The Volunteer Firefighter serves the community by responding to a wide variety of situations, ranging from emergencies that immediately threaten life or property to routine citizen requests for information or assistance. They perform within the scope of the policies and procedures of their department and may perform duties such as fire suppression, emergency medical aid or rescue, hazardous material responses, training, car accidents and natural disasters, provide first aid, including CPR, mouth-to-mouth breathing and wound care etc. Depending on the type of call and location of the call volunteer firefighters may drive the fire trucks to the scene or drive their own vehicles. Volunteer firefighters also operate different firefighting apparatus, including hoses, ladders, axes and saws. The E911 center along with the volunteer fire departments and rescue squads perform pager test everyone Monday and Thursday at 19:00 to ensure that they will get their pages when they are needed.
Marengo County has a total of 9 volunteer fire departments and 2 rescue squads.
The Demopolis Fire Department currently has three fire stations that are located on Hwy 80 East, Hwy 80 West and North Cedar Ave. These three stations are manned 24 hours a day 7 days a week and 365 days a year. The Demopolis Fire Department responds to fires, wrecks, medical calls, and any other service calls where they are needed to assist the citizens of Demopolis. The E-911 center along with the Demopolis Fire Department do pager and radio test daily to ensure that all communication equipment is working properly.