The Sikeston Department of Public Safety Fire Division, is one of two major divisions that makes up the department. The division is responsible for providing fire protection, rescue services and hazardous material mitigation within the City of Sikeston. It also has an agreement to provide these services within the Sikeston Fire Protection District. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is a partner with Jackson Fire and Rescue to form the Southeast Missouri Regional Haz-Mat/WMD Response Team. This team is the primary responder to hazardous materials and terrorists events in the Southeast Missouri Region.
Working under the direction of the Director of Public Safety is Captain Ken Dicus Lt. Bill Mygatt is his assistant acting in his absence. There are 3 sergeants that are assigned to the shifts, one for each shift comprised of 16 uniformed Public Safety Officers. The City of Sikeston's Fire Marshall is Sergeant Tommy Conn. Top of page
Responding to an average of 950 in town calls for service annually, our firefighters work one of nine 24-hour shifts for each 28 day cycle. They man three separate firehouses strategically located within the City. Fire Station One located at 301 N. West St. serves as the administrative offices and training facility for the Department of Public Safety. Fire Station Two is located at 506 N. Main, and Fire Station Three is located Illinois and Ables Rd. Top of page
The City of Sikeston Fire Division has an ongoing Fire Safety program through the Fire Marshall and the crews. Our participation in the "Fill the Boot" Campaign has been very successful having the highest donations in the area. The division tries to keep a close working relationship with the schools and the School Resource Officer program to further fire education to the youth of Sikeston. Top of page
Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week is held every fall, and the Sikeston Fire Division has a number of activities during this time to help inform the community about fire safety. Our program encompasses the traditional elements such as "Stop, Drop & Roll" as well as some modifications. Firefighters wearing bunker gear with self-contained breathing apparatus can sometimes be frightening to young children so we visit schools bringing both the fire truck and officers in full turn-out gear to familiarize children with what they may see should they be involved in a fire emergency. Top of page
The City of Sikeston's three Fire Stations provide full emergency, fire and rescue services which include vehicle extrication, confined space rescue and high angle or rope rescue. The division has 6 Hurst Jaws of Life rescue tools enabling members to respond to several incidents simultaneously. Top of page