Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department

"Since 1920"

Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department

P. O. Box 602

Cleveland, MS  38732

(662) 843-3159

Proudly serving Cleveland, Mississippi since 1920

Department News

Fire Prevention Week

October 04, 2020

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 95 years, has announced “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2020. NFPA’s focus on cooking fire safety comes in response to home cooking fires representing the leading cause of U.S. home fires, with nearly half (49 percent) of all home fires involving cooking equipment; unattended cooking is the leading cause of these fires.

  • Keep a close eye on what you’re cooking; never leave cooking unattended

  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — at least three feet away from your stovetop.

  • Be on alert. If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.

  • Be sure to keep hot cookware out of reach of small children. Most children's burns are from kids pulling hot cookware down off of the stove


For more information on fire safety in the home, please visit our website at

CVFD Receives Rating Increase from MS State Rating Board

October 02, 2020

We are pleased and extremely proud to announce that MS State Rating board increased our rating from a Class 4 to a Class 3 department. We are now the first all-volunteer department to achieve a Class 3 rating. Thank you to our city leaders for providing the support and infrastructure to make this happen.

Pink Helmet Campaign

September 22, 2020

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department will be continuing our support of the Breast Cancer Foundation in its goal to find a cure.

Throughout October, firefighters will be wearing pink helmets to raise awareness. Donations to sponsor pink helmets are $100. We also have shirts for sale for $20. To become a sponsor, contact any CVFD Member or Parker Noblin at 662-402-4737. You can also contact us about donations or shirt orders at

New Officers Sworn in for 2020-2021

September 14, 2020

Officer-Elect for the CVFD were officially sworn in by 20-year retired member and Past-Chief Carl Norwood. Congratulations to these Officers as they begin their 1-year terms. 


Officers for 2020-2021:

Chief - Bobby Foster

Asst Chief #1 - Brian Bishop 

Asst Chief #2 - Kent Wilburn

Captain #1 - Wes Williford

Captain #2 - Loyd McDowell

Captain #3 - Tripp Hobbs

Lieutenant #1 - Parker Noblin

Lieutenant #2 - John Joel

Lieutenant #3 - David Pryor

Secretary - Eric Kelly

Treasurer - Jonathan Burchfield

CVFD Selects New Probationary Member

September 14, 2020

At its regular monthly business meeting, the membership of the Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department voted on Probationary Membership for one applicant. Hunter Kovac was selected for a six month probationary period.

Applicants selected for a 6-month probationary period must show proficiency in a number of tasks, including a detailed knowledge of operations for the Department's six front line trucks (Engines 20, 23, and 22/Rescue 16, 15, and 18). Probationary members also must be in good standing with the department to be considered for active membership.

CVFD Firefighters Complete 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

September 11, 2020

Members of the Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department completed a memorial stair climb in honor of the 343 brothers lost 19 years ago today. Never Forget!

Exchange Club of Cleveland Honors First Responders

July 16, 2020

The Exchange Club of Cleveland recently held its annual recognition lunch for Emergency Responders. Honorees were selected by their peers. Emergency Responders recognized were (front, from left) Tony Robinson, Bolivar County Emergency Operations and Bolivar County Volunteer Fire Department; Deputy Jonathan Trotter, Bolivar County Sheriff Department; Jeffrey Kilpatrick, Delta State University Police Department; Joe Garcia, Cleveland Police Department; Dillon Norwood, Mississippi Highway Patrol; Parker Noblin, Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department; Dalton Stewart, Pafford Emergency Services. Presenting the awards were (back, from left) Michael Lamb, Bolivar County Emergency Operations; Jasen Norwood, Bolivar County Volunteer Fire Department; Sheriff Kelvin Williams, Bolivar County Sheriff Department; Commander Tamaga Curry, Delta State University Police Department; Buster Bingham, Cleveland Police Department; Bob Williford, Mississippi Highway Patrol; Greg Jackson, Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department; and John Paul Gates, Pafford Emergency Services.

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2019/2020 Officers

Fire Chief - Bobby Foster

Asst. Chief - Brian Bishop

Asst. Chief - Kent Wilburn

Captain 1 - Wes Williford

Captain 2 - Loyd McDowell

Captain 3 - Tripp Hobbs

Lieutenant 1 - Parker Noblin

Lieutentant 2 - John Joel

Lieutenant 3 - David Pryor

Secretary- Eric Kelly

Treasurer - Jonathan Burchfield

Fire Inspector - Greg Jackson

Maint. Engineer - Derek Parker

Asst. Maint. Engineer - David Williams

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