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Mission Statement: Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services is a community based department that is committed to providing the highest quality of public safety services. We protect lives and property through emergency medical services, fire suppression, disaster management, hazardous materials management, fire & medical prevention, and public education.

Vision Statement: To cultivate a diverse, modern, innovative, caring and compassionate department that operates safely, is competent, and is responsive to the community.


Truck 1 all decorated up and getting ready for Norfolks Grand Illumination Parade.


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#Portsmouthproud The ladder was beautiful!

She looked beautiful tonight good job guys!

It looked great!!!!

Would love to see this in person. Lights aren't bright enough to reach Wisconsin though I'm afraid. :/

It was the best! Great job❤️👏👏👏👏

Oh she is sexy.

I was there......and it looked awesome!

Jason Early

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Please be aware. There is a chance for severe weather this afternoon, especially during the rush hour commute. Risk of heavy rain with high winds, and possible tornados likely.


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Mike Urbanek

Thank you for keeping us in the know!

Thank you for keeping us posted

Kathleen Elizabeth Betsy Zimmerman

Jennifer Copeland Brown

Dustin Rouse

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Press Release:

At 07:53 AM, Portsmouth Fire Rescue and Emergency Services responded to a reported residential structure fire on Towne Point Rd. in the Churchland area of Portsmouth. Crews arrived on scene to find heavy smoke coming from a single story residential home. Fire crews were able to get the fire under control shortly after arrival. At this time the fire is out and is being investigated by the Fire Marshals office. Red Cross has been contacted to assist the occupants. 

Any further questions can be forwarded to the Portsmouth Fire Marshals Office at (757) 393-8689Image attachmentImage attachment


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Portsmouth Fire Rescue & Emergency Services Brendan David is the one who was first on scene and helped fake out hoses and set boundaries to prevent the fire from spreading. Local coastie going the extra mile on his way to duty that day

I know that van lol. Good job!

That’s a heckuva 4WD van!


Thank God for the job you guys do every day. Prayers to ya.

Nice work as always A shift !!!

Thank God for fireman...

Nicely done Brothers and Sisters.


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Our crews were caught in the act!  Mr. Gregory Russell contacted the administrative staff to compliment Truck 10 B Shift, on taking time to show his grandson the fire apparatus. He stated, 

Thanks to the wonderful firefighters who gave my grandson, Joel Mason Russell, a great thrill in his young life.  It is great men and women like the Portsmouth Firefighters who help mold our kids for a successful future.

Thank you to Mr. Russell for extending his thoughts; and thank you to Ladder 10, for providing our residents and community with first class customer service.


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Having been there in that moment the truck pulled up, Joel was ecstatic. Then when he got to walk around and climb in the truck to see his reaction was awesome. Thanks to the amazing Truck 10 "B shift" firemen who jumped at the opportunity to create a lasting memory for my son.

Ryan Gray Tommy Perrault Ben Birkitt we are doing great things. This is what it’s all about making every kids dream come true.

Love this LOVE the Portsmouth Fire Department and all the men and women that serve they truly are one of a kind 💕

I have so much respect for all first responder, I just wish people understood the ongoing training firefighters have to do, not counting maintenance on all the equipment and firehouse. People don't know about all the ruined meals and missed family gatherings. Thanks to all the firefighters out there

Thanks for making my sons day!


Portsmouths Firefighters have always been super nice to all the kiddos♡

Nice job you guys!!!

Strong work guys

We have the best Portsmouth fire and rescue teams and our Portsmouth Police Department. Thank you all for keeping us safe and sound

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1 month ago

Portsmouth Fire Rescue & Emergency Services

Congratulations FF Andrew Lapp. Tonight he graduated from HRRFA Class #8. Way to go... ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations FF Andrew Lapp. Tonight he graduated from HRRFA Class #8. Way to go...Image attachment
Hurricane Michael will begin to impact the region tomorrow afternoon.  Heavy Rain will continue through the night on Thursday into Friday morning Oct 12th.  Please keep an eye on the weather reports, as flash flood watches have been  issued in advance of the storm.  Four to six inches of rain is expected with some locally higher amounts.  Most of the severe weather is expected between 12am and 8am Friday morning.

 Mailing Address

311 County Street - Suite 200
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704

Dial 911 for Emergencies

Contact Numbers

Fire Administration -     (757) 393-8765
Fire Marshal Office -      (757) 393-8689
EMS Division Offices -   (757) 393-8123
Administration Fax # -  (757) 393 - 5161

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday from 8a - 5p

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