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To all members of the RI Fire Service, past & present:
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.
Scroll down to register online or contact Chief Rick Susi at email@example.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.
Stress: acute-cumulative-chronic-critical incident, burnout
Trauma: critical event- vicarious- compassion fatigue
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
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 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.
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.
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