The Starkville Fire Department is committed to having a highly trained firefighting force, the best equipment and the lowest fire rating possible. This is accomplished through training, fire prevention, inspection and investigation programs enhanced by the attitude of all personnel.
The Starkville Fire Department is a career department with five stations and a class-four in fire rating. The SFD provides a full complement of services such as CPR classes, fire suppression, fire prevention, hazardous materials response, high angle rescue, confined space rescue and medical response with paramedic capabilities. The Starkville Fire Department has many of its members trained to regional and national standards with the ability to assist in declared disasters.
The Starkville Fire Department is currently led by Chief Charles D. Yarbrough. Chief Yarbrough has diligently sought to improve the training of personnel and has successfully obtained new fire fighting equipment and trucks to enhance the overall mission and service to the area served.
The SFD provides services to the City of Starkville with a population of more than 24,000 and Mississippi State University with a student population of more than 20,000.
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