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.
The Newton Fire Department has many opportunities to interact with the community.
Each year we conduct tours, fire extinguisher classes, classes on fire safety and educational classes to several elementary grades and pre-school age children. Many times you will see POC Staff interacting with the community at parades, public events, and our S.A.F.E. House program.
- 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 surrounding communities.
- The NFD serves as the Hazmat Response Team for Jasper County.
- The NFD consists of 23 career firefighter/EMT’s and 3 civilian staff.