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Fire Chief Rick Opett invites the community to welcome this apparatus to its new home in a “Housing Ceremony” July 7th at 12:00 pm at Fire Station 3, 16440 Eltham Road.
Light refreshments will be provided.
New Kent Fire-Rescue placed its newest fire truck in service on July 1st. Squad 503 is a Multi-Vocational Pumper built by Ferrara Fire Apparatus. The vehicle combines the roles of fire engine and heavy rescue unit, allowing one truck to perform the function of two units. Squad 503 will be housed at Fire Station 3 on Eltham Road. “Squad 503 will allow our firefighters to fight fire and perform heavy rescue work all with one vehicle, which will make New Kent’s citizens safer while saving taxpayer dollars,” said New Kent Fire Chief Rick Opett. Squad 503 is equipped with a 750 gallon water tank and a 1500 gallons per minute (GPM) pump. Squad 503 will also carry a full set of hydraulic rescue tools, more commonly known as the “Jaws of Life”, for extricating injured victims from vehicle collisions and other entrapments. The new apparatus will also carry over 1000 feet of fire hose, rope rescue equipment, rescue saws, and hand tools.
Resolve to Prepare Your Family for Emergencies in 2015
Click here for information on OPEN BURNING in New Kent County and for a link to a downloadble/printable BURN PERMIT.
Find out why Debris Burning is the #1 Cause of Wildfires in Virginia and what you can do to minimize the risk when burning debris in New Kent County. Plan Ahead! If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.
New Kent Fire-Rescue Building Our Organization One Member at a Time.
New Kent Fire-Rescue was established to provide all fire and emergency medical services to the residents of the county of New Kent, as well as services related to civilian safety and evacuation in disasters and emergencies. New Kent County takes pride in having a combined volunteer and career department that complements each others’ abilities and talents to best serve its residents. The following functions of our department continue to be the driving force in creating an organization with one mission: every decision results in improved service delivery to the customer.
- Provide a safe environment in which our customers live and visit.
- Minimize the threat of all disasters, including fire through awareness, preparation and mitigation.
- Provide the highest quality of emergency medical treatment at the basic and advanced life support levels.
- Take a proactive approach to developing relationships with our business community in the areas of fire prevention and education, economic development, and emergency preparedness.
- Seek alternative funding methods to provide the maximum level of fiscal responsibility.
- Safely provide aggressive response with trained personnel in all emergencies.
- Provide a seamless integration of all emergency responders, focusing on Competency, Compassion, and Consistency.
- Create a system that makes interoperability a standard practice.
The County of New Kent is seeking motivated, experienced candidates to join our high performance team in the position of Firefighter/Medic. Accepting applications immediately until closing date of July 31st at 5 pm
Thank you for your interest.
America’s PrepareAthon! is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for specific hazards through drills, group discussions, and exercises. National PrepareAthon! Day is April 30, 2015 and will revolve around taking the actions to prepare for these six specific hazards: Earthquake, Flood, Hurricane, Tornado, Wildfire and Winter Storm. The AP website is a valuable resource for emergency preparedness information.
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Register today for New Kent County’s rapid emergency notification system to be, and keep, informed in the event of a weather-related emergency, a missing child alert or any other emergency situation affecting/impacting our area. Registering your contact information takes little time and can be done securely from New Kent’s Community Notification Enrollment webpage. With the 2013 tornado season already very active and the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season just now starting, be proactive and enroll in CodeRED® to ensure you’re in the know when an emergency strikes.
Be Mobile Ready
The Ready Virginia mobile app, created by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management is an interactive tool that makes it easier than ever to be prepared for emergencies. The free app for iPhone® and Android™ devices provides emergency planning and guidance and other robust features not previously available in any mobile application.
Interested in volunteering with New Kent Fire-Rescue Fire? Fill out a Volunteer Application and then join us at our monthly orientation.
The 2015 New Volunteer Member Orientations will be held on the following (3rd Wednesday) dates: February 18; April 15; June 17; August 19; and October 21. Attendance at only one of the orientations is required. The start time and location for each date is 7:00 PM in the facility training room at Fire Station 1 (Providence Forge) located at 4315 North Courthouse Road, Providence Forge, VA 23140.
September is National Preparedness Month. Pledge to Prepare by joining the National Preparedness Coalition now! Empower yourself and help coordinate preparedness activities for your family, neighbors and co-workers, and those with whom you may study or worship.
New Kent Fire-Rescue wishes the residents of the county a Happy July 4th Holiday and reminds everyone to give special consideration to fireworks safety when planning their celebrations. Please read this MEDIA ALERT from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs to learn more about fireworks safety.
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