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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

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

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

City to Resume In-Person CPR Exams

Practical Exams set to Resume through the Newport Fire Department

​NEWPORT, R.I. (March 5, 2021) – The Newport Fire Department will resume offering in-person CPR practical exams for City staff and community members beginning later this month.
 
In order to ensure the safety of Fire Department personnel, anyone interested in taking a practical exam will be asked to answer health screening questions prior to entering the building; wear a surgical or N95 mask at all times; and provide their name, phone number and address for contact tracing purposes.
 

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  Calendar of Events

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

Historic District Commission Meeting

The Historic District Commission is responsible for overseeing development within the City's Historic District
Click here to view an agenda.  

City Council Workshop

City Councilors will be meeting for a special workshop to discuss Short Term Rentals
 
 

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

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