Kelley Stout retires from Oklahoma Forestry Services

Oklahoma Forestry Services announces the retirement of Kelley Stout after 23 years of service as a forest ranger. Stout will be recognized by Oklahoma Forestry Services for his dedication and service at a retirement party on September 1 at the agencies’ East Central Office in Wilburton.

“Kelley has an exceptional talent for connecting with fire chiefs and volunteer firefighters in his area and this has served our agency well in the chaos of wildfire suppression,” said George Geissler, director, Oklahoma Forestry Services. “We appreciate Kelley’s commitment, hard work and his contributions to Oklahoma Forestry Services and the people of our state. He will be greatly missed.”

Primarily responsible for wildland firefighting, Stout was based out of the East Central Area and covered southern Haskell, northeastern Pittsburg and northern Latimer Counties since 1993. As a National Wildfire Coordinating Group credentialed wildland firefighter, Stout was also deployed numerous times to fight fires in the western United States.