Holiday Schedule

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Please note: City Hall and Offices will be CLOSED on Monday, Jan. 17th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Waste Management Transfer Station will also be closed, resulting in a one-day collection delay for all trash, recycling and bulky waste. The 2022 Yard Waste and Holiday Trash calendar, is now available online for download at  www.CityofNewport.com/YardWasteCalendar

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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

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. 

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

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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

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

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  Calendar of Events

Energy & Environment Commission

The mission of the Energy & Environment Commission is to advise the Council and educate the public on energy-efficiency, renewable energy and the environment, to foster a more sustainable community. Click here for an agenda

Zoning Board of Review

The Zoning Board of Review is responsible for overseeing and administering the City's zoning code in a fair and equitable fashion.  Click here for an agenda

Cliff Walk Commission

The Cliff Walk Commission is charged with overseeing the maintainence, operations, and activities of the City's historic Cliff Walk. Click here for an agenda

Tree & Open Space Commission

The Tree & Open Space Commission is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the City's parks, trees, and open space. 

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