The City of McComb has a long history of fire service. McComb was incorporated in 1872 and was served by an all volunteer fire department. In 1904, fire destroyed 2/3 of the downtown district, including city hall. The fire department was restructured in 1915 and became a paid department. In 1928, a new station was built to house updated equipment. The McComb City Enterprise reported "The McComb Fire Department is a very efficient organization, and it does effective work in fighting fires. McComb people are well protected against the hazard of fire." A short time after the new station opened, the worst tragedy to ever strike the fire department took the lives of three firefighters.
The list of major fires is long in the history of McComb. We still feel today that McComb is well protected against the hazard of fire.
The McComb Fire Department is proud to give you a glimpse into our lives through this site.
We employ 39 full time firefighters who work 24 hour shifts in addition to the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief, as well as one full-time Homeland Security Official. We have 4 stations housing a ladder truck, several pumpers, a tanker, and a rescue truck. We are striving to gain more equipment as the need arises.
Our firefighters are striving to be the highest trained department in the state. A hazardous Materials team has been established in cooperation with Pike County. The HazMat team will respond within Pike County to control dangerous situations involving chemical spills. This increases the safety of our citizens through better equipment and training. The fire department also has a dive rescue team to assist in rescue operations throughout the region's waterways.
The Mississippi Office of Homeland Security's Task Force Four is also based in McComb.This is the Logistics Section of the 'all-hazards response' statewide Taskforce. Please enjoy a tour of our site, including our trucks, stations, and some helpful fire safety tips. After you have viewed our facilities, please go to the memorial page and honor the men who died in the fire of 1928.They are the only firefighters to have given their very existence trying to help the citizens of McComb. Let's never forget what they gave for our city.
Feel free to visit our stations in person for a tour given by our dedicated firefighters.
To schedule a group tour of the station, please contact the chief's office. (601)249-2604