fire safety

Kids Fire Academy Camp in Biloxi

Forty-five kids are well on their way to becoming firefighters thanks to the Kids Fire Academy Camp. The Biloxi Fire Department has been host to the camp for seven years now. Kids ages seven to 12 practice spraying an extinguisher…

Fire Academy registration is open

Little aspiring firefighters will soon have the opportunity to see what it takes to be a firefighter in Biloxi. The Biloxi Fire Department is now taking applications for its Fire Academy Kids Camp. The camp is a fun and educational…

Volunteers install smoke detectors after fire

American Red Cross and U.S. Navy volunteers are teaming up to make sure residents have smoke detectors and that they’re working properly. The volunteers were installing free smoke alarms at homes in the Gaston Point community this morning. The smoke…

Sprinkle system demonstration in Biloxi

Things got heated in Biloxi today to show the importance of installing a sprinkler system inside your home. Two model rooms were set on fire outside the Gruich Community Center, one with and one without a sprinkler system. The one…

Tips To Prevent Wildfires

The fatal flames spreading in Gatlinburg have fire officials on the Coast urging locals here to know about fire safety. Keep an eye out at the vegetation outside of your home. If you live out near wooded areas make sure…

Staying Safe While Staying Warm

Each year, hundreds of people across the country die because of fires started by heating equipment. There are some simple things you can do to keep you and your family safe. As temperatures continue to decrease on the Coast, many…

Holiday Cooking Safety

Millions of families across America will have their kitchens working overtime over the next few days. Fire departments usually see an increase in calls this time of year. News 25’s Kristen Durand spoke with the Biloxi Fire Department and shares…

New Hardware for Biloxi Fire Department

The City of Biloxi’s fire fighters will be a little safer and have a little more style after getting their hands on some brand new hardware. Recently, the Biloxi Fire Department received a grant for $25,000 and after getting a…

Turn Your Attention to Fire Prevention

The Biloxi Fire Deparment and American Red Cross say “Turn Your Attention to Fire Prevention” in the month of October was a huge success. Throughout the month of October, Biloxi’s nine fire stations canvassed neighborhoods throughout the city to ensure…

Biloxi Firemen Install Smoke Detectors

The Biloxi Fire Department will soon hit the streets to make sure residents’ homes are protected. Starting this Saturday and the next two Saturdays, Biloxi firemen will roam different Biloxi neighborhoods, knock on doors and offer their assistance with providing…

NCBC and Gulfport Fire Rescue Training

A few Gulfport firefighters teamed up with some firemen from the Seabee Base for specialized fire rescue training. Together, they’re going through training on what to do in critical situations where they or a fellow firefighter is trapped or in…

Learning Safety Skills at Fire Academy for Kids

School might be out, but safety is in for a group of kids learning skills they can use for life in Biloxi. Children attending the fire department’s Fire Academy for kids are learning about first aid, CPR, how to dial…

Firewise Program Teaches Coast Residents

It was only a week ago that a forest fire ripped through Jackson County. Today, the Mississippi Forestry Commission wanted to make sure Coast residents are ready if it were to ever happen closer to home. Residents from across the…

Fire Safety Advice

We are seeing more woods fires break out lately. Officials say a dry atmosphere and strong winds can add fuel to a small blaze and cause it to get out of control. Many residents gather items they want to get…

MLK Home Fire Safety Campaign

The American Red Cross is making it their mission to decrease the amount of serious injuries and deaths caused by fires by 25 percent over the next five years.