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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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Jul 05

Newport News Fire Department Seeking Job Applicants

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 4:18 PM by Communications Department

Hiring process open now through August 19th

The Newport News Fire Department application period for the next hiring process is now open until August 19, 2016. The Newport News Fire Department Burn_Bldg_SCis comprised of dual-role personnel (Firefighter/Medics). Firefighter/Medics rotate their emergency response duties between ambulance and fire apparatus. Due to their dual-role responsibilities, Firefighter/Medic recruits are required to successfully graduate from two separate structured recruit training programs, the Tidewater Regional Fire Academy and the college-level Emergency Medical Services course.

At a glance employment with the City of Newport News Fire Department offers:
  •  $38,325 base salary with a $1,000 increase at  6 & 12 months
  •  25 year retirement program
  •  Health, dental & vision insurance
  •  Life insurance for you & family
  •  Paid vacation & sick leave
  •  Tuition reimbursement
  •  Reimbursable gym memberships
  •  Career advancement opportunities
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Recruits are compensated during training in extensive fire and emergency medical academies. Upon completion of Fire and EMS programs, Firefighter/Medics will earn a competitive salary while averaging ten 10 working days per month. Information about our hiring process may be found at the  Firefighter/Medic Recruitment website