Holiday Schedule

City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. The Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2020 for the Independence Day Holiday. Monday through Friday trash, recycling and yard waste collection services will NOT BE DELAYED.

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Contact Information

Headquarters

21 West Marlborough Street
Newport, R.I. 02840

Emergency Number: 911
Business: (401) 845-5900
Fax Number: (401) 841-5446

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Contact Information

Headquarters

21 West Marlborough Street
Newport, R.I. 02840

Emergency Number: 911
Business: (401) 845-5900
Fax Number: (401) 841-5446

View Fire Department Directory »

Fire Department

The Newport Fire Department is committed to preserving lives and property within the community through the control of fires, accidents, and other emergencies. By offering Fire fighting, ALS Emergency Medical Services, and Fire Prevention Services to the 24,000+ residents, the Newport Fire Department pledges to maintain the highest standards of professionalism, efficiency, and effectiveness to its citizens. 

Fire Protection

Learn about how we're working to keep Newport fire safe, and access important resources from inspection & code information to construction plan reviews
 

Inspections

In addition to responding to public safety emergencies, we're also tasked with preventing hazardous situations. Our permitting requirements are a part of that mission. 
 

Emergency Management 

We're dedicated to making sure that Newport is prepared to respond to and recover from emergency situations. Learn about what you can do to prepare and how the City can help.
  

Permits, Licenses & Reports

Whether you're looking for a copy of a Fire Report or would like to learn more about business license requirements, you'll find it here in our centralized form database. 

Helpful Links

Report Unsafe Conditions

If you notice or are aware of a potential fire hazard, let us know. It's annonymous. 

Become a Fire Fighter

Ever thought of becoming a fire fighter? Learn more about who we are and what it takes

Sign up for Emergency Alerts

Be informed during an emergency: Sign up for Emergency Alerts

About Us

Learn about Newport's Fire Department and our capabilities

Apply for a Special Detail

Request a fire detail for a special event

FAQs

Learn about the answers to some of our more commonly asked questions

Hot Topics

City to Launch Safe Stations Program

City to Launch Safe Stations Program

In an effort to combat the opioid epidemic, the City of Newport is pleased to announce that it will soon be launching a Safe Stations program. 
 
Beginning later this month, anyone battling addiction will be able to visit any of Newport’s three fire stations to access treatment and recovery services from trusted community partners with no fear of prosecution.

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News & Events

Latest News

St. Patrick's Day Parade Cancelled due to Coronavirus

Decision Follows Direct Request from Governor’s Office

NEWPORT, R.I (Wednesday, March 11, 2020) – After receiving further direction from the Governor’s Office and the Rhode Island Department of Health, the City Council voted on Wednesday to regretfully cancel this Saturday’s 64th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The decision, which follows a direct request from Gov. Gina Raimondo is being made with a heavy heart and out of an abundance of caution. 
 

City Joins Nextdoor Community as Partner Agency

Effort Aims to Reach Residents through Neighborhood Social Networking Site
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (Wednesday, October 9, 2019) – The City of Newport on Wednesday announced it has joined Nextdoor, the private social networking site for neighborhoods, as a Partner Agency.
 
The decision to join Nextdoor is part of an ongoing effort to advance the City’s technological and civic engagement strategy, and follows the launch of a new Smart911 Emergency Alert system last month.  

City to Introduce new Emergency Alert System

NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, September 6, 2019) – Newport’s emergency management operators will have a pair of new tools at their disposal beginning later this month.
                       
As part of the City’s ongoing effort to improve its emergency preparedness and response capabilities, the City of Newport will be transitioning to a new emergency notification system designed to significantly enhance the City’s ability to communicate with residents, businesses, and visitors in the event of an emergency.  

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  Calendar of Events

Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission

The Newport Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission is dedicated to the preservation of the City's historic burying grounds. Read the Agenda

City Council Meeting

The City Council serves as a the primary decision making body for the City. Join us for its regular monthly meeting, held in the Second Floor Council Chambers at City Hall. Click here to read an agenda and to view the meeting online.

Waterfront Commission Meeting

The Waterfront Commission is responsible for overseeing the operations of Newport Harbor. Click here for an agenda

Waterfront Commission Meeting

The Waterfront Commission is responsible for overseeing the operations of Newport Harbor. Click here for an agenda

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