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December Recognitions

On December 14, City Council recognized two citizens as Star Tulsans and Fire Chief Andy Teeter for their dedication to Tulsa.

Chief Andy Teeter

Chief Andy Teeter grew with a Fire Chief dad and had an affinity for firefighting and began responding to fire calls at an early age. Chief Teeter began his career at the Tulsa Fire Department as a college intern in the summer of 1992 and was officially hired with TFD in June of 1995 as a Firefighter at Station 16, working his way to his current position of Deputy Chief of Safety Services/Fire Marshal. Chief Teeter served in many ways during his illustrious career at TFD, including working on the operational budget and strategic plan, helping TFD receive a Class 1 rating for Protection Services from the Insurance Service Office, being instrumental in the emergency purchase of four aerial ladders, and addressing unsafe living conditions at residential properties. Chief Teeter provided his expertise in assembling and working with the Wildland Task Force in Western Oklahoma, working with Tulsa Crime Stoppers and Leadership Tulsa, developing the Tulsa Fire Safety Training Center at TCC, and connecting with neighboring Fire Departments. The City of Tulsa will miss the influential leadership of Chief Andy Teeter, his knowledge of fire science, his can-do attitude, and his devotion to the safety of the citizens of Tulsa, as he enjoys his passion for outdoor life in his retirement.

Linda Jordan and Gary Percefull



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