Change in public fire protection in Pascagoula


The Pascagoula Fire Department has a reason to brag which also cuts down your bill.
The Mississippi State Rating Bureau announced the City of Pascagoula changed from fifth class to fourth class. Every five years state officials inspect the trucks and monitor manpower, water supply, and response times in the department. Documentation of training certifications is also a big part of the rating system.
Chief Donnie Carlson tells News 25 how residents will see a positive impact from this change. “It’s kind of a pride thing for us. We want to be the best we can be for the citizens of Pascagoula. The other thing, it also saves them on their fire insurance. They may see somewhere around a 20 percent break on their fire premiums.”
Chief Carlson hopes to rank third class during the next inspection. The department will need to add a training facility, a live fire burn facility, as well as a drill tower which mimics the buildings you see in the community.