The NFFF scheduled a 1 ½ day LAST class in Portland, ME on June 3-4 and nine members of the RI LAST attended. The class was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton about 2 miles from the Portland Airport. Day 1 was a basic LAST class, with a working lunch. Day 2 covered Funeral Planning, PSOB 2.0 and Organizational Management/Team Deployment in the morning. After a working lunch, the CAST (and designated co-CAST) were invited for a working session with the training team to help identify more specific ways to support your team and enhance the program.
”The American Red Cross is holding their annual Sound the Alarm event on Saturday May 11, 2019 and is asking firefighters from all over Rhode Island to lend a hand. Sound the Alarm is an annual event where the Red Cross along with volunteer participants work alongside other local groups, canvassing at-risk neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms, educate families about fire prevention and safety.
This event will be held rain or shine on May 11, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cranston High School West, 80 Metropolitan Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island.
Help the Red Cross Sound the Alarm by volunteering! You can volunteer as an individual or as a group. For more information clickwww.soundthealarm.org/rhodeisland.”
The fire department logos above are available to put on any brick at no extra cost, and you still have plenty of room for your wording. If we don’t have your logo, and you want it on a brick, contact us. We’ll tell you how we can add yours!
What better way to honor your special firefighter than to purchase a brick that will be a lasting part of the RI State Firefighter Memorial. You will also receive a 4 x 4 replica tile.
We will be placing the next order for bricks by June 1, 2019
The memorial will be built, and bricks will be installed by Fall, 2019. You can choose from three sizes,
4″x 8″ ($150) up to 3 lines – 15 spaces in each line (less if clip art is added)
8″x 8″ ($300) up to 5 lines – 20 spaces in each line (less if clip art is added)
12″x 12″ ($500) up to 8 lines – 20 spaces in each line (less if clip art is added)
You can purchase your brick(s) by going online to the link below or by filling out the form
and mail it in with your check to RIAFC, PO Box 6041, Prov. RI 02940
or contact RIAFC Executive Director Rick Susi at