Fire Services

Lowndes County is composed of 5 separate Fire Protection Districts which has 19 Fire Stations with 145 men and women Volunteer Fire Fighters. These volunteer fire fighters are overseen by Fire Coordinator Neal Austin . This county position oversees county-wide compliance of record keeping and reporting requirements established by the Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance. The Fire Coordinator acts as a liaison between the volunteer fire personnel and the Board of Supervisors, and between the Board of Supervisors and the State Fire Coordinators office. The County Fire Coordinator assists in preparing and administering a budget for state and county money to be spent for fire protection, capital improvements, and expenses. Lowndes County is currently under the 1997 Standard Fire Protection Code.

Neal Austin
515 2nd Avenue North
Columbus, Ms. 39701

District #1 VFD
Fire Chief Mark Spears
662-356-9078
District #1 including the Town of Caledonia is a Class 7 Fire Protection Rated Area.

District #2 VFD
Fire Chief Andy Grant
662-327-8843
District #2 is a Class 7 Fire Protection Rated Area.

District #3 VFD
Fire Chief Wayne Doyle
662-327-3015
District #3 is a Class 7 Fire Protection Rated Area including a portion of
District #4 east of the Tombigbee River that is protected by District #3.

District #4 VFD
Fire Chief J.D. Brooks
662-272-5082
District #4 is a Class 10 Fire Protection Rated, Area except the Town of Crawford which is a Class 9.

District #5 VFD
Fire Chief Joseph Stoll
662-241-1962
District #5 is a Class 10 Rated Area, except the Town of Artesia which is a Class 9.
Elm Lake Class 8