Mustang Fire Department

Fire department improving with new equipment, staff

By Chris Eversole Craig Carruth was promoted to Mustang fire chief in December, and he is as busy as can be. “When I show up, I can’t just think about my 24-hour shift,” he said. “I have to be able to project into the future. Before you know it, the future is here.” Carruth is…

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Fire chief retires

The City of Mustang will be saying goodbye to Fire Chief Carl Hickman this November. City Manager Tim Rooney reported in the Sept. 1 City Manager’s Report that Hickman has  announced his retirement. “It is with great regret that I inform you that Chief Hickamn has formally announced his retirement,” Rooney wrote in the report.…

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City of Mustang gains two new faces

Mustang residents will be seeing two new faces around town. The City of Mustang welcomed a new police officer and firefighter last week. Mustang Police Department hired Officer Cody McDaniel. McDaniel has lived in Oklahoma for 12 years. He lives just north of Mustang with his wife and two children. “This is where my family…

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Celebrating Mustang-Style

One of Mustang’s biggest celebrations is set for Saturday. Saturday’s celebration includes both the Firefighters Freedom Celebration, better known as the annual “Bean Supper,” and First Baptist Church’s Celebrate Liberty. Nearly 48 years ago, the Mustang Fire Department began hosting the Bean Supper. The name was changed in 2011, but to many, it will always…

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Local businesses asked to donate to annual ‘Bean Supper’

The Mustang Fire Department is asking for donations from local businesses for the raffle being hosted at this year’s Firefighters Freedom Celebration. Members of the fire department will be raffling off the donated prizes during the June 22 event. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1. The firefighters are asking for gift cards or other…

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Mustang, OKC firefighters put out house fire

Mustang and Oklahoma City firefighters came together Friday evening to fight a house fire at a Mustang duplex. The Mustang Fire Department got a call at 8:36 p.m. Friday, June 9, about a house fire at 131 N. Bison Court Way. The fire started in the living room of the duplex by an accidental cause,…

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Mustang fire captain accepted into national academy

Captain Craig Carruth will be heading to Emmitsburg, Maryland this November to take classes at the National Fire Academy. The National Fire Academy (NFA) is a school for people who are involved in fire prevention and control, emergency medical services, fire-related emergency management activities or aligned professions, according to their website, www.usfa.fema.gov. Carruth decided to…

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Castleridge house fire leaves one dead, one injured

A house fire on Castleridge Lane left one dead and another seriously injured early Saturday morning. Mustang Fire Chief Carl Hickman said crews were called out at 12:41 a.m. on Saturday to 512 S. Castleridge Lane. Hickman said when the firefighters arrived on the scene there was heavy smoke and fire. “There were reports of…

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