Newport News Fire Department recognized as one of the best

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The Newport News Fire Department won an EMS award of the year. (HNNDaily Staff/ photo courtesy of Newport News.)
The Newport News Fire Department won an EMS award of the year. (HNNDaily photo/Courtesy of the City of Newport News)

NEWPORT NEWS — The city’s fire department will have a new piece of hardware to showoff.

The Newport News Fire Department was recently recognized as the Peninsula Emergency Medical Services Council’s Outstanding EMS Agency of the Year, according to a news release from the city.

The award is presented to agencies that exemplify outstanding professionalism to the communities they serve, according to the news release.

The annual recognition is part of the Governor’s EMS Awards Program, which began in 1986. The program aims to recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals, agencies and community organizations and businesses that provide or support emergency medical care in Virginia, according to the news release.

“It just demonstrates the outstanding service our folks continue to provide to this community day in and day out,” said interim fire Chief Scott Liebold, in the news release.

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