Newport News Fire Department

The Newport News Fire Department serves a population of approximately 186,000 citizens and employs 377 firefighters and civilian personnel who staff ten Fire Stations, Command, Logistics Bureau, Public Relations and Education Bureau, Fire Marshal's Office, and Training Bureau. The responding crews typically handle in excess of 35,000 emergency and non-emergency responses annually. In addition to emergency responses, fire station personnel provide a variety of community services such as safety seat inspections, blood pressure checks, free smoke detector installations and station tours for citizens and visitors on a daily basis. The Fire Department has mutual aid agreements with Northrop Grumman Corporation, Fort Eustis and surrounding jurisdictional Fire Departments. The Department also responds to and supports potential emergencies at the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport.