Lafayette County MS Fire Department

Find Lafayette 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.

Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department 50 County Rd 1032 MS 38655 662-232-2880

Oxford Fire Department 658 North Lamar Boulevard Oxford MS 38655 662-232-2418

About Lafayette County Fire Departments

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

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

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Lafayette County, MS

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

Lafayette County Fire Code Inspections

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