Contact Information


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


21 West Marlborough Street
Newport, R.I. 02840

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

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Fire Department

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


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. 

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. 

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


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

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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

Here's What to Know About Navigating the St. Patrick's Day Parade

NEWPORT, R.I. (March 9, 2023) --  As a reminder, traffic flow and parking throughout Newport will be significantly affected by the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which kicks off rain or shine at 11 a.m. Saturday March 11, 2023.

The Newport RI Police Department is advising motorists that traffic will be congested in the downtown area from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and parking will be limited. Parade participants will be begin staging on lower Broadway at about 9 a.m., so it is recommended that people coming to Newport to view the parade avoid Broadway.

Here’s what you need to know!

Newport Issues Parking Ban Ahead of Winter Storm

Residents Urged to Keep Cars Off Streets, Utilize City Parking Lots

 NEWPORT, R.I. (MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2023) – The City of Newport has issued a mandatory Parking Ban from 11 P.M. ON MONDAY, FEB. 27TH UNTIL 12 P.M. ON TUESDAY, FEB. 28TH due to impending winter weather. 

In order to help facilitate the City’s snow removal efforts, Newport residents are being urged to take advantage of free parking at the Gateway Center, Mary Street, and Easton’s Beach parking lots during the storm. Alternatively, residents are also encouraged to request the use of a neighbor’s driveway to secure off street parking to keep vehicles off the roadways.

Newport to Open Emergency Overnight Warming Center

At-Risk Residents Encouraged to Seek Overnight Shelter at City’s Maritime Center

NEWPORT, R.I. (WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1ST, 2023) – Faced with potentially record cold temperatures, the City of Newport’s Emergency Management team is preparing to open an emergency overnight warming center at the Newport Maritime Center beginning on Thursday, Feb. 2nd

The Maritime Center, which is located in the lower level of the Armory Building at 365 Thames St. will be open during overnight hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and is intended to augment the City’s network of daytime warming centers and community-based social service providers.

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  Calendar of Events

Special City Council Meeting

City Councilors will be meeting in a special session to discuss and vote on the City's proposed 2023 Road Improvement Plan

City Council Workshop

City Councilors will be meeting for a presentation regarding the Transportation Master Plan

Planning Board Meeting

The Planning Board is the steward for the City's Comprehensive Plan, which sets the long-term goal for the City and is a key measure by which large development projects and zoning relief are evaluated. ​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.

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