July 25, 2016
A New Approach for Recruiting Firefighters
Fire Training Coordinator
Eastern Oklahoma County Career Tech Center, Choctaw
This program about taking young men and women just out of high school and training them to become skilled firefighters. Intense classwork is accompanied by actually going into “live burn” buildings, as well as hands on training for extricating automobile crash victims from vehicles.
Alan Sanders is currently serving Oklahoma firefighters as the Fire Training Coordinator at the Eastern Oklahoma County (EOC) Career Tech Center in Choctaw Okla. He works closely with organizations such as OSU Fire Service Training, the Council On Firefighter Training, the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association, and the Volunteer Firefighters Association of Oklahoma. Before joining the team at EOC, Alan served 20 years at the Midwest City Fire Department where he retired as a Training Major. He has also served the community of Jones Oklahoma as a volunteer firefighter. He is married to his bride of 35 years, has a son and daughter, and serves as the Senior Pastor of the Altar Ministries.