Newport County Fire Department

Find Newport County Rhode Island fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


Jamestown Fire Department Mem Museum 50 Narragansett Avenue Jamestown RI 02835 401-423-0062


Little Compton Fire Department 60 Simmons Road Little Compton RI 02837 401-635-2324

Middletown Fire Department 239 Wyatt Road Middletown RI 02842 401-846-1031

Newport Fire Department 21 West Marlborough Street Newport RI 02840 401-845-5900

Portsmouth Fire Department 2300 East Main Road Portsmouth RI 02871 401-683-1200

Tiverton Fire Department 85 Main Road Tiverton RI 02878 401-625-6707

What is a Fire Department?

A fire department is an emergency services agency entrusted with responsibility for firefighting services in a particular area. The line of hierarchy in a fire department begins with a fire chief who is the top-ranking officer in command. Lower-ranking officers include an assistant chief, battalion chief, captain, and lieutenant, as well as paramedics and firefighters.

Fire departments with member firefighters and volunteers serve their communities by ensuring safety during fires and also natural disasters. They help with prevention by providing fire-risk assessments, building permits, fire alarms, and safety education. As first response teams, firefighters are trained and equipped to handle medical emergencies. Some fire departments also have their own ambulance services.