By: Jaylon Morris

Looking for ways to improve is always important, especially when it comes to first responders and keeping residents on the Coast safe which is why the Biloxi Fire Department requested and received a federal grant to bring in the Emergency Services Consulting International.

The ESCI provides consulting work to emergency service organizations and gives them feedback on things they can improve in their communities.

Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney tells News 25 the ESCI will evaluate the city and the fire department and how they provide services to the city. “But what’s good about it is they will also meet with the City Council, the mayor, and the administration, and provide this information to them in a meeting and show them what we are doing, how we can do better, and how we can get better at it. It’s a great opportunity for the fire department and the city.”

Chief Boney says the entire process will take about six months to complete.