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Nine members of the RI LAST Team attend training in Portland ME.

The NFFF scheduled a 1 ½ day LAST class in Portland, ME on June 3-4 and nine members of the RI LAST attended. The class was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton about 2 miles from the Portland Airport. Day 1 was a basic LAST class, with a working lunch. Day 2 covered Funeral Planning, PSOB 2.0 and Organizational Management/Team Deployment in the morning. After a working lunch, the CAST (and designated co-CAST) were invited for a working session with the training team to help identify more specific ways to support your team and enhance the program.

Big week for the RI Firefighter Memorial project – Excavation, footings and foundations

Work has begun at the RI Firefighter Memorial. The excavation started today (Tuesday May 21st) with forms, footings and foundations going in at the end of the week. Thanks to our amazing contractors/donors Montgomery Engineering, S&H Forms, Cullion Concrete and Heritage Concrete.

Red Cross “Sound The Alarm” event held 5/11/19

Here is the group of Red Cross volunteers this morning getting psyched and revved up to go out and install over 1,000 smoke detectors. They are an amazing group doing some amazing fire safety work in the community. They are definitely saving lives today! Thank you to all involved!

Red Cross “Sound the Alarm” event Saturday May 11th

”The American Red Cross is holding their annual Sound the Alarm event on Saturday May 11, 2019 and is asking firefighters from all over Rhode Island to lend a hand.  Sound the Alarm is an annual event where the Red Cross along with volunteer participants work alongside other local groups, canvassing at-risk neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms, educate families about fire prevention and safety.

This event will be held rain or shine on May 11, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cranston High School West, 80 Metropolitan Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island.

Help the Red Cross Sound the Alarm by volunteering!   You can volunteer as an individual or as a group.  For more information clickwww.soundthealarm.org/rhodeisland.”

Replica 4×4 tiles will be issued for each brick purchased for the FF Memorial

Everyone who purchases a brick for the RI Firefighter Memorial will receive a replica 4 x 4 inch commemorative tile with the exact same wording an/or logos on the tile. These will be issued no matter what size brick is purchased.

The picture below is of the 37 replica tiles that just came in with the bricks that were ordered recently. These tiles came out great and will display perfectly the contribution made by the purchaser and the service of the people and organizations being memorialized.

Click her to get complete information on purchasing a brick for the RI FF MEMORIAL. 

Examples of actual Bricks that have come in for the Firefighter Memorial

Here are some pictures some of the bricks that have come in for the RI Firefighters Memorial. These are actual pictures so if they are not straight or look like different colors, that is just the lighting, or shadows of the picture. They are all the same color and the wording is straight. We hope this might give you a better idea of what the bricks can look like. All three sizes are depicted, most with logos on them.

Link to the page to purchase a brick