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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Newton Fire Department to Begin Hydrant Testing on April 15

The Newton Fire Department will start annual hydrant testing starting Thursday, April 15 in the eastern and western parts of the community. The area's being tested this spring include:

  • East of E 8th Street 
  • West of 1st St 

While th...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Newton Fire Department Trains for Surface Ice Rescue

Newton Fire Department Trains for Surface Ice Rescue

With the warm weather melting snow and ice around Newton, firefighters took the opportunity to train in surface ice rescue at the Izaak Walton League's pond on March 9.

“It is a great opportunity for department members to get in the ice...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Residents Should Notify County Dispatch Before Doing a Large Scale Burn

Jasper County is at the point in the year where more and more people will start doing large scale burns throughout rural parts of the state.

With that in mind, the Jasper County Fire Chief’s Association has some reminders for rural county residen...

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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Fire Extinguisher Basics for Businesses

Over the past two months, the most common request for information has been on fire extinguishers in local businesses. Here is some basic information:

  1. Fire extinguishers are required in all businesses. For most businesses, a 5# fire extinguisher will meet t...
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Newton Fire Department
Posted on: March 4, 2021

New Program Nearing End of First Quarter

The City of Newton Commercial Property/Business Inspection program started January 1, 2021. The program was developed to ensure the health and safety of Newton’s citizens and visitors. Newton City Council has established a goal of improving curb...

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