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Firefighter/EMT Recruitment

Fire Department Recruitment

For more details on Firefighter/Medic career opportunities with Newport News Fire Department, please visit

Newport News Fire Department is comprised of dual-role personnel. As such, Firefighter-Medics rotate their emergency response duties between ambulance and fire apparatuses.

Due to their dual-role responsibilities, once hired, recruits are required to successfully graduate from two separate structured recruit training programs designed to maximize their dual-role capabilities:

    • A fast paced, college-level Emergency Medical Services course culminating in achieving National Registry as an EMT-Intermediate
    • Successful graduation from the Tidewater Regional Fire Academy (TRFA)

For a complete job listing for the City of Newport News, please visit

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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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