Fire Department

Nicholaus Geiser
Fire Chief
170 Porter Ave.
Biloxi, MS 39530
(228) 435-6200 voice
(228) 435-6183 fax
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Mission statement: Through preparation, dedication and professionalism, the Biloxi Fire Department strives to protect and enhance the lives and property of our citizens and visitors.

 

Always Ready with Willing Hearts

 

The Biloxi Fire Department has a long and rich history. It was founded in 1889 as a volunteer fire department or the Biloxi Volunteer Fire Company No. 1. In February of 1890, the Mississippi Hook & Ladder Fire Company No. 1 was chartered and in September of the same year, Phil McCabe was nominated as the department’s first fire chief. In October of 1904, the East End Hose Company No. 1 was organized and according to The Biloxi Daily Herald, the firehouse was fully equipped with a hose carriage and ancillary equipment. In November of 1904 the Back Bay Hose Company was organized, on July 8, 1937 the West End Fire Station was dedicated, on July 20, 1937 the new Back Bay Fire Station was dedicated.

Each firehouse had one bell in which a distinct number of clangs would sound the alarm for its volunteers to report immediately. All firefighters in Biloxi were volunteers until 1952 when they received payment for their services. 

As the city and population grew, so has the Biloxi Fire Department. The department currently has ten stations.

Nicholaus Geiser was appointed as the department’s 22nd chief in August 2021 and has been a Biloxi firefighter since July 2004. 

 

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