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The Office of the Fire Chief is responsible for the overall operation and coordination of the department in Planning, Operations, Logistical, and Financial aspects. As mandated by State Law, the Fire Chief acts as the ultimate responsible party at emergency scenes, and in the day-to-day decision making that occurs in the City of Sand Springs.

Normal responsibilities of the Fire Chief's Office include:

•Annual budgeting and purchase approval
•Monthly activity reporting, quality control of incident reports, emergency medical data collection
•Labor relations, personnel management supervision, and discipline
•Training program administration, travel approval, on-shift pre-incident planning and training calendar scheduling
•Customer service, press and media releases, public education
•Command and control of incidents
•Health screening and management of the SSFD's wellness program
•Development and revision of department's standard operating procedures
•Representing the City of Sand Springs and the Fire Department at various committees, conferences and development meetings
•Officer development, promotional screening, on-going personnel evaluations and career development

Fire Chief Mike Wood

Mike Wood joined the Sand Springs Fire Department as a firefighter in December 1996. Mike promoted through the ranks serving as Captain for 11 years before promoting to Deputy Fire Chief in March 2009. Chief Wood assumed the responsibilities of Interim Chief in January of 2011 and became Fire Chief August 2011. Prior to joining the Sand Springs Fire Department, Mike was a firefighter for the Okmulgee County communities of Liberty and Beggs. He received his education from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami after graduating from Beggs High School. Mike is a Nationally Registered EMT-I, IFSAC Certified Haz-Mat Technician, and a founding member of Oklahoma Task Force One. Mike has also completed hundreds of hours of specialty training in many fields related to the fire service. The responsibilities of his office include department administration, emergency response, field operations, project management, and many other functions. Mike is married to Debra Wood, which is also employed at City of Sand Springs; they have three children Kristen, Greg, and Aaron.

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Deputy Fire Chief Justin Hall

Justin Hall made the transition to the Sand Springs Fire Department in February 2005. His fire service experience began in 1995 when he became a volunteer Firefighter/EMT for the Rolling Hills Fire Department. He later moved to the Catoosa Fire Department where he served as a volunteer before becoming one of their first paid personnel in 2001. While there he served as a Captain with responsibilities in operations, training, and administration. Before becoming Deputy Chief, Justin promoted to Driver, served as an EMS Coordinator, IAFF 2173 Vice President and President, as well as receiving the Firefighter of the Year award in 2008. He holds an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Rogers State College and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Service from Tulsa Community College. Additionally, Justin is a Nationally Registered EMT-I, AHA CPR Instructor, Haz-Mat Technician, and a member of OK-TF1. As Deputy Fire Chief, his duties include managing the EMS and Training Programs, project management, and emergency response. Justin and his wife Gwenn, who also serves as a public servant as an educator; have two boys, Bryce and Chase.

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Fire Marshal Stan Smith

Fire Marshal Stan Smith joined the Sand Springs Fire Department in 1996. He promoted to the rank of Fire Marshal in 2007 after the retirement of Keith Taylor. Stan is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and has completed numerous courses in fire inspection, fire prevention and arson investigation. As a regular student at the National Fire Academy, Stan regularly refines his skills in fire origin and cause determination. Stan's responsibilities include managing the fire prevention function of the fire department, plans review, inspections of new and existing occupancies, arson investigation and juvenile fire-setter intervention. Stan works closely with local businesses and schools to ensure a collaborative effort towards the safety of citizens.

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