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

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The Storm Response is slowing down for the Fire Department. Our Firefighters have worked hard since the first snow flake to ensure safety of our community. Thank you to the responders on shift and those that came in to assist. You all are the definition of professional, and you answered the call regardless of the challenges you faced. THANK YOU

Reminders to our citizens. The roads are still rough and unsafe. Please stay off the roads unless it is absolutely necessary. Portsmouth Public Works is working hard around the clock to get the primary and secondary roads drivable. Please be patient, as 12 inches of snow is a major event for our city and will not go away quickly with the low temps. See MoreSee Less

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Satellite view of Winter Storm Grayson shows the massive size and strength within the storm. Looks like a hurricane in shape and movement. Very impressive. See MoreSee Less

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Prepare for extreme blizzard conditions. Snow totals have been increased to 8-12" for Portsmouth. The amount of snow is dependent on the track of the storm. High winds and bitter temps are expected after the snow and will make being outside dangerous. Take care of your pets and keep an eye on neighbors. See MoreSee Less

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Good morning! A Winter Storm WARNING is now in effect for coastal communities from the lower eastern shore to the VA Tidewater and Northeast NC. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for much of the …

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With all this talk of snow, here are some safety tips from your Portsmouth Firefighters. Stay warm!! Portsmouth, Virginia

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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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