City of Opp Fire Department

Message from Our Fire Chief

Greetings! I am Fire Chief Cory Spurlin, and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Opp Fire Department’s web page. Our department currently employs a combination of both career and paid per call firefighters. We provide fire and rescue services to a forty-five square mile fire district, with a population of approximately 7,500 residents. We are a service oriented Fire Department consisting of 1 Fire Chief, 3 Captains, 3 Lieutenants, 16 Firefighters, 1 Fire Station, 3 Fire Engines, 1 Brush Truck and 2 Support Vehicles. At this time the Opp Fire Department has a I.S.O. rating of Class 4

I am proud to be part of a team of highly trained and dedicated firefighters. As Fire Chief I see the endless sacrifice of our members as they endeavor to protect our citizens from fire and rescue emergencies. Opp is a wonderful city and a great place to raise a family and it is with great humility that I am allowed to serve as its Fire Chief.


Cory Spurlin

Fire Chief, Cory Spurlin

Burn permits may be obtained during daytime hours at the Opp Fire Department. Persons seeking a burn permit can come by the station to fill out a request form on the day of the burn. Once the form is filled out, future requests may be made by telephone.

Certain materials, such as roofing materials, tires, leaves or pine straw, are not allowed to be burned. A permit will not be issued to burn these materials. Also, burn permits will only be issued when weather permits. Excessive wind, dry weather, location for burning, and/or other circumstances may affect whether a burn permit will be issued or not.

  • Have at least one smoke detector per floor and test it often.
    • Change out the batteries every 6 months
    • Change when the time changes as a good reminder
  • Never leave a stove unattended.
  • Never use water to extinguish a grease fire.
  • Do not overload electric wall plugs or extension cords.
  • Do not run extension cords under rugs or carpet.
  • Keep space heaters away from combustible materials.
  • If panel breaker trips, have a qualified electrician find the problem.
  • Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children.
  • Never smoke in bed.
  • Never store gasoline near a gas water heater
City of Opp, Alabama