J. Ray Pence Award Recipients

1999 – Fire Chief Phil Clover, Enid Fire Department (First Recipient)

2000 – Fire Chief Robert Foreman, Locust Grove Fire Department

2001 – Fire Chief Mike Bower, Midwest City Fire Department

2002 – Fire Chief Charles L. Stephens, Moore Fire Department

2003 – Fire Chief Johnny A. Vaughn, Norman Fire Department

2004 – Fire Chief Gil Harryman, Edmond Fire Department

2005 – Fire Chief Jerry S. Bower, Shawnee Fire Department

2006 – Fire Chief Allen C. LaCroix, Tulsa Fire Department

2007 – State Fire Marshal Robert Doke, Ret Chickasha Fire Dept

2008 - Ret. James Smith, Stillwater Fire Dept. emeritus

2009 - Fire Battalion Chief Johnnie R. Gibbon, Edmond Fire Dept

2010 - Fire Chief Keith Bryant, Oklahoma City Fire Department

2011 – Fire Chief James Fullingim-Norman Fire Department

2012 - Not Awarded

2013- Fire Chief Jon Hansen-Ret. Oklahoma City Fire Department

2014- Fire Chief James Hock-Del City Fire Department

2015 –Fire Chief Bobby Johnson- Chandler Fire Department

2016 - Fire Chief Carl Hickman - Mustang Fire Department

2017 - Not Awarded

2018 - Fire Chief Gary Bird - Moore Fire Department