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 Donations requested

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 rifirechiefs@gmail.com

 

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.

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!

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

House Bills as of May 1st 2019

  House Bill No. 5045
BY  McNamara, Millea, Ackerman, Jackson, Nardone
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.)
{LC49/1}
01/09/2019 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
02/01/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
  House Bill No. 5052
BY  Casimiro, Vella-Wilkinson, Morin, Solomon, Shanley
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES – PAYMENTS TO FIRE COMPANIES (Provides for an appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of the Narragansett Bay marine task force (NBMTF) for the maintenance of boats providing services to Narragansett Bay.)
{LC38/1}
01/09/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance
  House Bill No. 5074
BY  Vella-Wilkinson, Morin, Almeida, Millea, Williams
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE – FIRST RESPONDERS (Establishes an annual day of special observance day to honor Rhode Island’s first responders on October 28.)
{LC539/1}
01/10/2019 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
01/23/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5085
BY  Lombardi, Cassar, Hull, Walsh
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT (Makes filing false alarm/false information using 911 system with emergency response likely to/does cause death/serious bodily injury a felony with prison time 16 mos-3 years, $10,000 fine, both with individual liable for reasonable response costs.)
{LC194/1}
01/10/2019 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
02/05/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5115
BY  Corvese, McNamara, Jackson, Maldonado, Lima
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES — EXPLOSIVES, FIREWORKS, AND PYROTECHNICS (Prohibits the use of display fireworks, or aerial consumer fireworks without a permit between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any day and makes a violation of this permit requirement a civil violation punishable by a fine of $75 and court costs.)
{LC258/1}
01/11/2019 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
02/05/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
02/15/2019 Scheduled for consideration (02/27/2019)
02/27/2019 Committee recommends passage
03/01/2019 Placed on House Calendar (03/06/2019)
03/06/2019 House read and passed
04/04/2019 Referred to Senate Judiciary
  House Bill No. 5119
BY  Morin, Phillips, Casey, Vella-Wilkinson, O’Brien
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND CHILD PRODUCTS SAFETY (Increases amount of flame retardant chemicals contained in residential upholstered bedding/furniture manufactured/ sold in state from 100 ppm to 1,000 ppm effective January 1, 2020.)
{LC341/1}
01/11/2019 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
02/08/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
03/06/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
04/29/2019 Scheduled for consideration (05/01/2019)
05/01/2019 Committee recommends passage
  House Bill No. 5143
BY  Bennett, Edwards, Canario, Hull, McLaughlin
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.)
{LC649/1}
01/17/2019 Introduced, referred to House Labor
01/31/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5258
BY  Azzinaro, Morin, Casey, Price, Solomon
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — NEW HOME BUYERS FIRE PROTECTION ACT (Mandates builders of new 1 and 2 family dwellings to provide written info to buyer about installation of automatic sprinkler system subject to civil penalties for violations/results of radon tests/certification of working smoke detector devices eff 1/1/20)
{LC1148/1}
01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to House Small Business
02/06/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5327
(Lieutenant Governor)
BY  Kennedy, Abney, Shekarchi, Blazejewski, Azzinaro
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS (Requires every electric and natural gas distribution company to submit an emergency response plan for review and approval by the division of public utilities.)
{LC1307/1}
02/07/2019 Introduced, referred to House Corporations
02/08/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
02/12/2019 Meeting postponed (02/12/2019)
02/26/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5374
BY  Chippendale, Nardone, Quattrocchi, Place, Lyle
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – E-911 UNIFORM EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM DIVISION (Appropriates unused monies collected by the division to be allocated for the operation and maintenance of a statewide police and fire dispatch center.)
{LC1346/1}
02/08/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance
  House Bill No. 5424
BY  Kazarian, Casimiro, Alzate, Shanley, Barros
