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This page will list grants awarded to New Kent Fire-Rescue from various sources, both public (federal and state government agencies) and private (businesses and non-governmental organizations).  In addition, this page will highlight the projects, equipment, training, etc. made possible by the availability of grant funding.


Program:  Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI); from the National Preparedness Directorate (NPD), United States Department of Homland Security (DHS) and administered by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Emergency Management

Click Here to link to the homepage for the Central Virginia UASI

2008 MCI Trailer Project; $12,307.00 – used to purchase a Mass Cassualty Incident Trailer outfitted with response equipment and supplies

2008 Satellite Phone Project; will provide one Satellite phone set-up and subscription costs to be installed in the county Emergency Operations Center (EOC), for use during emergency situations, especially in instances where other means of communication (e.g., land-line and cellular) may be compromised

2009 Citizen Preparedness (CERT) Equipment; $3,750.00 - provided a dedicated computer, digital projecter, and potable projection screen to the county CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) to support training initiatives

2009 Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Equipment; $13,673.41 – used to purchase equipment to allow First Responders to operate at a Hazardous Materials Operations level


Non-Governmental (Business | Non-Profits) Grants

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:


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 2018 New Volunteer Member Orientations will be held on the following Wednesday dates: January 31; March 28May 30; July 25; September 26; and November 28. 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.

Contact  Deputy Chief Baber with questions or for additional information.


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