BREAKING: Elk City Fire Chief “Reassigned”

August 25, 2020

By News Director Jared Atha

Elk City will be looking for a new fire chief.

Little details were given, however according to Interim City Manager Tom Ivester, Fire Chief Billy Word has been reassigned and will no longer be in a leadership position.

Ivester says its to early to determine when a successor could be named. He says the commission is aware of the change and will leave it up to them to determine how the search for a replacement will proceed.

According to the city’s website, Word joined the Elk City Fire Department as a volunteer in 1989. He ascended to the rank of assistant chief in 2011 before assuming the role as chief in 2014.