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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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Aug 22

Newport News First Responders Recognized

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 8:32 AM by Communications Department

State Farm Insurance Company in partnership with Canary Security Systems selected the Newport News Fire and Police departments to receive an award for their outstanding dedication to safety, security, and outstanding service to citizens of the City of Newport News. The members of the Newport News Fire and Police departments have been selected as one of only three communities in Virginia to receive such recognition. fire_SC

The City’s Police and Fire departments were chosen as a result of both being fully accredited departments for police, fire, dispatch and training, fully implementing an aggressive community policing and neighborhood safety support program and receiving the Insurance Services Office best recognition as an ISO class 1 Public Protection Classification for fire protection. Providing a regional Hazardous Materials Response Team, a regional Bomb Team and an outstanding Active Shooter training program also helped these departments earn this recognition. Representatives from State Farm Insurance Company and Canary Security Systems presented 250 Security Systems to the Newport News Police Foundation and 250 Security Systems to the Friends of the Newport News Fire Department to be distributed to members of the Police and Fire departments.