New Kent Fire-Rescue was formed to respond to emergencies related to fire, emergency medical, rescue, and hazardous materials incidents. In addition, we have an active fire prevention program which provides public education to area day cares, our four county operated schools and active adult communities. The Fire Marshal’s Office provides plan review and daily fire code inspections to local businesses. Our department consists of career and volunteer staff who are both trained to respond to fire and medical calls and who are very proud to serve the County of New Kent.
Our fleet consists of five (5) ambulances, four (4) reserve ambulances, four (3) engine companies, one (1) quint company, two (2) squad (rescue) trucks, two (2) water tanker trucks, three (3) brush trucks, one (1) advanced life support vehicle, two (2) command vehicles, one (1) Special Operations vehicle, a fire marshal truck and support vehicles. All of this equipment is housed in one of our four fire stations or our logistics building located across the county.
New Kent Fire-Rescue has four fire stations, a fifth (5th) one on the way, staffed with 41 full and part-time paid and 15 active volunteer fire fighters, one (1) full time assistant fire marshal, one (1) part-time Deputy Emergency management coordinator, and four (4) administrative personnel which includes the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief of Operations and the Battalion Chief of Human Resource Development and Professional Standards. Along with being charged for the day-to-day emergencies, New Kent Fire-Rescue handles the Emergency Management activities within the county. In this role we manage the function of creating framework within the county to reduce vulnerability to all hazards, natural and man-made, and to cope and recover from large scale disasters. Daily staff are engaged in coordinating and integrating all activities (planning, training, and exercises) necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.