Help Us Coat-A-Kid!

2017 OKC Firefighters Coat-A-Kid Campaign Oklahoma City Firefighters and OKC Firefighters Local 157 are pleased to again be leading our annual campaign: Firefighters Coat-A-Kid. This local program targets impoverished children living in our own community, providing them with brand-new winter coats that help them brave the cold and attend school regularly throughout the winter months.

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2016 Operation Warm is underway!

The Oklahoma City Local 157 is thrilled to partner with Operation Warm to donate coats to underprivileged children in the metro area. Providing the gift of warmth to children in the communities they protect, Oklahoma City Firefighters have become ambassadors of Operation Warm.  There are approximately 223,000 children in Oklahoma living in poverty according to

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The Arbitration Process

I wanted to offer a short explanation about the arbitration process. When the contract negotiation process stalls, firefighters and municipalities have to submit their Last Best Offer (LBO) to an independent arbitrator. That arbitrator must pick one or the other, and cannot blend the offers. If the city’s LBO is chosen by the arbitrator, it

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It’s time for 2014 OPERATION WARM!

The Oklahoma City Local 157 is thrilled to partner with Operation Warm to donate coats to underprivileged children in the metro area. Providing the gift of warmth to children in the communities they protect, Oklahoma City Firefighters have become ambassadors of Operation Warm.  There are approximately 223,000 children in Oklahoma living in poverty according to

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Marathon Men

Since the first OKC Memorial Marathon race back in 2001, athletes from all over the world have participated in the marathon to honor those lost on that April morning nineteen years ago. Tomorrow, five OKC Local 157 members from Station 7 are prepared to not only run the half marathon of 13.1 miles, but do

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7 days a week, 365 days a year…

The holidays are such a special time for families. But there are some professions – police officers, doctors, nurses and firefighters –  where holidays are just another day. So the question was raised – if a firefighter is schedule to work Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years, do they see their families? How do they celebrate?

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It’s time to give…

Throughout the year, the OKC Firefighters Local 157 participates in numerous activities aimed at supporting the community. During the holidays, our hearts turn to those families who have fallen on hard times and cannot afford to buy presents for their children. It is because of this need that firefighters assist with the local Tyler Media/Homeland

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