Emergency Services

The MDEQ Emergency Services Division responds, as needed, to any incident involving hazardous materials, oil spills or any pollutant that poses a threat or potential threat to human health and safety or the environment. The Emergency Services Division minimizes the impacts to the environment and public health from chemical spills and other environmental emergencies. MDEQ, as appointed by the Governor, is the State Natural Resource Trustee, the voice of Mississippi citizens for the protection of Mississippi's natural resources.

Reporting Spills

Tanker Spill

Report any spill to the 24-hour State Warning Point at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency 1-800-222-6362. Spills of any pollutant, not just hazardous materials, that may affect state waters, land , air or public health must be reported.

Emergency Services Calls

What To Do If You Suspect, Witness Or Are The Victim Of A Terrorist Act

MDEQ Emergency Services addresses a wide variety of calls daily:

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      First contact local authorities, or the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the proper authorities will be notified. If what is witnessed is a biological incident call MEMA and/or State Health. If it's a terrorist incident, call the local authorities first, who are often the closest and can respond the fastest.

Anthrax training


Other Links

Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) - Web-based course- "IS-55 Household Hazardous Materials- A Guide for Citizens"
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN)
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
EPA Region 4
Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP)
Mississippi Homeland Security

Contact Information
For a list of MDEQ Emergency Services staff click here.

Street Address:
1542 A Old Whitfield Road
Pearl, MS 39208
Link to map

Mailing Address:
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Office of Pollution Control
Emergency Services Division
P. O. Box 2261
Jackson, MS 39225

Fax Number:
(601) 961-5741