Chickasaw County MS Fire Department

Find Chickasaw County, Mississippi fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


Houston Fire Department 226 East Madison Street Houston MS 38851 662-456-4190


Okolona Fire Department 106 West Main Street Okolona MS 38860 662-447-2484

Rhodes Chapel Fire Depatment 1424 County Road 416 Houston MS 38851 662-456-9411

Southeast Chickasaw Volunteer Fire Department 1951 County Road 406 Houston MS 38851

Thorn Volunteer Fire Department 106 County Road 33 Houston MS 38851 662-456-5357

Van Vleet Volunteer Fire Department 1745 County Road 164 Houston MS 38851 662-447-3635

About Chickasaw County Fire Departments

Chickasaw County Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Chickasaw County, MS community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Chickasaw County Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

You may contact the Fire Department for questions about:
  • Chickasaw County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Chickasaw County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Chickasaw County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Chickasaw County

Chickasaw County Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in Mississippi are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout Chickasaw County. Chickasaw County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Chickasaw County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Chickasaw County, MS

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Chickasaw County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Chickasaw County Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

Chickasaw County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Chickasaw County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Chickasaw County and Mississippi Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in Chickasaw County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Chickasaw County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.