Fire Marshal's Office

SFD Fire Marshal's Office

Fire Marshal Thomas Tharp

Thomas Tharp is the Fire Marshal for Stillwater Fire Department. Tharp has enjoyed serving the City of Stillwater and the surrounding community as a firefighter since July 2, 1998. Prior to beginning his career with Stillwater Fire, Tharp completed his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University.

Tharp has promoted his way from Firefighter to Driver/Operator, to Fire Lieutenant, to Fire Marshal. Some accomplishments while on the Department include Honor Guard Commander, IFSAC certification in Inspections, Instructor II, Hazardous Materials Technician, and IAAI-FIT certification.

In 2011, Tharp was awarded the Stillwater Firefighter/EMT of the year. He has attended the National Fire Academy in Maryland multiple times attending classes that include: Public Education, Command/Control, Fire Investigation, Executive Chief Officer, and Training Program Management. Duties with his current position include public education, fire investigation, and code enforcement.

Immediate family members: Wife- Melinda, Daughters- Molly and Macy.

Deputy Fire Marshal Dustan Portman

Dustan began his career at the Stillwater Fire Department in December 2011. He has extensive experience as a Haz-Mat Technician and worked as a Haz-Mat Field Instructor for OSU-Fire Service Training. Dustan is an Advanced EMT, and he is currently pursuing a degree in Public Safety Management from OSU-OKC.

Dustan is married to Erin Portman, and he is the father of two sons, Robert and Ryan.