Mike Butler is the current Fire Chief for the City of Bixby. He has been a member of the Bixby Fire Department since January of 2006, promoting from Captain to Fire Marshal in April of 2019 and promoting from Fire Marshal to Chief in October of 2022. He has devoted a large portion of his life to serving others, actively involved in the Bixby community for over thirty years. Mr. Butler was the Vocational Agriculture teacher for twelve years dedicating nine of those years to the Bixby Public Schools system. He has also been actively involved in local civic organizations as well a long time member at New Beginnings Church. Chief Butler brings years of hands-on experience from his fire service as well as years of building relationships in the Bixby community. He strives to lead the fire department and ultimately the community by example when it comes to serving others with hard work and integrity.
Chief Joe Sherrell started with the Bixby Fire Department on January 28th, 2022,as the Emergency Medical Services Chief for the City of Bixby’s new Ambulance Service. Chief Sherrell was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief in October of 2022.
Sherrell is a native of Tulsa, growing up in West Tulsa and graduating from Webster High School. He is a 15-year veteran of the Tulsa Fire Department, serving eight years in the E.M.S. Office and seven years in Incident Management. Sherrell was with the Emergency Medical Services Authority (E.M.S.A) for 13 years as a Paramedic. He graduated from Oklahoma State University, received his bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection Safety, and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Public Administration at University of Oklahoma. Chief Sherrell is a 2022 graduate of the National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program and received the Chief Fire Officer Designation from Commission on Professional Credentialing in 2022.
Matt Dickerson Came to the City of Bixby as the E.M.S. for the Bixby Fire Department in December of 2022. Dickerson previously served 18 ½ years as a firefighter with the Tulsa Fire and 2 ½ years with Sperry Fire Department. Graduate of the Tulsa Community College in 2003 with an associate degree in Fire & Emergency Services. Chief Dickerson holds certifications as MREMT Paramedic, ACLS Instructor, PALS Instructor, BLS Instructor, Fire Service 1 Instructor and a National Fire Academy EMS Instructor.