Fire Department


Emergency – Dial 911

Fire Chief – Alan Gansz
Phone: 870-523-3331

The Newport Fire Department proudly serves and protects the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of Newport in a variety of ways.Residents of Newport enjoy a lower cost of living and doing business in part because of our ISO fire class rating of 3. Our department of 16 full-time and 18 volunteer firefighters provides coverage from three fire stations with four pumpers, one service truck, one snorkel, and two ambulances.

All stations are staffed 365 days a year by three shifts that work on a rotating basis. We provide protection for approximately 17 square miles within the city and an industrial area just outside the city. Some of the services that the Newport Fire Department provides are fire suppression, fire prevention education, fire and life safety inspections, rescue, pre-emergency incident planning, and emergency medical treatment and transport services with both advanced and basic life support.

We are proud that many of our members are active in a variety of events and activities that include youth sports, boy scouts, schools, churches, civic clubs, and our local Chamber of Commerce.

The Newport Fire Department is committed to continued training and excellence of service to provide the highest possible protection and quality of life for our citizens and visitors.