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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!
The Holiday Season is upon us and what better way to honor your special firefighter than to purchase a brick that will be a lasting part of the RI State Firefighter Memorial.
The memorial will be built, and your brick will be installed by Summer of 2019. What a fantastic Christmas present that will honor your special firefighter. You can choose from three sizes,
4″x 8″ ($150) up to 3 lines – 15 spaces in each line (less if clip art is added)
8″x 8″ ($300) up to 5 lines – 20 spaces in each line (less if clip art is added)
12″x 12″ ($500) up to 8 lines – 20 spaces in each line (less if clip art is added)
You can purchase your brick(s) by going online to the link below or by filling out the form
and mailing it in with your check
or by contacting Chief Rick Susi at
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.
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 email@example.com if you are interested.
Chief Richard A. Susi, Ret.
RI Association of Fire Chiefs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.