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Hampton Fire & Rescue is a combination department with more than 270 full-time personnel supplemented by a contingent of volunteers under the direction of Fire Chief Jason H. Monk. In 2016 the division became the first combination fire and rescue agency in Virginia to hold an ISO-1 rating and be fully accredited with the CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence. The division, whose volunteer service dates back to 1884, provides fire protection, emergency medical services and environmental protection for the city's 136,000 residents. Hampton has 11 fire stations strategically located throughout its 53-square-mile border.
The Division of Fire & Rescue prides itself on taking a proactive approach to community service, including fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, investigations, code enforcement, water rescues, and hazardous materials mitigation.