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Chris Goodwin proudly joined the Edmond Fire Department as Fire Chief on August 1, 2017. He became a career firefighter in Oklahoma in June of 1993. Prior to becoming a firefighter in 1993, he was a teacher and coach in the Edmond Public Schools System.
Chief Goodwin was promoted through the ranks in the fire service, eventually serving as a station officer and a ride-out officer before promoting to District Chief in August of 2008. In May of 2015, he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Support Services with the Oklahoma City Fire Department.
During his tenure in the fire service, he served as an Emergency Medical Technician and a Rescue Diver on the Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team. From 2003-2004 he served as the department’s Safety Officer. During his career, he responded to numerous natural disasters, including multiple tornados and flooding events. He also responded to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing on April 19, 1995.
Chief Goodwin has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Science Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.
He has been recognized for several awards throughout his career, including Station/Shift of the Year, City’s Best Award, and various Letters of Commendation for actions taken in critical fire and trench rescue incidents.
Chief Goodwin has a wife, Shawna, who is an ICU nurse. His two sons Tanner and Connor are professional career firefighters with the Oklahoma City Fire Department; they have been firefighters with the department since 2012 and 2014, respectively. His daughter Rebekah relocated back to Edmond after graduating from the College of the Ozarks in 2019 with a degree in Public Relations.
Chief Goodwin is very proud to serve with the Edmond Fire Department team and is honored to serve the citizens of Edmond as the Fire Chief.