Newport Fire Department

Fire Department HQ on 10th Street



Welcome to the newest members of Newport Fire/EMS: Justin and Jamie Hubbard



 Newport Fire/EMS Contact Information

Fire Chief Frank Peluso Jr.

Assistant Fire Chief Scott Kohrs

Headquarters:              859-292-3616 
Headquarters Fax:        859-292-3636 
Newport South Station:  859-292-3631


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 assistant 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.  Newport is also the home to New Rift Distilling a new Kentucky bourbon producer established in 2014.  Recently completed projects include the new Hampton Inn and Aloft hotels as well as a new luxury apartment complex called Aqua.  

What does the future hold?

The Ovation On The River Development is currently under construction.  The Ovation project is a 25-acre urban mixed-use development sitting at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. Ovation will grow over three phases to include approximately 1,000 residential units, 500,000 square feet of Class A office space, 524 hotel rooms, an Ovation Membership Club, and 125,000 square feet of retail and entertainment.

Yearly Emergency Responses


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2780 EMS Responses
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