Fire

Overview

The Newton Fire Department utilizes 3 engines and 1 ladder truck in fire protection efforts.

In 2011 the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) conducted a survey of the fire suppression capabilities of the Newton Fire Department. The Department maintained a classification of a 4. This classification is used by insurance companies to set insurance rates for the citizens and businesses of Newton. The lower the rating, the lower the insurance rates for our community. A rating of 4 is in the top 2.6% of fire departments in the State of Iowa and the top 15.3% nationally.

Below are descriptions of each vehicle and how each is utilized to protect the property and citizens of Newton.

Engine 51

Description:
  • 1995 E-One
  • Hale Pump
  • 1,500 GPM

Used for:
  • First truck out
  • Structure fires
Engine 51
Engine 53

Description:
  • 1999 E-One
  • 6 Wheel Drive
  • Waterous Pump
  • 750 GPM

Used for:
  • First truck out
  • Grass fires
Engine 53
Engine 54

Description:
  • 1999 E-One
  • 6 Wheel Drive
  • Waterous Pump
  • 750 GPM

Used for:
  • First truck out
  • Rescue & Extrication
Engine 54
Ladder 56

Description:
  • 2001 E-One
  • Hale Pump
  • 2,000 GPM

Used for:
  • First truck out
  • Large residential, commercial & industrial structure fires
Ladder 56