Frequently Asked Questions
How much is the time commitment?
- All of our firefighters have careers and lives separate from the fire service. We also have many student volunteers. It does take a lot of time and effort to be a member of this department, but it is manageable.
How many calls do we respond to?
- East Oktibbeha Fire responds to approximately 300 calls per year.
How do I join?
- Click here for more information.
When/where are meetings held?
- Training meetings are held every first and second Tuesday of the month at Belaire station, located at 1669 MS-182, Starkville MS.
What will I do as a Firefighter with East?
- After your initial training and completing your Firefighter 1 certification, you will be able to respond to medical calls, vehicle wrecks, and structure fires. You will do everything from helping Paramedics load and transport patients to fighting a fully involved structure fire.