2013-09-05 / News Briefs


Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday,
Aug. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 1,
the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 153 calls. Of
those, 77 were emergency medical
calls, resulting in 56 patients being
transported to the hospital. Additionally, 7 patients refused aid once
EMS arrived on the scene.
Fire apparatus was used for 153
Station 1 - Headquarters/Rescue 1
and 3 responded to 60 calls
Station 1 - Engine 1 and 6
responded to 49 calls
Station 2 - Old Fort Road Rescue 2
responded to 31 calls
Station 2 - Old Fort Road Engine 2
responded to 24 calls
Station 5 - Touro Street/Engine 3
and 5 responded to 46 calls

Specific situations fire apparatus
was used for include:
1- Cooking fire, confined to
1- Dryer fire
2- Unauthorized burnings
2 - Water rescues
1 - Watercraft rescue
3 - Vehicle accidents
1 - Lock out
13 - Assist public calls
3 - False alarms/false calls
16 - Fire alarm soundings
- no fire
10- Fire alarm malfunctions
- no fire
61 - Engine assist on EMS call

In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 7 smoke alarm / CO inspections prior to property sales, 17 life safety / site inspections, 2 fire system plan reviews, and did 23 tent inspections / plan reviews.

FIRE PREVENTION MESSAGE: If you have a fire in the microwave oven, leave the door closed, turn off the oven, and unplug it from the wall. If the fire does not go out right away, get out of the house and call 911. Do not use the oven again until it is checked for proper operation and cleaned.

Information provided by

FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM

Common Fence Music

Fans of the island’s most popular music series are in for a treat as the Common Fence Music concerts get underway on Saturday, Sept. 14. Kicking off the 21st season is threetime series favorite Malcolm Holcombe, a powerful southern singer songwriter well known to the contemporary U.S. and European folk/Americana community.

“Not quite country, somewhere beyond folk, Holcombe’s music is a kind of blues in motion, mapping backwoods corners of the heart,” wrote David Fricke of Rolling Stone Magazine.

The series’ first concert will be held at the Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the hall for the “folk tailgate party” and guests are welcome to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the show. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 at the door.

For a complete schedule or to order tickets, visit commonfencemusic.org.

Clean Ocean Access Events

After a busy summer, Clean Ocean Access (COA) is heading full speed ahead with programs to ensure the future of the ocean’s health. On Saturday, Sept. 21 meet at the Easton’s Beach west parking lot to take part in an international coastal cleanup from 10 a.m.-noon. Thousands of cleanups will occur that day on behalf of the Ocean Conservancy and tons of debris will be removed from the shoreline. Sign up at info@cleanoceanaccess.org and include t-shirt sizes for everyone in your group.

COA’s monthly meeting will be held at the Newport Library on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. All are welcome to share ideas and learn about current events and future opportunities.

Volunteers from COA will support the inaugural Newport Sharkfest Swim on Saturday, Sept. 28 when waves of swimmers will swim from Perotti Park to King Park. The 1500 meter straight shot swim begins at 9 a.m. and is for experienced swimmers only. COA and the City have been instrumental in improving water quality in Newport Harbor. Contact info@cleanoceanaccess.org to volunteer.

Holiday Basket Sign-Ups

Registration to receive Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Baskets will take place at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center from Sept. 9 – 18 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clients will need a picture ID, piece of current mail with home address and a proof of members of the family. For more information, email Bea Brush at bbrush@mlkccenter.org or call 846-4828 ext. 100.

Municipal Court

Due to the Labor Day holiday, Municipal Court was not in session on Monday, Sept. 2.

Diabetes Support Group

A diabetes support group, facilitated by a certified diabetes educator from the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol counties, will meet Sept. 12 and is offered monthly on the 2nd Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Edward King Center, 35 King St., Newport. No doctor’s referral is required. It is free and open to all who are living with diabetes. To attend or for more information call 682-2100.

Christmas in Newport

Labor Day is behind us and the kids are back in school, and that means that the month-long Christmas in Newport celebration is right around the corner. Organizations wishing to participate in the December festivities should submit a request for an application to info@christmasinnewport.org or mail information to: Christmas in Newport, P.O. Box 716, Newport, RI, 02840. In keeping with the true spirit of the season, any event listed in the annual program must be free of charge or must benefit a nonprofit institution or charity. Event listings must be submitted by Sept. 30 to be included in the printed program and the christmasinnewport.org online calendar.

Baby Steps Tennis Event

The toddler enrichment program called Baby Steps is holding a fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 6 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s grass courts from 4:30-7 p.m. The evening includes informal games of tennis on the grass courts, a silent auction, and food and drinks. Tickets are $35 per person. In case of rain, the event will be postponed to Friday, Sept. 27. For more information, contact Linda Finn at lindaf6@cox.net.

Boyd’s Windmill Celebration

The once-a-year running of the Boyd’s Windmill will be held Sunday, Sept. 8 at Paradise Park. The annual operation of the 1810 eightvane mill will be held in conjunction with a full day of family festivities, hosted by the Middletown Historical Society at the park from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be contra-dancing, Civil War re-enactors, a blood drive, music, vendors, and arts and crafts activities. Visit the “Pleasures in Paradise” art exhibit at the Society’s museum in Paradise School.

For more information, visit middletownhistory.org or call 401-849- 1870. Paradise Park is at the corner of Prospect and Paradise avenues

CCACG Meeting

Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling (CCACG) will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the Rotary Conference Room in the Newport Public Library. All are welcome.

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