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Posted on: April 2, 2019

NFD Accepting Applications for Full Time FF/EMT Positions

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The City of Newton is currently accepting applications for Full-Time FF/EMT positions. The department will require that you are a EMT-B to apply. For more information, please check out the link below.

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Engine 1 Headed for Repair

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The Fire Department’s newest engine will be out of service for about 45 days while being repaired in Weyauwega, Wisconsin. In December of 2018, while responding to an ambulance rollover on Interstate 80, Engine 1 lost traction on the icy highway...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Mobile Router Installation Complete in Ambulances

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Mobile routers have been installed on all of the Fire Department ambulances. Ambulances and emergency medical services have become very technology driven over the years. These new mobile routers will allow integration of patient reporting software and pat...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

New Faces at the Newton Fire Department

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Three new firefighters started in March. Isaac Hunsberger of Colfax, Brad Lundquist of West Des Moines, and Trent Baker of Newton accepted full-time positions with the Fire Department. The three have been completing orientation and assimilating to firefig...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

SCBA Fill Station Installed and in Service

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A new fill station was received and installed in the fire station. The new fill station is capable of containing the force of a bottle explosion in the event of a catastrophic failure during filling. SCBA bottles contain around 4500 PSI of pressure and ca...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

New Gear Lockers Installed in Fire Station

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Gear lockers for firefighting personal protective equipment (PPE) were delivered and installed by fire department staff in the past month. The gear lockers were made by Ready Rack, a company that specializes in the storage of firefighter PPE. Each set of ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Opening Burning Not Allowed in City Limits

OPEN BURNING NOT ALLOWED IN CITY LIMITS

The Newton Fire Department would like to remind those doing yard work during the warmer weather that open burning is not allowed within City limits.

Open burning is the process of burning any materials where the products of combustion pass directly into th...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Heisdorffer Completes National Fire Academy's Managing Officer Program

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The United States Fire Administration's (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) recently announced that Rex Heisdorffer has successfully completed the Managing Officer (MO) program. 

"The Managing Officer program is designed to provide company lev...

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Fire Chief Jarrod Wellik Attends Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness

Fire Chief Jarrod Wellik Attends Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness

Fire Chief Jarrod Wellik attended an all-hazards preparedness workshop for senior officials at the Polk County Emergency Management Agency in Des Moines on January 10, 2019.  

The class was an 8-hour workshop that helped to define the roles of sen...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Fire Crews Beginning Pre-Plan Updates

Fire Crews Beginning Pre Plan Updates

With the inspections being completed, it is the time of year that fire crews will be out updating preplans. Preplans are documents that list all of the hazards to firefighters in the buildings. Having that information prior to emergency response is critic...

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