We are a combination Full time/Volunteer Dept. Currently we have two Stations. Our Equipment consists of Engine 1, Truck 2, Rescue 1 for Auto Extrication/Rescue responding to all parts of New Albany and Union County,MS. Squad 1,Polaris Ranger used for Tanglefoot Rails to Trails, and Reserve Engine 3. All Full time Personnel must attend the State Fire Academy in Jackson(Pearl), MS. All Volunteers must meet Training and Attendance requirements. We are dispatched thru Union County,MS 911 Emergency Dispatch.
City of New Albany Fire Department Mission Statement.
The New Albany Fire Department Protection District is committed to protecting people, property, and the environment. We will be responsive to the needs of those who visit, or live in our community, by providing rapid, professional, emergency services essential to the health, safety, and well being of the community. We will accomplish our mission through prevention, education, fire suppression, first responder medical care, hazard mitigation, specialized rescue services, and other related actives. We will actively participate in our community, serve as role models, and strive to effectively and efficiently employ all the necessary resources to provide a service deemed excellent by the people we serve.
A group of young people from Hillcrest Baptist Church stopped by the Station and brought a basket of snacks to show their appreciation of what we do, and tell us Thanks. We appreciate them and Thank them also.
This was known as "34" and was our front line Rescue Truck?
2010 Combat Challenge Team
New Albany Fire/Rescue was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 119 Snyder Street on Thursday April 5th. Crews from Stations 1 and 2 were dispatched at 12:07pm, and upon arrival Engine 1 reported smoke coming from the structure. The initial attack was offensive with 1 crew and a 1 3/4 attack line. With the 1st crew in reporting heavy fire, heat, and smoke conditions, a 2nd crew was sent in with another line to assist. Crews brought the fire under control within 30 minutes, and were back in Quarters in about 1 hour and 40 minutes. No injuries were reported from the incident though initial reports during 1st due crews arrival was not every member of the household was accounted for at that time. shortly after entry Command confirmed all family members were accounted for.
Driver's Chris Whiteside and Jim Smith prepare to start salvage and overhaul.
Andrew Douglass prepares to dress down after interior operations were concluded
"Quote of the Month"
"Practice Saves Seconds, Seconds Save Minutes, and Minutes Saves Lives"
Chief Anthony Kastros