Humphrey “Harp” Donnelly IV Named Newport Fire Chief
Swearing In Ceremony Set for Friday at City Hall
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2022) – Humphrey “Harp” Donnelly IV, a native Newporter and 23-year veteran of the Newport Fire Department, has been named the City’s new Fire Chief.
He replaces Fire Chief Brian Dugan, who retired last month after leading the City’s Fire Department for the past 5 years.
As Deputy Chief and a member of the Department’s leadership team, Donnelly has been a part of the front line response to a number of emergency situations during his tenure, including the 2019 gas outage and the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Newport Fire Department Reminding Residents to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safey”
Fire Prevention Week Slated for Oct. 3-9
NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021) – The Newport Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention WeekTM campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire SafetyTM.”
This year’s campaign, which runs from October 3-9th, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
Newport Gearing Up for Hurricane Henri
Easton’s Beach Closed, Residents Urged to Get Storm Ready
NEWPORT, R.I. (FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021) – City officials are reminding residents to act now to be Storm Ready as Hurricane Henri bears down on Aquidneck Island.
According to the latest forecasts, hurricane conditions are expected to sweep over the area Sunday morning with wind gusts of up to 80 mph, rain totals of up to 6” possible, and a 3-5 ft. storm surge