GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The Gulfport Fire Department held their third annual Gulfport Fireman's Ball Saturday night.
It was a chance for the men and women of the department to get together with those who put their lives on the line.
Many retired firefighters turned out to mingle with current firefighters; one thing Chief Michael Beyerstedt says is important to do for those who save lives.
"The thing that is really neat about it, is just kinda the nature of firefighters. They always wanna say, 'Oh I'm just doing my job,'" said Beyerstedt. "Well here we actually have a chance to recognize those people who go above and beyond the call of duty and might say, 'It was just part of my job.' We let them know we appreciate them going above and beyond the call of duty."