City of Clinton

Services & Programs

Services & Programs

Community Saferoom

Fire Station 4 at 1973 Pinehaven Road, provides a saferoom for residents to use during severe weather events. 

The Severe weather safe room will be open during tornado watches or warnings, and will remain open until the severe weather has abated and the National Weather Service has canceled the warnings and watches or if they have expired.

The safe room is reinforced with concrete, as well as steel doors  to protect against debris projectiles.

The safe room is intended to provide protection during short-term extreme wind event such as a tornado. It is not a recovery shelter or a shelter that can be used as a warming or cooling center. According to FEMA, the average maximum stay is approximately two hours.

When severe weather is anticipated, Fire Station 4 personnel are alerted and know to be on the lookout. City leaders receive regular updates from local emergency management officials and if or when a potential need for shelter arises.

The City’s Facebook page are good places to look for status updates.

In compliance with FEMA regulations, no pets, except service animals, are allowed in the safe room. The City is making this area available as a service to the community and is not responsible for accidents or injuries occurring while the safe room is in use by community members. For the protection and safety of all, guests are asked to comply with all requests from FEMA safe room hosts and remain inside the shelters until the severe weather has passed.

Medical Device Charging

Those who rely on electricity to operate necessary medical equipment should make arrangements now to ensure their safety in the event of a loss of power.   Following a disaster or during prolonged power outages, people with medical devices in need of charging can visit Fire Station 4. Fire Station 4 is equipped with an emergency generator and extra ower outlets to allow residents with medical devices the safe place to charge their critical devices. Station 4 is located at 1973 Pinehaven Road.

Emergency Medical Service

The Clinton Fire Department is a non-patient transport department, providing Advanced and Basic Life Support to the citizens.

All Paramedics are trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Trauma Life Support and Advanced Medical Life Support.

Fire Prevention

The City of Clinton has adopted the 2012 International Building Code and 2012 International Fire Code. The department provides annual inspections for businesses. To schedule a fire inspection, call 601-925-1010 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm or email at the fire marshal at rhanks@clintonms.org.

Useful Links:
National Fire Protection Association
Mississippi Department of Insurance 
Mississippi State Fire Academy 
Underwriters Laboratory 

Open Burning Permits

Commercial burning requires a permit. Call the fire marshal at 601-925-1010 to obtain a permit.

Homeowner Burn Permits

Only dried twigs or limbs and branches that originate from the property of the homeowner may be burned for disposal purposes.  No burning may take place after dark or before sunrise. Permits are required for residents wishing to burn on their property. Permits may be obtained by calling the Clinton Fire Department 601-925-1001.

 The following precautions must be taken when burning on your property. 

  • Maintain a means to extinguish the fire at all times while burning. Water hose readily accesible with connection to water source.
  • Fire must be attended at ALL TIMES.

To obtain a burn permit, call 601-925-1001.

Hydrant Flow Testing

Hydrant flow testing for construction projects or for sprinkler systems may be arranged by calling 601-925-1010.

Public Education

Public Education services are offered through Station Tours, School Programs on Fire Safety Education, Community Programs, and Smoke Detector Programs. To schedule a class or inquire about our fire and life safety services call 601-925-1010 or e-mail jmccombs@clintonms.org.

Preparedness and Prevention

Preparing Clinton residents for Emergency preparedness and prevention. Tips and tools for staying safe around fire, electricity and other hazards.