One Mission


  Be sure to also check out our Community Updates page as well as NKFR in the News


Good information to know and to share… May 6-12, 2018 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week


SMOKE ALARMS … What You Need To Know

“Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP”.

 Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today

Watch: Don’t Wait; a 60 second public service announcement on YouTube

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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.

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.


Community Updates

Hurricane Preparedness

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The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October.

No matter which region of the Commonwealth you live in, a hurricane or tropical storm can impact you and your family.  It is important to prepare your family, home and business before a storm arrives.

Get Ready Now… by reviewing the Virginia Hurricane Evacuation Guide


New Kent ALERT

New Kent ALERT

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for New Kent ALERT the emergency mass notification system for New Kent County. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.


FireSafe Family VA App

FireSafe Family VA App

FireSafe Family VA presented by Virginia’s Department of Fire Programs

A new home fire safety mobile application available as a free download for your iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. Download your free copy today!

Use the links below for more information:


Heat Safety

Heat Safety

Heat is one of the leading weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year.  Use the following weblinks to learn more about the dangers of extreme heat and steps you can take to stay safe when working and playing in our summer weather.



2019 New Volunteer Orientations Announced

2019 New Volunteer Orientations Announced

Volunteer Orientation Information

Interested in volunteering with New Kent Fire-Rescue Fire?  Fill out a Volunteer Application and then join us at one of our monthly orientations. Preregistration is REQUIRED for all persons planning to attend one of the orientations.

2019 New Volunteer Member Orientations will be held on the following Wednesday dates: January 30; March 27May 29; July 31; September 25; and November 20. 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.

To preregister for an orientation you must send an email to Deputy Fire Chief Lisa Baber with your name and contact information and the orientation date that you will attend. You may also email Chief Baber with any questions you may have or for additional information about NKFR’s volunteer program.


Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

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. On the linked page be sure to check out all the navigation buttons along the top row… About; Hazards; Activities; and Stories.

Additional resources include the ReadyVA and websites

Is your Disaster Kit Stocked? Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to 8.5 million customers for seven days. Make sure your disaster kit is up-to-date and you have a plan in place for your family. Help others in your community take steps to prepare as well. Use this infographic to help you and your family stay safe before and after their power goes out and share this information with you friends and neighbors.


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New Kent Fire-Rescue
PO Box 209
New Kent, Virginia 23124
Phone: (804)966-9618
Fax: (804)966-2903