|Mon. Sep 5th 2016|
New Engine 101
Our older engine, 101, is set to be replaced in the coming year. This news page will be updated whenever we hear about our ne...
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|Tue. Sep 8th 2015|
The Newport Fire Department will be raffling off this beautiful hand made canoe, which was generously donated by WCV school.
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|Sat. Apr 11th 2015|
Recruit NY Open House 2015
News story from local station WKTVThe following is a press release about our open house (as part of the FASNY Recruit N...
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WHY WE VOLUNTEER
On June 10, 2016, The Newport Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a motorcycle accident on Rt. 28 in the town of Newport. The accident involved a couple on a motorcycle who had hit a deer that jumped right in front of them. The driver of the motorcycle was seriously injured and his passenger also suffered injuries. The Newport Fire Department responded with equipment and personnel, as did MOVAC Ambulance. As these emergency crews were responding, passersby were assisting at the scene. It just so happened that an EMT from Poland Fire Department and a nurse practitioner were behind the accident and stopped to give assistance to the couple and the fire department on the scene. MOVAC Ambulance crews arrived, stabilized, and transported the couple to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Utica. A helicopter was put on stand-by, just in case, by the Herkimer County 911 Dispatch Center.
On October 21, 2016, the couple that was involved in the accident came to the Newport Fire Station to personally thank the people involved in helping them. They wanted to show how their recovery is taking shape and how grateful they are that people were ready, willing, and able to help them in their time of need. A personal thank you and update on the results of our efforts is rare, and we were all honored to be a part of it. If this sort of thank you and recognition does not inspire us to be better people and reinforce our commitment to what we have decided to do, then there is not much that will!
In the top photo are the people that were involved that day: (left to right) Jim Edwards, Sr. (NFD), Adrian (Rick) Irizarry (MOVAC), Michael Knapp (MOVAC), Laura Surman (Nurse Practitioner), Brian and Renee Mackey and family, Edward Falk (NFD), Tom Roberts (NFD), Rich Abbott (PFD), and Thomas Roberts (NFD).
Not pictured that also responded that day: Spence Potter (NFD), John Murphy (NFD), Mark Farrell, Sr. (NFD), Patrick Doolen (MOVAC), Christopher Ciccone (MOVAC), and Erik Gould (MOVAC)
In the bottom photo is a thank you basket with a personalized note from the Mackey family.
Our new engine has begun production!
September 11th Ceremony
Sunday, 9/11/16 at 7pm