The City of Olive Branch Fire Department proudly protects over 34,000 people living in an area of over 41 square miles. We are located in Northeast Desoto County, South of the City of Memphis, Tennessee. We operate out of 5 stations that protect residential and commercial areas as well as one of the states largest industrial parks. Our department is a public department whose members are on a paid status.
Within the City limits of Olive Branch we have an Insurance State Rating of a Class 4. The newly created Olive Branch Municipal Fire District, which lies outside the City limits, currently has a Class 6 rating. This area basically lies: east of Malone road-south of Church road-west of Craft road-and north of Bridgetown.
The Olive Branch Fire Department was established in 1955. The Department protects one of the largest municipalities in DeSoto County, Mississippi, with a daytime population exceeding 100,000.
The Olive Branch Fire Department team consists of 68 firefighters, 18 paramedics and 7 staff members providing Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services (Advanced Life Support), Hazardous Materials, Confined Space Rescue, High Angle Rope Rescue and Fire Prevention. The department is led by Fire Chief Johnny Eason and Deputy Chief Ken Givens.
Each Firefighter is Mississippi State Certified to the Minimum Standards of National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001-I-II. Each Station has one Lieutenant and a minimum of two firefighters assigned to each Engine. Two of those stations have a Lieutenant and three firefighters assigned to Truck companies. The firefighters are scheduled for work on three shifts. Each shift has one Battalion Chief, seven lieutenants, ten firefighters and seven drivers which protect the City of Olive Branch each day.
Each Battalion Chief and Lieutenant are Certified Hazardous Materials Technicians, Certified in High Angle Rope Rescue, Certified in Confined Space Rescue. We also have a Battalion Chief and Lieutenant Certified in the Chemistry of Hazardous Materials.
The Olive Branch Fire Department also provides Emergency Medical Services to the citizens of Olive Branch. We have four Firefighter-Paramedics that are assigned to each shift which complements our Ambulance Service.
The following is a list of the fire stations, with addresses.
10430 Highway 178