The City of Semmes
Phone: (251) 649-8811
Fax: (251) 649-7711
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1757, Semmes, AL 36575
City Hall Address: 7875 Moffett Road, Suite F, Semmes, AL 36575
Office Hours: Monday – Friday | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9010 Forest Street
Semmes, Alabama 36575
Phone: (251) 283-7060
Kevin Brooks (Fire Chief)
Michael Caldwell (Fire Marshal)
Laticia Fultz (Admin. Asst. / Emergency Mgt. Coordinator)
The City of Semmes Public Safety Training Complex is utilized for continual training programs designed to meet training requirements according to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. The City of Semmes Municipal firefighters train at this facility and it is utilized by other regional fire departments for training purposes as well.
The Public Safety Training Complex opened for business on January 23, 2015. It is dedicated and designated to the training of local firefighters throughout Mobile County in need of realistic training and instruction on fighting deadly structural fires. The Mobile County Commission funded the three-and-a-half story burn tower out of Commissioner Connie Hudson’s District 2 education funds at a cost of $307,000 in 2013, in a partnership with the City of Semmes. Live burns practiced in the tower allow firefighters to train and observe the full progression of a fire. At the same time, firefighters receive additional training and classroom instruction at the 2,800 square foot training and emergency response facility next door to the fire tower.
Besides preparing firefighters for life-saving practices, the capability to train at the burn tower has been incorporated into assessments by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), which influences homeowner insurance rates in the City of Semmes.
Construction of Semmes First Responder Safe Room was completed June 1, 2020. It is located behind the Semmes Public Safety Training Complex at 9010 Forest Street. The 2000 square foot facility will shelter up to 84 first responders and public safety personnel while withstanding wind speeds of 200 mph. The structure’s primary purpose is to provide the City of Semmes’ first responders (fire and public works personnel), Mayor and city leaders, law enforcement, EMS and utility providers a safe harbor during a catastrophic event such as a hurricane. The facility will ensure continuity of leadership while providing a reliable communications center necessary for the most effective/expedient response and recovery efforts.