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Fire Threats in New Homes

New Home Layout

Enter the modern home, a spacious oasis filled with creature comforts. Marvel at the open floor plan. Relax in overstuffed, upholstered furniture. Feel good knowing that the home was made with construction practices friendly to the environment. What you can't see, however, is how these components all play a part in creating home fires that burn faster than ever before.

NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative offers the following resources underscoring these fire concerns.

Lightweight Construction

Research shows that today's homebuilding materials under fire can impact firefighter safety. Studies point to the fire failure of unprotected, lightweight engineered wood systems routinely used in floors and roofs of new homes.

Upholstered Furniture
Many of today's homes are made with synthetic materials—upholstery stuffed with combustible polyurethane foam, for example—that burn quicker than "legacy" furnishings made of leather, wool, and cotton. Studies have confirmed that rooms filled with synthetic furniture that are set on fire reach dangerous temperatures quicker than similar rooms filled with legacy furnishings. NFPA's report, "Home Fires That Began With Upholstered Furniture," describes some alarming outcomes. For instance:  
  • From 2010 to 2014, there was an average of 5,630 home structure fires per year in which upholstered furniture was the first item ignited. These fires caused an annual average of 440 civilian fire deaths, 700 civilian fire injuries, and $269 million in direct property damage
  • On average, one out of every 13 reported upholstered furniture fires resulted in death
  • Overall, fires beginning with upholstered furniture accounted for 18 percent of home fire death.


We've Moved Back to Station 3200

Newport Fire Department Has Moved Back

On Monday, October 23, 2017 our administrative offices moved back to our Main Fire Station located at 245 NW 10th Street, just west of the Catholic Church. Our phone number will remain the same, (541) 265-9461. Our office hours will continue to be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Our operational crews and our Fire Prevention Bureau have also moved back into our facility. If you missed our open house please drop by during regular office hours and see our newly remodeled station.

Keeping Our Community Safe

Heating Safety Tips

Message from the Chief

Chief Rob Murphy

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.

Thank you,

Rob Murphy

Fire Chief


Seasonal Burning Information

Burn Season Re-Opened October 2

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.