Fire Division


Firework Stand Permit Deadline

May 31, 2023

For those wanting to open fireworks stands this season, the deadline to apply for a permit is quickly approaching.

According to the state fire marshal’s office, the retail stand permit application deadline for this year is June 8. After June 8, the retail stand permit application automatically shuts down and will prevent you from applying for, and the state from issuing, retail stand permits. 


Outdoor Warning Siren Repaired

Apr 27, 2023

The outdoor warning siren located at 105 South Chestnut Street is now fully functioning and repairs have been complete.

Thank you for your patience during the process. As a reminder, the outdoor warning sirens are for the purpose of outdoor warning ONLY. If severe weather is present, the residents of the City of Norfolk should not wait until the outdoor warning sirens go off before they…

Emergency Exercises Planned

Mar 22, 2023

Numerous emergency exercises are set for next week. On Tuesday, March 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Norfolk Regional Airport and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at AquaVenture Water Park and Thursday, March 30 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Off Road Ranch, Norfolk first responders will be working with the 72nd Civil Support Team in the local communities to conduct a series of joint Hazmat and Law…

Firefighter Badge Pinning

Mar 01, 2023

On February 28 2023, Will DiLullo was sworn in as Norfolk Fire’s newest firefighter during a badge pinning ceremony!!

Chief Tim Wragge giving the oath to DiLullo

Norfolk Fire Trains at The Kensington

Feb 13, 2023


Onlookers may have recently noticed fire trucks and ambulances in the parking lot adjacent to the vacant Kensington. The Norfolk Fire Division has been conducting training exercises over the past couple of weeks. 


Tips For Using Space Heaters

Dec 20, 2022

Heating is the second leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, and the third leading cause of home fire deaths. 

When using a space heater, read and follow all of the manufacturers' instructions that come with the heater.

Other tips for operating a space heater:

  1. Make sure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in good working condition.
  2. The space…

Hesman Recognized at Council Meeting

Oct 04, 2022

The Norfolk Morning and Noon Optimist clubs recognized Firefighter/Paramedic Max Hesman of the Norfolk Fire Division at Monday’s city council meeting. Optimist international highlights those who inspire respect for the…

Fire Prevention Week Kicks off October 9

Sep 28, 2022

The Norfolk Fire Division is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15. This year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

The Norfolk Fire Division encourages…

Reserve Badge Pinning

Sep 20, 2022


On September 20, six Reserve firefighters were badged representing their completion of initial training.  They will now be eligible to respond to large fires and other emergencies.