Oklahoma City Fire Chief G. Keith Bryant was named U.S. Fire Administrator Thursday.
Bryant, who was named chief in 2005, was appointed to the the Department of Homeland Security by President Donald J. Trump. He will replace Dr. Denis Onieal, who has been acting U.S. Fire Administrator.
Bryant started with the fire service as a U.S. Army firefighter/crash rescue specialist and served with the Edmond, OK, Fire Department before being hired by Oklahoma City (OCFD) in 1982.
In 1997 he was promoted to district/battalion chief in 1997 and in 2000 he was named chief training officer. In February 2004 he was promoted to battalion chief of operations and later that year he was named deputy chief of operations, according to the OCFD website.