CLAREMORE, OK (TNN) - Lawton’s very own Fire Chief, Dewayne Burk, was presented with the J. Ray Pence Chief Officer Award Thursday night in Claremore.
The award was started in 1999 to recognize the actions and activities of Chief Fire Officers in Oklahoma who produce progressive improvements in safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in the areas of Fire Prevention, Fire Suppression, and Fire Administration that are outstanding in nature of impact.
Chief Burk says “It’s a culmination of many many years of hard work and dedication, to fire service, men and women who go out on a daily basis and do their very best to serve their citizens and protect their property.. It just means a lot.”
Chief Burk has served as fire chief in Lawton for 6 and a half years.
The Lawton City Council is expected to recognize him for this award at a meeting in the near future.