Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Public Safety Department Head Celebrated at Authors Event

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City’s (OSU-OKC) Public Safety Department Head Lynn Wojcik was recently lauded for her work as a technical writer at Oklahoma State University’s Celebrating Books by OSU Authors. Wojcik authored “Fire and Emergency Services Safety Officer,” Second Edition, which outlines requirements for health safety officers and incident safety officers.


Wojcik’s responsibility at OSU-OKC includes management of the Bachelor of Technology in Emergency Responder Administration program and the Associate of Applied Science in Municipal Fire Protection. Prior to moving to Oklahoma, she served with the City of Yuma Fire Department (Arizona). Her career has spanned 26 years from the rank of firefighter to battalion chief. Wojcik was also a paramedic for 22 years.


She is currently a doctoral student in the Fire and Emergency Management Administration program at Oklahoma State University. Wojcik completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Arizona State University in Fire Service Management and Fire Service Administration.


She has served on several international fire service professional committees, which includes being on the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) validation committee for Chief Officer and Fire and Emergency Services Instructor, and being the technical writer for the “Safety Officer,” Second Edition manual.


IFSTA’s “Fire and Emergency Services Safety Officer,” Second Edition meets the job performance requirements of NFPA® 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Qualifications (2015). The new standard has been updated to include job performance requirements. The manual is divided according to discipline: Chapters 1-12 are for health safety officers, Chapters 13-16 for incident safety officers. Chapters 2-16 include learning activities designed to guide the reader through a practice exercise covering that chapter’s content. Each chapter also opens with a case history that illustrates a real-world example of that chapter’s information in application. Finally, most chapters include end notes that guide the reader toward research that was used to develop portions of each chapter.


Each spring, the OSU Library honors OSU employees and students who have authored, co-authored or edited a book or published a major creative work in the past two years. The purpose of Celebrating Books by OSU Authors is to recognize and honor these individuals’ achievements, encourage academic dialogue and ensure that works by OSU authors are available to the University community by adding these pieces to the OSU Library’s collection. Fifty-four authors were celebrated at this year’s event.


For more information and to see celebrated OSU authors, visit library.okstate.edu/news/Celebratingbooks.

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Public Safety Department Head Lynn Wojcik’s poster on display during the Celebrating OSU Authors event.

“Fire and Emergency Services Safety Officer,” Second Edition