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

Fourth “RI Fire Up Public Service” Reception


2017 supporter Letter from secretary


2017 RIAFC Foundation Sponsorship Application


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.

RI Sheriffs Association donates $6,000 to RI Fire Chiefs Honor Flight


Gerry Newsham of the RI Sheriffs Association spoke about the importance of the Honor Flight program after presenting the RI Fire Chiefs Honor Flight Hub with a check for $6,000. He, along with members of the Sheriffs Association executive board, made the presentation to the RIAFC members assembled for their annual Christmas Party recently. Accepting the check was Honor Flight chairman Chief George Farrell, Ret.


Honor Flight North pictures link


Click here or on the picture to link to all of our Honor Flight North pictures. As of now we have only 104 pictures taken by Holly & Rick Susi and Chris Koretski. As soon as we get all of the pictures taken by Wayne Moore we will load them on the site.

Chief Frank Sylvester honored by hundreds in attendance at his retirement party



Over 300 friends, family and fire department personnel honored Chief Frank Sylvester Saturday at Twin River on the occasion of his retirement from the fire service. This extremely well attended event was a well deserved celebration of Chief Sylvester’s long and allustrius career in the fire service. With five decades in the fire service he served the last 28 as the Chief of the Limerock Fire District in Lincoln, RI.

In the photos above, Chief Sylvester is shown relinquishing the departments ceremonial ax to Limerock Fire District Chairman Ron Rivet, who in turn presented the ax to new Limerock Chief Timothy Walsh. Looking on from the rostrum is event master of cerimonies  LFD Assistant Chief Arthur Jacques, Ret.

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RIAFC urges fire service support of the 100 Club of RI


The 100 Club members have a special feeling of gratitude for police officers and firefighters.

Membership eligibility for the 100 Club of Rhode Island is determined by a Board of Directors chosen by and from 100 Club voting members. New members must be sponsored by a minimum of two current 100 Club members in good standing. Membership is open to individuals who share the beliefs and objectives of The 100 Club of Rhode Island.

Membership categories include Active or Retired Police or Fire at $50 per year, Individual at $100 per year, and Lifetime at a one-time cost of $1000. All dues are tax deductible. To preclude any conflict of interest, only Individual and Lifetime members can vote, serve on our various committees, or serve as an Officer or member of the Board of Directors. A general membership meeting is held once a year.

The 100 Club of Rhode Island was founded as an entirely civilian organization in 1972. However, in response to many inquiries from actively serving public safety officials who appreciate our services to their families, active full-time law enforcement officers, firefighters, and rescue personnel became eligible for non-voting membership in June of 2014.

If you are interested in joining the 100 Club of Rhode Island, please print out and complete the membership application or call/email Lorraine C. Slaney at (401) 421-2500.


Click on the following link to go directly to the 100 Club of RI website


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