Final 2015 House Bills of Interest that passed

Final Passed House Bills of Interest

House Bill No. 5315 Sub A    SUPPORT   

BY Gallison, Fogarty, Marshall, Winfield, Costantino
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Prohibits an employer from terminating an employee for failing to report to regularly scheduled work when employee is responding to an emergency in his or her capacity as a volunteer firefighter or ambulance technician.)
02/05/2015 Introduced, referred to House Labor
02/18/2015 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2015)
02/26/2015 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/02/2015 Scheduled for consideration
06/04/2015 Meeting postponed (06/04/2015)
06/05/2015 Scheduled for consideration (06/09/2015)
06/09/2015 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/09/2015 Placed on House Calendar (06/11/2015)
06/11/2015 House voted to recommit to House Labor
06/14/2015 Scheduled for reconsideration (06/16/2015)
06/16/2015 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/16/2015 Placed on House Calendar (06/18/2015)
06/18/2015 House passed Sub A
06/18/2015 Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/23/2015)
06/23/2015 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
House Bill No. 5353  Sub A  SUPPORT
BY Trillo, Chippendale, Roberts, Malik
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — GASOLINE DISPENSING NOZZLES (Permits the use of gas pump nozzle latches if installed by the nozzle maker.)
02/05/2015 Introduced, referred to House Corporations
02/27/2015 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2015)
03/03/2015 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/24/2015 Scheduled for consideration (06/24/2015)
06/24/2015 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/24/2015 Placed on House Calendar (06/24/2015)
06/24/2015 House passed Sub A
06/25/2015 Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/25/2015)
06/25/2015 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
House Bill No. 5900   Sub A  SUPPORT

BY Gallison
03/13/2015 Introduced, referred to House Finance
06/05/2015 Scheduled for consideration (06/09/2015)
06/09/2015 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/09/2015 Placed on House Calendar (06/16/2015)
06/15/2015 Scheduled to be heard and /or considered in anticipation of House passage (06/17/2015)
06/16/2015 House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
06/16/2015 Referred to Senate Finance
06/17/2015 Committee recommends passage of Sub A as amended in concurrence
06/17/2015 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/23/2015)
06/23/2015 Senate passed Sub A as amended in concurrence
06/25/2015 Transmitted to Governor

RIAFC Retention & Recruitment Workshop

Retention & Recruitment
April 11-12, 2015
Bristol, Rhode Island
Sponsored by RIAFC’s SAFER Grant
You are invited to attend this FREE
Retention and Recruitment Workshop led by nationally recognized instructors, Chief Greg Render and Chief Dan Eggleston. This course is designed to facilitate open discussion about the local Volunteer Firefighter retention and recruitment challenges.

We suggest sending 3-4 department members to the Bristol R&R workshop in order to:
Examine leadership challenges
Identify local volunteer needs
Develop a tangible marketing plan
Discover funding options

APRIL 11-12, 2015
Bristol Fire Department
4 Annawamscutt Drive
Bristol, RI 02809

There is NO COST
to attend this workshop!
Mileage, lodging, and per diem will
be reimbursed upon completion.
Call Ashley at (855) VOL-FIRE

RR Workshop 

Download the PDF file RR Workshop.

To sign up online click here

Five Alarm Leadership Seminar – January 10, 2015

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SAVE the date: January 10, 2015

Location: West Valley Inn, West Warwick RI

Cost: $25 per person (The fee will include coffee pastry in the morning, hot and cold buffet for lunch and coffee pastry in the afternoon.)

The RIAFC will host the Five Alarm Leadership seminar as well as the Fireground Scenario workshop on January 10, 2015 at the West Valley Inn in West Warwick. Chief Rick Lasky and Battalion Chief John Salka will be presenting this popular and informational day long program from 08:00 hours to 17:00 hours.

Firefighters, company officers and chiefs should register for this one day seminar. (Scroll down to register and pay for this seminar).

Five Alarm Leadership: Real Leadership With Real People

Five Alarm Leadership is a dynamic program that is designed to energize and motivate the people in your department to perform and excel in everything they do. This program outlines many of the common situations that fire departments and fire companies find themselves in and presents suggestions and solutions to those situations. Chiefs Salka and Lasky, both 30-plus year veterans of the fire service have experienced many of the challenges and hurdles that your fire department is facing. They have learned through their experience as a company grade officer, command-level officer, and executive officer, how to treat people, how to motivate them, to coach and counsel them, and in some cases discipline them, so that they want to come back and contribute even more to this great profession. Issues such as integrity, inspiration, interest, innovation, insight and initiative are all discussed and applied to life in the firehouse and on the fireground. Join Chiefs John Salka and Rick Lasky as they guide you through your most difficult but vital role as a leader in the fire service.

Fireground Scenario Workshop

This program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for firefighters, company officers, and chiefs to experience a number of different types of structural fires. Examine fires in private dwellings, commercial buildings, apartment houses, and office buildings. Whatever your experience level is, you will certainly see something you have never seen before in this workshop. During the fire scenarios, the tactics, strategies and other factors will be analyzed and discussed. Students will have an opportunity to comment on what is happening in the scenario and how they might handle a similar situation in their own department. This will be an interesting, fast-moving, and entertaining program that you don’t want to miss.


LAST May 20 2015

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RIAFC 2014 Christmas Party and Monthly Meeting December 18th

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2018 Christmas Party Tickets

Please join us for this years Christmas Party! Please complete the form below.
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Spirit of 45 Day August 10th

Save the Date

Sunday, August 10th 2014



The Rhode Island Hospice Veterans Partnership

As we celebrate

Spirit of ’45 Day


The World War II Memorial

South Main Street

Providence, RI

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Recruitment & Retention Workshop September 6th & 7th

Download the PDF file workshop.

Click on the link below to register for this FREE workshop


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Chief Coutu Memorial Park Buy a Brick website TIME EXTENDED!!!

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Click here to order your brick! Time is running out to order your custom brick. Orders need to be placed by August  10, 2014. Click on the link or the picture to go to the special website set up specifically to design and order your brick for the Chief Coutu Memorial Park in Central Falls.

Download the PDF file Chief Coutu Memorial Park.