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Central Falls Fire Department Fire Chief position posted


City of Central Falls Job Posting

Central Falls Fire Department
150 Illinois Street, Central Falls, Rhode Island 02863

Fire Chief
Central Falls Fire Department $83,468/year
1 position


The Fire Chief, while modeling professional behaviors, desirable work ethic, and superior skills in the area of fire suppression and prevention, serves as the executive head of the Fire Department and is directly responsible for proper and efficient operations. The Fire Chief is responsible for the supervision, regulation, and management of the department and its staff, and administration of the Emergency Medical Services program. The Fire Chief exercises control over fire investigations and inspections, as well as trainings on fire safety, protection, and extinguishment.


  • Receives general administrative direction from the Mayor
  • Exercises direct supervision over sworn and non-sworn Fire Department staff
  • Develops, plans, implements, and administers department goals and objectives, as well as

    policies and procedures necessary to provide assigned fire suppression, prevention, and

    support services

  • Provides direction to fire personnel in the administration of the Emergency Medical

    Services program

  • Directs the development and administration of the Fire Department’s budget, directs the

    forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment materials, and supplies, and

    monitors/approves expenditures

  • Works with fund developer to identify and apply for relevant grants to acquire reliable,

    consistent, and ongoing funding for the Fire Department

  • Coordinates department activities with other departments, outside agencies and organizations
  • Conducts and participates in staff meetings and attends and participates in professional group meetings
  • Attends training seminars to stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of fire suppression and prevention
  • Establishes and monitors employee performance objectives, prepares and presents employee performance reviews, and coordinates staff trainings
  • Implements discipline procedures including employee terminations and works with employees to correct deficiencies
  • Works with the City’s Fund Developer to identify and apply for local and federal grants
  • Processes injury and exposure reports and responds to personnel requests
  • Reviews and submits reports to the National Fire Protection Association
  • Responds to major fire alarms and personally direct fire suppression activities
  • Performs emergency fire inspections
  • Recommends new ordinances related to fire protection


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Fire Science, or related field. Master’s Degree strongly preferred
  • Executive Fire Officer Certification from a National Fire Academy preferred
  • NFPA Certified Fire Inspector I certification, or willingness to complete certification

    program within first year of employment

  • Ten (10) years of experience in progressively responsible supervisory and management

    positions within a fire department

  • Valid unrestricted RI driver’s license


  • City of Central Falls Residents
  • Bilingual applicants who can demonstrate fluency in a second language as spoken by at

    least 10% of Central Falls City residents, as determined by the United States Census

    Bureau; and

  • Military members/veterans


    Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex materials. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from a wide variety of municipal officials, businesses, and the general public. Fluency

in a second language spoken by a sizeable portion of the city, such as Spanish or Portuguese, strongly preferred.


Ability to organize time, work independently, and accomplish tasks despite frequent interruptions; ability to maintain detailed statistics and records; ability to deal effectively and tactfully with the public and all municipal officials; ability to maintain confidential information; ability to compose correspondence and to prepare, type, and proofread reports as to form and logic flow; ability to communicate effectively.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Duties may require an employee to work under extreme weather conditions and may be exposed to hazardous work environments and personal danger. Exposures may include, but are not limited to, extreme heat or cold, ran, snow, ice, pollutants, odors and fluids. Position may require the individual to work under various physically demanding conditions and requires the individual to maintain adequate physical conditioning and abilities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit while performing office duties. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Central Falls is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. Read the City’s full nondiscrimination policy here:


Application and resume can be submitted through the following:

  • In person or by mail to 580 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863 Attn: Human Resources


  • Email:

    Applications can be found on our website at under Human Resources/Employment.

    Closing Date: Open until filled


Manville Fire District Fire Chief position posted

Manville Fire District Fire Chief


The Manville Fire District is in search applications for the position of Fire Chief for Manville Volunteer Fire Station.  This is a full-time paid position.  Reports to MFD Board of Wardens.


  • Certifications: Fire Officer 1, Fire Instructor II, Fire Fighter II, Basic EMT, Deputy State Fire Marshall or willing to become certified at next available class
  • Education in Fire Science, fire administration, including organization, finance, equipment management, maintenance, staffing, records, and reports
  • At least ten years progressive fire service with minimum five year in senior command position
  • Preferably in district or within reasonable distance

Applications must be received by February 15, 2021.  Please provide resume, cover letter, 2 reference letters with at least one provided by an officer in a firefighting organization where the applicant is currently or was recently a member.  If emailed, please send as a PDF file and email to  If mailing, please send to Manville Fire District, P.O. Box 83, Manville, RI  02838.  Email with any questions.  Equal opportunity employer.

