Who We Are
East Oktibbeha VFD is a 100% volunteer fire department, providing emergency services to the families, students, and other residents of Oktibbeha County, MS.
Our primary function is first response emergency service, responding to:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Brush Fires and Uncontrolled Burns
Our district encompasses student living, county farmland, and everything in between. With about 30 volunteer firefighters, we respond to approximately 430 calls per year.
Why We Volunteer
Sgt. Austin Crotwell
"My dad told me once 'You never truly live a day in your life unless do something for someone who can never repay you.' We do that every day. I'm here to make a difference in someone's life, regardless of the cost to myself. We help people in their worst moments, and I can't imagine doing anything else."
Sgt. Ryan Stokes
"The reason I volunteer is because I have always wanted to help people during people’s worst times and make it better for them. My dad was a career firefighter back in my hometown and I knew from a young age that I wanted to follow in his foot steps. The adrenaline rush that you get from doing this is second to none. One second you can be studying for a test you have the next day and then the next you could be responding to a fully involved structure fire. The amount of satisfaction that you get from being able to help strangers in there worst time is all worth the time and effort put into the countless hours of training."