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — PROTECTION OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND FIREFIGHTERS–FLAME RETARDANTS (Protects the health and safety of children, families and firefighters from exposure to harmful flame retardants contained in bedding, carpeting, children’s products, residential upholstered furniture or window treatments. Effective January 1, 2020.)
{LC1008/1}
02/14/2019 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
03/13/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5550
BY  Casimiro, Ackerman, Shanley, Noret, Alzate
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY (Requires various health care facilities and child care facilities to have automated external defibrillators on site.)
{LC83/1}
02/27/2019 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
03/27/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5551
BY  Caldwell, Mattiello, Casey, Craven, Marszalkowski
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – NALOXONE PUBLIC ACCESS PROGRAM (Requires public places to have naloboxes or naloxone on the premises for access and use during emergencies by trained employees or the general public with “Good Samaritan” protections.)
{LC1321/1}
02/27/2019 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
03/20/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5561
BY  Carson, Cortvriend, Ruggiero
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE — TRAINING OF ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THE EVENT OF DISASTER EMERGENCIES (Requires state and municipal elected officials to attend a one-day biennial training seminar in emergency management for disaster emergencies.)
{LC1626/1}
02/27/2019 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
04/03/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5568
BY  Ackerman, Shekarchi, Casimiro, O’Brien, Vella-Wilkinson
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT (Establishes an emergency telephone system call review and quality improvement and would require at least one 911 system operator trained in telecommunicator cardiopulmonary resuscitation be on duty at all time.)
{LC1653/1}
02/27/2019 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
03/20/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5642
BY  Filippi
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – EXPLOSIVES – NOTICE (Expands the notice requirements relating to the use of explosives by requiring two (2) weeks’ notice of blasting to the municipality and to owners of structures within five hundred feet (500′) of the mutual property line.)
{LC1676/1}
02/27/2019 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government
03/07/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5662
BY  Edwards
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.)
{LC1717/1}
02/27/2019 Introduced, referred to House Labor
03/06/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
03/29/2019 Scheduled for consideration (04/03/2019)
04/03/2019 Committee recommends passage
04/05/2019 Placed on House Calendar (04/09/2019)
04/09/2019 House read and passed
  House Bill No. 5663
BY  Edwards
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.)
{LC1756/1}
02/27/2019 Introduced, referred to House Labor
03/20/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
03/29/2019 Scheduled for consideration (04/03/2019)
04/03/2019 Committee recommends passage
04/05/2019 Placed on House Calendar (04/09/2019)
04/09/2019 House read and passed
  House Bill No. 5813
BY  Handy, Barros, Alzate, Bennett
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY – WOODLAND PRESERVATION AND STEWARDSHIP ACT (Establishes and implements woodland stewardship and preservation programs managed by the department of environmental management administered by cities and towns through local comprehensive planning and zoning.)
{LC2046/1}
03/07/2019 Introduced, referred to House Environment and Natural Resources
03/21/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5856
BY  O’Brien, Ucci, Millea, Morin, Slater
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — RELIEF OF INJURED AND DECEASED FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS (Workers’ compensation court to hear public safety injured-on-duty disability retirement matters and appeals.)
{LC2132/1}
03/14/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance
  House Bill No. 5933
BY  Lyle, Nardone, Place, Filippi, Quattrocchi
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT – PREPAID WIRELESS E911 CHARGE ACT (Creates a restricted receipt account for all 911 funds and requires that they be used solely for the operation of the 911 system. Authorizes the PUC to reduce 911 surcharges to the extent they exceed the sums needed to operate the 911 system.)
{LC2306/1}
03/29/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance
  House Bill No. 5958
BY  Costantino, Ackerman, Lyle
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CONSOLIDATION OF THE ALBION AND SAYLESVILLE FIRE DISTRICTS INTO THE NEW LINCOLN FIRE DISTRICT (Effectuates the consolidation of the Albion and Saylesville Fire Districts into a newly created Lincoln Fire District.)
{LC2261/1}
04/04/2019 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government
04/11/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study