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West Warwick Fire Chief position posting

West Warwick

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The Town of West Warwick is seeking a qualified candidate for the full-time paid position of Fire Chief.

West Warwick, Rhode Island is made up of 8 square miles and has a population of 29,000. The fire department is a paid department which operates with 4 platoons made up of 72 full-time employees.

The position of Fire Chief is an extremely responsible public safety management position. The Fire Chief works under the supervision of the Town Manager.  The position requires excellent managerial skills and public relations skills. It also requires creativity and innovation and involves the solving of highly difficult problems where precedent is not available. Job functions include technical work in planning and directing all activities of the West Warwick Fire Department. The Chief is also responsible for administrative functions such as budget planning and grant applications/writing. He is also the EMA Director for the Town of West Warwick.

Applicants for the position of Fire Chief shall have graduated from a recognized college or university with a Bachelors degree in Fire Science, Public Administration and /or Business Management with no less than three (3) years experience in a supervisory capacity in a fire department.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest and detailed resume with salary history to Town of West Warwick, Human Resources, 1170 Main Street, West Warwick, RI 02893 or via email to

All applications should be received no later than close of business on Friday, April 27, 2018.

North Smithfield Fire Chief Job Opportunity



The North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Service Inc. in northern Rhode Island (pop. -12,000, 25 sq. mi) is seeking to fill the position of Fire Chief. It is a private non-profit 501-c 3 corporation overseen by a seven member civilian Board of Directors elected by membership. The Department is a full time paid service consisting of 23 cross-trained IAFF, NFPA certified Firefighters/and licensed EMT’s in an ALS Emergency Medical Service. It contracts with the Town of North Smithfield for the provision of Emergency Service. The Corporation Board of Directors is the appointing authority.

A Bachelor’s degree or higher in fire science, protection, public administration, or related discipline is preferred. The candidate shall have had at least 5 years of experience as Fire Captain, Chief Officer preferred; however, any combination equivalent to education and/or experience that provides the requisite knowledge and skills will be considered. Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience with incident command, labor relations, municipal finance, budgeting, planning, fire prevention, and progressive contemporary thinking in emergency service.

The Chief shall be able to demonstrate leadership skills within the profession and effectively communicate with all sectors and authorities in a knowledgeable, professional, and positive ethical manner.



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The North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Service, Inc. will be conducting a written competitive examination for the position of entry level Firefighter/EMT on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at North Smithfield High School, 412 Greenville Road, North Smithfield. Application sign-up period ends Friday, April 20, 2018 at 4pm. There is a $60.00 exam fee paid prior to the close of sign up period. Test time is 0900 hours and NO ONE allowed in after 0845 hours. Sign-up, make payment, (no personal checks) and information packet can be picked up at Department Fire Control Center, Fire Station #1, 675 St. Paul Street, North Smithfield, RI. Phone number for information, qualifications, and directions, is 401-762-1135.

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider”