Training

The Newport News Fire Training Bureau is responsible for providing all fire and emergency medical services (EMS) for newly hired and incumbent department personnel. The bureau delivers programs developed by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) and the National Fire Academy (NFA). All of the initial EMS training is delivered through a partnership with Tidewater Community College (TCC) and annual or in-service is delivered through a partnership with Riverside Regional Medical Center. The training center campus houses classrooms, offices, a four story training tower, and a two story live burn building as well as various specialized training props. The goal is to ensure that department personnel receive and maintain the most current training according to accepted standards.