Our mission is to prevent the loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies and other disasters. Moss Point Fire Department provides protection, safety, and education to a population of 15,000 and covers an area of approximately twenty-seven (27) square miles within the corporate limits. In addition to its corporate limits Moss Point services the Escatawpa Utility District approximately ten (10) square miles north of city corporate limits. Within the Moss Point jurisdiction there are a total of six (6) fire stations.
- The Central Fire Station #1 is located at4204 Bellview Street which accommodates the Administrative Staff, Training Room, sophisticated fire apparatus and firefighters.
- The Reuben P. Morris Fire Station #2 is located at 5206 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.
- The Kreole Fire Station #3 located at 4225 Kreole Street.
- The Saracennia Fire Station #4 located at 4223 Saracennia Road.
- The Escatawpa Fire Station #5 located at 3801 Sentinel Street built and owned by the City of Moss Point operated by volunteer fire fighters.
- The Trent Lott Airport Fire Station located at 8301 Saracennia built and owned by the Jackson County Airport Authority and operated by the Moss Point Fire Department.
The Moss Point Fire Department operates from a Standard Operating Manual up-dated January 2012. The Fire Department consists of 44 career fire fighters working 3 shifts of 24 hours; which includes the Fire Chief, a Fire Inspector/Marshall, 3 Captains, 14 Lieutenants and 25 Fire Fighters.
- Four (4) mainline pumpers
- Two (2) reserve pumpers
- One (1) ladder truck
- One (1) rescue/extrication unit
- One (1) Hazmat Unit
- Jaw of Life
- Rescue Boat
- Portable Fire Extinguishers
- Firefighters are skilled personnel with the knowledge to perform their duties. Mississippi requirement to be a career firefighter you have one year from your date of hire to become certified through Mississippi Fire Personnel Minimum Standards and Certification Board (MSCD). We also formed regional partnerships with other corporations and fire departments for specialized training and to strengthen resources during an emergency.
Special training would include:
- Airport firefighters training and Rescue
- Hazardous Materials
- Marine and Technical Rescue Teams
- Driver Operator I & II
- Fire Hydrant Maintenance
- Haz-mat Operations
- Public Fire & Life Safe Education
- Fire Investigations
We strongly believe in community involvement. We participate in Keeping our Neighborhoods Safe Programs and Fire prevention program within our schools and community. We also issue Burning Permits.
Clarence Parks Fire Chief firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Lavinghouse Fire Inspector email@example.com