Holmes County MS Fire Department

Find Holmes 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.

Durant Fire Department 253 West Mulberry Street Durant MS 39063 662-653-6846

Ebenezer Volunteer Fire Department 115 Mississippi 14 Lexington MS 39095 662-834-1715

Lexington Fire Department 207 Tchula Street Lexington MS 39095 662-834-1431

Tchula Volunteer Fire Department 403 Front Street Tchula MS 39169 662-235-5112

About Holmes County Fire Departments

Holmes County Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Holmes County, MS community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Holmes 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:
  • Holmes County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Holmes County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Holmes County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Holmes County

Holmes 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 Holmes County. Holmes County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Holmes County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Holmes County, MS

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Holmes County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Holmes 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.

Holmes County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Holmes County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Holmes 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 Holmes County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Holmes County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.