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Sara Cadden of the Cunsumer Product Safety Commission addresses RIAFC members at the June 27, 2024 monthly meeting

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No Caption Chief Scott Partington & Assistant Chief Chris Koretski awarded the Chief Frederick A. Stanley Dedicated Service Award by the RI Southern Firefighters League

Chief Richard Susi, July 02

On Wednesday June 26, 2024, the RI Southern Firefighters League presented the Chief Frederick A StanleyDedicated Service Award to Chief Scott Partington of the Narragansett Fire Department and to Assistant Chief Christopher Koretski of the Watch Hill Fire Department. The presentation of this award is made annually at the RISFFL Presidents Dinner in recognition of the recipients outstanding service ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Push In Wet Down Ceremony kicks off firefighter CTE program at Ponaganset High School

Chief Richard Susi, June 05

A "Push In Wet Down" Ceremony was held at Ponaganset High School on June 4, 2023. Governor Dan McKee and Secretary of State Greg Amore offered their remarks at the event that kicked off their Firefighter Career & Technical Education (CTE) program and the official welcoming of their very own, newly donated fire engine.

Many thanks were offered to PHS teacher and Warren Fire Department Captain ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Watch Hill Ladder 104 displays the US Flag over Bay Street greeting members into the meeting.
Watch Hill Ladder 104 displays the US Flag over Bay Street greeting members into the meeting.

RIAFC Monthly Meeting in Watch Hill

Assistant Chief Christopher Koretski, May 23

On Thursday May 23 the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs met in Watch Hill for their monthly meeting. Chief Dennis Reall was the host for the meeting held at the historic Lanphear Livery building at 1 Bay Street. Watch Hill FD had some of their apparatus on display and several of their firefighters were able to be on hand to greet RIAFC members and guide them to the meeting parking and location. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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RIAFC Foundation raises $2,000 at golf tournament

Chief Richard Susi, May 20

A good time was had by all as the RIAFC Foundation's annual golf tournament raised $2,000 from the event.

The RIAFC Foundation would like to thank our corporate sponsors, Coronis Health & Goosetown Communications, as well as the East Burrillville Fire District and the 42 golfers who participated in this years event.

The proceeds will help the RIAFC Foundation support the following;

RI LAST Team
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It should be noted that Chief Pearson made this putt!
It should be noted that Chief Pearson made this putt!

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No Caption "Celebration of Service" Adds Five Names to the Line of Duty Death at the RI Firefighters Memorial

Chief Richard Susi, May 11

The RI Firefighters Memorial added five names to its Line of Duty Death Wall of Honor. The wall now honors the names of 154 RI firefighters from 1828 through 2023. The annual Celebration of Service was held on May 11, 2024 with a large contingent of firefighters, honor guards, color guards, RI Professional Pipe & Drum Band, chiefs, dignitaries and family & friends of the fire Service.

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Two Rhode Island Chiefs Added to National Fallen Firefighters Memorial This Weeekend

Assistant Chief Christopher Koretski, May 06

On the weekend of May 4-5 the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation held their annual memorial weekend services in Emmitsbug, Maryland. Two Rhode Island chief officers were added to the memorial on the campus of the National Fire Academy. This 43rd annual service honored 226 firefighters who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. 86 2023 line of duty death names were added with the balance being previous ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption NVFC Tackles OSHA Proposed Standard, Honors Award Recipients at 2024 Spring Meeting

Chief Richard Susi, May 04

NVFC Tackles OSHA Proposed Standard, Honors Award Recipients at 2024 Spring Meeting

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) held its annual board of directors meeting on April 25-27 in Arlington, VA. Sixty-eight directors from 43 states were in attendance including Ret. Deputy Chief Kevin Quinn & Ret. Chief Mark St. Pierre from Rhode Island. The board conducted Council business, held committee ... (Full Story & Photos)

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RIAFC Foundation Clam Boil a great success

Chief Richard Susi, April 25

The Bristol Fire Department, led by Chief Mike DeMello, once again put on a great clam boil for the RI Association of Fire Chiefs to benefit the RIAFC Foundation. Attendance was 110 members and guests of the RIAFC with another dozen or more members of the BFD doing the cooking and serving.

Chief Robert Bradley recognized the 16 board members of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs in attendance. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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