When most people think of the responsibilities of a fire department, putting out fires is usually at the top of their lists. The Tupelo Fire Department handles all types of fires from commercial business fires, fires in residential dwellings and vehicle fires. In addition, despite the relatively limited amount of rural areas in Tupelo, the TFD also responds to several wildland-type fires each year
Many fire departments also respond to medical emergencies these days and the Tupelo Fire Department Division of Fire and Emergency Services is no exception. The TFD operates an emergency medical service programs always vigilant and ready to respond to the needs of the citizens and visitors of Tupelo. We continually strive to improve and expand the services we offer. Whether its an emergency call to 911 or one of the many events we offer on site stand by in Fairpark or one of our mutli purpose sporting events the Tupelo Fire Department is here when you call.
The Tupelo Fire Department Division of Fire and Emergency Services operates one of the foremost hazmat teams in the state. The TFD Hazmat Team responds to all types of hazardous materials incidents from simple fuel spills to major chemical leaks.
In the mid 1990′s the Tupelo Fire Department Division of Fire and Emergency Services added a specialized rescue service to its ranks and opened up membership to those firefighters who wanted to learn more in depth techniques to handle special types of incidents. Operating under the TFD’s special operations group, the team handles advanced vehicle extrication , trench rescue , high and low angle rope rescue , water rescue, confined space rescue, collapse rescue and both wilderness and urban search and rescue.