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2017 RHODE ISLAND APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Central Coventry, RI Engine 4- 2017 Spartan S-180 1500/750/20F
East Greenwich, RI Rescue 1- 2017 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance
East Providence, RI Engine 1- 2017 Spartan Gladiator 1500/500
East Providence, RI Engine 2- 2017 Spartan Gladiator 1500/500
East Providence, RI Engine 3- 2017 Spartan Gladiator 1500/500
Exeter, RI Engine 6- 2017 Ferrara Intruder II 1250/500/10F
Jamestown, RI Engine 2- 2017 Ferrara Intruder II 1500/1000/30A
Jamestown, RI Rescue 2- 2016 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance
Lincoln, RI Rescue 4- 2017 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance
Misquamicut (Westerly, RI) Engine 202- 2017 Ferrara Cinder 1500/750/40B
Newport Naval Station, RI Engine 71- 2017 Pierce Saber 1250/750/70F
West Warwick, RI Rescue 1- 2016 GMC G4500/Life Line ambulance
Woonsocket, RI Engine 2- 2017 Spartan ERV 1500/750




2017 RHODE ISLAND NEWS

Barrington, Rhode Island Fire Department- voters approved the hiring of 4 additional firefighters that will bring the staffing total to 29.

Central Coventry, Rhode Island Fire Department- Fire Chief Peter J. Lamb has left his post to persue other career opportunities.

Central Coventry, Rhode Island Fire Department- is selling the Harris Fire Station which closed in 2013. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Central Coventry, Rhode Island Fire Department- has named Hopkins Hill Fire Chief Frank Brown as the new Central Coventry Fire Chief. He will be Fire Chief for both departments.

Cranston, Rhode Island Fire Department- the 2001 ex U.S. Navy Pierce Contender has been lettered and is running as Engine 8.

Cranston, Rhode Island Fire Department- has hired 16 new firefighters, including the department's first female firefighter.

Exeter, Rhode Island Fire Department– has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $80,953 for Hose.

Foster Ambulance Corps, Foster, Rhode Island- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $83,810 for 2 – Cardiac Monitors.

Harmony Fire Dist (Gloucester, RI)- has named Captain Richard A. Waterman as the new Fire Chief.

Kingston, Rhode Island– has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of 168, 100 to implement a Recruitment and Retention Program for Volunteer Firefighters.

Lime Rock, Rhode Island Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $38,667 for 4 – Thermal Imaging Cameras.

Lime Rock Fire District, Lincoln, Rhode Island- has been awarded a Regional Federal grant in the amount of $388,667 for Radio Equipment for 6 Fire and EMS Departments.

Middletown, Rhode Island Fire Department- Fire Chief Ronald Doire will retire in July after 35 years of service.

Newport, Rhode Island Fire Department- city councilors postphone decision on new fireboat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

North Kingstown, Rhode Island Fire Department- antique fire engine returns home. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

North Kingstown, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $1,540,258 to hire 9 new firefighters.

North Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- Battalion Chief Of Training and Safety John Silva was sworn in 5-Jan-2017 as the Assistant Chief of Department. Silva is a 27 year veteran of the Department. Chief Silva's son Mark was recently sworn in to the Portsmouth and his father John Sr. (Deceased) was a retired Lieutenant from North Providence.

North Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $168,728 for Chest Compression Devices and Automatic Defibrillators.

North Scituate, Rhode Island Fire Department– has received a Federal grant in the amount of $30,726 for 1 – Cardiac Monitor.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Fire Department- two civilians injured after their vehicle slams into fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Fire Department- Station 1 closing temporarily for repairs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $2,448,938 to hire 13 new firefighters.

Portsmouth, Rhode Island Fire Department- Deputy Chief Michael O'Brien has left his post with the department to be an inspector with the state fire marshal's office.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- 2 stations to close, 100 firefighters to be hired in deal to return department to 4 platoon system. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Engine 4, Engine 5 and Ladder 4 have been disbanded.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- poised to train 80 new recruits. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Prudence Island, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $42,906 for a Cardiac Monitor.

Rhode Island- bill seeks funding for fireboat maintenance. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island Fire Academy- opens new training facility in Exeter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island Fire Marshal- State Fire Marshal John Chartier has retired as of June 30th. James B. Gumbley has been named as acting Fire Marshal until a permenanent Fire Marshal is selected.

Smithfield, Rhode Island Fire Department has been awarded a Regional Federal grant in the amount of $203,500 for a Firefighter Accountability System for 7 - Fire departments.

Tiverton, Rhode Island Fire Department- Engine 3 involved in MVA. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- finance committee denies apparatus request. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Western Coventry, Rhode Island Fire District- has appointed longtime firefighter James Cady as the department's first full-time fire chief.

Woonsocket, Rhode Island Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $377,055 for 54 - Firefighter Breathing Apparatus, Air Compressor / Refill System, Rapid Intervention Packs and Accountability System.




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