9-1-1 Services

Rural Fire Defense




INCOG administers the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry’s Rural Fire Defense Program. This program protects life and property across the state through the hard work of 860 fire departments that are part of this program. INCOG helps to coordinate the efforts of approximately 70 mostly volunteer rural fire departments in Creek, Osage, and Tulsa counties and in communities whose population does not exceed 10,000 residents.

INCOG’s involvement helps to secure funding and equipment for the departments and helps to facilitate training and assistance from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. Because of this program, residents pay far less in insurance premiums for their homes and property.

Some of the most successful programs that directly enhances the effectiveness of the rural fire departments are the Federal Surplus Property and Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) programs. Oklahoma communities, organized fire district, or fire department with an assigned or assumed fire suppression responsibility are eligible to receive federal property by agreeing to the terms of a Cooperative Fire Equipment Loan Agreement between the fire department and Oklahoma Forestry Services. 

In addition, INCOG facilitates training opportunities for the rural firefighters and administers nearly $300,000 in operational grants annually.

Click here for a map of the departments served in
Creek, Osage, and Tulsa counties.

If you have questions please contact:

Steve Pitts
Rural Fire Defense Coordinator