Lowndes County is composed of 5 separate Fire Protection Districts which has 19 Fire Stations with 145 men and women Volunteer Fire Fighters. These volunteer firefighters are overseen by Fire Coordinator Neal Austin. This county position oversees county-wide compliance of record keeping and reporting requirements established by the Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance.
The Fire Coordinator acts as a liaison between the volunteer fire personnel and the Board of Supervisors, and between the Board of Supervisors and the State Fire Coordinators office. The County Fire Coordinator assists in preparing and administering a budget for state and county money to be spent for fire protection, capital improvements, and expenses. Lowndes County is currently under the 1997 Standard Fire Protection Code.