With the holidays nearing, the Newport Fire Department is kicking off their annual Newport Fire Department Toy Drive on November 27th. This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in our community.
Firefighters will be accepting donations of new clothing and toys at the Newport Fire Department’s main station located at 245 NW 10th St., Newport (541-265-9461), as well as conducting toy drives at local Newport merchants throughout the holiday season.
To benefit Newport’s needy families who would otherwise go without presents, Newport Firefighters will be accepting applications for aid at the main station from November 30th to December 18th while gifts can be collected Dec. 21st-23rd.
Newport Fire Department also reminds residents that with the recent change to Standard Time, now is an excellent time to keep fire safety in mind and change your smoke detector batteries. This is also a great time to practice your family evacuation drill to ensure that your family knows what to do in the event of a fire in your own home.