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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Heisdorffer Completes National Fire Academy's Managing Officer Program

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The United States Fire Administration's (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) recently announced that Rex Heisdorffer has successfully completed the Managing Officer (MO) program. 

"The Managing Officer program is designed to provide company lev...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Newton Fire Department Needs Your Help Clearing Snow From Fire Hydrants

In an emergency, every second counts. Fire hydrants that are blocked, concealed, or difficult to access due to snow or ice and impede emergency fire response. The Newton Fire Department is asking for citizen’s help clearing snow from fire hydran...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Fire Crews Beginning Pre-Plan Updates

Fire Crews Beginning Pre Plan Updates

With the inspections being completed, it is the time of year that fire crews will be out updating preplans. Preplans are documents that list all of the hazards to firefighters in the buildings. Having that information prior to emergency response is critic...

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Fire Chief Jarrod Wellik Attends Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness

Fire Chief Jarrod Wellik Attends Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness

Fire Chief Jarrod Wellik attended an all-hazards preparedness workshop for senior officials at the Polk County Emergency Management Agency in Des Moines on January 10, 2019.  

The class was an 8-hour workshop that helped to define the roles of sen...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Fire Inspections Under Way with Tablets

Fire Inspections Under Way with Tablets

Fire Marshal Mike Knoll is currently out doing inspections with new tablets purchased by the Newton Fire Department. One of City Council goals was to start using tablets to complete inspections of businesses. This allows all of the information to be updat...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

Keep Them Clear - Remove Snow Away From Fire Hydrant

Keep Them Clear - Fire Hydrant Clear-Away Zone

In an emergency, every second counts. With the recent snowfalls many local hydrants have been completely covered. The Newton Fire Department asks residents to shovel a 3-foot radius and a small walk path to the curb around your local fire hydrants. This c...

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