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City of Semmes Fire and Rescue

          City of Semmes Fire and Rescue is committed to protecting life and property while providing emergency services to the citizens of our community. This citizen-oriented fire department accomplishes this by providing:

    • Efficient and professional services
    • Extensive fire and safety education and training programs
    • A highly trained work force
    • Fire inspection and prevention activities
    • Modern technology and equipment

          The City of Semmes Fire Rescue Department administration offices are located at 9010 Forest Street, Semmes, Alabama, 36575. The phone number at the administrative office is (251) 283-7060. The Administration office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Emergency services are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Message from Chief Brooks

          The goal of Semmes Fire Rescue has always been to serve the citizens of Semmes with honor and respect through professionalism in everything we do. Training has always been a priority and we continue to provide our firefighters with the knowledge to do their job to the best of their ability. By offering Alabama Fire College classes and regional training to our firefighters to ensure they will have the skills to accomplish any task.
          Equipping our firefighters with new equipment and apparatus has also been a priority. The city of Semmes purchased a new engine in 2016 and two more in 2018 to bring most of our fleet into compliance with NFPA standards. The recent purchase and installation of a new mapping system and pre-emptive devices mounted on all front-line apparatus to control traffic lights at intersections is helping with our overall response times.
          Fire Inspections for all our businesses has improved tremendously and the recent resolution passed by the City Council to adopt the new 2018 International Fire Code will keep us in line with the State Fire Marshal’s office and provide a safe and secure environment for our business owners and their patrons.
          If anyone has any questions about what services or programs Semmes Fire Rescue provides for the community don’t hesitate to call me at the Semmes Public Safety Complex at (251) 283-7060.
          Sincerely,
                    Fire Chief Kevin Brooks

Mission Statement

          The mission of the Semmes Fire Rescue Department shall be to safely execute prompt and professional fire, rescue, emergency medical and other pertinent public safety services, which include fire prevention education, in a fiscally and ethical manner with courage, compassion and integrity for those we are dedicated to serve and protect in our community.

The Establishment of the City of Semmes Fire and Rescue Department

          City of Semmes Fire and Rescue was established in November 2016. The new “paid” Municipal Fire Department was renamed Semmes Fire and Rescue in 2017. Previously, the City of Semmes was served by the Semmes Volunteer Fire Department founded in 1977. “Rat” Dearmon served as the first Volunteer Fire Chief and his wife Elaine Dearmon served as treasurer for the department for years. The fire station on Wulff Road (Station Number 1) was rededicated in their name to N.L. Dearmon Station #1 in 2017.

           Currently, there are 24 full-time and 6 part-time personnel on the roster including the Fire Chief, Fire Marshall, and Administrative Assistant.

Kevin Brooks

Fire Chief

kevinbrooks@cityofsemmesal.gov

Address:
9010 Forest Street
Semmes, AL 36575

Phone: (251) 283-7060

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm