Please note: Saferoom opens only when a tornado watch has been issued for our area. The saferoom does not open for thunderstorm warnings.
Fire Station 4 located at 1973 Pinehaven Road, provides a saferoom for residents to use during severe weather events.
The Severe weather safe room will be open during tornado watch, and will remain open until the severe weather has abated, and the National Weather Service has canceled the warnings and watches or if they have expired.
The safe room is reinforced with concrete, as well as steel doors, to protect against debris projectiles.
The safe room is intended to provide protection during short-term extreme wind event such as a tornado and straight line winds. It is not a recovery shelter or a shelter that can be used as a warming or cooling center. According to FEMA, the average maximum stay is approximately two hours.
When severe weather is anticipated, city leaders receive regular updates from local emergency management officials and if or when a potential need for shelter arises. Fire Station 4 personnel are alerted and know to be on the lookout.
The city’s Facebook page are good places to look for status updates.
In compliance with FEMA regulations, no pets, except service animals, are allowed in the safe room. The city is making this area available as a service to the community and is not responsible for accidents or injuries occurring while the safe room is in use by community members. For the protection and safety of all, guests are asked to comply with all requests from FEMA safe room hosts and remain inside the shelters until the severe weather has passed.
Medical Device Charging
Following a disaster or during prolonged power outages, people with medical devices in need of charging can visit one of our Fire Stations or Police Station. Those who rely on electricity to operate necessary medical equipment should make arrangements to ensure their safety in the event of a loss of power.
- Clinton Police Department, 305 Monroe Street (Available 24/7 in lobby)
- Fire Station 1, 1234 Clinton-Raymond Road
- Fire Station 2, 911 Old Vicksburg Road
- Fire Station 3, 1659 West Northside Drive
- Fire Station 4, 1973 Pinehaven Road
Charging stations are available for all residents in the event of power outages. These stations are equipped with an emergency generator and extra power outlets and allow residents with medical equipment a safe place to charge devices. (Please utilize CPD as your first option for charging stations)
Emergency Medical Service
The Clinton Fire Department is a non-patient transport department, providing Advanced and Basic Life Support to the citizens.
All Clinton firefighters are Emergency Medical Technicians. Some of our fire fighters are Paramedics who are trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Medical Life Support. The Clinton Fire Department provides at least one Paramedic on duty at all times.
The City of Clinton has adopted the 2012 International Building Code and 2012 International Fire Code. Our fire department provides annual inspections for businesses and public facilities. For a business to schedule a fire inspection, call 601-925-1010 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm or email the Fire Marshal, Chris White, at email@example.com.
- National Fire Protection Association
- Mississippi Department of Insurance
- Mississippi State Fire Academy
- Underwriters Laboratory
Homeowner Burn Permits
Homeowner Burn Permits are free and available for homeowners within the city. A new burn permit is required for every day a homeowner plans to burn. There are specific rules and guidelines that must be adhered to when burning on your property. A full list of regulations and requirements will be given when the burn permit is requested by the homeowner, but a few highlights are as follows:
- Only dried twigs or limbs and branches that originate from the property of the homeowner may be burned for disposal purposes.
- No burning may take place after dark or before sunrise.
- A water source, such as a water hose, must be available at all times during the burning process at the site.
- The fire must be attended to at all times.
Permits are required for residents wishing to burn on their property and may be obtained by calling the Clinton Fire Department Burn Permit line 601-925-1001
Commercial Burning Permits (non-residential)
Commercial burning requires a permit and inspection of the area before burning. Any company requesting a commercial burn permit can call the Fire Marshal, Chris White, at 601-925-1010 to set up a time for inspection and consult to qualify for a permit.
Hydrant Flow Testing
Hydrant flow testing for construction projects or for sprinkler systems may be arranged by calling the Fire Marshal, Chris White, at 601-925-1010.
Public Education services are offered through Station Tours, School Programs on Fire Safety Education, Community Programs, and Smoke Detector Programs. To schedule a class or tour, or inquire about our fire and life safety services, call Julie Cross at 601-925-1010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.