GFD’s ladder truck picks up Best of Show award

GFD’s ladder truck picks up Best of Show award

The Guthrie Fire Department earned two awards at the annual Mother Road Fire Truck Show and Muster this past weekend in Stroud. Truck 1, the department’s ladder truck, received first place in the Aerial Truck Division along with Best of Show award. The department’s Facebook page was flooded with congratulations sentiments, including City Manager Leroy […]

GFD recognized for 125 year membership; Harlow seated 1st VP

Pictured is Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow and Guthrie Firefighter Mike Nettles accept Guthrie Fire Department’s award for 100-plus years of OSFA membership. (Photo by Greg Roberts).

GFD recognized for 125 year membership; Harlow seated 1st VP

The Oklahoma State Firefighters Association (OSFA) held their 125th annual convention in Ponca City. During the convention, the association honored all departments with 100 or more consecutive years of membership in the OSFA, including the Guthrie Fire Department (GFD). GFD is one of three charter members of the OSFA, along with the Oklahoma City and […]

MRAP helps rescue three people from flood waters

Emergency Manager David Ball watches as Guthrie firefighters Daniel Morton and Ryan Reeves prepare for the water rescue.

MRAP helps rescue three people from flood waters

Members of the Guthrie Police Department and Guthrie Fire Department combined their resources Tuesday evening to rescue three individuals from dangerous flood waters. Emergency personnel were informed of three people trapped in the high waters at 3rd Street and Perkins just before 8 p.m. Firefighters and officers loaded into GPD’s MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protective) and […]

Cause of recent fires labeled as undetermined following investigations

Pictured is a view inside the Double Stop Fiddle Shop just a few days it was destroyed by fire.

Cause of recent fires labeled as undetermined following investigations

The Guthrie Fire Department has a series of structure fires over the last few months. Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow says many of the fires have been undetermined as to the cause of the fire following investigations. The department has responded to seven structures in their district alone since December 2018. “Many of these fires […]

Oklahoma Emergency Manager tours downtown fire

Batallion Chief Greg Machtolff shows OEM officials the back of the two downtown buildings that were destroyed on Saturday.

Oklahoma Emergency Manager tours downtown fire

Oklahoma Emergency Management (OEM) Director Mark Gower and OEM’s Operations Planner Shimeka Mack toured the two downtown buildings on Sunday following Saturday’s downtown fire. The buildings and businesses of Furrow Flowers & Gifts and Double Stop Fiddle Shop were destroyed Saturday morning after a fire broke out from behind the flower shop. Related article: Flames […]

Fire departments, friends mourning Crescent Fire Captain

Fire departments, friends mourning Crescent Fire Captain

Fire departments across the state are expressing their condolences to the Crescent Fire Department after one of their Captains died on Friday. According to the Facebook post, Captain Jason Smith, 43, passed away due to medical issues surrounded by friends and family around noon on Friday. “I’ve known Jason for almost 20 years,” Guthrie Fire […]

Watch: Teachers take on training to help with emergency scenarios

Reserve Deputy Josh Alexander talks with Guthrie High School Principal Chris LeGrande on how to use a tourniquet in an emergency.

Watch: Teachers take on training to help with emergency scenarios

With classes out on Monday, teachers with Guthrie Public Schools took part in training classes with local law agencies. Heartland Medical Direction, along with the Guthrie Police Department, Guthrie Fire Department and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, provided training to school employees. The training consisted of the civilian response to active shooter events, or CRASE, […]

Flames and smoke destroys mobile home

Flames and smoke destroys mobile home

A family is without a home following a mobile home fire on Sunday afternoon. The fire marks the second house fire for the family. The Guthrie and Sooner fire departments were dispatched just after 3:15 p.m. for a structure fire in the 1300 block of S. Birch St. The family (all adults) were able to […]

Video: Man escapes burning house

Video: Man escapes burning house

A Guthrie resident was able to escape his house Monday afternoon before flames and smoke were able to completely take over. The Guthrie Fire Department responded to the 800 block of E. Warner for a structure fire. Upon their arrival, they found the home full of flames. The black, heavy smoke could be seen miles […]

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