Contact information

riafc foundation

Greg Redden RIAFC SAFER Grant Manager

Greg@Volunteerfirefighter.org    855-VOL-FIRE

Jessica Acfalle SAFER Benefits Processor

Benefits@Volunteerfirefighter.org   855-VOL-FIRE

Benefits@Volunteerfirefighter.org

2023 Senate Bills of Interest

Senate Bill No. 16
BY  Kallman, DiMario, Euer, Miller, LaMountain, Pearson, Valverde, Britto, Gu, Ujifusa
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — COMPREHENSIVE PFAS BAN ACT OF 2023 (Prohibits use of PFAS in carpets, upholstered furniture, textile furnishings, apparel, cosmetics, juvenile products, cookware, firefighting foam and gives authority to the department of environmental management to regulate and the use.)
{LC573/1}
01/18/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
Senate Bill No. 56
BY  Euer
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY — TAX RELIEF IN THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN (Provides a tax abatement of up to $2,000 to Jamestown firefighters based upon years of service, quantity of calls responded to and number of training hours and is transferrable to a surviving spouse until remarriage or death.)
{LC705/1}
01/31/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
Senate Bill No. 137
BY  F. Lombardi, Ciccone, DiMario, Lawson, Pearson, Acosta
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — RELIEF OF INJURED AND DECEASED FIRE FIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS — PRESUMPTION FOR HEART DISEASE AND HYPERTENSION (Allows the presumption of in-the-line-of-duty illness unless contrary evidence is presented.)
{LC568/1}
02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor
Senate Bill No. 141
BY  Ciccone, DiPalma, F. Lombardi, Britto, Felag
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — FIREFIGHTERS’ ARBITRATION (Provides that all contractual provisions in a firefighters collective bargaining agreement continue until a successor agreement has been reached or an interest arbitration award has been rendered.)
{LC1137/1}
02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor

2023 House Bills of Interest

House Bill No. 5035
BY  Perez, Batista, Vella-Wilkinson, Lima, Costantino, Cardillo
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — WATER SUPPLY (Prevents the forced sale of real estate owned by persons who owe fire, water, sewer, road or lighting district charges.)
{LC501/1}
01/11/2023 Introduced, referred to House Corporations
House Bill No. 5038
BY  Bennett, Solomon, Kazarian, Casimiro, Tanzi, Ajello, Hull, J. Lombardi, Noret, Fogarty
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO RETIREMENT SYSTEM — CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS (Restores the cost of living allowance (COLA) to state employees, and/or their beneficiaries, who retired prior to July 1, 2012.)
{LC441/1}
01/11/2023 Introduced, referred to House Finance
House Bill No. 5042
BY  Casimiro, Noret, Vella-Wilkinson, Solomon, Casey, Baginski, Carson, McEntee
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE — EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (Provides for an appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of the Narragansett Bay marine task force (NBMTF) for the maintenance of boats providing services to Narragansett Bay.)
{LC122/1}
01/11/2023 Introduced, referred to House Finance
House Bill No. 5182
BY  Bennett, Edwards, Corvese, Azzinaro, Hull, Noret, McEntee, Slater, Diaz, O’Brien
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — FIREFIGHTERS’ ARBITRATION (Provides that all contractual provisions in a firefighters collective bargaining agreement continue until a successor agreement has been reached or an interest arbitration award has been rendered.)
{LC637/1}
01/19/2023 Introduced, referred to House Labor
House Bill No. 5200
(Governor)
BY  Abney
ENTITLED, AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2024
{LC715/1}
01/19/2023 Introduced, referred to House Finance
House Bill No. 5201
BY  Craven, O’Brien, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Costantino
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — RELIEF OF INJURED AND DECEASED FIRE FIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS — PRESUMPTION FOR HEART DISEASE AND HYPERTENSION (Allows the presumption of in-the-line-of-duty illness unless contrary evidence is presented.)
{LC541/1}
01/19/2023 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
House Bill No. 5263
BY  Finkelman
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY — TAX RELIEF IN THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN (Provides a tax abatement of up to $2,000 to Jamestown firefighters based upon years of service, quantity of calls responded to and number of training hours and is transferrable to a surviving spouse until remarriage or death.)
{LC1087/1}
01/27/2023 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
House Bill No. 5286
BY  Ackerman, Voas, McEntee, Fogarty, Tanzi, Marszalkowski
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — CANCER BENEFITS FOR FIRE FIGHTERS (Expands the definition of fire fighter to a member of a fire department or a city, town or fire district emergency medical services unit.)
{LC485/1}
02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing

RIAFC Group Pricing for Firefighter Physicals

The RIAFC has coordinated with Concentra for group pricing for firefighter physicals through their two participating RI locations in Providence and the Warwick Mall.

