Department expects to run approximately 1,800 calls this year. Of those calls, approximately 65 percent of the response will be medical and rescue, which includes motor vehicle accidents, and 5 percent will be fire suppression.
Within the boundaries of the district, it provides protection to large single family homes, multi-family residential complexes, assisted living centers, as well as several schools, including the Jenks School District. In addition, it provides protection for:
• The Arkansas River
• Numerous natural gas sights
• The Oklahoma Aquarium
• Petroleum storage facilities
• Refined petroleum pipelines
• The Riverwalk development
• Two large manufacturing facilities
• Two large power plants
• Wildland areas and numerous other businesses