Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs http://rifirechiefs.com Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs Mon, 08 Feb 2016 02:19:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hearing scheduled for H-7328 – THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER AND EMERGENCY TECHNICIAN PROTECTION ACT http://rifirechiefs.com/hearing-scheduled-for-h-7328-the-volunteer-firefighter-and-emergency-technician-protection-act/ Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:14:36 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=6768 Hearing for H-7328 Room 205 at 3:30 and continuing at the Rise of the House House Bill No. 7328 BY Gallison, Marshall, Azzinaro, Shekarchi, Ruggiero ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER AND EMERGENCY TECHNICIAN PROTECTION ACT (Protects volunteer firefighters/emergency technicians by clarifying the judicial procedure required to remedy […]

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Hearing for H-7328

Room 205 at 3:30 and continuing at the Rise of the House

House Bill No. 7328
BY Gallison, Marshall, Azzinaro, Shekarchi, Ruggiero
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER AND EMERGENCY TECHNICIAN PROTECTION ACT (Protects volunteer firefighters/emergency technicians by clarifying the judicial procedure required to remedy employer violations.)
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01/27/2016 Introduced, referred to House Labor
02/05/2016 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/11/2016)

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Hearing scheduled for H-7366, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS http://rifirechiefs.com/6766-2/ Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:12:12 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=6766 Hearing for H-7366 Room 203 at the Rise of the House House Bill No. 7366 BY Ruggiero, Gallison, Maldonado, Trillo, Marshall ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – MUNICIPAL STREETLIGHT INVESTMENT ACT (Allows street light customers paying for lighting services to make investments use purchased equipment with access agreements provided by electric […]

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Hearing for H-7366

Room 203 at the Rise of the House

House Bill No. 7366
BY Ruggiero, Gallison, Maldonado, Trillo, Marshall
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – MUNICIPAL STREETLIGHT INVESTMENT ACT (Allows street light customers paying for lighting services to make investments use purchased equipment with access agreements provided by electric distributors and net metering based on total billed consumption.)
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01/28/2016 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government
02/05/2016 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/11/2016)

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2016/2017 Governor’s Budget proposal http://rifirechiefs.com/6756-2/ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:08:06 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=6756   Governor’s Budget webpage   House Bill No. 7454 (Governor) BY Gallison ENTITLED, AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2017 {LC4502/1} 02/03/2016 Introduced, referred to House Finance

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Governor’s Budget webpage

 

House Bill No. 7454
(Governor)
BY Gallison
ENTITLED, AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2017
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02/03/2016 Introduced, referred to House Finance

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Westerly Ambulance Corps has OPEN EMT, EMT-CARDIAC AND PARAMEDIC POSITIONS http://rifirechiefs.com/open-emt-emt-cardiac-and-paramedic-positions/ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:25:56 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=6754 OPEN EMT, EMT-CARDIAC AND PARAMEDIC POSITIONS The Westerly Ambulance Corps, INC. is currently accepting applications for Emergency Medical Technicians, Emergency Medical Technician Cardiac and Paramedics. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience at application level, hold a Rhode Island and be CPR Certified. CT License is preferred and MUST be obtained within 3 […]

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OPEN EMT, EMT-CARDIAC AND PARAMEDIC POSITIONS

The Westerly Ambulance Corps, INC. is currently accepting applications for Emergency Medical Technicians, Emergency Medical Technician Cardiac and Paramedics.

Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience at application level, hold a Rhode Island and be CPR Certified.

CT License is preferred and MUST be obtained within 3 months from date of hire.

Preferred NRP, PHTLS, ALS and PALS certifications Westerly Ambulance offers competitive pay, health insurance, paid time off, 401k, and an available 3 work day schedule.

Interested Parties are urged to send their resume to the Captain of Personnel Kenneth Richards at krichards@westerlyambulance.org or

Westerly Ambulance 30 Chestnut Street

Westerly RI 02891

Closing Date for Resume submission is February 15st 2016 with pre-employment

written and physical testing to be held March 5, 2016.

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Chief Petrin sworn in as the new RIAFC President http://rifirechiefs.com/chief-petrin-sworn-in-as-the-new-riafc-president/ Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:04:02 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=6731 Chief Richard Petrin was sworn in as the new president of the RI Association of Fire Chiefs at their installation of officers banquet, held Saturday, January 30th at The Villa in West Warwick. Chief Petrin takes the reigns from outgoing president Chief Michael Frink of the Dunns Corner’s Fire Department. Chief Petrin is the chief […]

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Chief Richard Petrin was sworn in as the new president of the RI Association of Fire Chiefs at their installation of officers banquet, held Saturday, January 30th at The Villa in West Warwick. Chief Petrin takes the reigns from outgoing president Chief Michael Frink of the Dunns Corner’s Fire Department. Chief Petrin is the chief of the Little Compton Fire Department.IMG_6375

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PPA registration is OPEN http://rifirechiefs.com/ppa-registration-is-open/ Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:29:42 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=6719   PPA Registration is OPEN (click here to go directly to the PPA page PPA Test Dates: April 2016 The following dates are scheduled and filled in the order that they appear below, on an “as needed” basis only. April 9, 2016, Saturday April 10, 2016, Sunday April 16, 2016, Saturday April 17, 2016, Sunday […]

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PPA Registration is OPEN (click here to go directly to the PPA page

PPA Test Dates: April 2016
The following dates are scheduled and filled in the order that they appear below, on an “as needed” basis only.
April 9, 2016, Saturday
April 10, 2016, Sunday
April 16, 2016, Saturday
April 17, 2016, Sunday
April 30, 2016, Sunday
Remember that these dates are filled in order
ONLY AS NEEDED!! The later dates may not be needed depending upon the number of registrants!

