Gulfport Fire Department

New Gulfport Fire Chief sworn in

In the wake of former Gulfport Fire Chief Michael Beyerstedt’s retirement, Mayor Billy Hewes swore in Billy Kelley as his replacement Friday. The Gulfport City Council picked Deputy Chief Kelley…

Do you have what it takes to be a Gulfport firefighter?

News 25’s Lorraine Weiskopf is with the Gulfport Fire Department as they’re training new recruits. If you’re interested in fighting fires, you’ve missed this round, but don’t worry there are quarterly recruit classes. So, the question is,…

Gulfport Fire Department seeks accredited status

The Gulfport Fire Department is beginning the process of obtaining accredited status through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. Gulfport Fire Chief Mike Beyerstedt says the performance-based credentialing is a higher standard of credentialing than what other…

Gulfport Fire Department offers disaster relief

Today, dozens of people lined up at the Gulfport Premium Outlets for disaster relief thanks to the Gulfport Fire Department. Gulfport resident Lena Smith came to Gulfport Premium Outlets in need of a tarp for roof protection…

Gulfport Fire Department looking for new recruits

Looking for employment? Here’s a hot job offer! The Gulfport Fire Department is looking for ten new recruits. If you’re interested check out the City of Gulfport’s website and you’ll find the listing under the employment tab. They’ll have a…

Gulfport Fire Department welcomes new fire station #9

Things are heating up for the Gulfport Fire Department as they welcome their brand new fire station number 9 on Dedeaux Road. Gulfport firefighters and city leaders cut the ribbon to the beautiful new facility this morning, complete with a…

Gulfport firefighter recovering after fall

One Gulfport firefighter is recovering today after falling off a roof while battling a fire. This happened last night during a house fire on Windcrest Lane in Gulfport. Gulfport Fire Chief Michael Beyerstedt told us the firefighter fell on his…

Gulfport Fire Department Station 9 groundbreaking

It is a historic day for Gulfport Fire Department as they broke ground this morning on station number nine in the Orange Grove community. This station is located on Dedeaux Road and many members of the community and city officials…

Gulfport Fire collecting for ‘Fill the Boot’

For 65 years, the Gulfport Fire Department has been helping ‘Fill the Boot’ for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. That’s why today until Wednesday you can see the firefighters, boots in hand, asking for donations at multiple intersections in the city.…

Local firefighter in need after accident

A local hero is in need after a motorcycle accident left him in the hospital. A GoFundMe page has been set up for Mark Hilley, a Marine veteran and currently the district chief with the Gulfport Fire Department. Mark and…