Awards

J. Ray Pence Leadership Award

The J. Ray Pence Leadership Award was established to recognize actions and activities of Chief Fire Officers in Oklahoma that produce progressive improvements in safety, efficiency and effectiveness in the areas of Fire Prevention, Fire Suppression and Fire Administration that are outstanding in their nature or impact.

Honors Outstanding Chief Officers

This Award is presented annually to one Chief Officer each year during the Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association Conference in the Spring. The OFCA has partnered with Fire Protection Publications, who has generously enhanced the award by providing a $2,500 Research Fellowship to the recipient in order to improve the safety and efficiency of the Oklahoma Fire Service.

Any Chief Officer in the State of Oklahoma is eligible to nominate candidates. Nominations must be submitted before the last day of January. You may download the nomination form or submit a nomination online via the form below. Nominations must be returned to the office of the Executive Director by mail or e-mail. 

Nomination Form can be Mailed to:
Oklahoma State Firefighters Association
ATTN: Kent Lagaly
2716 NE 50 Street, OKC, OK 73111

Submit a Nomination

OFCA J. Ray Pence Leadership Award

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Lifetime Service Award.

The purpose of the OFCA Lifetime Service Award is to recognize retired chief officers from an Oklahoma Fire Department for his/her contributions to the fire service profession. Any retired chief officer from any Oklahoma Fire Department is eligible to be nominated. Nominations must be endorsed by two current active OFCA members and a member of the nominee’s community. Nomination is not an automatic award. The award will only be presented when a worthy recipient is identified. Only one award will be selected in any one respective year. The nominee must have demonstrated contributions to the Oklahoma Fire Service while serving as a chief officer in the state. This includes being active in one or more fire service organizations, serving on various committees, initiating changes that improved the fire service, etc. The nominee must have had a positive impact on the quality of life in his/her community. Examples would be volunteering at church or other organization, working on a community project, serving as a local elected official, etc. The nominee must have demonstrated integrity as a person and as a leader. The Selection Committee for the OFCA Lifetime Service Award shall be determined by the current OFCA Executive Board.

Nomination Form can be Mailed to:
Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association
ATTN: Kent Lagaly
2716 NE 50 Street, OKC, OK 73111

SUBMIT A NOMINATION:

OFCA Lifetime Service Award

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