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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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May 16

Newport News Fire Department “Calling All Future Firefighters

Posted on May 16, 2016 at 8:11 AM by Communications Department

Registration ends May 25th

Newport News Public Schools and the Newport News Fire Department have worked together to establish a Youth Fire Academy at Heritage High School that launchesyouth fire academy_SC at the start of the 2016 - 2017 school year. The Youth Fire Academy will be a 14 week program that will include CPR and First Aid certification, firefighting demonstrations and simulations, field trips, hands on activities, leadership development and community engagement.

Upon successful completion of the 14-week class, students will be eligible to move to the advanced phase of the Youth Fire Academy. The Advanced Youth Fire Academy includes job shadowing, ride-a-longs with the fire department, and mentorship by NNFD Firefighters. The goal is to prepare Youth Fire Academy members for careers in the Newport News Fire Department.

Applications are available online until 5 PM on May 25th. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Ann Ifekwunigwe at or 757-283-7850 x10526.