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Investigator Smith Graduates Police Academy

34 year veteran Tim Smith, Newark Fire Departments primary Fire Investigator, graduated the Central Ohio Technical College Police Academy Training today.  Investigator/Officer Smith not only graduated, he received the Most Dedicated award as well as the Officer Thomas W. Cottrell, Jr. Award for Character and Dedication to Public Service.  The later of the awards was voted […]

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$243,000 Licking County MARCS Grant

The Ohio State Fire Marshal awarded 7 fire departments a total of $243,000 for communications equipment.  The intention was to make Licking County entirely MARCS capable.  Although Newark Fire Department did not directly benefit from the grant, we indirectly gain the ability to communicate with one radio system.  Congratulations to all that applied and were […]

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NFD Welcomes 2 New Firefighters

NFD Welcomes two new personnel

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Red Cross Licking County Heroes

Dispatcher Joey Pierce, Lt Rehbeck, Firefighter/Paramedic Schaumleffel and Firefighter Swearingen were recognized at the 2016 Licking County Red Cross Heroes breakfast on March 15th, 2016.  The Licking County Regional Communications Center Dispatcher and Ladder 2 crew were recognized for a rescue on January 22, 2015 on Essex Downs Rd when a woman was trapped in a burning […]

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2015 NFD Awards Ceremony

On December 15th the Newark Fire Department honored citizens and firefighters who went beyond the normal scope of duty or activity.  To see a photo gallery of the event, click here. The awards signify the following events: Life saving award– is awarded to any Division member who performs a life saving act under conditions where […]

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Station 1 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On December 16th, 2015 the new station 1 was dedicated to full service.  Click here to see the gallery of photos from the ceremony.

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NFD Hosts County FF Assoc Meeting

NFD hosted the Licking County Firefighters Association Meeting. State Representative Scott Ryan and Newark Mayor Hall were in attendance. Lots of information was exchanged and tours were given of the new station. Thanks to all who attended.

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NFD Welcomes 4 New Firefighters

The city of Newark, Division of Fire hired four new personnel today.  Three of the 4 were hired thanks to a SAFER Grant.  Here are the details of each new employee:   Micah Collett, born and raised in Colorado, moved to Ohio in 2010. He attended Columbus State and Grant Medical Center. He and his […]

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SAFER Grant Awarded for 3 Additional Personnel

The City of Newark was selected to receive $369,265 in the FY14 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program.  In essence the grant will cover 100% of the costs including salary and benefits for three firefighters for two years.  After which the City of Newark could elect to retain the personnel without federal subsidy.  The […]

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