The Fire Department, an integral part of the Ocean Springs, is proud to provide lifesaving support to its citizens of the community. In addition, to our first responder duties, we also offer several opportunities to be servant leaders within our community.
Smoke Alarm Program
According to the National Fire Incident Reporting System and National Fire Protection Association, smoke alarms provide a critical early warning of fire, allowing additional time to escape. Surveys show that in 2009-2013, fires in homes with no smoke alarms caused an average of 38% of home fire deaths per year.
The Ocean Springs Fire Department is invested in educating the community in the importance of smoke alarms. As a community service, our firefighters will assist any Ocean Springs resident with changing the batteries in their smoke alarm or changing out the detector.
Please call the Ocean Springs Fire Department to set up a time. Be sure to have all materials ready when they come to visit.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. The American Heart Association recommends that everyone — untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike — begin CPR with chest compressions.
The OS Fire Department teaches CPR classes to the community. There is no charge for the class, but students will need to buy their own materials. For more information, please call the Fire Department.
Fire Prevention Outreach
While the Fire Department does fire prevention outreach at any time of the year, October is designated as Fire Prevention Month.
The Fire Department visits local schools in the city limits to educate students about the importance of fire and fire safety.
Sparky the Fire Dog
Sparky is the official spokesdog for the National Fire Protection Association, and what he has to say can actually save lives. This canine hero rescued a little girl and her family, and now he’s helping kids become junior fire inspectors right in their own homes. In colorful, appealing illustrations, Sparky takes a group of young animals through the neighborhood, pointing out hazards, giving basic fire prevention and safety tips, and showing them how to be prepared in case of an emergency. From having a working smoke alarm to being careful with candles and knowing where your exits are, Sparky’s advice may be the most important thing children–and their parents–ever learn.
If you would like a visit from Sparky, please contact the fire department.