Kemper County Fire Department

Find Kemper 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.


Kemper County District 3 Volunteer Fire Department 12218 Highway 495 De Kalb MS 39328


Kemper County Volunteer Fire Department 3493 McDonald Rd Preston MS 39354 601-743-2255

Porterville Volunteer Fire Department 161 School Rd Porterville MS 39352

South West Noxubee Volunteer Fire Department 652 Highway 21 Preston MS 39354 601-677-2129

About Kemper County Fire Departments

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

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

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Kemper County, MS

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

Kemper County Fire Code Inspections

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