The Newport News Fire Department employs 371 firefighters and civilian personnel who staff 11 Fire Stations, Command, Prevention and Public Education Bureau, Logistics and Training Bureau. The responding crews typically handle in excess of 27,000 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.
To appropriately respond to any situation that may threaten life or property, while continually advancing community-wide education, prevention, and preparedness.