Fire and Rescue

New Kent Fire-Rescue consists four fire stations located at strategic points around the county – A fifth (5th) station on the way.

New Kent Fire-Rescue

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. Their 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.

Staff & Personnel

  • (42) Full/Part-time Paid
  • (15) Active Volunteer Fire Fighters
  • (1) full-time Assistant Fire Marshal
  • (1) Part-time Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
  • (1) Fire Chief
  • (1) Deputy Chief of Operations
  • (1) Deputy Chief of Administration
  • (1) Administrative Assistant

Emergency Management Activities

Along with being charged with 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.

Our fleet

All of equipment is housed in one of our four fire stations or our logistics building located across the county. Our fleet consists of…

  • (5) Ambulances
  • (4) Reserve Ambulances
  • (4) Engine Companies
  • (1) Quint Company
  • (2) Squad (Rescue) Trucks
  • (2) Water Tanker Trucks
  • (3) Brush Trucks
  • (1) Advanced Life Support Vehicle
  • (2) Command Vehicles
  • (1) Special Operations Vehicle
  • (1) Fire Marshal Truck
  • Several Support Vehicles