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The Newport News Fire Department employs 371 firefighters and civilian personnel who staff 11 Fire Statons, Command, Prevention and Public Education Bureau, Logistics and Training Bureau. The responding crews typically handle in excess of 30,000 emergency and non-emergency responses annually.

In addition to emergency responses, fire station personnel provide a variety of community services such as Fire Safety education,  free smoke detector installations for homeowners,  station tours and apparatus displays for citizens and visitors on a daily basis. The Fire Department has mutual aid agreements with Northrop Grumman Corporation, Fort Eustis, and surrounding jurisdictional fire departments. The department also responds to and supports potential emergencies at the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport.
Mission Statement
To appropriately respond to any situation that may threaten life or property, while continually advancing community-wide education, prevention, and preparedness.
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  1. Now accepting applications for Firefighter-Medic Recruit

    The Newport News Fire Department and the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue are currently conducting our annual consolidated hiring process that allows candidates to apply for either jurisdiction exclusively or both jurisdictions concurrently. Read on...
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    Newport News one of just 97 agencies in the country and 3 in Virginia with Class 1 Rating Read on...
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