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A tribute to the 9/11 fallen at the Bristol 4th of July Parade

RIAFC President, Chief Scott Partington, walked in the Bristol 4th of July Parade yesterday along with a large group of firefighters commemorating 9/11. Chief Jim Sousa of Warren organized the parade walk and Chief Rick Petrin also walked the parade route with the group. Chief Partington had the following to say about the event,

“Great time at parade yesterday. Chief Jim Sousa did a fantastic job helping to coordinate this event. It was a very humbling experience to have marched in it.”

Here are some additional pictures.

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

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.

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


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.


Chief Richard A. Susi, Ret.
RI Assoc of Fire Chiefs
Executive Director
PO Box 6041
Providence RI 02940


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 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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Christmas & Holiday Campaign to sell bricks at the RI Firefighter’s Memorial

Christmas & the holiday Season are already upon us, and 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 the beautiful new RI Firefighters Memorial. Order yours before January 29 2022, so that it will be installed before the May 7, 2022 ceremony at the RI Firefighter’s Memorial.

You’ll be able to give your firefighter, friend or loved one a meaningful gift that will keep giving for a long time. Let us know if we can help. Click in the link below or contact RIAFC Executive Director Rick Susi, or 401-692-0795



Click here to buy a brick at the RI Firefighters Memorial



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

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 at the following link

Register for written exam – click here


PPA Test open on new registration format through

Click here to register

Registration is now OPEN

Our new online registration for Fall 2020 will be completed through



To go to our PPA information page on our website click here

The RI Fire Chiefs PPA Test is conducted at 750 School Street in Pawtucket in the rear of the building. Below is a map of the building entrance location.


Redline First Responder Gear Cleaning is a new vendor member of the RIAFC

Michael Matros

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Redline First Responder Gear Cleaning & Inspecting was founded by a firefighter, for the firefighters. We created a mobile extraction unit which is able to come directly to the fire station and take care of all advanced cleanings, along with emergent cleanings.
Updated requirements in NFPA 1851 will create challenges for many fire departments that don’t have the resources to provide frequent cleaning of turnout gear. We have produced a cost effective way to get this gear cleaned quickly and safely.
We are a certified ISP. Everything is self-contained. We can clean Jackets, pants, helmets, boots, hoods, and gloves. Our MEU has the capacity to run 30 sets of gear a day.

Redline Truck overview

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