OSU Fire Council
Who We Are
Mission & Core Values
The mission of the OSU Fire Council is a system-wide organization dedicated to advancing fire-related missions, programs and practices. The Fire Council accomplishes its work through an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to education, research and outreach.
Integrity – demonstrated by commitment to honesty, fairness and shared accountability for initiatives and accomplishments.
Innovation – demonstrated by continuous expansion of the body of knowledge with significant impact on the quality of practice through advances in fire-related research, education and outreach.
Collaboration – demonstrated by an inclusive culture that values a holistic approach to scholarship and application that produces integrated solutions to fire-related issues.
Participating Colleges & Departments
Will engage in activities relating to legislative matters to include working with college and university leadership, Oklahoma State University legislative liaison in matters concerning fire programs and project, grants and funding opportunities. Will disseminate by practical means legislative information as pertaining to fire programs.
Education & Training Programs and Outreach
Will engage in activities to gather research and provide opportunities and information to the membership as related to fire programs to include furtherance of an understanding in the areas of fire standards and theories, fire-related research, possible training and education opportunities for the membership, and possible degree programs that may be born out of the activities of the OSU Fire Council.
Will engage in activities pursuant to developing a unified message based upon the mission of the OSU Fire Council to be incorporated in any and all promotional activities of all OSU Fire Council members independently and collectively. This message shall be used to promote activities of the OSU Fire Council locally, state-wide, regionally, nationally and internationally. This committee shall, at the behest of the membership, take the message of the Fire Council to events, conferences, and trade shows to promote the activities of the collective group.
Research & Grants
Will engage in activities pursuant to applying and being awarded grant funding and other funding opportunities that directly impacts the abilities of members, both individually, and collectively to start, continue, and see to fruition research and research-related activities related to fire programs. Special emphasis shall be placed on possible partnerships across the OSU Fire Council for possible funding of collaborative activities between various members of the OSU Fire Council.
Will engage in activities to research and secure possible funding sources to help with the day to day operations of the OSU Fire Council.