About the department

The Newport News Fire Department is an all-hazards department that responds to over 25,000 calls annually.   The city is divided in two districts called battalions that are supervised by a Battalion Chief and EMS Captain.  Fire and emergency medical services (EMS) are the primary services delivered out of 11 fire stations strategically located throughout the city. There are 12 engines, 6 ladder trucks, 2 heavy rescues, and 12 ambulances staffed in the 11 stations.  The department also operates four Special Operations Teams: Hazardous Materials, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Technical Rescue, and Marine Incident Response Team.  The department also staffs the Emergency Management Division, Fire Marshal's Office, EMS/Fire Training Center and Logistics Bureau.