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Statewide 4 P.M. Burn Law in effect

Statewide 4 P.M. Burn Law in effect

Virginia’s 4 p.m. Burning Law is currently in effect across the Commonwealth.  This law prohibits open 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.  Frequently Asked Questions

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America's PrepareAthon!

America's PrepareAthon!

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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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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New Volunteer Orientations Announced

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 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.

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NFPA Winter Safety Tips

NFPA Winter Safety Tips

Check out these informative SAFETY TIP SHEETS from the National Fire Protection Association and help keep yourself and your family safe this winter and holiday season.  Christmas Tree Safety  |  Winter Holiday Safety  |  10 Winter Tips  |  Heating Safety  |  Candle Safety

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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.

Additional resources include the ReadyVA and Ready.gov websites

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Home Heating Safety

Home Heating Safety

As the days of late Autumn slowly give way to Winter and seasonally cold outdoor temperatures,  people will turn to various means of heating their home.  When those means involve fireplaces, wood stoves, kerosene heaters, and/or electric space heaters it is important they remember to observe and practice good safety.  Click Here for home heating safety tips that the Virginia Department of Fire Programs and New Kent Fire-Rescue encourage Virginia residents to follow.

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Tornado Preparedness

Tornado Preparedness

No part of Virginia is immune from tornadoes. They can hit at any time of the year and at any time of the day. Be Ready… Have a Plan… Be Safe!  Click on these links for valuable information:  Stay Informed  |  Preparing for Tornadoes  |  Make a Plan  |  Disaster Supply Kit

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