Five-Alarm Festival

Family, Food & Fun for Everyone!

Five Alarm FestivalThe Five-Alarm Festival (formerly the 5-Alarm Festival and Chili Cook-off) is hosted annually by Hampton Fire & Rescue on the first or second Saturday of October. One major goal of the festival is to bring awareness to the dangers of fire and to promote fire safety through educational and preventive activities. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home injuries, followed by heating fires.

Each year Hampton Fire and Rescue offers free home safety surveys and does a door-to-door campaign targeting residential areas where fires have occurred more frequently. The division also has a free smoke detector program. This is a fun-filled family event with face-painting and crafts for the children. View our photo gallery.


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    March 13, 2019 - Hampton Fire & Rescue will host the 11th Annual Women in Public Service Conference on September 19-20, 2019. Read on...
  3. Register now for Camp Fury, a unique summer camp for girls focused on firefighting

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During the festival:

  • Learn valuable fire safety information.
  • Enjoy a bounce house and slides.
  • Meet our Accelerant Detection Dog, Taylor.
  • Check out a fire engine or ambulance and talk to the crew.
  • Take a photo with Sparky the Fire Dog.
  • Food, drinks and more will be available.
  • Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Corey Johnson at 757-325-4945, email Corey Johnson or contact Fran Thompson at 757-727-1212, or email Fran Thompson