Fire Department

The city has experienced steady growth over the last several years. Since 1993, new business construction has grown at rate of approximately 3.1 % annually (+ or - 1.4%) worth approximately $58,776,846.00 in construction alone. The goal of the City of Pearl Fire Department is to provide all occupants of the City a well maintained, trained, and equipped fire control force to provide fire suppression, fire prevention and emergency rescue activities in an effort to reduce the loss of life and property.
The Department will, to the best of its ability mitigate, prepare for, and respond to those in need of emergency assistance as a result of fire, entrapment, medical emergency or other life threatening situations.

The fire department maintains 48 fire fighters and fire officers who are diverse in their training from high angle rope rescue to underwater dive rescue. All are trained in fire suppression techniques, handling hazardous material, and emergency medical incidents. These individuals are augmented by 3 staff personnel.

The City of Pearl Fire Department currently utilizes four fire stations, which are fully operational 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The current fire flow requirement for the City of Pearl is three thousand five hundred gallons per minute with a duration (storage requirement) of three hours over and above the normal consumption requirements.

Brad Thornton, Chief
Pearl Fire Department

Todd Burkes, Assistant Chief
Pearl Fire Department

In an emergency, call 911 immediately from any wired or wireless phone.

An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. Examples include:

  • A fire
  • A crime, especially if in progress
  • A car crash, especially if someone is injured
  • A medical emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, having chest pain, having uncontrollable bleeding, or any other symptoms that require immediate medical attention

Important: If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.