City of Newcastle Oklahoma

Newcastle Fire Department

The Newcastle Fire Department was established in 1967 as an all volunteer department.  In 1997, the citizens of Newcastle passed a ½ cent sales tax dedicated to the fire department. The passage of the sales tax allowed 6 paid firefighters to be hired in January of 1998 providing emergency service 24 hours a day to Newcastle residents.  With continued support from citizens, City Council, and City Management, the Newcastle Fire Department now operates from 3 stations with a staff of 17 paid and 10 volunteer firefighters providing fire suppression, basic emergency medical and rescue service, fire prevention, and other emergency/non-emergency services.Newcastle Fire Department

Station 1
Staffed
801 N. Carr

Station 2

Staffed
4305 SE 44th (Hwy 9)
Station 3
Unstaffed
NW 24th & Hwy 76

The Newcastle Fire Department apparatus fleet currently consists of 4 engines, 1 tanker, 4 grass rigs, 1 hazmat trailer, 1 fire prevention trailer, 1 command unit, and 1 staff unit.  Personnel respond to an average of 1,000 calls per year from the community and other fire departments requesting mutual aid assistance.  Since 2003, the call volume for the department has increased approximately 58 percent.

Dedicated to serving the community, fire department personnel participate in annual programs including Fire Prevention Week at local schools, childcare/ preschool facilities and the MDA Fill the Boot program.  In 2005, Fire Department personnel assisted the Red Cross in collecting donations for the victims displaced by Hurricane Katrina that ravaged the state of Louisiana.  Once again, Newcastle citizens showed their support by contributing approximately $5,000 toward the relief effort.  Newcastle firefighters participate in other programs throughout the year  including: Health fairs at local clinics, July 4th celebration, Mayor’s Light the Christmas Tree event, Veteran’s Day memorial ceremony, the Tractor Pull and Car Show.     

For more information contact the Newcastle Fire Department at (405)387-5823 Non-Emergency .