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Donations requested for RIAFC PAC fund

The RIAFC Political Action Committee (PAC) is requesting the support of our members who feel that our PAC is a needed and vital part of our legislative activities at the RI General Assembly.

Due to strict regulations regarding donations to a PAC, and how these donations are reported, we are no longer allowed to donate proceeds from a monthly 50/50 raffle to our PAC.  Nevertheless, because of the importance to our organization of continuing to participate in the political process, it is necessary that we continue to fund our PAC through your contributions.

RI election laws stipulate that “contributions of funds may be made by check, money order, or credit or debit card and may be made over the internet and via electronic payment systems”, and when the amount of a donation made by an individual is $100 or less over the course of a year, a record of the name, address, and place of employment of the donor must be maintained by the PAC but is not reported to the board of elections, maintaining your privacy. 

Keeping this in mind, we want to keep the process of donating to our PAC as simple as possible.  Donations of $100 or less, made with a credit card through our online payment method will meet the above criteria.  Simply filling out the form below, and choosing one of the six donation levels provided,($10, $15, $25, $50, $75, $100) and paying with your credit/debit card, you can be a supporter of our PAC as we move forward with our legislative agenda.

We hope that you consider a donation to our PAC at the level that suites you best. We realize and understand that a lower level of support may be more in line with your personal preference.

As always, feel free to reach out to RIAFC executive director Rick Susi with any questions or concerns. 401-692-0795 or rifirechiefs@gmail.com

RIAFC Political Action Committee

The RIAFC Political Action Committee (PAC) Thanks you for your support!
  • We hope that you consider a donation to our PAC at the level that suites you best. We realize and understand that a lower level of support may be more in line with your personal preference.

Survey – Statewide Public Safety Dispatcher Testing Process by the RIAFC

dispatcher test survey

This survey is being sent to all RI fire and police department chiefs, as well as RI E-911 Director Dave Smith.

Please take a moment to read the Survey information and respond by filling out the brief survey form below or contacting the RIAFC executive director,  Chief Richard Susi, at rifirechiefs@gmail.com or 401-692-0795. Thank you

Download the PDF file .

 

Survey for Statewide testing for Public Safety Dispatchers

Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly.

RIAFC online store OPEN for LIMITED TIME Through June 6th

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 June 6, 2021 and all items will be shipped by June 30, 2021.

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/

 

Celebration of Service for RI Firefighters, May 1, 2021

We have posted 98 pictures from the 2021 Celebration of Service for RI Firefighters on our Shutterfly page.

This is the direct link to the album

RIAFC_Memorial_2021_program

Here are just a couple of pictures from the album.

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

Download the PDF file .

 

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

Download the PDF file .

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