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 Statewide Burn Ban in Effect – February 15 – April 30, NO OPEN AIR FIRES between 12:00 AM (Midnight) and 4:00 PM

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Resolve to Prepare Your Family for Emergencies in 2014

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There is no more important resolution to make than to renew our personal efforts to be sure our families are ready for whatever 2014 will bring. Everyone can do something to prepare for emergencies. Consider this: disasters can happen at any time, and families may not be together. Power could be lost, and cell phones may not work. Families should decide in advance what they will do. CLICK ON THE BANNER ABOVE TO LEARN MORE.

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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.

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.

 

 
 

Community Updates

2014 CPR Classes

2014 CPR Classes

NKFR is offering CPR instruction each month in 2014 on the second (2nd) Saturday of each month.  Any interested persons should contact Brandon Jenkins via email at bcjenkins@newkent-va.us. These CPR classes will run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 pM.  Click this link to view a PDF Class Schedule for dates and locations of classes.

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2014 Resolve to Be Ready

2014 Resolve to Be Ready

Online Resources to Learn More Information

→ FEMA’s Resolve to Be Ready campaign webpage
To learn about these tools in Spanish: Propóngase estar listo en el año 2014
→ FEMA’s Resolve to Be Ready online PDF template “Family Communication”; a form-fillable/printable document for recording important relevent family member contact information
→ FEMA’s Resolve to Be Ready “Emergency Checklist” (printable PDF)

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FireSafe Family VA App

FireSafe Family VA App

ANNOUNCING!
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:

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New Kent adds CodeRED® Emergency Notification Service

New Kent adds CodeRED® Emergency Notification Service

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.

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Ready Virginia Mobile App

Ready Virginia Mobile App

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.

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Become a Volunteer in 2014

Become a Volunteer in 2014

Volunteer Orientation Information

Interested in volunteering with New Kent Fire-Rescue Fire?  Fill out a Volunteer Application and then join us at our monthly orientation.

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Virginia 4 PM Burn Law

Virginia 4 PM Burn Law

The Commonwealth’s 4 p.m. Burning Law is currently in effect across Virginia.  This law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day (Feb. 15 – April 30) if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials.  Click this link for Frequently Asked Questions.

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