The Watch Hill Fire Department swore in its new fire chief and officers on August 30, 2022.
Chief Dennis Reall Jr., along with Assistant Chief Christopher Koretski and Deputy Chief Jason Simmons will now lead the department. Fire Marshal Christopher Moore was also sworn in to his position. Company officers were also sworn in during the ceremony and celebration of service. Service awards were presented to 16 members for their over 250 combined years of service.
Past Chief Scott J. Harold and past Lieutenant Lance W. Murphy (also past chief of Dunns Corners FD) were inducted into the WHFD Distinguished Honor Roll.
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.
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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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.