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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.

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Come out and see area public safety professionals battle it out for charity. Game starts at 3, with activities on the outside concourse for the kids and adults before the game. See MoreSee Less

10th Annual Guns N’ Hoses Charity Hockey Game

March 3, 2018, 3:00pm – March 3, 2018, 6:00pm

It’s time for the 10th Annual Guns N’ Hoses Charity Hockey Game. The game will feature area firefighters against area police officers. Proceeds go to benefit the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daugh…

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The Portsmouth, Virginia Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services Department has purchased new high-performance radios. Designed by Motorola Solutions, the APX-XE 500 Remote Speaker and Microphone (RSM) sy…

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10th Annual Guns N’ Hoses Charity Hockey Game

March 3, 2018, 3:00pm – March 3, 2018, 6:00pm

It’s time for the 10th Annual Guns N’ Hoses Charity Hockey Game. The game will feature area firefighters against area police officers. Proceeds go to benefit the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daugh…

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Its going to be a Snowy afternoon. Heavy snow will begin to fall in the early afternoon, and at times will be very heavy. Please try and stay off the roads as this event will take over the traffic rush hour and create unintended problems. Our public safety professionals are ready if needed, but we prefer to keep the gear on the hook if preventable!!. Please Dont drive unless you absolutely have too this afternoon. See MoreSee Less

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***THIS IS OUTDATED INFORMATION. PLEASE SEE OUR MOST RECENT POST REGARDING THE DEVELOPING STORM***

Our latest forecast calls for 2-3 inches of snow over the western half of the forecast area, with up…

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 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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