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Awards

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Mission: Lifeline® EMS Recognition

Mission Lifeline Award: Gold 2019

Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services was presented with the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Recognition: Gold Award.

Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services (PFRES) received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lif...

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News

3 Stories
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Portsmouth 311

Portsmouth 311

The city of Portsmouth rolls out it's 311 Non-Emergency Call Center effective July 1. 

Three-one-one (311) is a non-emergency phone number that residents can use to obtain information about city services, make complaints or report concerns. Citize...

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News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

DRONE Operations

DRONE PIC 2

Effective today (7-12-19), DRONE operations in the City have been authorized for use and available for tasking. Currently, the city has a joint team with Portsmouth PD to address multiple on scene situations. Both Aircraft, a Mavic 2 Enterprise and a Mavi...

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News
Posted on: June 25, 2016

Incident Command Vehicle

Public Saftey Incident Command Vehicle

June 25th was a huge day for the Portsmouth Public Safety Family. The Portsmouth Police and Fire Departments took delivery of a new Incident Command Vehicle.

This vehicle is not only instrumental in successful operations involving Police and Fire responses...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 21, 2019

Commercial Structure Fire - 2 Victory Blvd

Fire 6.21.19

Portsmouth Fire/EMS along with Navy E21 personnel are on the scene at 2 Victory Blvd. extinguishing a fire that was reported to have started in the shredder. All occupants working in the building evacuated safely. There are no reports of injuries. This sc...

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Press Release
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Residential Structure Fire - Douglas Park

Fire 6.17.19

Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency personnel responded early this morning, around 4AM, to a residential structure fire in the Douglas Park area of Portsmouth. Crews were able to contain and extinguish a fire that affected a single building with three u...

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Press Release

News Flash

Posted on: July 16, 2019

"How about this heat?"

Heat Graphic

"How about this heat?" It's a good conversation starter but not a subject to take lightly. Be sure to prepare for this week's high temps and humidity. Check out VDEM's Extreme Heat facts at https://www.vaemergency.gov/threats/extreme-heat/.

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NWS Extreme Heat Information Public Education
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Flood Insurance Can Help

Flood Insurance can help for hurricanes

Flood insurance helps you get back to your routine faster after a storm. Are you and your family protected? Visit www.Floodsmart.gov to find the right policy for you. #FloodSmart

Public Education
Posted on: June 1, 2019

Calling 911

Calling 911

Do you know what to do if someone is badly injured or suddenly becomes sick? You should. Knowing how to call for help in an emergency can help save a life. Take a few moments to read this information. Share it with your family and friends.

CALL 911 IN EMER...

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