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Chief Mark St.Pierre receives Firefighter of the Year award from RI State Firefighters League

Fire Chief Emeritus Mark St. Pierre, of the Harrisville Fire District, received the Firefighter of the Year Award from the RI State Firefighters League at their annual Presidents Dinner, held recently at Dan’s Carriage Inn in North Kingstown. RISFL President Paul Sweet is pictured below giving Chief St.Pierre’s wife flowers as the Chief looks on.

Chief St.Pierre is pictured with the Harrisville Fire District officers and members who came out to support him at the annual Presidents dinner for the RI State Firefighters League.

New Informational Brochure for the RI State Firefighters Memorial Fund

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Information & Resource Conference for Fire & Police Elderly Advocates

Attention Fire Department advocates for senior citizens in your jurisdiction

Please plan to attend this annual conference focused on providing up to date information on how you can assist senior citizens in your jurisdiction. Each year, the Citizens Commission for the Safety and Care of the Elderly sponsors this conference. As chairman of that commission, I would really like to see a strong showing from the fire service personnel who are charged with helping this extremely important part of our community. The invitation flyer is below. It has all of the information you need, but as always, feel free to contact me with any questions.

We are also looking for one special fire department elderly advocate who would like to be part of a panel discussion at the conference. We are hoping  to have that advocate explain his duties and experiances associated with this important position. Call me at 401-692-0795 or email me at rifirechiefs@gmail.com if you are interested.

Thank you,

Chief Richard A. Susi, Ret.

Executive Director

RI Association of Fire Chiefs

2018 Invitation_ Info & Resource Conference

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100 Club of RI pledges $50,000 to RI Fire Chiefs for the RI Firefighters Memorial

In an extremely generous show of support, the 100 Club of Rhode Island pledged $50,000 to the RIAFC Foundation’s project to build the RI Firefighters Memorial at the RI Fire Academy.

A commitment letter presentation was made by 100 Club President Jim Grundy and 100 Club Vice President Joe Terino at the club’s annual golf tournament & fund raiser held at the Alpine Country Club. Accepting the letter on behalf of the RIAFC and the RIAFC Foundation were Chief Frank Brown – RIAFC President, Chief Oscar Elmasian – RIAFC Vice President, Chief Rick Petrin – RIAFC Immediate Past President and Chief Rick Susi, Ret – RIAFC Executive Director.

The RI Firefighter Memorial project is in the design phase and about ready to go out to bid. The project should be completed by the Summer of 2019. The RIAFC and the RIAFC Foundation are in the process of raising funds through the sale of raffle tickets, the sale of engraved bricks that will featured in the memorial, as well as other limited special types of sponsorships.

The 100 Club of Rhode Island was founded in 1972 by a group of local businessmen, as a private charitable organization. Its primary mission is to provide financial assistance to the families of police officers, firefighters and paramedics who have lost their lives in the line of duty. To put it another way, it’s a group of thoughtful and grateful individuals who are mindful of the daily risks taken by police officers and firefighters. A 100 Club flag will fly at the memorial and a plaque will commemorate their generous contribution to the project.

For information about how you, your department, your organization or business can help please contact the RIAFC at 401-692-0795 or email at rifirechiefs@gmail.com

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R.I. Firefighters Memorial Fundraiser

R.I. Firefighters Memorial Fundraiser

One of the fundraising opportunities to support the effort to build the RI Firefighters Memorial is a raffle. The prizes are outlined on the image of the ticket below.

Individual tickets can be purchased at various RIAFC events and meetings, or directly from board members.

Tickets can also be purchased online by scrolling down and filling out the form. Tickets purchased online will be sold with a minimum of 5 tickets per sale, and paid by Credit card through our Paypal account.

Tickets purchased online will be mailed upon completion of payment.

