245 NW 10th, Newport, OR 97365
|Chief Rob Murphy||541.265.9461|
|Asst Chief/Fire Marshal Bob Harvey||541.265.9461|
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
Kidde Smoke Alarm Recall
On March 21, 2018, Kidde issued a recall of 452,000 dual sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms sold in the United States. The smoke alarms have the model numbers PI2010 (AC/hardwired) and PI9010 (DC/battery powered). "KIDDE" is printed on the front center of the smoke alarm. The model number and date code are printed on the back of the alarm.
Kidde states that a yellow protective cap in limited instances may have been left on one of the two smoke sensors during the manufacturing process, which could compromise the smoke alarms' ability to detect smoke.
Consumers should remove the alarm from the wall/ceiling and visually inspect it through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap. Consumers should not attempt to take apart the alarm, open the casing, or otherwise remove the cap themselves. If the yellow cap is present, the consumer should immediately contact Kidde to receive instructions and request a free replacement alarm. They should remove the recalled smoke alarm ONLY AFTER they receive and install the replacement alarm. If no yellow cap is present, consumers should reinstall the smoke alarm and no further action is needed.
Alarms were sold at Menards, The Home Depot, Walmart and other department, home, and hardware stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, ShopKidde.com, and other websites from September 2016 through January 2018 for between $20 and $40.
For more information, visit the Kidde website: https://kidde-smoke-alarm-recallusen.expertinquiry.com/ or the Consumer Product Safety Commission website: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/kidde-recalls-dual-sensor-smoke-alarms-due-to-risk-of-failure-to-alert-consumers-to-a
The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal's Smoke Alarm Installation Program does not distribute Kidde smoke alarms, therefore alarms issued by the OSFM to Oregon fire agencies, the American Red Cross Cascades Region, or other organizations are not affected by this recall.
Working smoke alarms save lives. Be sure to test your smoke alarms regularly and make sure you have working smoke alarms on each level of your home, inside each bedroom, and in the hallway outside each bedroom.
If you don't have working smoke alarms contact the American Red Cross at email@example.com or 503-528-5783.
For more information on smoke alarms visit the OSFM Smoke Alarm Information Center