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The deadline of March 1st is quickly approaching for anyone who will be applying for a 100 Club scholarship. The number of applicants is extremely low this year so this is a good opportunity apply if eligible. Please click on the link to go directly to their webpage for all the details and application.
The RI Southern Firefighters League has awarded the first annual Frederick A. Stanley Dedicated Service Award to Chief Justin Lee of the Hope Valley Wyoming Fire Department. The honor was awarded at the organizations annual Legislators Night, an event that continues to be very important to Chief Stanley. When Chief Stanley stepped down last year as its long time president he was given the Dedicated Service Award. The organization has decided to make the award an annual tradition and that it be named in honor of Chief Stanley. Pictured below (l – r) are Southern League Board members Chief Bob Peacock, President Chief Nate Barrington, Chief Lee, and organization secretary Lieutenant Chris Koretski.
In addition, the Southern League handed out its Legislator of the Year Award to House Minority Leader Blake Filippi. Leader Filippi is pictured below holding the plaque next to Chief Chris DeGrave of the Dunns Corners Fire Department, along with other board members. A dozen legislators attended the event to represent the area that the Southern League covers.
The Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs recently installed its slate of officers for 2019. Acting Coventry Town Manager Ed Warzycha swore in the members of the RIAFC executive board as well as the president and vice president of the RIAFC Foundation. Installed at their annual meeting at the Old Theater Diner in Coventry are (from left – right) Chief Frank Brown (president), Chief Oscar Elmasian (1st VP), Retired Providence Assistant Chief Bill Giannini (treasurer), Chief Scott Partington (2nd VP), Chief Bob Bradley (director), Chief Mike Demello (director), Chief Scott Kettelle (director) and RIAFC Executive Director Chief Rick Susi, Ret. (secretary).
Chief Tim Walsh and Chief Stu Pearson, Ret. are pictured below being sworn in as president and vice president of the RIAFC Foundation, respectively.
Take a look at some of the pictures from the building dedication ceremony that was held to honor Chief Fred Stanley. Hundreds attended this absolutely fitting tribute to the retired fire chief of the Hope Valley Wyoming FD who gave 67 years to the department, 51 as the Fire Chief. The Frederick A. Stanley Fire Headquarters building is officially named and Chief Stanley was giving interviews and posing for pictures with his friends and family. We couldn’t be happier for our good friend and mentor. Amazing man!