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New Warwick fire chief, promoted officers sworn in http://rifirechiefs.com/new-warwick-fire-chief-promoted-officers-sworn/ Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:33:53 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=6715 Copyright © 2014. LMG Rhode Island Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved. WARWICK New fire chief, promoted officers sworn in City depends on them, mayor tells firefighters By Carol Kozma Journal Staff Writer WARWICK — The city’s new fire chief, James G. McLaughlin, took the oath of office Wednesday night, in a packed City Council chamber. […]

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WARWICK

New fire chief, promoted officers sworn in
City depends on them, mayor tells firefighters

By Carol Kozma Journal Staff Writer

WARWICK — The city’s new fire chief, James G. McLaughlin, took the oath of office Wednesday night, in a packed City Council chamber.
“ I t ’ s u n b e l i e v a b l e , ” McLaughlin said before the ceremonies began, adding he was happy so many firefighters attended.
McLaughlin, 48, joined the department in 1988, was promoted to lieutenant in 1997, became captain in 2005 and then battalion chief in 2009. He became assistant chief in 2013.
Others sworn in Wednesday night included the department’s new assistant chief, David E. Morse, 53, who joined the department in 1985. He was promoted to lieutenant nine years later, then to captain in 2004 and battalion chief in 2011.
Richard J. Bellavance became a battalion chief. Keith R. Brown and Marcel
E. Fontenault Jr. were promoted to captain. Gerard A. Bogossian was made rescue captain. Scott C. Iamarone, Daniel J. DeRobbio, and Christopher W. Albro were made lieutenants. Promoted to rescue lieutenants were Bradford T. Ginaitt and Michael P. Kretchman.
William A. Alsfeld was promoted to lieutenant but was not at the ceremony.
Mayor Scott Avedisian told the firefighters, “Not only are people depending on you, but they are clinging on you,” as firefighters respond to scenes when people are “most vulnerable.”
Raising his hand with each firefighter in turn, Avedisian administered the oaths of office, and the men were pinned by their family.
R e t i r e e s w e r e a l s o recognized. They included Assistant Chief Bruce C. Cooley, Captain Matthew F. McCauley, Rescue Captain Bryan J. Owens, Lieutenant Carl Pecchia and Lieutenant Michael F. Shea.
R e t i r i n g F i r e C h i e f Edmund B. Armstrong received a citation from City Councilors and a plaque from the department.
“We honor you, for everything you’ve done for us. Well deserved; best of luck to you, thank you,” McLaughlin said, shaking hands with Armstrong.
McLaughlin also shared his vision for the department, including having good communication with union officials as well as city officials and making sure the department runs efficiently.
“I will give nothing less than 100 percent for this job,” McLaughlin said.
McLaughlin ended his speech by thanking his family and hugging his father.
—ckozma@providence journal.com
(401) 277-7067
On Twitter: @CarolKozma

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Chief Frank Brown appears on the Dan Yorke State of Mind Show http://rifirechiefs.com/6696-2/ Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:01:14 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=6696 Chief Frank Brown on the Dan Yorke State of Mind Show  Chief Frank Brown was the guest on the Dan Yorke State of Mind Show on Tuesday, January 26th to discuss carbon monoxide issues. Click on the link above to see the full episode.    

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Chief Frank Brown on the Dan Yorke State of Mind Show 

Chief Frank Brown was the guest on the Dan Yorke State of Mind Show on Tuesday, January 26th to discuss carbon monoxide issues. Click on the link above to see the full episode.

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Interested in being a Firefighter? See our stories here….. http://rifirechiefs.com/interested-in-being-a-firefighter-see-our-stories-here/ Sun, 24 Jan 2016 22:16:59 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=6632 The post Interested in being a Firefighter? See our stories here….. appeared first on Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs.

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2016 Senate Bills of Interest http://rifirechiefs.com/2016-senate-bills-of-interest/ Thu, 14 Jan 2016 20:04:12 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=6602 2016 Senate Bills of Interest Senate Bill No. 2024 BY Walaska ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – OUTDOOR WOOD-FIRED HYDRONIC HEATERS (Regulates the sale and installation of outdoor wood-fired hydronic heaters.) {LC3154/1} 01/13/2016 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture Senate Bill No. 2099 BY Lombardi, Archambault, McCaffrey, Ciccone, Ruggerio ENTITLED, AN […]

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2016 Senate Bills of Interest

Senate Bill No. 2024
BY Walaska
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – OUTDOOR WOOD-FIRED HYDRONIC HEATERS (Regulates the sale and installation of outdoor wood-fired hydronic heaters.)
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01/13/2016 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture

Senate Bill No. 2099
BY Lombardi, Archambault, McCaffrey, Ciccone, Ruggerio
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – PET GROOMING AND PET RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS – SPRINKLERS (Requires sprinklers within pet grooming and retail pet sales stores.)
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01/21/2016 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government

Senate Bill No. 2129
BY Felag
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES – FIREFIGHTER REGISTRATION PLATES (Makes firefighters plates available to active and retired firefighters who are otherwise eligible for combination registration plates.)
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01/21/2016 Introduced, referred to Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs

Senate Bill No. 2135
BY Kettle, Raptakis
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — BUDGET COMMISSIONS (Removes fire districts from budget commission oversight.)
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01/21/2016 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

Senate Bill No. 2213
BY Fogarty, McCaffrey, Lombardi, Gallo, Metts
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — DIVISION OF FIRE SAFETY (Bars adjusters and contractors from premises under investigation by the fire marshal until premises are released, and provides penalties for violation.)
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01/27/2016 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government

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