Newport Fire Department

Fire Department HQ on 10th Street


October is Fire Prevention Month.  This year's theme is "Don't Wait, Check the Date."  This is the last part of a three year effort to educate people that a smoke dector should be replaced after 10 years.  According to the NFPA, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke dectors are, or when they should be replaced.  As a result we would like to focus on these three points.

1) Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years
2) Make sure you know how old all your smoke alarms are in your home
3) To find out how old your smoke dector is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replace 10 years from that date


Newport Fire/EMS Contact Information

Headquarters 859-292-3616 
Headquarters Fax 859-292-3636 
Officer In Charge 859-292-3612 
Fire Chief 859-292-3615 
Newport South Station 859-292-3631

Fire Chief

Chief Bill Darin can be reached at 859-292-3615. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Newport Fire/EMS Department is to protect the citizens within the City of Newport from injury and loss of life and/or property due to natural or man-made disasters by providing highly trained and equipped personnel to respond to incidents of fire, flood, chemical release and medical emergencies within a three-minute response time after notification.

Who Are We?

The Newport Fire/EMS Department is a municipally operated fire department that provides both fire and EMS services to the citizens of Newport. Today, our staff consists of a fire chief, an administrative assistant, and 36 career personnel, who staff 3 shifts with 12 personnel per shift.

When Did We Begin Service?

The Newport Fire/EMS Department has served the ever-growing City of Newport since 1854 when the first volunteer fire company was established through incorporation. The Fire Department has been an all career department since 1868 when the City of Newport passed an ordinance that created the first steam fire engine company.

Where Are We Located?

Newport Fire/EMS operates out of two stations within the city. The department headquarters, located at 998 Monmouth Street, is attached to the Newport city building. Our second station is located in the southern end of the city at 171 Main Street and operates a single engine company. Our stations are staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

What is Our Coverage Area?

Newport, Kentucky is a small river front community consisting of 7828 homes with an approximate residential population of 17,048. There are 752 businesses that operate within the 3.5 square miles that the city occupies. Newport also provides fire protection to the neighboring city of Woodlawn, Kentucky. Newport is bordered by the cities of: Bellevue, Covington, Dayton, Ft. Thomas, Southgate, Wilder, Woodlawn, and Cincinnati, OH. Newport Fire/EMS is a member of the Northern Kentucky Mutual Aid Contract providing additional resources to these surrounding cities when necessary.

What is in Our Coverage Area?

In our primary response area, there are 8 schools with a total an enrollment of 3,364 students in grades pre-school thru high school, along with a small private college with approximately 100 students. There are 9 day-care centers, and 1 assisted living/nursing home with approximately 190 patients. Our response area also includes railroads, the Ohio River, the Licking River, interstate I-471, 2 vital bridges crossing to Cincinnati, the Campbell County Courthouse and jail, a U.S. Post Office Branch, along with various commercial structures. There are three major tourist attractions located in the city, “The Newport Aquarium”, “Newport on the Levee” entertainment complex, and The World Peace Bell and Millennium Monument, which together attract over 3,000,000 people annually.  Riverboat is home to South Shore, a 22-story luxury condo complex and Vue 180, a luxury apartment complex.  Newport Pavilion is full operation with a variety of stores to choose from including, Kroger Marketplace, Target, Dicks Sporting Goods, Petsmart, Michaels, Ulta beauty along with several restaurants.

What does the future hold?

Currently the new Hampton Inn Hotel is under construction on the site of the old travel lodge.  A new luxury apartment development is currently under construction next door to Newport on the Levee along with the new Aloft hotel.  The state of Kentucky is working on phase I and II of the route 9 project which will connect route 9 to the Taylor Southgate bride.  Phase III is slated to start early 2017.  When completed, the road will include two turn-abouts, 4 lanes, and faster access to Cincinnati and Covington.  

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How Many Runs Do We Make?


5024 Total Responses
3382 EMS Responses
1642 Fire Responses


5083 Total Responses
3477 EMS Responses
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4779 Total Responses
3336 EMS Responses
1443 Fire Responses


4941 Total Responses
3312 EMS Responses
1629 Fire Responses


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