Charlie Valadie
601-613-0000
firemarshalcsv@gmail.com

DUTIES:

Few organizations demonstrate the power of residents and business owners coming together better than rural fire departments. At its core the county fire service is made up of career/volunteer fire departments throughout the unincorporated areas of the county. County fire departments have two main objectives: provide professional fire protection to rural property owners, and lower the cost of fire insurance rates.

PROTECTING YOUR HOME:

  • Define your defensible space. Create a buffer zone, a minimum of 30 ft. noncombustible area around your house
  • Reduce flammable vegetation, trees and brush around your home
  • Remove or prune trees
  • Cut grass and weeds regularly
  • Relocate woodpiles and leftover building materials
  • Keep your root and yard clean
  • Have easy-to-read road signs and address numbers to your house
  • Know what to do when wildfire strikes

BURNING:

If you are burning ONE (1) or More Acres, you must contact the Forestry Commission
at (800) 240-5161.

 

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN SIMPSON COUNTY

Magee Fire Department
301 Main Ave. N
Magee, MS 39111
601-849-5507
Chief Lane Steele

Mendenhall Fire Department
172 W. Maud Ave.
Mendenhall, MS 39114
601-847-1511
Chief Wayne Walker

Pinola Volunteer Fire Department
588 Schoolhouse Rd.
Pinola, MS 39149
601-847-0946
Chief Larry Walker

Pinola Fire Department Sub Station
3473 Simpson Hwy 28 W
Mendenhall, MS 39114

Braxton Volunteer Fire Department
106 W. Main St.
Braxton, MS 39044
601-594-7798
Chief Jason Busby

Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department
1759 Simpson Hwy 469
Harrisville, MS 39082
601-421-4024
Acting Chief Nathan Chain

Old Pearl Volunteer Fire Department
5367 Gatesville Rd.
Florence, MS 39073
601-845-2210
Chief Kenny Lewis, Jr.

Station 7 Volunteer Fire Department
927 Mary Grove Church Rd.
Mendenhall, MS 39114
601-849-4853
Chief Jamie Freeman

Station 7 Fire Department Sub Station
2129 Simpson Hwy 540
Magee, MS 39111