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State Fire Marshal appointee, Chief Tim McLaughlin, received RI Senate advise and consent from the RI Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee on Wednesday. He is expected to receive the advise and consent of the entire Senate today, making his appointment official. Pictured above from left to right are Senator Donna Nesselbush, Senate President Senator Dominick Ruggerio, Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena, Chief Tim McLaughlin, Committee Chair Senator Frank Ciccone, and Senator Frank Lombardo
DEM’s Chief of Hazardous Response, Jim Ball, made a presentation to the RIAFC at the January 25th RIAFC monthly meeting. Terry Grey assisted in the presentation dealing with PFAs.
The flyer presented regarding information about PFAs is presented for viewing or download in this post.
Here are a few pictures from the RIAFC Installation of Officers Banquet, held at the Valley Country Club on Saturday, January 27th. Chief Frank Brown was installed as the new president of the RIAFC and Chief Tim Walsh took the reigns of the RIAFC Foundation at president. To view all the pictures on our Shutterfly page click here.
A synopsis of the history of the RI Association of Fire Chiefs was presented at the RIAFC Installation of Officers Banquet. A book detailing the first 8 meetings that formed the RIAFC in 1966-67 is included, along with 5 collages, 1 for each decade, with pictures and documents from the 50 year history of the RIAFC. A list of every president is also included on the back cover of the book. The book can be downloaded from the link above or simply viewed below. With the ability of zooming in on the pages, the material can actually be read. Fifty years and counting!
The RI Southern Firemen’s League recognized its longtime president, Chief Frederick A. Stanley, retired chief of the Hope Valley Wyoming Fire District. The longtime chief and RI firefighting icon was recognized at the leagues annual Legislators Dinner at the Richmond country club. Members of the leagues board, Chief Nate Barrington, Chief Justin Lee and Lieutenant Christopher Koretski, surprised Chief Stanley with a “2017 Dedicated Service Award” plaque at the close of the meeting.
Congratulations Chief Stanley
The online registration for the 2018 Winter/Spring PPA testing and practice sessions is now open. Click here to go directly to the PPA information page on the rifirechiefs.com website.
Semi-Private PPA Training
one hour of semi-private training on the six evolutions of the PPA test.
The ratio will be 1 instructor to 3 candidates.
$100 per hour
Click here if interested
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