245 NW 10th, Newport, OR 97365
|Chief Rob Murphy||541.265.9461|
|Asst Chief/Fire Marshal Bob Harvey||541.265.9461|
Frequently Asked Questions
Get ready to be a part of something big! National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day will mark its fifth anniversary in 2018.
Commit a couple of hours, or the entire day, and watch as your actions positively contribute to reducing your community’s wildfire risk. Challenge your friends, your family, relatives, faith-based group or youth organization to develop a project and join others throughout the nation in making big changes. Your efforts will help raise wildfire awareness, promote collaboration and bring neighbors together to work on projects that can help protect homes, neighborhoods and entire communities from future wildfire risk or current post-fire impacts.
We want to hear from you!
Motivate neighbors and community members to work together to make where they live a safer place from wildfire.
A worthwhile effort
"We had a very busy May 6 fire fuel reduction project. Approx. 6 tons of dry trees, grasses, shrubs, etc were removed and mulched to be used along the borders to further reduce our fire risks. We are very grateful for the funding that allowed us to make our community a more fire resistant and safer place to live."
Diane "Maka'ala" Kanealii, Executive Director, Kailapa Community Association
“I appreciate your giving us the opportunity to participate in the Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. It has been a wonderful chance to work with organizations we don't typically think of when smoke is in the air.”
Darron Williams,Bureau of Indian Affairs
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In This Section
Keeping Our Community Safe
Save the Date! Saturday, May 19, 2018
Every day, seven people die from U.S. home fires. The time has come to bring attention to this problem and its solution on a national scale.
NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalitionare initiating Home Fire Sprinkler Day. This project tasks fire sprinkler advocates across America with hosting simultaneous events that promote home fire sprinklers. These events are aimed at drawing awareness to this life-saving technology while breaking down the myths and legislative barriers to its use. The goal is to have safety advocates host at least one sprinkler-related event in all 50 states.
Taking action is easy. We've outlined some ideas and have given you the resources to make your event a success. If you need any assistance or have questions, please contact us.
List of potential activities
Take part in one or more of these events. We advise checking with your state or regional fire sprinkler coalitionfirst to coordinate any events with them.
Home Fire Sprinkler Day resources
Use these resources to help convince the media and others on the necessity of fire sprinklers. Some make great handouts, while others are shareable on social media.
Message from the Chief
Welcome to the Newport Fire Department official website. NFD is comprised of 27 volunteers and 11 staff. We serve approximately 12,500 residents and 5,000-15,000 guests in the City of Newport and surrounding Newport Rural Fire Protection District. We serve these areas out of three fire stations. We are a proud, service-oriented organization with a rich history. Starting as Newport Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 on May 4, 1885, we have adapted and grown along with our community. We provide first-rate Emergency Services including: Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services (including Advanced Life Support), Motor Vehicle Accident Rescue and Extrication, Hazardous Materials Response, Marine and Beach Fire/Rescue Response, Fire Inspections, Investigations and Public Education. We actively participate in community activities like Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, Newport Marathon, Holiday Toy Drive, and Newport High School Senior’s Grad Night.
I invite you to please look around our website. You will find new features such as commonly requested forms, new links and more photos.
Seasonal Burning Information
The 2017-2018 burn season has reopened. Burn permits can be picked up 245 NW 10th Street. Open fires can be no larger that 3 x 3'. Fires must be near a ready water source. Please call us with your current burn permit number 1/2 hour before you burn. All fires must be at least 25' from any other structure including fences.Unattended fires will be extinuished.
Recreational fires do not require a permit. Also, small fires for warming, cooking or religious ceremonies do not require a permit.
Beach bonfires are regulated by Oregon State Parks. Please contact Oregon State Parks for information regarding your proposed bonfire for current regulations.
Land clearing, logging operations and slash burns are regulated by Oregon Department of Forestry.
Enjoy your recreational or yard debris fire, be safe, be courteous to your neighbors and if you have any questions please call us.
PulsePoint Comes to Newport
PulsePoint is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through the use of location-aware mobile devices, PulsePoint is building applications that work with local public safety agencies to improve communications with citizens, empowering them to help reduce the millions of annual deaths from sudden cardiac arrest. Use of the PulsePoint app can significantly strengthen the “chain of survival” by improving bystander response to cardiac arrest victims and increasing the chance that lifesaving steps will be taken prior to the arrival of emergency medical services.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Learn more at www.PulsePoint.org or call us here at the station 541-265-9461.