Fire Department services are available to residents, businesses, and visitors to the Town.
While Fire Suppression and Emergency Medical Services are the traditional roles of the department, we also provide public education and fire prevention programs, from safety in the schools to CPR instruction.
Fire suppression is the primary role of the fire department. Each member is trained to respond to fires in residential, commercial, industrial and woodland settings; as well as on ships and in marinas. The fire department also responds to hazardous material spills and natural disasters.
The EMS program is managed by Assistant Chief Patrick Moynihan, who is also a paramedic. Paramedics perform a variety of medical procedures such as fluid resuscitation, pharmaceutical administration, obtaining IV access, cardiac monitoring (continuous and 12-lead), and other advanced procedures and assessments.
All full time personnel are licensed EMT-I responders. EMT-I is a level of training that will typically allow several more invasive procedures than are allowed at the basic level, including IV therapy and provides for enhanced assessment skills.
All call personnel are required to be licensed EMT-B responders or higher. The procedures and skills allowed at the EMT-B level are generally non-invasive such as bleeding control, positive pressure ventilation with a bag valve mask, supplemental oxygen administration, and splinting (including full spinal immobilization).
In addition to our ambulance, all of our fire apparatus are equipped with medical supplies to start patient stabilization.
The fire department has a boat that is used for search and rescue, and other water emergency responses (oil spills). Firefighters have been trained extensively on boat operations and marine safety.
Confined Space Rescue:
The Newington Fire Department proudly offers local industry the opportunity to perform confined space entries to service their equipment using the fire department as emergency backup to rescue confined space entrants.
Rescue from Heights:
Our firefighters are prepared for any rescue, no matter how high off of the ground.