The Gulfport Fire Department has a class 3 fire rating through The Mississippi State Rating Bureau. We provide 24/7 fire protection for the city of Gulfport which is the second largest city in Mississippi. We operate out of 11 stations. Our front line fire suppression fleet consist of 11 Engine Companies, 2 Truck Companies, 3 Command Units, 2 Brush Trucks, 1 Squad, 1 Marine Response Unit. We are a 100% career fire department.
If you have a structure fire in the City of Gulfport and call for assistance our first arriving units will arrive within 4 minutes. Our initial response consist of 4 Engine Companies, 1 Truck Company, 2 Command Units, and a Squad (Rehab and Support). Our effective response force on a typical structure fire consist of 8 units and 18 firefighters.
The City of Gulfport has many rivers, lakes, ponds, tributaries, and is bordered to the south by the Gulf of Mexico. We provide Maritime fire suppression to all these water ways and the Port of Gulfport which spans 300 acres.