The Newton Fire Department provides Fire Marshal services for the City of Newton. They direct and oversees all code enforcement and fire prevention programs; direct and completes all fire investigations to include fire cause and arson prosecution efforts, and are responsible for conducting public education programs.
Commercial inspections are done not only to look for hazards but also used to educate about fire safety.
Commercial Property Inspections
There are over an estimated 350 commercial properties (businesses) in Newton. The Newton Fire Department conducts approximately 120 commercial inspections each year.
The Fire Marshal's office is responsible for the investigation of fires to determine the cause and origin.
In 2016/2017 the Fire Marshal has investigated 12 fires. There were no injuries or fatalities to civilians reported in FY16/17.
Fire Prevention Programs
The Fire Marshal conducts fire prevention classes throughout the year. These include fire extinguisher classes, classes on fire safety and the SAFE House Program.
Public 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.
The Department also conducts tours and educational classes to several other elementary grades and pre-school age children.