Memorial Raffle

Online raffle ticket purchase for the RI Firefighters Memorial
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RI Association of Fire Chiefs unveil plans for the first “RI Firefighter Memorial”

The RI Association of Fire Chiefs and the RIAFC Foundation unveiled the renderings of the planned RI Firefighter Memorial, which will be located at the RI Fire Academy.  The plans were presented on June 28, 2018 at their monthly meeting that was held at the RI Fire Academy. In addition, the first official donation to the fundraising effort was made by the RI Southern Firefighters League, presented by league president, Chief Nate Barrington and Chief Fred Stanley, Ret. who just retired as league president and made the motion for the donation. Also presenting the check to RIAFC president Chief Frank Brown was Chief Justin Lee, league treasurer. more below………

Also announced was the start of the fund raising process that will include various ways to support Rhode Islands first statewide firefighter memorial. Plans to sell different size bricks that will outline the walkway will be offered with the ability to have a personalized inscription. Additionally, a series of bronze plaques will be made available for larger donors. These plaques will be placed on the face of the sitting wall at the front of the memorial plaza. Other forms of support will come from a “Go Fund Me Page” and a raffle to win a weekend at Block Island.

The RI Association of Fire Chiefs and the RIAFC Foundation have already committed $25,000, so far, to this project that is being designed and managed for them by the Robinson Green Beretta Corporation. Construction documents are being drawn up and a budget will soon be established. The project is expected to cost in excess of $100,000 that will also hopefully include in-kind donations of materials and services.

The RIAFC Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the RI Association of Fire Chiefs,  is a 501C3 organization and all donations to this project are completely tax deductable. As the fund raising effort begins to ramp up more information will be coming out. Fire service organizations around the state will be invited to support this effort that is expected to be completed in the next 12 months, if not sooner.

Stay tuned!

“GO FUND ME” page for RI Firefighter Memorial

 

RI Southern Firefighters League donates $5,000 to effort to build the RI Firefighters Memorial

Long time president of the Southern League, Chief Fred Stanley, Ret., presided over his final meeting as its leader Monday night, June 25th. An installation ceremony was conducted and the new board members were sworn by State Representative Kathy Fogarty. Kingston Fire Department Chief Nate Barrington was installed as president. The league board members pictured above are, from left to right, Lt Chris Koretski, Chief Robert Peacock, outgoing president Chief Fred Stanley, Ret., incoming president, Chief Nate Barrington, Chief Scott Barber, and Chief Justin Lee.

In one of his final actions as president, Chief Stanley made a motion for the league to donate $5,000 to the RI Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation, to be used in their effort to build the first statewide RI Firefighter Memorial at the RI Fire Academy. The motion passed unanimously and with his leadership of the league coming to an end, Chief Stanley can take great pride in being part of what will be a wonderful firefighter memorial and a finishing touch to the fire academy he worked so hard to see built.

RIAFC president, Chief Frank Brown thanked the members for their generosity and mentioned that we would all be awaiting it’s completion. Name recognition of the league on the memorial will highlight its good work and generosity for generations of firefighters to come.

Congratulations to the the newly sworn in board members. These leaders have big shoes to fill. Offering some very wise final remarks, Chief Stanley reminded them about the business of serving the public in their time of need, “always keep the victims best interests in mind and you will make the right decisions.”

Thank you Chief Stanley!

PPA Registration OPEN for 2018 Summer/Fall Testing Cycle

PPA TESTING

The Firefighter Physical Performance Assessment (PPA) test registration period is now open.

Click on the link below to go directly to the PPA Information and Registration page

http://rifirechiefs.com/ppa-info/

1971 Version of the lapel pin given to members of the RI Fire Chiefs Club

Chief Joe Terino, the retired fire chief of the former Fruit Hill Fire Department in North Providence is a member of the 100 Club board of directors as well as an honorary member of the RIAFC. He decided to look for his original lapel pin, given to him by the RI Fire Chiefs Club, back in 1971.

We certainly appreciate the effort and thought you would like to have a look at a part of our history. Enjoy!