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Newton Fire Department staff has started hydrant testing in the community for 2019.
Safety Fest was a big hit at Newton Fest again this year.
All totaled the department unloads, tests, and reloads about 2.5 miles of hose every year.
Look for specifics on areas to be tested to be released in the next couple of weeks.
The two-day course focused on specific strategies to manage risk specific to large venues like the Iowa Speedway.
Each year the Newton Fire Department works collaboratively with the National Fire Safety Council to raise money through the Firepup® program.
The Fire Department’s newest engine was out of service since the end of April while being repaired in Weyauwega, Wisconsin.
As part of the budget process a shifting of positions was transacted resulting in not replacing the Fire Marshal and adding two line staff.