St. Louis Fire Department
The Fire Department began as the
Independent Hope, Hook and Ladder Company volunteer department in the late 1800's
and became a full-time, paid department in 1962 with one engine and driver. Today the
Bay St. Louis Fire Department is a professional fire and rescue service with 23
The department now has three custom
built pumpers, a rescue unit, and a service/salvage unit. The newest
custom pumper has the capacity to pump 1750 gallons of water per minute and second unit
capacity is 1500 gallons per minute. The rescue unit has been upgraded to a
rescue/mini pumper unit that has the capacity to pump 300 gallons of water per minute. A
ladder truck is in the the plans for the near future.
All personnel are nationally
registered as 1001 Firefighter and 1002 Apparatus Driver/Pump Operator. Various personnel
have national registry as Fire Officer, Fire Safety Inspector, Fire Investigator,
Fire Service Instructor, Hazard Materials Technician, Rope Rescue Technician, Emergency
Medical Technician, and SCUBA Dive/Rescue Specialist 1 and NAUI Instructor.
We have a rating of Class 6 from the Mississippi Insurance Rating Bureau. Our goal is to achieve a Class 5 by the year 2000. This department receives it's funding from the city. We have a mutual aid agreement with all Mississippi Gulf Coast Fire Departments and AMR ambulance
This site is dedicated to the firefighters of Bay Saint Louis,their families and to those who are no longer with the department but gave their all while they were here.
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