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New England Division Secretary/Treasurer Position Open

This position requires you to be an Active Member of the IAFC and Division in good standing. See the by-laws Article IV active members. Retired Fire Chiefs are eligible if they meet the requirement of Article VIII and IV Active Retired Member of the by-laws and qualify as a IAFC retired member in accordance with the IAFC by-laws.

Attached is the job description, which includes the duties of the secretary/treasurer, exhibit and event coordinator, as well as other officers in the division.  This position requires an average of 25-30 hours a week.

This position will be voted by the full membership in good standing at the Annual Meeting of the New England Division June 23, 2022, 17:00.  The meeting will take place at the DCU Center 3rd floor, Worcester, MA.

Anyone interested in this position should notify the John Wood, Secretary/Treasurer at or call 802 839 6294. Or the State Director of the State they reside in.


NEAFC Job Descriptions Approved 5-15-2019 (2)

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Retired Boston Fire Commissioner/Chief of Department Joseph Finn’s speech at the recent RI Firefighters Celebration of Service

Retired Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn gave the keynote speech at the RI Firefighters Memorial “Celebration of Service” on Saturday, May 7th. His message is one that all firefighters should hear and take to heart. We hope you will take the time to listen to the full 9 minute speech that we have posted here from Youtube.

Cigar dinner to benefit RI Fire Chiefs Honor Flight

Cranston Firefighters IAFF Local 1363 are once again sponsoring a Cigar Dinner to benefit the RI Fire Chiefs Honor Flight Hub. This event is always a sellout so get your tickets early. For tickets, contact Chuck Pollack at 401-569-2800.


Retired Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn to keynote May 7th Celebration of Service

Memorial Invite May 7, 2022 V1


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NFA Weekend classes, July 8 – 10, 2022

Flyer for NFA Weekend July 8, 2022

Please find attached the flyer for the.  This year all students must submit a RIFA Application to me and also register online with the NFA.  Instructions for using the NFA online System are attached for your convenience.   Please make sure you forward your Rhode Island Application to me as well as Registering online with NFA.

Continuing their generosity, the RIAFC Foundation will be sponsoring half of the payment for Rhode Island members.

Deadline to register is May 13, 2022.

Thank you.

If you have any questions, please contact me.


Tina Ahlborg

State Fire Training Academy

Office of the State Fire Marshal

Department of Business Regulations

4 Green Lane

Exeter, RI 02822

(401) 667-3777


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Instructions for using the NFA online system.

  1. The students should go to [] and complete the online application before the deadline in the brochure.
  2. The student must input their FEMA Student ID and first/last name. If the student does not already have a FEMA Student ID (SID), they should go to [] SID to register for one. The FEMA SID is ten digits.
  3. The student must click “Verify” after entering their FEMA SID and first and last names. The system will return the middle name, suffix, and date of birth from the SID system.
  4. To continue, the student must see “Verified!” after clicking Verify. Select next to continue.
  5. Complete the fields on the Demographic Information screen (starred fields are required). Select next to continue.
  6. The Course/Offer Information screen requires the student to select a course. To do this the student must select the drop-down arrow and scroll to the applicable course code. In this case, the State Weekend courses will have a W code. Select apply and then select next.
  7. The second Course/Offer Information screen allows the student to select the Offer Start Date. They should select the offer start date for the weekend. In the “Briefly describe…” box, the student should enter information related to their duties and responsibilities as it relates to the course for which they are applying. Change the Disabilities drop-down to Yes is there is need for a special accommodation. Once completed select save and next.
  8. On the Organizational Information page, the student must enter in all information requested. Once completed the student should select next.
  9. Enter information in each of the boxes and continue.
  10. The next screen is labeled Other Information. This screen is optional. These fields are

    used for statistical purposes only. Once completed select next.

  11. Select next since there would be no attachments.
  12. At this point, you will be asked if you have completed all the information. You should

    select Yes. If there is any required information that is missing, you will need to go back

    and correct that before the application will move forward.

  13. The Head of Organizational Information screen is where you enter the name and email

    address of the person who will endorse the application. In this case, it will probably the

    State Fire Academy point of contact.

  14. Once the student clicks submit, the Head of the Sponsoring Organization has 14 days to

    endorse the application, or it will be automatically rejected.

  15. This is the final screen showing the student that they successfully applied for their

    selected course.

If a student has an issue or a question regarding the online admissions system or the process, please contact:

NETC Admissions Office (301) 447-1035

Chain Reaction Foundation presents The Magic of Lyn Dillies

Thw Magic of Lyn Dillies  – Tonight’s show presented by nationally acclaimed Master Illusionist Lyn Dillies was conceived to HONOR those in our community who served and continue to serve all of us during the ongoing Covid Pandemic. They worked tirelessly and often in danger of infection. We salute each of you and thank you for your dedication.




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!00 Club of RI announces Scholarships application period open through March 1, 2022

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

Scholarship Awards

The scholarship award shall consist of $3,000 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.


In order to be considered for a scholarship, the applicant must be a high school senior or recent high school graduate who may have been accepted by an institution of higher learning, but has yet to begin classes. Children who are no longer dependents are ineligible.

How to Apply

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Completed application with all required information must be sent to: 100 Club of RI, 222 Chestnut St., Providence, RI 02903 and post-marked no later than 1 March of each year. If you have any questions contact Dennis Morgan, Scholarship Committee Chairman at 401-533-8404 or


Click here to go to the 100 Club Scholarship page

Scholorships flyer

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Cumberland Fire Chief Nick Anderson recognized by Cumberland Firefighters Local 2722 of the IAFF

Cumberland Fire Chief Nick Anderson was recently recognized by Cumberland Firefighters Local 2722 for his many years of service, prior to taking the promotion to Chief. He began his career over 20 years ago at the former Cumberland Hill Fire Department, where he was a member of Local 2762 of the IAFF. After merging the four Cumberland fire districts into one entity in 2014, now known as the Cumberland Fire District, he then became a member of Local 2722, of which his father, Wendall Anderson, was a charter member serving the North Cumberland Fire District.

Chief Anderson was presented a certificate and a plaque recognizing his 21 years of service. Local 2722 executive board member, Fire Marshal Jason Lavallee, made the presentation in front of a large group of current and retired members after a meeting and holiday get together.