Fire Department

Welcome to the City of Daphne Fire Department! Please take a moment to meet our Chief, view all of our stations through the Jubilee City, the educational programs we offer, and how our department works hard to make our community safe!

A Message from the Fire Chief 

“The Daphne Fire Department has transformed itself from the all volunteer department of twenty years ago to the professional fire department of today. We still utilize our community’s volunteers, but there is also a group of professional firefighters standing ready to answer any call for help. I am proud of all my firefighters and believe that they are the best group of professionals ever assembled for the purposes of community service. Whatever our citizens needs: fire suppression, medical response or removal from entangled automobile accidents; the Daphne Fire Department stands ready to provide rapid and professional assistance to the citizens and visitors of our great city. I welcome any comments or suggestions you may have that may improve our service to you. Again, thank you – from YOUR Fire Department!”

About Chief James White

Chief White began his firefighting career on August 8, 1977 with the Prichard Fire Department in Prichard, Alabama. He ascended through the ranks having served in every position. He was promoted to Fire-Service Driver in 1984, Captain in 1986, District Chief in 1993 and finally to Fire Chief in 1998. Chief White retired from the Prichard Fire Department in December 2006. Chief White began his second career in the fire service when he was hired as the Fire Chief for the City of Daphne in August 2007.

Chief White holds a degree in Fire Science from Bishop State Community college and a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

Chief White has served on the Daphne Utility Board and presently serves as a member of the Daphne Planning Commission; he is a board member for the Daphne Boys and Girls Club and Executive Patron for the Baldwin County Board of Education. He is also a member of the Daphne Optimist Club, and the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association. Chief White lives in Daphne with his wife, Vonametris; they have three sons.

Station Locations

Station #2 – Administrative Offices
Office:  251.621.2836 / Fax: 251.621.2833
28280 N. Main Street
Daphne, Alabama 36526
Volunteer Station
Office: 251.626.6780
1707 Sixth Street
Daphne, Alabama 36526
Station #3
Office: 251.621.2803 / Fax: 251.625.2008
8945 Lawson Road
Daphne, Alabama 36526
Station #4
Office: 251.621.2804
30150 Green Court
Daphne, Alabama 36527
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Office: 251.621.2815 / Fax: 251.621.0067
Daphne City Hall
1705 Main Street
Daphne, Alabama 36526
Station #1 / Training Facility
Office: 251.621.2801 / Fax: 251.626.3138
25250 Bailey Yelding Jr. Drive (Profit Dr.)
Daphne, Alabama 36526


Bureau of Fire Prevention

The Bureau of Fire Prevention is a critical component of the Daphne Fire Department’s effort to protect the city’s citizens against the loss of life and property. Learn more about the Bureau of Fire Prevention and required permits here.

Training & Education Programs

The Daphne Fire Department is committed to providing our community with every possible tool to help them survive a fire or emergency situation. We are currently providing many methods of training and education programs to the City of Daphne citizens. Learn more here.

Fire Safety

The City of Daphne Fire Department is committed to educating our citizens on the importance if Fire Safety. Learn more here on how you can become better prepared in the event of an emergency.

Daphne Search and Rescue

The Daphne Search and Rescue Unit is an all volunteer first responder team based in out of the City of Daphne. The team responds primarily for water search and rescue missions in an area covering approximately 300 square miles of waterways, including the northern half of Mobile Bay and the Five Rivers Delta. The unit also provides land based search and rescue services for Daphne and the surrounding areas.

Incorporated in 1976, the unit has established itself as a non-profit (501c3) organization, with the majority of its operating funds coming from donations. For more information, visit the Daphne Search and Rescue website.

Become a Firefighter or Volunteer

If you would like to make a profession out of helping the community, then becoming a professional firefighter might be the career for you. Learn more here about firefighter requirements and volunteer opportunities with the City of Daphne Fire Department.

Fire Department Responses as of December 31: 3,113