Fire Chief position in Middletown RI


Fire Chief

Middletown, Rhode Island


Middletown, Rhode Island, with a population just over 16,000 is bordered to the south by Newport and to the north by Portsmouth.  This coastal community is also a host community to Naval Station Newport and is approximately 20 miles southeast of Providence.  The Town is governed by a 7-member Council and the Chief reports to the Town Administrator.  The Fire Chief also serves as the Emergency Manager.  The Department is an ISO Class 3/3Y full-service fire/rescue and EMS organization that has a total of 40 fulltime personnel, The Department responds to approximately 3,700 fire and EMS calls per year. The current annual operating budget of the Fire Department is approximately $4.6 million.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to be an integral part of the Town’s leadership team.  Applicants must obtain RI Basic EMT certification, have a minimum of ten years fire service experience, five of which are in a responsible command position. A Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred) in Fire Science or a related field or an equivalent combination of command experience and advanced education will be considered. Fire Officer Training and certification is required or must be obtained within a timeframe agreeable to the Town Administrator.

Applicants must possess strong labor/management, leadership and communication skills and have a strong background in fire service operations and administration.  Residency is required within the Town of Middletown within twelve months of appointment.  Excellent benefit package, salary is negotiable depending upon experience, qualifications and education. Salary range to $105,000. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications.

A resume and cover letter formatted as a PDF file can be sent to The deadline to submit an application is January 28th, 2021 at 5PM. The Town of Middletown is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information:         


Rhode Island Airport Corporation actively recruiting

Are you looking for a full-time Firefighter EMT career in a paid department? TF Green International Airport is now actively recruiting! We will be filling vacancies from this hiring / testing process. We also anticipate future hiring from this 2 year eligibility list. Quick rundown this is a full-time, unionized, FF/EMT position. 4 operational groups that work 24 hour shifts. (1 on 1 off 1 on 5 off) overtime is readily offered. This position responds to all fire, rescue, technical rescue, first response EMS, and hazardous material incidents. We offer good pay, great benefits and retirement plan. Future promotional opportunities will exist as well. Located just minutes from the ocean in the beautiful State of Rhode Island.


For detailed information, job description, and to apply click here:

BARRINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT FIREFIGHTER Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply



Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply


The Barrington Fire Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of firefighter.  The individual should demonstrate good moral character and judgement, be able to handle high pressure situations, and demonstrate good problem-solving and leadership skills. The Town of Barrington’s Fire Department is an integral part of the public safety system in the Town and continually strives to provide a caring, courteous and a highly competent Fire and Rescue Emergency service. We service over 17,000 residents and a small business district in town.  With over 19 miles of coastline, Barrington is known as a seaside community with a beautiful town beach and five marinas.


Salary:  $45,090.74 with regular step increases to $62,792.89.


Minimum Application Requirements:

  1. Minimum age of 18 years at the time of application
  2. High School Diploma or GED
  3. Valid Motor Vehicle License & Good Driving Record
  4. Clean Criminal History
  5. Current Nationally Registered EMT.
  6. Valid RIAFC Physical Performance Assessment, within one year of application


Applications are available at the Public Safety Building located at 100 Federal Road in Barrington, or at the Human Resources Office located at 283 County Road in Barrington.


Applications will be accepted until 12:00 P.M. on November 20th 2020.



Selection Process:

You must present the original and submit a copy of the following documents with the application:

  • Current motor vehicle license
  • Nationally registered EMT
  • Current RIAFC Physical Performance Assessment, within one year of application


The application and all documentation must be returned in person by 12:00 P.M. on November 20th,   2020 to the Barrington Public Safety Building.


All packages must be complete to be considered.





Minimum                     *Eighteen years of age

Qualifications and        *Valid RI A EMT-C License (EMT-C)

Requirements:              *Valid driver’s license

                                    *Degree in Fire Administration or equivalent



Applications and job description may be obtained at the Harrisville Fire District Office

115 Central Street, Harrisville, RI  02830, Monday through Friday from

7:30 AM to 3:00 PM or on our website:

Applications and resumes must be returned in a sealed envelope marked:

DEPUTY CHIEF, to the Harrisville Fire District Office no later than 3:00 PM on

October 15, 2020 along with copies of A EMT-C (EMT-C) license, valid driver’s license and

Degree of Fire Admin or equivalent



Harrisville Fire District

Ronald W. Slocum, Chairman

Dunn’s Corners Fire District is seeking applications for Fire Chief.

The Dunn’s Corners Fire District is seeking applications from candidates to become our new Fire Chief. This is a full-time paid position.


For details on the position follow this link:


For the application form itself follow this link:


Applications must be received by the Chief Selection Committee by Thursday October 22, 2020.


If you have any questions please contact the DCFD Chief Selection Committee at or leave a voicemail at 401-322-0577.