The York County Department of Fire and Life Safety recognizes the importance of establishing a positive working relationship with the media. We believe that our citizens, businesses, and visitors are entitled to receive accurate, timely and newsworthy information from the media. With this in mind, we're committed to creating a bond of partnership and trust with members of the media.
Fire & Rescue Incident InformationWhen possible, the department spokesperson will notify local media outlets of significant and newsworthy fire and rescue incidents within York County through the Hampton Roads Emergency Services Media Council paging system.
Incident Scene AccessWhen you arrive at a fire and rescue incident scene, please request to speak with the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety department spokesperson or incident information officer. If he/she is not on scene, then the incident commander or a designee may be able to meet with you, as time permits. We will do everything we can to provide media access and vantage points for photographs, but understand that this is not always immediately possible. For large-scale incidents, we will identify a media area for interviews and information.
Important to KnowIt is not normally the practice of the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety to release information about or involving criminal incidents or vehicle accidents (unless specifically fire related and/or upon the request of the jurisdiction/agency having authority) as this is the jurisdiction of the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office and/or the Virginia State Police.
Fire & Life Safety
301 Goodwin Neck Road
Yorktown, VA 23692
301 Goodwin Neck Road Yorktown VA 23692
P.O. Box 532
Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone: 757-890-3600Emergency Phone: 911
Administrative Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
24-Hour Non Emergency Line