ISO Rating Inside City Limits---3 ISO Rating Outside City Limits--9
WATCH FOR'TAKE A MINUTE'SAFETY TIPS
Introducing your firefighters and giving you valuable safety tips
Why should I have a working smoke alarm?
A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether youre awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
If you are a homeowner and live within the city limits, the Shawnee Fire Department will install a new smoke alarm at no charge?
Call273-4282to schedule an appointment.
If you rent, your landlord is responsible to provide a working smoke alarm on every floor. If you need a 9 volt battery replaced in an existing smoke alarm, this service is provided free of charge to home owners by calling 273-4282.
Exposing an Invisible Killer: The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
Shawnee Fire Department
PO BOX 1448/16 W. Ninth Street
Shawnee, Oklahoma, 74802-1448
Dru Tischer Dept: Fire Dept - City Hall Position: Fire Chief Dru Tischer is currently serving as the Fire Chief for the City of Shawnee. He has served with the City of Shawnee Fire Department since November of 1995 in the positions of Firefighter, Lieutenant, Deputy Fire Marshal and Deputy Fire Chief before promoting to the position of Fire Chief in September of 2015. Chief Tischer has earned Associate Degrees in Municipal Fire Protection and Fire Protection Technology from Oklahoma State University. He is a lifelong resident of Pottawatomie County growing up and attending school in Tecumseh, OK. Upon graduation from Tecumseh High School in 1991, he enlisted in the United States Army and served as an Infantryman from 1991 to 1995. He is married to Kristi Tischer formerly of Marion, KY.
Use the Online Fire Hydrant lookup site to check for local hydrants. You can enter the address of your home or business in the Shawnee city limits and see any hydrants within 1000 feet of the pinned address.
The mission of the shawnee fire department is to provide quality protection of life, property, and the environment to our community, through effective response, prevention, building and preparedness programs and customer service, while maintaining a high level of employee safety and professionalism.
4/29/2016 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WATCH FOR POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS
* EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 155 PM UNTIL
1000 PM CDT.
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY
SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
SUMMARY...STORMS ARE INTENSIFYING IN SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA...AND
ADDITIONAL STORM DEVELOPMENT IS POSSIBLE A LITTLE FARTHER EAST THIS
AFTERNOON. THE STORMS WILL LIKELY SPREAD EASTWARD AND NORTHEASTWARD
TOWARD CENTRAL OKLAHOMA THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...WHILE OTHER STORMS
MOVE INTO SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA FROM NORTH TEXAS.
THE STORM ENVIRONMENT IS SUPPORTIVE OF THE RISK FOR A FEW TORNADOES
AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL...IN ADDITION TO A FEW DAMAGING GUSTS.
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 5 MILES NORTH OF ALTUS
OKLAHOMA TO 30 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF MCALESTER OKLAHOMA.
REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.
Notice of Vacancies on City Boards – Applicants Needed
2/11/2016 If you live in Shawnee City Limits and are interested in serving your community, we have seats available on the following boards:
1. Beautification Committee
2. Shawnee Civic & Cultural Development Authority (EXPO)
3. Shawnee Library Board
4. Shawnee Urban Renewal Authority
If interested, please fill out an application at the link below.
Please return applications to the City Clerk’s office at 16 W. 9th Street during normal business hours. Board appointments are made by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Commission. If you have any questions, please call: 405-878-1605.
1/22/2016 The much-anticipated Downtown Streetscape Project officially began on January 19. The project will be constructed in two phases. Phase 1 will include Main Street from Beard Ave. to just west of Bell Ave. Phase 2 will include Main Street from just east of Bell Ave. to Oklahoma Ave. Phase 1 is expected to take up to 120 days to complete. Phase 2 is expected to take up to 180 days to complete.
The community is encouraged to make a conscious effort to shop and utilize services downtown during construction. Many businesses can be accessed through the alleyways, and sidewalk access along Main Street will be maintained throughout construction, with only brief disruptions. Questions about the project should be directed to Michael Ludi, Assistant City Engineer at 405-878-1506.
When complete, the project area will feature new sidewalks, curbs, landscaping, street lights, street trees, pedestrian improvements, utilities, traffic signals, and an entire new roadway. The project is funded by the City’s Tax Increment Financing District balance, a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and City street funds.