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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 residents 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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Mission Statement
To appropriately respond to any situation that may threaten life or property, while continually advancing community-wide education, prevention, and preparedness.
  1. NNFD awarded 2018 Outstanding EMS Agency; recognized for Community Paramedicine, Peer Support

    The Newport News Fire Department was awarded the Peninsula EMS Council’s 2018 Outstanding EMS Agency of the year, Outstanding Contributions to EMS Health and Safety and Outstanding Prehospital Provider. Read on...
  2. Fire Department Receives Insurance Service Office's Top Rating

    Newport News one of just 97 agencies in the country and 3 in Virginia with Class 1 Rating Read on...
  3. PulsePoint App Empowers Everyday Citizens to help Save Lives

    The Newport News Fire Department participates in PulsePoint, a nationally recognized mobile app that empowers citizens to help save lives. Read on...
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