RIAFC members meet with RI Congressional Delegation in Washington DC

Fourteen members of the RIAFC met with Senators Reed and Whitehouse, as well as Congressmen Langevin and Cicilline in their Washington DC offices on Wednesday, April 18th. Led by RIAFC President, Chief Frank Brown, and RIAFC Foundation President, Chief Tim Walsh, delegation members were each presented with an RIAFC 50th Anniversary lapel pin. Discussions with the delegation centered around various matters of importance to the fire service, including grant funding, National Fire Academy support and issues dealing with hazardous materials.

In addition, Congressman Langevin was presented a plaque in appreciation for his hard work to see that the fire sprinkler tax incentive became a reality. He has been a key proponent and leader on the issue since the Station Night Club Fire. The chiefs were also treated to a tour of the Capitol at the conclusion of the meetings, all happening during their whirlwind one day visit to our nations capitol.

RIAFC Pushing Support for Residential Sprinklers

The RIAFC has been a strong supporter of the use of residential sprinklers. Recently, and under the direction of RIAFC President Chief Frank Brown, the RIAFC has had two pieces of legislation submitted in the RI General Assembly dealing with residential sprinklers.

H-7426 offering an alternative to using cisterns

H-7783 offering new construction home buyers a chance to get information and sprinklers installed

Neither of these bills make requirements of the home builders, but offer a smart alternative to the installation of a water cistern in areas without water, and a chance for purchasers of new construction homes to receive information and possibly make a choice to install residential sprinklers prior to construction of their new home. A pamphlet offering information and dispelling untrue myths about sprinklers is published by the RI Sprinkler Coalition on their webpage. Click here for the pamphlet.

Recently, a column written by fire safety specialist Jane Perkins appeared in the Westerly Sun. The column promoted the use of residential sprinklers and the RI Sprinkler Coalition.

You can read the column by clicking here.

When the RI Sprinkler Coalition was formed in September of 2016, the RIAFC made a commitment to have its current president and 1st vice president always co-chair this important coalition. Working with organizations and partners  like NFPA, NFSA, RI Fire Marshals office, RI Building Officials, RI Home Builders, RI Fire Marshals Association, RI Building Commission and more, the RI Sprinkler Coalition hopes to educate the public and all interested parties about the benefits of residential sprinklers. The RI Sprinkler Coalition also has their own webpage with important information. The following link will take you directly to that webpage.

The RI Sprinkler Coalition

If you have any questions please contact RIAFC Executive Director, Chief Richard Susi at rifirechiefs@gmail.com or 401-692-0795

Below- Fire Chiefs, Fire Officials and partners from many national fire safety organizations recently took this picture at the Station Fire Memorial in West Warwick RI, each holding a sprinkler head, in support of the installation of sprinklers as the absolute most effective, pro-active fire safety system available.

 

RIAFC strong participant in Station Fire Memorial press conference for Federal Sprinkler Tax Incentive

Video of the press conference event at the Station Fire Memorial Park

February 20th 2 PM National Press Conference Announcing Fire Sprinkler Tax Incentives to be held at the Station Nightclub Memorial. A Strong Fire Service Presence Requested

Station Invite

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RIAFC History Synopsis Compiled

RIAFC History download

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!

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2018 Winter/Spring PPA registration OPEN. NEW Semi-Private training available!

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.

NEW THIS YEAR and available on a limited basis

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

Honor Flight Quebec

Click here or on the picture to go directly to the 931 pictures from Honor Flight Quebec on Shutterfly

Once you are at the Honor Flight Quebec album you can scroll through all 931 pictures easily by clicking on  show “ALL”

2017 RIAFC Annual Clambake on Block Island

2017 flyer

 

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Clam Bake Online Registration

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