Three types of physicals, with variations, are offered. SAFER Grant 1582 physicals are offered along with baseline and annual examinations. Fire Departments interested in participating should download the following instruction sheet and two separate fire department registration and authorization forms.

firedepartment_instructions

RIAFC Concentra Authorization Form

newfiredepartment_form2

Other forms that need to be brought to the physical include the following immunization form

Vaccineadminrecord_FF

and, for the SAFER 1582 physicals always bring the following

Physicians 1582 Sign Off – RIAFC

Pricing for the physicals will vary based on the age of the candidate, chest X Ray need  and the need for vaccinations and titers (proof required). Current pricing is reflected in the following list of services in the program.

Fire Department Program

2023 Senate Bills of Interest

Senate Bill No. 16
BY  Kallman, DiMario, Euer, Miller, LaMountain, Pearson, Valverde, Britto, Gu, Ujifusa
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — COMPREHENSIVE PFAS BAN ACT OF 2023 (Prohibits use of PFAS in carpets, upholstered furniture, textile furnishings, apparel, cosmetics, juvenile products, cookware, firefighting foam and gives authority to the department of environmental management to regulate and the use.)
{LC573/1}
01/18/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture

 

Senate Bill No. 56
BY  Euer
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY — TAX RELIEF IN THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN (Provides a tax abatement of up to $2,000 to Jamestown firefighters based upon years of service, quantity of calls responded to and number of training hours and is transferrable to a surviving spouse until remarriage or death.)
{LC705/1}
01/31/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

 

Senate Bill No. 137
BY  F. Lombardi, Ciccone, DiMario, Lawson, Pearson, Acosta
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — RELIEF OF INJURED AND DECEASED FIRE FIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS — PRESUMPTION FOR HEART DISEASE AND HYPERTENSION (Allows the presumption of in-the-line-of-duty illness unless contrary evidence is presented.)
{LC568/1}
02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor

 

Senate Bill No. 141
BY  Ciccone, DiPalma, F. Lombardi, Britto, Felag
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — FIREFIGHTERS’ ARBITRATION (Provides that all contractual provisions in a firefighters collective bargaining agreement continue until a successor agreement has been reached or an interest arbitration award has been rendered.)
{LC1137/1}
02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor

2023 House Bills of Interest

House Bill No. 5035
BY  Perez, Batista, Vella-Wilkinson, Lima, Costantino, Cardillo
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — WATER SUPPLY (Prevents the forced sale of real estate owned by persons who owe fire, water, sewer, road or lighting district charges.)
{LC501/1}
01/11/2023 Introduced, referred to House Corporations
House Bill No. 5038
BY  Bennett, Solomon, Kazarian, Casimiro, Tanzi, Ajello, Hull, J. Lombardi, Noret, Fogarty
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO RETIREMENT SYSTEM — CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS (Restores the cost of living allowance (COLA) to state employees, and/or their beneficiaries, who retired prior to July 1, 2012.)
{LC441/1}
01/11/2023 Introduced, referred to House Finance
House Bill No. 5042
BY  Casimiro, Noret, Vella-Wilkinson, Solomon, Casey, Baginski, Carson, McEntee
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE — EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (Provides for an appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of the Narragansett Bay marine task force (NBMTF) for the maintenance of boats providing services to Narragansett Bay.)
{LC122/1}
01/11/2023 Introduced, referred to House Finance
House Bill No. 5182
BY  Bennett, Edwards, Corvese, Azzinaro, Hull, Noret, McEntee, Slater, Diaz, O’Brien
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — FIREFIGHTERS’ ARBITRATION (Provides that all contractual provisions in a firefighters collective bargaining agreement continue until a successor agreement has been reached or an interest arbitration award has been rendered.)
{LC637/1}
01/19/2023 Introduced, referred to House Labor
House Bill No. 5200
(Governor)
BY  Abney
ENTITLED, AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2024
{LC715/1}
01/19/2023 Introduced, referred to House Finance
House Bill No. 5201
BY  Craven, O’Brien, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Costantino
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — RELIEF OF INJURED AND DECEASED FIRE FIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS — PRESUMPTION FOR HEART DISEASE AND HYPERTENSION (Allows the presumption of in-the-line-of-duty illness unless contrary evidence is presented.)
{LC541/1}
01/19/2023 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
House Bill No. 5263
BY  Finkelman
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY — TAX RELIEF IN THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN (Provides a tax abatement of up to $2,000 to Jamestown firefighters based upon years of service, quantity of calls responded to and number of training hours and is transferrable to a surviving spouse until remarriage or death.)
{LC1087/1}
01/27/2023 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
House Bill No. 5286
BY  Ackerman, Voas, McEntee, Fogarty, Tanzi, Marszalkowski
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — CANCER BENEFITS FOR FIRE FIGHTERS (Expands the definition of fire fighter to a member of a fire department or a city, town or fire district emergency medical services unit.)
{LC485/1}
02/01/2023 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing