Jenks Fire & Rescue
"Backs the Blue"
The Jenks Fire & 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 extends beyond the Jenks city limits into other parts of Tulsa County and serves a population of approximately 17,000 residents. Jenks Fire & Rescue maintains two stations housing both career and volunteer fire fighters. Our administration offices are located at Station 2.
We expect to run approximately 1200 calls this year. Of those calls, approximately 72% of our response will be medical and rescue, which includes motor vehicle accidents, and 5% will be fire suppression.
Jenks Fire & Rescue is an all hazard response agency providing emergency medical services at the Basic Life Saving level with third party Advanced Life Saving level transportation through EMSA, motor vehicle accident response and extrication, fire suppression, including wildland fire suppression, swift water rescue, hazmat response, and confined space rescue. In addition we provide and receive mutual aid from our surrounding communities and house a regional emergency response trailer which we utilize at the direction of local authorities and state emergency management agencies. Our community risk reduction services include plan review and inspections on new construction, life safety inspections for businesses and schools, a burn permit process and educational programs for the community.
Within the boundaries of our district we provide 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 we provide protection for wildland areas, the Arkansas River, two large manufacturing facilities, two large power plants, petroleum storage facilities, numerous natural gas and refined petroleum pipelines, the Riverwalk development, the Oklahoma Aquarium, and numerous other businesses.
The state of Oklahoma is the only state that does not allow municipalities to use property tax for operations; therefore, the single revenue source for Jenks Fire & Rescue is sales tax. Two cents of every dollar spent in Jenks is shared among fire, police and public works.