- Fire Department
- About Us
The mission of the Paragould Fire Department is to enhance the quality of life in our community by preventing or minimizing injury and loss of life or property resulting from fire or other emergencies, natural or man-made disasters that may occur within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Paragould.
We Strive To
- Prevent and reduce fire risks through public education, code enforcement, and inspection programs.
- Minimize injury or the loss of life and property when fire or other emergencies occur.
- Enhance our abilities through ongoing education and training.
- Respond to any hazardous substance release to mitigate, control and confine the substance release to minimize its negative impact upon the community.
- Participate with other agencies to provide broad-based emergency response and a safety-oriented environment.
- Provide these protections at acceptable and effective costs within available resources.
About the Department
The Paragould Fire Department (PFD) covers approximately 31 square miles and provides fire, rescue, and emergency services to the residents and visitors of the City of Paragould.
The Paragould Fire Department currently operates four fire stations with 33 full-time firefighters,10 relief drivers and 4 administrative staff members.
- Station One is located at 700 Highway 49 N and contains the administrative offices.
- Station Two is located at 1505 E Lake Street.
- Station Three is located at 4818 Walcott Road.
- Station Four is located at 3406 Linwood Dr. next to the Community Center.
All PFD members are trained as Emergency Medical Technicians and Hazmat Technicians requiring several hours per year of continuing education to keep those certifications. The PFD is equipped to respond to hazmat incidents, confined space rescues, trench rescues and many other incidents that may arise other than fires.
The PFD is committed to the education of our children. Each year near Fire Safety Week the Fire Department hosts approximately 2000 3rd and 4th-grade students from Greene County and Southeast Missouri with the Fire Safety House, a mobile facility used to teach children how to prevent fires as well as how to get out safely if a fire were to occur in their home. During the year we visit numerous schools, daycares, and scouting groups to teach fire safety.