245 NW 10th, Newport, OR 97365
|Chief Rob Murphy||541.265.9461|
|Asst Chief/Fire Marshall Bob Harvey||541.265.9461|
Frequently Asked Questions
Beginning Monday April 17th, 2017 our administrative offices will be at the Agate Beach Fire Station located on 225 NW 73rd, St, near the Oregon State Police Office. Our phone number will remain the same, as will our office hours.
We are moving to allow construction to begin at our main fire station. The City of Newport received a seismic retrofit grant from the State of Oregon Infrastructure Finance Authority in the amount of $1.4 Million Dollars to structurally upgrade the Main Fire Station located at 245 NW 10th Street for increased earthquake resistance. The Fire Station was constructed in 1981 before the era of modern building codes which requires seismic bracing. The project includes new foundation supports around the perimeter of the building, and bracing for wall panels and roof supports. The extent of the construction project necessitates our temporary relocation.
We expect the project to take 4-5 months to complete. When it is finished, we will move back to the main fire station, probably sometime in late September or early October of this year. Our operations crews will be moving to temporary quarters at our City Shops yard located on NE 3rd Street. These quarters will not be open to the public. We ask the public utilize our Agate Beach Fire Station on NE 73rd Street.
People wishing to obtain a new burn permit will be able to pick one up at our Agate Beach Fire Station on NE 73rd Street during normal business hours and from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. Those wishing to activate a current permit will still be able to call the Fire Department phone number (541-265-9461) any time.
The last day to burn yard debris is July 4, 2017. It is closed for the season. It will begin again in October. You may come in to get a permit for the 17-18 burn season at any time, however, the permit will not be valid until the new burn season begins in the Fall.
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, and 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.