The official website of the City of Semmes, Alabama.


The Official Website of Semmes, AL

Fire & Rescue Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, school classes are able to set up fire station tours, as well as fire education classes. Please call the Fire Chief / Semmes Fire and Rescue Office at 251-206-7565, for scheduling information.

Yes, it’s possible for a firefighter to speak at your event or function. For scheduling information and to discuss topics you’d like to go over, please call the Fire Chief / Semmes Fire and Rescue at (251) 283-7060.

To let the Fire / Rescue Department know how they’re doing, you may call or mail in thank-you notes.

City of Semmes Fire and Rescue
9010 Forest Street
Semmes, Alabama 36575

Phone: (251) 283-7060

No, the Semmes Fire / Rescue Department refers calls to the Mobile County Animal Shelter.

To report a fire code, or safety issue, please call the Fire Chief at Semmes Fire and Rescue at (251) 283-7060

Yes, you may call the City of Semmes Fire and Rescue with an anonymous safety concern at (251) 283-7060. If your concern is an immediate threat to your safety, please call 911.

No, Semmes Fire and Rescue does not perform home safety surveys at this time, however they will provide and install smoke alarms-(up to three),in your home if requested. Please call City of Semmes Fire and Rescue at (251) 206-7565, to schedule a visit if you need alarms.

It’s protocol for fire / rescue personnel to respond to the scene of every accident for a number of reasons. Automobile accidents present other hazards such as potential fire, ruptured fuel tanks, undeployed airbags, and/or the presence of hazardous materials. Also, if any occupants are trapped, fire / rescue personnel will begin the extrication (removal) process.

A firefighter’s gear can weigh up-to 75 pounds. The basic gear includes a helmet, hood, pants, coat, gloves, and oxygen tank. Depending on what the situation dictates, more equipment may be necessary.

The best type of fire extinguisher to purchase for your home would be an ABC-rated extinguisher. Fire extinguishers with this rating are effective against fires involving trash, wood, paper, liquids (cooking oil, gasoline, paint), and electrical equipment. Note: Fire extinguishers need to be serviced once a year to ensure it will operate when needed.

It’s highly recommend that you purchase a serviceable-type, 5lb ABC fire extinguisher from a certifiable fire extinguisher company.

Serviceable-type fire extinguishers are the most reliable since they are guaranteed to work, when maintained properly. They are also refillable, should you ever need to use your fire extinguisher.

No, burn permits are not required for residents that live within the Semmes Fire and Rescue fire jurisdiction for small fires. However, any area to be burned more than one acre in size must be approved by Alabama Forestry. Alabama Forestry will issue burn permits for individuals/citizens for these larger planned fires. They can be reached at (251) 649-1380.

Under Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) regulations, open burning is not allowed between May 1st and October 31st each year.

Yes, fireworks are legal within the city limits.

The Semmes Fire and Rescue Department never charges for Medical Services. These services are paid for through the use of taxes collected by the city. You will incur a charge from the ambulance company that transports you to the hospital.

Kevin Brooks

Fire Chief

[email protected]

9010 Forest Street
Semmes, AL 36575

Phone: (251) 283-7060

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