Health Emergencies



Pearl Fire Department

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



 Pafford EMS

Established in 1967, our family owned and operated company has a history of providing communities with the latest, most sophisticated level of pre-hospital care on every emergency call we answer. Pafford EMS staffs advanced life support personnel. These crews go through years of educational training. They continue that training by learning the newest, most up-to-date techniques and procedures to provide our clients the very best patient care possible.

       From the moment you call Pafford EMS for assistance, medical treatment begins - even before the ambulance arrives. Pafford EMS staffs certified dispatchers 24 hours a day. Our highly-trained dispatchers will provide you step-by-step telephone instructions for CPR, emergency childbirth, choking or bleeding victims.When it comes to mobile healthcare for your community, the Pafford EMS family is here for you. Call or come by our stations...have your blood pressure checked, see our equipment, request information about our Wheelchair service. When seconds count...we are only a phone call away. " A Private Service in the Public Interest" Pafford EMS is proud to serve communities in: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma.


Mississippi Poison Control Center

The Mississippi Poison Control Center is available 24 hours per day, each day of the year, to assist callers from the general public and/or the healthcare community in the assessment and management of poisoning cases with the intention of reducing the morbidity, mortality and cost of care in the state of Mississippi.

Information on potential poison exposures is available free of charge to the citizens of Mississippi. The center is staffed by specially trained nurses who are specialists in poison information care. They are assisted by trained poison information providers. The center provides on-going efforts to better educate and inform the general public regarding poison prevention and general poison safety as well as to provide resources for continuing educational opportunities for allied health personnel at all levels. It also works with other local, state and federal agencies to provide around-the-clock information and assistance to the public and health care providers in the event of a chemical or biological weapons-of-mass-destruction incident. 






Public health protection takes a wide variety of forms, from ensuring the safety of your food and water to setting standards for health and care facilities.

Mississippi's State Board of Health was established in 1877 to protect and advance health throughout Mississippi, and became the Mississippi State Department of Health in 1982.


  • Required and recommended childhood immunizations
  • Meningococcal and HPV vaccinations for adolescents
  • Seasonal flu vaccinations for all ages
  • Recommended vaccinations for international travel

Keeping You Safe in Emergencies:

  • Preparing the public for disasters and public health emergencies
  • Nationally-recognized emergency preparedness programs
  • Severe weather/disaster response
  • Regular training sessions for preparedness and response plans

Rankin County Health Department

401 Parkway Dr
Pearl, MS 39208

Phone: 601-420-4959
Open: Monday - Friday