The Gore Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD) maintains a membership of 16-20 firefighters responsible for protecting citizens and property within the town’s limits.
Gore’s ISO classification/rating is 7.* The fire department seeks to improve this rating and its service to the community and constantly looks for ways to upgrade its equipment and fire hydrant system. Members of the GVFD take advantage of special training seminars and bring their techniques to the scene when duty calls.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, contact our fire chief or a town council member. Our firefighters often serve proudly for many years before retiring with special recognition. We greatly appreciate their brave service to our community!
Justin Ohl is married to Heather Ohl, and they have three children. Anderson is 16, Carrigan is 14, and Corrinne is 5. He and Heather are both graduates of Gore High School, class of 2000. Justin has proudly served in and around Gore as a firefighter for over 15 years. Justin is the Fire Chief for the Gore Fire Department and Emergency Manager and Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Gore. He is a registered nurse specializing in emergency medicine. Justin is a full-time pastor and has served Church On The Word in many capacities since its founding in 1999. Justin attended college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, majoring in business and finance, Rhema Bible Training College, majoring in pastoral care, and Connors State College, where he received his nursing degree. He believes there is no better place to live the American dream and to raise a family than in Gore, Oklahoma.
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Registering your storm shelter is for safety. In the event of a tornado or other incident that might cause rubble to fall on the shelter door, keeping you from being able to evacuate the shelter, city emergency staff need to know where your shelter is located on your property.
After an incident has passed and if homes are destroyed, the emergency staff from the City will go into each of the neighborhoods to look for residents that might be blocked from exiting their shelters. The registration form lets them know where the shelter is on your property. Completing this form is about your and your family’s safety in the event of a tornado.
The information you provide is private. Only first responders, police, fire, and emergency medical services will have access to the registration information.
Click below to register your storm shelter with the Town of Gore!