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Fire Marshal's Division
The Newton Fire Department’s Fire Marshal directs and oversees all code enforcement and fire prevention programs. He directs and completes all fire investigations to include fire cause and arson prosecution efforts, and is responsible for conducting public education programs.

Code Enforcement
Both rental and commercial inspections are done not only to look for hazards, but also used to educate about fire safety.

Commercial Property Inspections     viewing commercial property
There are over an estimated 350 commercial properties (businesses) 
in Newton.  The Newton Fire Department conducts approximately 120 commercial inspections each year.

viewing residential property

Rental Property Inspections
For the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 the Newton Fire Department conducted 663 rental property inspections.  During the same fiscal year, the rental program brought in over $60,000 in permit fees.

Investigationsviewing house fire in progress

Fire Investigation
The Fire Marshal's office is responsible for the investigation of fires to determine the cause and origin.

viewing room damage after house fire

In 2011/2012 the Fire Marshal has investigated 16 fires, including 1 fatality.

Fire Prevention Programs

The Fire Marshal conducts several fire prevention classes throughout the year.  These include fire extinguisher classes, classes on fire safety and the SAFE House Program.

Pubic Education & Fire Prevention Programs
In October of every year the Newton Fire Department conducts the SAFE House Program to all 3rd grade classes in Newton.
FM speaking to students
The Department also conducts tours and educational classes to several other elementary grades and pre-school age children.

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Mike Knoll
Fire Marshal

Newton Fire Department
410 S. 2nd Ave. W.
Newton, IA 50208

Ph: (641) 792-3347
Fx: (641) 791-0884 

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.