Newport News VA Is Hiring


Well-known member
Apr 1, 2007
The Newport News Fire Department
is Seeking Job Applicants

Hiring process open now through August 31,
offering new base salary increase​

The Newport News Fire Department (NNFD) application period for the next hiring process is open until August 31. The NNFD is comprised of dual-role personnel Firefighter/Medics who rotate their emergency response duties between ambulance and fire apparatus. Due to their dual-role responsibilities, recruits are required to successfully graduate from two separate structured training programs in both fire and emergency medical services.
Recruits are hired as full time City of Newport News employees at the start of the program, and beginning this year, the department is offering an increased base salary range. At a glance, employment with the City of Newport News Fire Department currently offers:​
  • Base salary ranges from $45,213-$48,800, with potential additional supplements for specific certifications or degrees
  • $2,000 per year for EMT-I
  • $5,000 per year for Paramedic
  • $600 or $1,000/yr. (at hire) Associate/ Bachelor's Degree
  • Elite Specialty Teams ($1,500/yr.): Technical Rescue, Bomb Squad, Hazmat & Marine Incident Response

Benefits also include a 25-year retirement program; health, dental, vision and life insurance; paid vacation and sick Ieave; career advancement opportunities; tuition reimbursement; training and more. Upon completion of Fire and EMS programs, Firefighter/Medics average ten working days per month (24-hour rotating shifts).
Additionally, the NNFD is accepting applications for experienced, pre-certified firefighter-medics. This application is open year-round for those that have the needed certifications.
For both applications and to find more information about the hiring process, visit or contact Fire Training at 757-969-1800 or

The Newport News Fire Department is comprised of 11 stations, nearly 400 personnel, and four specialty teams.

New firefighter / medics are trained as Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate and receive firefighter training through the Tidewater Regional Fire Academy.

A new state-of-the-art training facility was completed in 2004.

The department operates 12 Engines/Squads, 6 Ladders, 2 Heavy Rescues, 1 Fireboat, 14 Advanced Life Support (ALS) transport medic units, 2 Battalion Chiefs and 2 EMS Captains daily.

Specialized teams include a Marine Incident Response Team, Bomb Squad, Regional Hazmat Team and Technical Rescue Team. The NNFD has been accredited twice through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and currently has an ISO rating of 1. (ISO has rated 673 departments in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Only 9 are rated Class 1. Newport News is one of these 9).​

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Well-known member
Jun 22, 2007
Thank you Ray, I'm passing the word along to a couple of young buddies who might be interested.