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Fire Command Revised 7/1/10

     Fire Chief R. B. Alley, III 

Fire Chief Robert "R. B." Alley, III

 Chief Robert “R. B.”Alley, III has 40 years of extensive experience encompassing Fire and EMS Service, including serving for eight years as the Fire Chief of College Station, Texas, and four years as District Fire Chief with the City of Virginia Beach. During his career, Chief Alley has performed roles in Fire Administration, the Fire Marshal’s Office, Emergency Management, and as Fire Safety Officer. He is an active member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and was named the 2012 Fire Chief of the Year by the Texas Fire Chiefs Association. Chief Alley has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Administration and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Additionally, he has completed the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Certification.
“The Newport News Fire Department is a world class fire department that provides outstanding responsive emergency services. Customer service is our number one priority and is the key to our success.  We are all honored to serve the Great City of Newport News. “ Chief R. B. Alley, III


Chief Lay


Kenneth W. Lay

   Deputy Fire Chief

Assists the Fire Chief in the planning, direction,    and implementation of policies, operating procedures,and guidelines for Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention, and Emergency Medical Services.


AFC David Barrick

J. David Barrick

Assistant Fire Chief - EMS Operations

The responsibilities of the EMS Operations Division include: EMS communications systems coordination, Advanced Life Support Program medical components oversight, and Field evaluation for quality assurance of all emergency care personnel.

Chief Doug Carper

J. Douglas Carper

Battalion Chief- Special Operations

The responsibilities of the Special Operations Division include: Technical Rescue Team, Hazardous Materials Response Team, Marine Incident Response Team, and the Bomb Squad.

Battalion Chief Stephen C. Pincus

Stephen C. Pincus

Battalion Chief - Support Services

The responsibilities of the Support Services Division include: Administrative Support, Information Technology, Public Relations and Education, Occupational Health and Safety, and Research and Planning.

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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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