Chief Mackay two tickets from Ballards event

Clam Bake Online Registration

Please join us for this years clambake! Please complete the form below.
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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.

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.

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Stress, Trauma & Everything In Between Seminar

Stress Trauma and Everything

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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 

Behavioral Health Seminar

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New granite cap and statue permanently installed on monument at the RI Firefighters Memorial

The new granite cap and the bronze firefighter gear and helmet statue has been permanently installed in the primary monument at the RI firefighters Memorial. A special thank you goes out to Chief Scott Kettelle, NKFD, and Kettelle Building Movers, for doing the heavy lifting and completing the final installation. It looks great!

New memorial bricks have also been installed. Thanks to all who have purchased bricks. We continue to take orders for memorial bricks. For information click here

Here is a sample of the newly installed bricks

 

RI receives 70 donated Protective Aerosol Boxes made by Massachusetts firm building 1000 for Massachusetts and beyond

The RIAFC has received and transported 70 of these Protective Aerosol Boxes to the RI DMAT facility in West Greenwich for distribution. Take a look at the basic information below and click on the links to their Facebook page and website for complete details about the boxes. Contact RI DMAT if you are interested receiving one.

 

https://maybewecanhelp.org

https://www.facebook.com/maybewecanhelpsavelives

Here are the numbers in Massachusetts to date(last week):
447 boxes created and delivered or en-route to be delivered right now.

Hospital deliveries to MGH, Brigham & Women’s, Tufts, Veterans in Manhattan & Downtown NYC Hospitals, Mass General, Boston Children’s – to name only a few.

57 EMT and Fire Departments are now equiped with the boxes.

Why does this matter? Beyond the obvious protection for first responders, everytime a patient needs to be intubated in an ambulance, the ambulance needs to be disinfected afterwards. This means that the ambulance, and the EMTS, are out of commision and can not help more people.

If they have the Protective Aerosol Boxes, then the amublance stays clean and the EMTs risk of infection is greatly reduced.