Petal fire department update gun policy

February 5, 2016




PETAL, Miss - The Petal Fire Department updated their gun policy after a Wednesday meeting.


The new policy states, "There will be no open carry allowed except during active investigations, ticket writing, and special incidents."


Fire Chief Joe Hendry updated the policy to stay ahead of current gun laws changing around the state.


"We are a safe place for kids, we cannot have someone going on call have a weapon in the station, they may have a conceal carry card, enhance carry card, we do not want anything left around because it is a safety issue."


State certified law enforcement officers and Petal Fire Department investigators are exempt from the new policy change only during active investigations.


Firearms may be kept in personal locked vehicles parked on the premises.


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