Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs http://rifirechiefs.com Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:43:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Gene Valicenti interview of Chief Farrell at Pearl Harbor ceremonies in Hawaii http://rifirechiefs.com/gene-valicenti-interview-chief-farrell-pearl-harbor-ceremonies-hawaii/ Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:04:18 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=7710 Below is a picture of WWII veteran Floyd Welch from Honor Flight “KILO” in November of 2015. This picture was taken at the WWII Memorial in Washington DC. Mr Welch served on the USS Maryland and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. He is at Pearl Harbor today for the ceremonies commemorating the 75th anniversary of the […]

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Below is a picture of WWII veteran Floyd Welch from Honor Flight “KILO” in November of 2015. This picture was taken at the WWII Memorial in Washington DC. Mr Welch served on the USS Maryland and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. He is at Pearl Harbor today for the ceremonies commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack.

RI Fire Chiefs Honor Flight chairman, Chief George Farrell, ret. is pictured here (right) with Brian Welch, who accompanied his father on that Honor Flight.

Click on the file above to listen to Chief Farrell’s interview with Gene Valicenti on WPRO radio this morning.

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2017 RIAFC Seminar featuring Capt. Mike Dugan, FDNY ret. http://rifirechiefs.com/7704-2/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:30:29 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=7704 2017-seminar-info The RIAFC will host Captain Mike Dugan, FDNY ret. presenting a one day seminar on Leadership in Todays Fire Service (morning) Size up & Situational Awareness (afternoon) REGISTER TODAY for January 28, 2017 Location: East Greenwich Firemen’s Hall 80 Queen St, East Greenwich, RI Cost: $25 per person (The fee will include coffee pastry […]

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The RIAFC will host Captain Mike Dugan, FDNY ret. presenting a one day seminar on

Leadership in Todays Fire Service (morning)

Size up & Situational Awareness (afternoon)

REGISTER TODAY for January 28, 2017

Location: East Greenwich Firemen’s Hall

80 Queen St, East Greenwich, RI

Cost: $25 per person

(The fee will include coffee pastry in the morning and a buffet lunch)

Firefighters, company officers and chiefs should register for this one day seminar.

(Scroll down to register and pay for this seminar).

Download the PDF file Seminar flyer.

2017 Captain Mike Dugan, FDNY ret. Seminar

Please join us for this years seminar at the East Greenwich Firemen's Hall on January 28, 2017. To attend please register and pay by completing the form below.
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Holiday Safety Tips http://rifirechiefs.com/7691-2/ Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:24:36 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=7691 Click Here for Christmas Tree Safety and Home Fire Sprinklers  

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RIAFC Dues for 2017 (due by January 31, 2017) http://rifirechiefs.com/riafc-dues-2017-du/ Sat, 19 Nov 2016 16:21:52 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=7685 If you are mailing a check please make checks payable to: “Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs” and mail to: RIAFC PO Box 6041 Providence, RI 02940  

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If you are mailing a check please make checks payable to:

“Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs” and mail to:

RIAFC

PO Box 6041

Providence, RI 02940

 

RIAFC Dues

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Red Light permit renewal information from DMV being updated http://rifirechiefs.com/red-light-permit-renewal-information-dmv/ Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:03:46 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=7683 Chiefs, Please note that the DMV is sending out information directing anyone who is renewing their red light permit to the RIAFC website for the renewal information. This information is in the process of being updated and should be back up on the RIAFC website once again by January 1, 2017. A notice will be sent […]

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Please note that the DMV is sending out information directing anyone who is renewing their red light permit to the RIAFC website for the renewal information.

This information is in the process of being updated and should be back up on the RIAFC website once again by January 1, 2017.

A notice will be sent one this information has been uploaded once again to the RIAFC website.

 

 

 

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RIAFC December 15th Meeting & Annual Christmas Party/Luncheon http://rifirechiefs.com/riafc-december-15th-meeting-annual-christmas-partyluncheon/ Fri, 04 Nov 2016 17:33:48 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=7675 2016-christmas-flyer Christmas flyer

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Christmas flyer

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2016 Christmas Party Tickets

Please join us for this years Christmas Party! Please complete the form below.
  • Price: $35.00 Quantity:
    Please indicate the number of tickets you would like to purchase
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EMS protocol roll out http://rifirechiefs.com/ems-protocol-roll/ Mon, 31 Oct 2016 18:35:34 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=7668 Please follow the link to an annoucement for an educational roll out of the newly revised RI Statewide EMS Protocols. protocol-roll-out-announcement  

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Please follow the link to an annoucement for an educational roll out of the newly revised RI Statewide EMS Protocols.

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Retired Deputy Chief Kevin Quinn receivesLifetime Achievement and Firefighter of the Year Award from the Rhode Island State Firefighters League http://rifirechiefs.com/retired-deputy-chief-kevin-quinn-receiveslifetime-achievement-firefighter-year-award-rhode-island-state-firefighters-league/ Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:59:31 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=7657 Kevin D. Quinn of Wakefield, RI has received the Lifetime Achievement and Firefighter of the Year Award from the Rhode Island State Firefighters League.  The award was formally presented on Wednesday, October 19th at the annual meeting and dinner of the League at the Twin Oaks in Cranston. The Lifetime Achievement and Firefighter of the Year […]

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Kevin D. Quinn of Wakefield, RI has received the Lifetime Achievement and Firefighter of the Year Award from the Rhode Island State Firefighters League.  The award was formally presented on Wednesday, October 19th at the annual meeting and dinner of the League at the Twin Oaks in Cranston.

