Chief Obert Douglas has served as Fire Chief
since May, 2011. Chief Douglas has over 31 years
experience with the Clarksdale Fire Department, where
he began in 1980. Chief Douglas directs over 40
dedicated and certified professionals who are located
at three Fire Stations. Clarksdale has a State Fire
Bureau rating of 5".

Members of the Fire Department participate in
regular training and the Fire Department regularly
acquires and upgrades its equipment. Chief Douglas
is responsible for administrative, supervisory and
professional public safety assistance work in
planning, coordinating and directing the activities
and operations of the Fire Department. Chief Douglas
works under the general guidance and direction
of the Board of Mayor and Commissioners and is
under the daily supervision and direction of the Mayor.