Fire Prevention

Public Education

Communities throughout the United States have looked to their Fire Department to provide valuable services for their citizens. These services are essential for communities to develop, grow and prosper safely. A component of service the Gulfport Fire Department provides is “Fire & Life Safety Services.”  The service programs are organized to provide the highest quality customer service to fulfill the Department’s mission and the community’s needs

The Gulfport Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau’s  mission is to educate the community about the benefits of proper fire and life safety practices and identify and eliminate hazardous conditions which pose a threat to life, property, and the environment.”

Fire & Life Safety Services focuses on educating the community about the benefits of proper safety practices and identifying and eliminating all types of hazardous conditions, which pose a threat to life, the environment, and property.

Services cover a diverse area of responsibilities as related to Fire & Life Safety. Diverse activities of commercial, industrial and residential development and operations are processed and inspected. New processes and products must be analyzed, and codes and inspections kept current. Fires must be investigated, and the information entered into the records management system to update and improve the safety of the community and our personnel.

Our fire investigators conduct investigations of major alarm fires and other fires to determine the cause or investigate suspected arson. They interview witnesses, collect evidence, write reports, and conduct training programs for Departmental personnel.

Codes & Ordinances: Fire Department is the authority having jurisdiction to interpret the fire code, approve fire code waivers, and establish written policies regarding the application of the fire code. The Fire Department maintains oversight of the 2012 International Fire Code, local amendments, and related national standards. Researches and answers technical request for information and proposals fire code changes.

The Gulfport Fire Department offers a variety of Fire Education Services for the citizen of Gulfport. 

Just to name a few:

  • Station Tours
  • School Tours
  • Community Events
  • Health and Safety Day Events
  • Fire Extinguisher Classes
  • Career / College Fairs

In 2016, The Gulfport Fire Department reached over 8,000 people just with our school and station tours.  Along with these tours, the children, as well as the adults, receive promotions materials to take with them to help them remember the safety tips we discuss during our events.  Those items include (if inventory permits):

  • Fire Hats
  • Activity Books
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Bracelets
  • Stickers
  • Tattoos
  • Cups (If Available)
  • Pot Holder (Adults Only)
  • Firefighter pens (Adults Only)

If you would like to schedule the Gulfport Fire Department for an Event, please provide the following information and email it to Natasha Tate at

  • Date of Event
  • Time of the Event
  • Name of Organization
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Number
  • Type of Event
  • Address to Event Location
  • Number of Children
  • Number of Adults
  • Handouts Needed (Yes or No)

Or Contact Natasha Tate @ 228-868-5950 ext: 6671



Fire Safety