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    Welcome to the Fire Department

    The Ocean Springs Fire Department has twenty-four (24) full-time firefighters, six Lieutenants, three Battalion Chiefs, one Training Officer, one Fire Inspector, one Deputy Chief, and one Fire Chief located at three stations. Fire personnel rotate three shifts by being on duty for 24 hours and off duty for 48 hours.

    Mission Statement
    The primary mission of the Ocean Springs Fire Department is to provide a range of programs designed to protect the lives and property of the public within the City of Ocean Springs from the adverse effects of fires and/or exposure to dangerous conditions created by either man or nature and to address the issues of fire and life safety.

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    Jeff Ponson, Fire Chief
    The Fire Department is led by Chief Jeffrey Ponson. Chief Ponson is a lifelong resident of the MS Coast and has been a firefighter with the Ocean Springs Fire Department for 36 years. He was promoted to Chief in July 2009. Chief Ponson also served for two years as the Deputy Fire Chief for the Ocean Springs Fire Department.

    Contact Information
    3820 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
    Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
    Phone: 228.875.4063
    Fax: 228.875.5442
    Emergency Dial 911

    Code RED Emergency Notification Service
    Click here to sign up for Code RED emergency notifications, a free emergency notification service used in Jackson County, Mississippi, to notify you via phone, text, or email of emergency-related information. You must sign up to participate in this service and the information will come to your cell phone no matter where you are at the time of the emergency.


    Local photographs graciously supplied by David Salters. Click here for more information.
    Personnel photos by Rachel Kaminky Photography. Click here for more information.