A Message From the Chief

Welcome to the City of Gulfport’s Fire Department web site. As the Fire Chief I am privileged to serve in this wonderful community with some of the finest men and women in the fire service today. With a constant focus on excellence, and dedication to customer service, the Gulfport Fire Department will continue to be innovators in the industry while providing world class emergency services to our citizens.

The Gulfport Fire Department is an all-hazards response agency.  We hold a class 2 fire rating through The Mississippi State Rating Bureau.  We are committed to working together with the community to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for those that live, work, or visit the City of Gulfport, and we appreciate you taking time to learn about our department and the services that we provide. We are extremely proud to provide the following services for our citizens and visitors:

  • Fire Suppression
  • Maritime Fire Suppression
  • Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Service
  • Tactical Medic Response
  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • CBRNE Response
  • UAV Operations
  • Technical Rescue
  • Search and Rescue
  • Dive Rescue and Recovery
  • Fire Prevention
  • Plan Review and Building Inspections
  • Fire Investigation and Community Education
  • Training Programs

We provide these services from 11 fire stations strategically located throughout Gulfport. As you browse our web site and learn more about the programs and services offered, we welcome any comments that may help us to serve you better, as serving the community is the reason for our existence. I am honored to serve you as your Fire Chief, and would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to become more familiar with your fire department.





Billy Kelley
Fire Chief, City of Gulfport