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.
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.