Jared WilliamsFire Chief
Jared began his career with the Lawton Fire Department in 2000. In 2005, he began working for the Training Division when he was promoted to Assistant Training Officer. In 2009 he was promoted to Training Officer. Transitioning back to the Operations Division, Jared was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief in December 2019. On January 24, 2022, he was selected as Lawton's 18th Fire Chief.
Williams is a Field Instructor for the Oklahoma State University Fire Service Training program and has been honored as a past Instructor of the Year. He has been integral in coordinating emergency preparedness efforts on behalf of the City of Lawton during his tenure at the Lawton Fire Department, and continues to collaborate with partner agencies to organize trainings and various initiatives to advance the operations of first responders in Southwest Oklahoma. He says being a firefighter is “all he has ever wanted to do. In December 2019, Williams was honored as one of 52 finalists of Southwest Oklahoma through the Southwest Ledger's "12:10 To the Top" initiative, recognizing young professionals striving to make Oklahoma a Top 10 State.
He and his wife Cynthia have one child.