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Celebration of Service for Rhode Island Firefighters scheduled for May 1st at 11 am

Invitation to the first annual Celebration of Service for Rhode Island Firefighters

To all members of the RI Fire Service, past & present:

Please share and post the attached invitation throughout your fire departments, organizations, and the entire RI fire service family. Also, please make sure to notify us if your department or organization will have an Honor Guard, or other group presence at the ceremony.
In addition, if you know any family members or friends of firefighters who were considered Line of Duty Deaths, please make sure they know that they are welcome, and encouraged to attend this ceremony. The names of the 143 RI firefighters on our Line of Duty Death wall will be read during the ceremony.
Thank you for your participation in this most solemn event.

Sincerely,


Chief Richard A. Susi, Ret.
RI Assoc of Fire Chiefs
Executive Director
401-692-0795
PO Box 6041
Providence RI 02940
rifirechiefs@gmail.com

 

Memorial Invite May 1, 2021 v1

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New LAST (Local Assistance State Team) Brochure

The new LAST brochure is complete and up to date. The sidebar on the rifirechiefs.com home page has a link to download the brochure. Scroll the sidebar to the LAST section, just below the quick links.

This post has the brochure as well as the homepage of the website.

 

Updated LAST Brochure

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Campaign to sell bricks at the RI Firefighter’s Memorial

With all of our restrictions this year, this may be the perfect way to recognize or memorialize your special family member or friend in the fire service, past or present.

Be a part of the over 350 personalized bricks already installed at this beautiful new memorial. Order yours before January 29 2021, so that it will be installed before the May 1, 2021 ceremony at the RI Firefighter’s Memorial.

 

Click here to buy a brick at the RI Firefighters Memorial

 

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Stress, Trauma & Everything In Between Seminar

Stress Trauma and Everything

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Scroll down to register online or contact Chief Rick Susi at rifirechiefs@gmail.com or 401-692-0795

 Stress trauma and Everything In-between 

An Awareness of Pertinent Mental Health Concerns in Fire Service 

A four-hour discussion as an overview of various forms of stress and trauma exposures to include mental health concerns in today’s fire service. We will discuss leadership initiatives that can impact the cultural changes needed to address the mental health of responders. 

Topics include: 

Stress: acute-cumulative-chronic-critical incident, burnout 

Trauma: critical event- vicarious- compassion fatigue 

Anxiety 

Depression 

Substance abuse 

Sleep deprivation 

Suicide 

PTS and PTSD 

The need for physical and emotional wellness in fire service 

The value of resiliency training 

The goals and purpose of critical incident stress management 

Stress and trauma resources for first responders 

Four educational contact hours will be awarded through the Rhode Island Critical Incident Stress Management TEAM, Inc 

Behavioral Health Seminar

RIAFC President and Executive Director participate in statewide 9-11 ceremony

Chief Scott Partington, RIAFC President, and Chief Richard Susi, RIAFC Executive Director, were invited to represent the RIAFC at the 9-11 remembrance ceremony, held virtually on RI Capitol Television. A small number of clergy, public safety officials and military officials, as well as the Governor and members of her staff, conducted the ceremony on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 08:30 am. The bell was rung four times for the four doomed flights on September 11, 2001. Governor Raimondo also placed a wreath at the at the RI 9-11 Memorial in the Bell Room of the State House, which honors and remembers Rhode Islanders lost that day.

A video of the ceremony can be viewed online at RI 9 – 11 Ceremony

The 100 Club awards three college scholarships to children of RI firefighters

The 100 Club has awarded three college scholarships to children of RI firefighters. Scholarships were awarded to Tyler M. Chambers, David A. Iannuccilli Jr., and Henry M. Leclaire.

The Scholarship Program was created to aid eligible children of Active First Responders in their pursuit of higher education.

The scholarship award shall consist of $2,500 for each academic year of enrollment in a college, university, vocational or technical school, not to exceed four years. Second, third and fourth year awards are contingent on the student’s successful completion of the previous academic year. The award is sent directly to the student so as not to mitigate any other awards from other sources that go directly to the institution.

The 100 Club also awarded five college scholarships to children of RI police officers.

 

RIAFC & RIAFC Foundation online store for clothing w/logos OPEN for LIMITED TIME

We have opened our online store for a limited amount of time for select clothing items with our logos. You have the ability to choose which logo, and if you want to have your name on it as well. This online store will only be open until October 30, 2020 and all items will be shipped byNovember 15th.

We will open this store from time to time with popular items available for purchase. This online store is being provided by our supplier, Cool Air Creations in Smithfield and $5 has been added to each item that will come back to the RIAFC Foundation to help fund the foundations efforts.

Click on the link below to access the online store.

https://mycompanygear.net/rifca/

 

registration open for RIAFC sponsored written firefighter exam accepted by 22 RI fire departments

The RIAFC is sponsoring its first written firefighter exam on October 31, 2020. There will be a morning and afternoon session to choose from. The score from this exam will be accepted by the 22 participating RI fire department (see list on registration page).

 

The registration process is on FirefighterApp.com at the following link

Register for written exam – click here