Newport News Officials Compete in Hoagies for Heroes

Newport News Police and Fire Department personnel competed in a battle of bravery, will and sandwich-building skill during their “Hoagies for Heroes” competition Friday at the grand opening of WaWa in on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News.

The challenge consisted of a hoagie-building contest, in which the two teams worked to build the most hoagies in three minutes.

While the police were hoping to earn the sandwich-stacking bragging rights, Newport News Fire Department took home the win. Both teams however were awarded a $1,000 prize donation that will go to the department’s Safe House and Smoke Detector programs and the Newport News Police Foundation.

“A huge thank you to WaWa for sponsoring this event and providing the fire department with the $1000-dollar donation,” said Stephen Pincus, a Newport News Fire Department battalion Chief. “The Safe House program is used to educate our youth on fire safety and how to escape should they have a fire in their home. The fire department’s smoke detector program is available to the homeowners in Newport News.  The fire department will go out to homes within the city and install a smoke detector free of charge.”

For more information on Newport News Fire Department’s Safe House and Smoke Detector programs, call 757-926-8009.

For more information on the police department’s foundation, visit