About the Department

Many changes have been made in the fire service since the turn of the century. Gone are the days that the fire department responds to only fire calls. The Newton Fire Department (NFD) is a full service fire department which provides fire, emergency medical services, hazardous materials and technical rescue response capabilities. In addition, the departments also responsible for City disaster response coordination. Whatever the emergency, the NFD is prepared and ready to answer the call.

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Department Facts

  • The NFD has the following apparatus: 3 ambulances, 3 engines, 1 hazmat truck, 1 ladder truck and 1 utility vehicle.
  • The NFD serves the City of Newton which has an area of 64 square miles and a population of 15,254.
  • The NFD also serves as backup for surronding communities.
  • The NFD serves as the Hazmat Response Team for Jasper County.
  • The NFD consists of 23 career firefighter/EMT’s, 3- volunteer/paid-on-call staff and 3 civilian staff.