245 NW 10th, Newport, OR 97365
|Chief Rob Murphy||541.265.9461|
|Asst Chief/Fire Marshal Bob Harvey||541.265.9461|
Frequently Asked Questions
Newport Fire Department
Rural Fire Restrictions
HOW TO PREPARE FOR WILDFIRES
Rural Address Posts/Numbers Program
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.
2017-2018 Burn Season Closure
Open Burning is Closed
The season for yard debris burning has closed. Yard debris season closed early this year in the City of Newport, Newport Rural Fire Protection District, Depoe Bay Fire District and North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District due to drier than normal weather this spring. Burn season will reopen around the first of October, when the fall rains return. This burn ban is in effect now.
The Central Oregon Coast received very little rain in the month of May. In addition, Oregon Department of Forestry, Toledo Office stated that fuel moisture levels in the county are at remarkably low levels.
Recreational fires are still allowed and do not require a permit. Anyone with questions regarding burn permits and back yard burning may call Newport Fire Department at 541-265-9461.
NFD, DBFD and NLF&R would like to point out some safety tips for recreational fires. Always have a water supply available and extinguish your fire before you leave. Keep recreational fires at least 15 feet away from any structure or combustible materials. Please be respectful of your neighbors and be mindful of where the smoke is traveling.