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The Wren Volunteer Fire Dept Inc. was chartered by the Monroe County Board of Supervisors in July 1978 at the request, by petition, of community leaders.

Today, the Wren Fire Department is one of the best-equipped, well-organized, all-volunteer fire departments in the state. It continues to grow and strives to provide the best emergency services possible for the community. Wren Fire Department was the first rural fire department in Monroe County to receive a Class 9 protection rating and currently is the only rural department in the county that holds a Class 8 rating, which lowers homeowner’s insurance substantially for residents of the community.

The department currently operates 3 stations. The main station is located on Highway 45 at the Old Wren Road intersection, with a satellite station on Union Grove road, and one on McAlister Road. The department operates 10 emergency vehicles, which include 3 pumpers, 3 tankers, a heavy wildfire vehicle/tanker, 2 light wildfire vehicles, and a Rescue truck. The department is capable of placing over 10,000 gallons of water at a fire scene on the first cycle of tankers and pumper delivery.

The Wren VFD is located approximately 23 miles south of Tupelo, MS on Highway 45. It is situated approximately half way between Amory on the east, Okolona on the West, Aberdeen on the South and Nettleton on the north and serves approximately 3000 residents.

The department provides fire protection, rescue, basic emergency medical services, and community safety education to an approximately 85 square mile area that is considered Wren. There are approximately 1500 homes, 12 churches, and 15 businesses made up of heavy equipment sales/service, body shops, restaurants, furniture manufacturing and distribution facilities, an asphalt plant, grocery/quick-stops, auto/truck repair shops, childcare centers, and other private businesses. There are approximately 45 miles of county, state and federal roads running through the district including about 15 miles of heavily traveled 4-lane. The department is bordered on its east side by Corp of Engineers wet lands and the Tombigbee River which provides hunting and fishing recreation for residents of north MS and is home to Lake Monroe State Park and recreation area.



  1. Remove All Hazards.
      Check and correct things like:
    • Frayed or damaged appliance cords, wiring, fuses or breakers.
    • Piles of rubbish, trash and yard debris.
    • Remove stacks of paper and magazines; take them to recycling centers.
    • Check for water leaks, especially near electrical appliances.
    • Check for good clearance between heating appliances and combustibles.
  2. Properly Store Flammable Liquids and Home Chemicals.
    • Make sure that gasoline and cleaning fluids are well marked and are out of the reach of children and pets. Store in a cool, dry place outside the house.
    • Clean up work areas. Put dangerous tools, adhesives, matches or other work items away and out of any child's reach.
    • Inventory all home and yard chemicals, paints and poisons. Store them according to their label. Properly dispose of any that are expired or leaking or that look bad but don't throw them in the trash or down the drain
    • Make sure that all chemicals are kept under lock and key and out of reach of children and pets.
  3. Check Fire Protection and Safety Equipment. This is important!
    • Check your smoke detector. Do It Now while you're thinking about it. If you need one and can't afford to buy one, call us. We'll help you. If you need help checking or replacing a battery, call us. But most importantly, make sure your smoke detector works.
    • Check fire extinguishers for proper type and placement.
    • Make sure all doors and windows open easily for fast escapes.
    • Make sure your street numbers are posted properly and are visible. Numbers should be at least 3" high and reflective. Place the number sign on the same side of the street as your home next to your driveway. In urban areas you may place the numbers on your house near the main entrance. Urban house numbers should be at least 6" high and contrast with the wall they are mounted on. They should be reflective or else illuminated at night.
    • Check and make sure you have a working flashlight and battery-powered radio for the approaching storm season.
  4. Plan Your Escape Now
    • Sit down with your family and make sure that everyone knows what to do in the event of a fire. Review our page on designing a Family Escape Plan.
    • Make sure you have two ways out of every room and that you have a meeting place outside the house for the whole family.
    • Practice the plan. Even the best plan is no good if you don't practice it!

You can do a lot to protect yourself, your family and your property. In fact, you are the key to your safety. A little time spent on simple common sense prevention will do a lot to make your house a safer place. We are here to help you!

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TUPELO - A granite monument, an honor guard and a flyover memorialized the only North Mississippi Medical Center pilot ever killed in the line of duty.


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