Lifetime resident of Chandler and graduate from Chandler High School, Bobby started with the Chandler Fire Department in 1986. Through out his years of service he attended OSU Fire Service Training, FF1, FF2, Hazardous Materials Operational Level, Trench Rescue, Water Rescue Team, Auto Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, NIMS, Building Inspections, International Fire Code Enforcement, OSU Leadership I, II, III, OSU Chief Officer. Bobby has worked through the ranks and became Fire Chief in March of 2006. He is a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association, International Fire Chief Association, International Code Council, Oklahoma Fire Council, Oklahoma State Firefighter Association, OSFA Fire Service Community, Chairman of the Lincoln County Fire Chief’s Safety District Association, and on the Gordon Cooper Technology Center Emergency Medical Service Committee. Other activities include fundraisers, Chandler Volunteer Golf Tournament, M.D.A. Fill the Boot, and other community involvement.
Assistant Fire Chief
Billy Buchanan has been in the fire service for 19 years, 5 years as volunteer and 14 years as a career firefighter with the Chandler Fire department. Billy is a national registered EMT-Paramedic and is the EMS supervisor for the Chandler Ambulance Service.Billy has training in several areas of fire suppression, confined space rescue, trench rescue, Hazmat operations, and wild-land fire suppression. Billy is a Certified Oklahoma State University Fire Service instructor for all in-house training, Emergency Vehicle Driver Training Instructor, National Incident Management System (NIMS) instructor, American Heart CPR instructor.Billy has 12 years experience as a NAUI advanced rescue scuba diver and enjoys recreational diving at many of the Oklahoma lakes.
Jason Rush has been in the fire service for six years. He is a nationally registered EMT Paramedic. Jason has training in numerous areas of Fire & EMS. During Jason’s free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. Jason enjoys going to the lake, sports and traveling.