Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department

The Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department will help the community celebrate Independence Day this year, but their annual display will be on Sunday, July 3 instead of July 4. There will be plenty of fireworks on Independence Day, however, as they are permitted in both the county and Newcastle on the...
With the memory still fresh of the May 24 Uvalde, Texas massacre in which 19 kids and two teachers were shot to death in their classrooms at Robb Elementary School, plans are underway for a day of active shooter training in Newcastle schools.  “We need to be prepared. We always say it can’t happen...

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Gov. Mark Gordon shows Gene Diedtrich his commemorative coin, which he presented to the longtime fireman while declaring March 8 Fireman Gene Diedtrich Day. 

 
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   In what is believed to be the first day in Wyoming’s history dedicated to a firefighter, Gov. Mark Gordon has declared March 8 as Fireman Gene Diedtrich Day. Gordon presented the proclamation in a short ceremony at the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department Fire Hall on...

Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department responded to 236 E. Warwick in Newcastle is completely engulfed in flames as smoke billows out. 

(photo by Walter Sprague/NLJ). 

 
 
On Thursday morning at roughly 5:33 a.m. the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire at 236 E. Warwick St. in Newcastle. The cause of the fire that ravaged the home is still under investigation by the state fire marshal, according to NVFD Chief James Curren.  According to Gina...

Robert Munger, nozzle man for Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department, aims for the target during day one of competition at the Wyoming State Firemen's Convention. 

Walter Sprague Art and Culture Reporter    “I feel great!” Robert Munger said after the victory ride around Newcastle for taking first place at the Wyoming State Firemen’s Convention on Saturday. “I owe my department, all the members, for making this happen. And I owe the town for all their support...

During the Double Male/Double Female Trials, while Riverton plug man Matt Lee Turns the water offbreaker Buddy Armstrong works to attach the second hose with the Double Male connectors. 

 
NLJ Staff   The Wyoming State Firemen’s Convention came to an end on Saturday with the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department a clear winner. Second place went to Riverton, while third place belonged to Afton City. The weather was breezy and quite a bit cooler, bringing relief to the firemen, their...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Firefighters from across the state will be flocking to Newcastle for the 88th Wyoming State Fireman’s Association Convention and Competition at the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department. The event will be held June 16-20. According to volunteer firefighter and team...

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2020 Mini sprint Car NOW600 Mountain West Region champion, Ryan Fulk, in car No. 11.

 
Walter Sprague Art and Culture Reporter   Spring is here and summer is fast approaching, and with them, a new season of sprint car races is upon us. With drivers expected from South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado and even as far as Missouri, local racers will be competing for another few months of fast...

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On Aug. 22 Gene Diedtrich will be one of four firefighters inducted into the inaugural Wyoming Firefighters Hall of Fame. For over 50 years he has given exemplary service, according to State Fire Marshal, J. Michael Reed. Pictured is Diedtrich in his Class “A” dress uniform.

 
Walter Sprague Art and Culture Reporter   Gene Diedtrich will be one of the first inductees into the newly formed Wyoming Firefighters Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place in Riverton on Aug. 22. “The State of Wyoming has recently created the Wyoming Fire Fighters Hall of Fame,” said a July 9...

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After the Saturday fire at Black Hills Plumbing was extinguished, firefighters from Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department make sure the area is secured and everyone is safe and accounted for.

Walter Sprague Art and Culture Reporter   At 4:25 p.m. on Saturday, the Newcastle Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call. Black Hills Plumbing, at 1122 S. Summit Ave., was burning.  The fire was contained within an hour and a half, according to Fire Chief Robert Munger. With three fire...

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