- Jenks Fire & Rescue
Jenks Fire & Rescue
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. Our administration offices are located at Station 2.
We expect to run approximately 1,800 calls this year. Of those calls, approximately 65% of our response will be medical and rescue, which includes motor vehicle accidents, and 5% will be fire suppression.
Jenks Fire and 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
- Confined space rescue
- Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), motor vehicle accident response, and extrication
- Fire suppression, including wildland fire suppression
- Hazmat response,
- Swift water rescue
- High angle ropes
Mutual Aid From Surrounding Communities
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:
- The Arkansas River
- Numerous natural gas
- 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
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 and Rescue is sales tax. Two cents of every dollar spent in Jenks is shared among fire, police and public works.