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Mission Statement


To appropriately respond to any situation that may threaten life or property, while continually advancing community-wide education, prevention and preparedness.

The Newport News Fire Department employs 371 firefighters and civilian personnel who staff eleven Fire Stations, Command, Logistics Bureau, Public Relations and Education Bureau, Fire Marshal's Office, 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 safety seat inspections, blood pressure checks, free smoke detector installations and station tours 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.

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Flood Zones and Storm Surge Maps Available

Did you know you could view areas of Newport News that are typically threatened by storms? Just check Flood Zones and Storm Surge under the Emergency Management layer in the GIS Map viewer.

2014 Fire Application Process

Hiring jointly in a consolidated process for the position of Firefighter/Medic Recruit.
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One City Marathon

Newport News One City Marathon coming March 15, 2015

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Fire Department Contacts

Fire Command

Fire Chief
(757) 926-8404
Kenneth W.  Lay
Deputy Fire Chief
(757) 926-8404
J. Douglas Carper 
Battalion Chief, Special Operations
(757) 926-8404
Stephen C. Pincus
Battalion Chief, Support Services
(757) 926-8404

Emergency Medical Services

J. David Barrick
Assistant Chief
Emergency Medical Services
(757) 926-8404

Fire Marshal's Office

W. Rice
Chief Fire Marshal
(757) 247-8873

Public Education and Relations

Lisa King
Public Education & Relations Coordinator
(757) 926-8404

Fire Training Bureau

Robert O. Craft
Assistant Chief, Fire Training Bureau
(757) 969-1800

Office of Emergency Management

Deputy Coordinator
(757) 269-2900

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