Shawn Oke

Chief, Albemarle (NC) Fire Department

SHAWN OKE is a 25-year veteran and chief of the Albemarle (NC) Fire Department. He has an associate degree in fire protection technology from Central Piedmont Community College, a bacheloe’s degree in fire engineering technology from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program. He is an at-large member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Safety, Health and Survival Section board of directors. He cofounded the Kill the Flashover project, in which he has been involved in extensive wetting agent research.

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