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RI Fire Chiefs Honor Flight receives donation of 35 brand new wheel chairs from KKM of Woonsocket

Here’s what Erin Walsh of KKM had to say when this extremely generous donation was made;


I am so glad that I was able to help your organization by facilitating this donation.
I look forward to seeing photos and videos of the April 1 Honor Flight!

Kindest regards,
Erin Walsh

Erin Walsh | Director, Store Brands | KKM, LLC 117 Century Drive, Woonsocket, RI 02895 | (401) 642-9137 | fax 401-334-3416 |

Thanks so much to KKM and Erin Walsh

RI Sprinkler Coalition demonstrates the importance of residential sprinklers

RI Fire Sprinkler Coalition webpage

Click on the picture above to see our video demonstrating the importance of residential sprinklers


Below is the sprinklered room just before the single residential sprinkler head went off

And then…Seconds Later

RIAFC partners with American Hearing Benefits as a member resource

As a member of RI Fire Chiefs Association, you are eligible for American Hearing Benefits (AHB). This free hearing benefits program gives you access to free hearing consultations and discounts on hearing aids through our nationwide network of hearing professionals.

As you may know, most insurance plans do not cover hearing healthcare. At AHB, we believe the quality of your hearing directly affects the quality of your life, and we are excited to be working with RI Fire Chiefs Association on providing hearing health solutions.

American Hearing Benefits
In State Contact:
All You Need To Hear Hearing Aid Center
(401) 942-1816


Out of State Contact:
American Hearing Benefits

Nancy Fox
(866) 916-8763

Chief Fred Stanley recognized as First Responder “True Ram of the Game”

As part of our public relations package at the Ryan Center, the RI Association of Fire Chiefs were so happy to be able to have Chief Fred Stanley, retired chief of 50 years at the Hope Valley Wyoming Fire Department, recognized as the First Responder “True Ram of the Game.” The recognition ceremony took place during the URI Rams Vs. Dayton basketball game on Friday night. RIAFC President, Chief Richard Petrin, escorted Chief Stanley to center court to receive his recognition to a rousing standing ovation while his achievements were broadcast to the 7,000 attendees.

Chief Stanley is one of URI Basketball’s biggest fans and we, the RIAFC, are some of his biggest fans so it all made perfect sense. The Chief’s family was present in the stands cheering for him. This was a special night for a special man!

Fourth “RI Fire Up Public Service” Reception


2017 supporter Letter from secretary


2017 RIAFC Foundation Sponsorship Application


Captain Dugan seminar a great success

Captain Perkins recognized by RI Southern Firemen’s League

Captain Jane C. Perkins of the Watch Hill Fire Department, was recognized recently by the RI Southern Firemen’s League for her work in writing columns related to the fire service in the Westerly Sun. Presenting the recognition certificate was Chiefs Nate Barrington, Michael Frink and Justin Lee.

These monthly columns are written and published in the Westerly Sun. Jane is the Fire Safety Specialist for the Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League. She has a doctorate in education and works as an educational consultant.

The columns are intended as a way to connect directly with the residents and taxpayers that we serve and protect. The columns help promote fire prevention and fire safety while also answering many of the common questions that many of the local fire chiefs and firefighters are being asked.

Each month, Jane answers a question related to fire prevention, fire safety, or fire protection while providing readers with a better idea of what local firefighters do, how local fire departments operate, and what people can do to help make themselves, their families, and their community safer.

Click on the link below to go to her latest column.

Rhode Island Sprinkler Coalition


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RI Sprinkler Coalition 

Download the PDF file 13 D Class.


Coalition website


The newly formed RI Sprinkler Coalition will be holding a half day 13D class and “side by side” room & contents burn at the East Greenwich Firefighter’s Hall on February 21, 2017. The burn will be set up in the parking lot, away from the buildings. The newly formed coalition is chaired by the RI Association of Fire Chiefs and looks to promote the use of residential sprinklers. Other members of the coalition are NFPA, NFSA, ICC, RI Fire Marshal, RI Building Commissioner, RI Fire Marshals Association and we are looking to have the RI State Firefighters become involved.