Fire Department

Department Statistics

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 The City of Newton Fire Department protects a population of 19,200 persons. The department serves 38.3 square miles of area. 13 square miles are located within the City limits and 25.3 square miles of area is located in rural Catawba County and is protected under contract.



During 2016, the department responded to approximately 1821 emergency incidents. Those calls to service are broken down into six categories. 

Type of Incident                                                             Number of Responses

Structural Fires

21

False Alarms

157

Medical

1014

Technical Rescue

3

Hazardous Materials

17

Other

609

(This category includes vehicle fires, service calls and other types of minor incidents)

For the year 2016, the department maintained an average response time of 4 minutes and 33 seconds.

The Fire Prevention Bureau within the City of Newton Fire Department is responsible for Fire Inspections, Fire Prevention, and Fire Investigations.

In 2016, the bureau conducted 1385 inspections in businesses, industries and commercial facilities. The bureau also conducted approximately 43 Fire Prevention programs for schools, daycares and other organizations.