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Firefighters honored for life-saving efforts: New Mustang firefighters, police officers sworn in at meeting

Six Mustang firefighters were awarded life-saving medals at the Tuesday city council meeting. At about 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve 2020, the department responded to a shortness of breath call. Firefighters assessed Franklin Cox, 73, who was slow to respond and later went into cardiac arrest, Fire Chief Craig Carruth said. The first responders’ life-saving efforts…

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Firefighter of the Year

Fire Lt. Josh Moore raked in another title after being named Department Firefighter of the Year by American Legion Post 353 of Mustang at the April 6 city council meeting. Moore is set to receive the Oklahoma State Firefighter of the Year Award from the American Legion Department of Oklahoma at a convention July 16…

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Firefighters’ efforts to revive heart attack victims draws praise

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info February is American Heart Month, and it took on special meaning for the Mustang Fire Department this year. Rescue crews from the department saved the lives of two Mustang women in their 50s, an accomplishment that earned them the department’s Life Saving Award. City Manager Timothy Rooney presented the awards at…

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Deputy fire chief joins Hall of Fame

By Chris Eversole The Mustang Hall of Fame named Deputy Fire Chief Roy Widmann as this year’s inductee during the Mustang Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet April 25. The award was timely since he retired Tuesday. Widmann said he is planning to move to Arkansas, where he is building a log home. He has been…

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NIGHTMARE ON ELDER

By Brody Feldmann A local family is going through an extended nightmare after their house went up in flames early April 9. “Our community has taken what was a really poor situation, I was starting to lose faith in humanity, and they have really helped restore it,” said Stephanie Gibson, victim of a house fire…

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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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