Grant Roberts, Oklahoma City Fire Department
Battalion Chief/Peer Support Coordinator/Paramedic
26-year veteran of Oklahoma City Fire Department
Enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard as a Combat Medic in 1989 and served with an ambulance battalion during Operation Desert Storm. Started working in the Emergency Medical System (EMS) in 1991 as an Emergency Medical Technician. Work included emergency room and ambulance at Midwest City Hospital. I became a nationally registered Paramedic in 1994 and was hired by Oklahoma City Fire Department (OKCFD) in February of 1995.
Current role with OKCFD is a battalion chief for the downtown metropolitan area. I started as the Peer Support Coordinator early 2020 after serving on the Peer Support/CISM Team for over 4 years. I have responded to multiple large-scale incidents/disasters during my career to include the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in downtown Oklahoma City. I also worked as a paramedic on Midwest City Ambulance during the May 3rd, 1999 F5 tornado that destroyed a large amount of Moore, OK.
Another role is a corporate trainer/consultant for several large businesses in the Oklahoma City Metro Area. For 20 years I have taught emergency action planning, CPR/AED, and First Aid classes to the response teams for the organizations.