Deputy Chief Chris Denton is a veteran in public service beginning in 1990 in a 9-1-1 Communications Center for a metro department before moving into the fire service and promoting through the ranks to be a Deputy Fire Chief of the Edmond Fire Department 2015.
During his career, he has been a communications supervisor, an SCBA technician, crew leader for OKTF-1, an instructor for OSU-FST, previously overseen the divisions of Operations, EMS, Training, and Special Operations teams. He currently leads the Prevention division and most of the civilian staff. He has been deployed out of state to Hurricane and Tornado damaged areas for search and rescue and organized Critical Incident Stress Debriefings for similar significant incidents. He has Led several ISO evaluations leading to a superior rating. He is a member of numerous Boards and Committees and was the department's project manager to construct the newest Fire Station #2.
He spends a lot of time with his wife and kids outdoors and enjoys hunting and fishing. He is proud to be a community leader, as well. He is a security and medical team member as well as taught youth at his church. He and his wife started and coached a basketball team in Deer Creek for a 10 and up girls' team. He and his wife were also past Chapter Leaders for the Norman Compassionate Friends.
He leads with a servant's heart by focusing on a solid core in ethics, trust, and integrity.
To develop others, he uses a teaching mindset that every job is valuable, and the team's success relies on individuals' success. Edmond is home to him. He is proud to serve its amazing community with a workforce that is among the best anywhere.