MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Gautier Fire Department is to provide protection of life, property, and environment for all citizens of our Fire District regardless of social status, race, or national origin.
This mission shall be accomplished through sound fire prevention, code enforcement, fire suppression programs, and rescue operations.
The Gautier Fire Department will also provide emergency medical aid as requested by the contracted medical provider.
About the Department
The Gautier Fire Department has 27 full-time firefighters, 3 captains, 6 lieutenants, one fire chief, one fire marshal, and one administrative assistant. Fire personnel rotate three shifts by being on duty for 24 hours and off duty for 48 hours. There are 4 fire stations in Gautier, each serving a section of the City. Those locations are:
2502 College Circle
North Fire Station (Martin Bluff Station)
7510 Martin Bluff Road
South Fire Station (Willie Ladnier Station)
6200 Brown Rd
The Gautier Fire Department was established in February 1989. There were two stations in the City and one volunteer station in the utility district. The Central Station, located on College Circle next to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, housed two paid staff members - a firefighter and a shift supervisor. The fire station on Ladnier Road housed a lieutenant and a firefighter, and the utility district contracted a firefighter at the North Station for 24 hours to assist the volunteer department. The original department began with 12 firefighters, 3 lieutenants, 3 captains, and the original Fire Chief, Ernie Brimbacombe.
In 2003, after the annexation of the utility district, many changes came about in the department. The North Station on Martin Bluff road was manned with 2 firefighters and a lieutenant. The Central Station was manned with 3 firefighters and a captain, and the South Station was manned with a firefighter and a lieutenant. The City's fire rating was changed from a 7 to a 6 on June 11, 2002. The department grew to 18 firefighters, 6 lieutenants, 3 captains, an administrative assistant, and a fire marshal under the leadership of Chief Mike Gray.
Under the guidance of Chief Robert Jones, the department added a fourth station in west Gautier. The department is working together with City management to meet the needs of our citizens and to provide the best of fire and rescue services to our citizens. The line and staff in the department are striving to provide the most up-to-date means of fire protection and rescue and continue to work with surrounding agencies to serve Gautier citizens.