LAWTON, OK (TNN) - Our very own Lawton Fire Chief, Dewayne Burk, has been presented with the J. Ray Pence Chief Officer Leadership Award.
Thursday night, Chief Burk was named this years winner at the Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association conference 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.
“It’s a culmanation 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," said Chief Burk.
Chief Burk has been the Lawton Fire Chief 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.