Steve Lumry was announced as the next OSFA Executive Director during the 124th Annual OSFA Convention in Tulsa. The current Executive Director Phil Ostrander will be retiring June 30 after 10 years of service with the OSFA as the Legislative Liaison and as both the Legislative Liaison and Executive Director for the last four years.
Steve brings a wealth of experience and knowledge after spending 10 years previous with the OSFA as the Special Projects Coordinator and then after his retirement from the Oklahoma City Fire Department as Battalion Chief in 2015 after 30 years with the department, he returned to the OSFA in 2015 again as Special Projects Coordinator. In September of 2015 he was promoted to Administrative Director where he has served until now.
Steve will take over as Executive Director on July 1, 2018. He has been married to his wife of 36 years, Cheryl. Together they have two grown children, three grandchildren, and three grandchildren by marriage bringing the total grandchildren to six. Steve said, "I have a passion for the fire service that has seen me through time as a volunteer firefighter, 30 years as a paid firefighter, 10 years as a union officer in Oklahoma City, and 13 years at the OSFA. I'm very proud of my service and pleased to continue it as the OSFA Executive Director." Steve came highly recommended to the position with endorsements from every living past OSFA Executive Director and the current U.S. Fire Administrator. 2018 OSFA President Matt Lay said during the announcement, "After an exhaustive search and intensive interview process, we are pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Lumry as the next OSFA Executive Director. Steve brings the kind of leadership we believe will take the OSFA into the future."