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.

 

RIAFC PAC (political action committee) Raffle

THIS RAFFLE IS ON HOLD

Support your RIAFC Political Action Committee

Announcing our annual cash raffle to benefit the PAC.

10 prizes totaling $1,000 will be awarded.

Four – $50, Four -$100, One – $150, One – $250

(prizes will be drawn and awarded from the lowest amount to the highest amount)

This raffle is the RIAFC Political Action Committee’s only fundraiser that will be conducted each year.

The ticket cost is $25, purchased only online (fill out form below) with a limit of 1 ticket per person.

Ticket sales will be limited to 200. Ten numbers/names will be drawn at the July RIAFC meeting

We welcome friends, family and supporters of our RIAFC PAC to take part. Any adult can buy a ticket (limit 1 per person)

Tickets will only be sold from January to July.

 

Fill out the form below, pay your $25 through our Paypal interface (all credit cards accepted) and your name is assigned a number from 1 – 200, in order of purchase. That’s it!!!!

 

PAC Raffle

RIAFC Political Action Committee

The RIAFC Political Action Committee (PAC) Raffle Thank you for your support!
  • $25 donation
    Price: $25.00

All Fire Service families & friends should support the 100 Club of RI

The RI Association of Fire Chiefs urge all fire service families to support The 100 club of RI

Many of you may already know, but so many more members of the fire service are unaware of the 100 Club of Rhode Island, and all of the amazing support this organization gives to firefighters and police officers in the State of Rhode Island. The members of this organization  support the families of firefighters and police officers who died in the line of duty and much more. Within 24 hours of a line of duty death, a $25,000 check is given to the family for their immediate use, with no restrictions. They also support the children of many firefighters and police officers who apply for educational grants to support their college education.

To further emphasize their support, this fantastic organization has most recently written checks to the RIAFC Foundation totaling $75,000 to support the building of the RI Firefighters Memorial (see pictures below).

We ask you to follow the links below to their website to learn all about the 100 Club, which exists solely to support fire and police families in their time of need.

100 Club of Rhode Island website

Direct link to their membership page and application

We now ask that you share this information, and encourage membership to the 100 Club of Rhode Island to all  fire service families and friends who would like to be a part of this organization.

 

The 100 Club presents a $50,000 check to the RIAFC Foundation in June 2019. Since then they have written another $25,000 to the RIAFC Foundation, all $75,000 for the RI Firefighters Memorial.

 

Give your firefighter a Brick for Christmas!

Get the perfect Christmas gift for your firefighter. Buy them a brick at the brand new RI Firefighters Memorial.

For complete information click here. They will love it and you’ll be a hero, just like them!

 

 

Rhode Island Fire & Life Safety Summit November 8th

The RI Fire & Life Safety Summit will be held on Friday, November 8th at the East Greenwich Veteran Fireman’s Club, 80 Queen Street in East Greenwich. The doors will open at 8am with vendors tables  registration and refreshments. The program will begin at 9 am and conclude by 3 pm. Lunch will be provided.

 

Register Here

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Nine members of the RI LAST Team attend training in Portland ME.

The NFFF scheduled a 1 ½ day LAST class in Portland, ME on June 3-4 and nine members of the RI LAST attended. The class was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton about 2 miles from the Portland Airport. Day 1 was a basic LAST class, with a working lunch. Day 2 covered Funeral Planning, PSOB 2.0 and Organizational Management/Team Deployment in the morning. After a working lunch, the CAST (and designated co-CAST) were invited for a working session with the training team to help identify more specific ways to support your team and enhance the program.

Red Cross “Sound The Alarm” event held 5/11/19

Here is the group of Red Cross volunteers this morning getting psyched and revved up to go out and install over 1,000 smoke detectors. They are an amazing group doing some amazing fire safety work in the community. They are definitely saving lives today! Thank you to all involved!

Competitive Examination Announcement for Newport Firefighter

2019 FF Announcement color

Download the PDF file .

The abovePDF flyer does reference our city website for additional information: www.cityofnewport.com – however, this information will only be present beginning Saturday, 3/2/19.

Senate Bills of interest as of May 1st 2019

  Senate Bill No. 219
BY  Felag
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — NEW HOME BUYERS FIRE PROTECTION ACT (Mandates that builders of new 1 or 2 family residential dwellings provide the home buyer with written information regarding the installation of an automatic fire sprinkler system subject to civil penalties enforced by the atty gen or state fire marshal.)
{LC1138/1}
01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
04/04/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 224
BY  McCaffrey, Goodwin
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – E-911 UNIFORM EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM DIVISION (Mandates that the E-911 uniform emergency telephone system division develop and commence operation of a text-to-911 emergency system on January 1, 2020.)
{LC661/1}
01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
04/30/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 233
BY  Felag, Algiere, Coyne, Seveney
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — OPEN MEETINGS (Exempts volunteer fire companies under the supervision, control, or jurisdiction of another public body from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act.)
{LC784/1}
01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
04/30/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 376
BY  Ciccone, Lombardi, Gallo
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — FIREFIGHTERS’ ARBITRATION (Continues all provisions of firefighter’s collective bargaining agreements until a successor agreement has been reached or an interest arbitration award has been rendered.)
{LC1234/1}
02/13/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor
04/24/2019 Committee recommends passage
04/25/2019 Placed on Senate Calendar (05/01/2019)
05/01/2019 Senate read and passed
  Senate Bill No. 450
BY  Raptakis, Rogers
ENTITLED, AN ACT IN AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE CENTRAL COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT PURSUANT TO A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT ON DECEMBER 27, 2018 (Makes various amendments pertaining to the duties and operations of the Central Coventry Fire District.)
{LC1510/1}
02/27/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
03/07/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 684
BY  Raptakis
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — PAYMENTS TO FIRE COMPANIES (Requires reimbursement payments from the general fund to volunteer fire departments responding to emergencies on or along Route 95.)
{LC1362/1}
03/21/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
03/28/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 747
BY  Lombardi, Ciccone, Gallo, Lynch Prata, Ruggerio
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – MINIMUM WAGES (Removes the overtime exemption for firefighters unless they are paid at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) times their regular rate for all hours worked in excess of forty-two (42) hours.)
{LC1824/1}
04/03/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor
04/24/2019 Committee recommends passage
04/25/2019 Placed on Senate Calendar (05/01/2019)
05/01/2019 Senate read and passed
  Senate Bill No. 748
BY  Lombardi, Ciccone, Gallo, Lynch Prata, Archambault
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS (Removes the overtime exemption for firefighters and rescue service personnel employed by the cities and towns.)
{LC1843/1}
04/03/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor
04/24/2019 Committee recommends passage
04/25/2019 Placed on Senate Calendar (05/01/2019)
05/01/2019 Senate read and passed
  Senate Bill No. 810
(Lieutenant Governor)
BY  Picard
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — UTILITY SERVICE RESTORATION ACT (Requires electric/gas distribution companies submit to DPUC an emergency response plan on/before 6/1/20 and annually; authorizes civil/administrative penalties for noncompliance; establishes process for DPUC to assess same.)
{LC2460/1}
04/25/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Commerce
04/30/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study