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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 15, 2019

Fire Inspections Under Way with Tablets

Fire Inspections Under Way with Tablets

Fire Marshal Mike Knoll is currently out doing inspections with new tablets purchased by the Newton Fire Department. One of City Council goals was to start using tablets to complete inspections of businesses. This allows all of the information to be updat...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Keep Them Clear - Remove Snow Away From Fire Hydrant

Keep Them Clear - Fire Hydrant Clear-Away Zone

In an emergency, every second counts. With the recent snowfalls many local hydrants have been completely covered. The Newton Fire Department asks residents to shovel a 3-foot radius and a small walk path to the curb around your local fire hydrants. This c...

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

New Cardiac Monitors Placed In Service

New Cardiac Monitors Placed In Service

The Newton Fire Department has received the new cardiac monitors purchased with monies awarded from the 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant. Firefighters spent the past two weeks training on the new technology and have placed the units in service. Each ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2018

Captain Rex Heisdorffer Named Instructor of the Year

Instructor of the Year

The Iowa Society of Fire Service Instructors presented Captain Rex Heisdorffer of the Newton Fire Department the Floyd Wm. Nelson Instructor of the Year Award for 2018 at their banquet in late November. This award is given for outstanding contributions in...

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