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These fire departments need you. Here’s how you can get hiring info

The Hampton and city of Newport News fire departments are looking for employees. (HNNDaily staff file photo).
The Hampton and city of Newport News fire departments are looking for employees. (HNNDaily file photo)

Both the Newport News and Hampton fire departments are looking for good men and women.

The two departments will team up to host a pair of informational open houses in July.

The first open house is scheduled for July 11 at Hampton Fire Station 11. The second open house is scheduled for July 18 at the Newport News Fire Training Center.

Both open houses will have three information sessions on the listed dates: 10 a.m. to noon, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The open houses will provide information about the hiring process, as well as give potential candidates opportunities to speak with benefits representatives, peer fitness trainers and employees from both jurisdictions, according to a joint news release from the departments.

Newport News firefighters make a base salary of $38,325 and Hampton firefighters make a base salary of $40,478.

Potential candidates can find information online for the Newport News Fire Department by clicking here. For information on the Hampton Fire Department click here.

Other contact information:

  • Newport News Fire Department: recruiter@nnva.gov or 757-969-1800.
  • Hampton Division of Fire & Rescue: Scott Doggette at sdoggette@hampton.gov or 757-727-1223.

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