The Lifetime Achievement and Firefighter of the Year Award was created in 2003 to publicly recognize an individual whose outstanding achievements in the fire service and community provided and demonstrated examples of exemplary performance. This prestigious award is offered annually to a firefighter who has been nominated by their firefighting peers and has been selected by a committee of league officers and past award recipients. It is awarded to a single individual annually and is presented to a firefighter who clearly represents the true face of Rhode Island firefighters.

Kevin is a retired Deputy Chief of the Union Fire District in South Kingstown and continues to serve as a firefighter with the Station #3. He is the Chairman of the National Volunteer Fire Council and is a Past President of the Rhode Island State Firemen’s League. Kevin is a Rhode Island State Advocate of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Everyone Goes Home-Courage to Be Safe Program, a member of the Rhode Island Local Assistance State Team, and a member of the Hope Valley Hazardous Materials Response Team. In addition, he has served as a Rhode Island Director of the National Volunteer Fire Council for more than thirty years.

 

According to the League President Joseph Bertholic, the Chief of the Oakland Mapleville Fire Department, “Kevin joined the fire service in 1976 as a firefighter with the South Kingstown Forestry Station and worked his way through the ranks for almost forty years, achieving the rank of Deputy Chief with the Union Fire District before retiring.” Bertholic noted that after retiring, “Kevin found, not surprisingly at all, that it was impossible for him to actually walk away from the fire service that he loved and so he returned to his original station where it all initially began and continues to serve there as an active firefighter.”

Robert Peacock, the Chief of the Watch Hill Fire Department and the 2015 recipient of the award, said “During the past forty years, Kevin has made significant contributions to the fire service and has dedicated a substantial part of his life to his department, to his community, to our state league, and to the national fire service. He truly represents the face of the fire service in Rhode Island and has worked tirelessly to promote our cause and to protect our future. He is the quintessential firefighter and a consummate professional.”

Christine Moniz, the Executive Secretary of the League said “I have always found Kevin to be professional, knowledgeable, and highly skilled. He is always willing to reach out to help others and to serve in whatever capacity is needed to get the job done.”

 

As part of the award nomination and selection process, fifteen letters of recommendation were submitted from throughout the country in support of Kevin. In addition to numerous local fire chiefs, firefighters, and residents, letters of support were received from Heather Schafer, the CEO of the National Volunteer Fire Council, Chief Joseph Maruca of the West Barnstable Fire Department, Administrator John Blessing of the Union Fire District, and Chief David Delvecchio of the Canon City Fire Protection District in Colorado.

 

In July of last year, as the recently elected Chairman of the National Volunteer Fire Council, Kevin drafted a letter to all members of the NVFC. In the letter, Kevin stated that he was proud to be an American Firefighter, and especially proud to be serving his country and his community as a Volunteer Firefighter.

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Chief Tim Walsh officially sworn in as Limerock Fire Chief http://rifirechiefs.com/chief-tim-walsh-officially-sworn-limerock-fire-chief/ Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:26:57 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=7655 Chief Timothy Walsh was officially sworn in as Limerock Fire Department fire chief last night. A large crowd of family, friends, fire chiefs and firefighters from across the state came to witness him take the reigns of the LFD at their Twin River Road fire station. Honor guards from both Limerock and the Woonsocket Fire […]

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Chief Timothy Walsh was officially sworn in as Limerock Fire Department fire chief last night. A large crowd of family, friends, fire chiefs and firefighters from across the state came to witness him take the reigns of the LFD at their Twin River Road fire station. Honor guards from both Limerock and the Woonsocket Fire Department stood as the backdrop for the ceremony conducted by LFD board chairman Ron Rivet. Retired Limerock Chief Frank Sylvester pinned badge on Chief Walsh. Woonsocket Fire Chief Paul Shatraw honored Chief Walsh with a presentation of his fire helmet from his 30 plus career on the Woonsocket Fire Department.

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RIAFC Foundation awards Narragansett FD $3,500 grant for a marine and surf rescue training program. http://rifirechiefs.com/riafc-foundation-awards-narragansett-fd-3500-grant-marine-surf-rescue-training-program/ Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:01:24 +0000 http://rifirechiefs.com/?p=7637 The RIAFC Foundation recently awarded the Narragansett Fire Department a $3,500 grant for an enhanced marine and surf rescue training program. Pictured below awarding the check are, from left to right, RIAFC President George Farrell, retired chief of the Providence FD, Fire Chief Scott Partington of the Narragansett FD and RIAFC Foundation Treasurer Bill Giannini, retired assistant […]

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The RIAFC Foundation recently awarded the Narragansett Fire Department a $3,500 grant for an enhanced marine and surf rescue training program. Pictured below awarding the check are, from left to right, RIAFC President George Farrell, retired chief of the Providence FD, Fire Chief Scott Partington of the Narragansett FD and RIAFC Foundation Treasurer Bill Giannini, retired assistant chief of the Providence FD.

One of the purposes of the RIAFC Foundation is to support and encourage fire service training and education.

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