NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
2018 RHODE ISLAND DELIVERIES AND NEWS ARCHIVE




2018 RHODE ISLAND DELIVERIES

Block Island, RI Rescue 3- 2018 Ford F-450/PL Custom ambulance
Bristol, RI Engine 3- 2018 Spartan/Smeal 1500/1000
Central Coventry, RI Rescue 7- 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
Cranston, RI Engine 2- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30A
Cranston, RI Engine 5- 2018 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30A
Cranston, RI Rescue 4- 2018 Dodge Ram/Frazerbilt ambulance
Exeter Rescue, RI Rescue 1- 2018 Ford F-450/PL Custom 4X4 ambulance
Hope & Jackson (Scituate, RI) Engine 41- 2018 Spartan/Smeal 1500/1000
Hope Valley-Wyoming, RI Ladder 911- 2018 Rosenbauer Commander Viper 2000/500/30A 109’ RMA
Hope Valley Ambulance, RI Ambulance 312- 2018 Ford E-450/Life Line ambulance
Johnston, RI Engine 2- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30F
Johnston, RI Engine 3- 2017 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30F
Johnston, RI Rescue 3- 2017 Ford F-550/PL Custom 4x4 ambulance
Middletown, RI Rescue 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Wheeled Coach 4x4 ambulance
Middletown, RI Rescue 3- 2018 Ford F-550/Wheeled Coach 4x4 ambulance
Narragansett, RI Rescue 1- 2018 Dodge Ram/Horton ambulance
North Kingstown, RI Rescue 1- 2018 Ford F-450/PL Custom 4X4 ambulance
North Providence, RI Squad 1- 2018 E-One Typhoon rescue/pumper
North Smithfield, RI Rescue 2- 2017 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance
Pawtucket, RI Engine 1- 2018 Rosenbauer Commander 1500/750
Pawtucket, RI Engine 4- 2018 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750
Pawtucket, RI Rescue 1- 2018 Ford F-550/Road Rescue ambulance
Pawtucket, RI Rescue 2- 2018 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance
Providence, RI Rescue 1- 2017 Ford F-550/Wheeled Coach ambulance
Providence, RI Rescue 6- 2018 Ford F-550/Wheeled Coach 4x4 ambulance
Providence, RI Rescue 7- 2018 Ford F-550/Wheeled Coach 4x4 ambulance
West Warwick, RI Engine 3- 2018 Pierce Enforcer 1500/750
Woonsocket, RI Ladder 1- 2017 E-One Cyclone 110' RMA
Woonsocket, RI Rescue 2- 2018 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance




2018 RHODE ISLAND NEWS

Albion Fire District (Lincoln, Rhode Island)- has been awarded a $13,334 Federal grant that will be used to purcahse a protective gear washing machine. Posted in August.

Central Falls, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a $59,048 Federal grant to purchase a Personal Protective Equipment washer and extractor dryer. Posted in August.

Coventry, Rhode Island Fire Department- ambulance stollen and crashed. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Cranston, Rhode Island Fire Department- chemical fire sends 14 firefighters to the hospital and ruins $150,000 worth of gear. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Cranston, Rhode Island Fire Department- has purchased a 2005 Pierce Contender for use as a spare engine. The rig has previously been owned by the U.S. Navy. Posted in February.

Cranston, Rhode Island Fire Department- 12 new firefighters added to the ranks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Cumberland, Rhode Island Fire District- commissioners in favor of re-building Station 2. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Cumberland, Rhode Island Fire Department- no new station this year. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

East Greewich, Rhode Island Fire Department- Town Manager looks to reconfigure department, which would include laying off six firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

East Greenwich, Rhode Island Fire Department- town council votes to restructure fire department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Harrisville, Rhode Island Fire Department- Deputy Chief Michael E. Gingell has been appointed as the new Fire Chief. Posted in June.

Hope Valley, Rhode Island Fire Department- Engine 2's 2002 Pierce Dash 1500/2500 has returned to the department after being refurbished by Pierce in Wisconsin. Posted in May.

Johnston, Rhode Island Fire Department- Fire Chief Timothy McLaughlin will be leaving the department to become the new Rhode Island State Fire Marshal. Posted in January.

Johnston, Rhode Island Fire Department- has named Peter Lamb as the new Fire Chief. Posted in February.

Kingston, Rhode Island Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of 34,286 to buy additional protective equipment. Posted in August.

Nasonville Fire Department (Burrillville, RI)- has laid off the paid firefighters and is now an all volunteer department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Nasonville Fire (Burrillville, Rhode Island)- volunteers resign after full time firefighters are laid off. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Newport, Rhode Island Fire Department- new fire boat is on the way. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Newport, Rhode Island Fire Department- places new fireboat into service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

North Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1992 E-One Protector 1250/750 75' RMA as Ladder 2. The unit had previously served as North Cumberland Truck 5 and will be utilized as a spare. Posted in April.

North Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- Interim Fire Chief John Silva III has been made permanent chief. Posted in September.

Pawtucket, RI Fire Department- adds 18 firefighters to the ranks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Fire Department- Station 1 remains closed due to mold. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Portsmouth, Rhode Island Fire Department- Town council approved the Appointment of Paul Ford as the next Chief of the Fire Department. Chief Ford has previously served as the Chief of the Fall River and Brookline Fire Departments. Posted September 2018.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- has placed into service a used 1997 E-One tower-ladder as Tower-Ladder 1. The unit originally served in Falmouth, Maine. Posted in January.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- PFD ambulance stoled at hospital recoved by police. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant totalling almost $1 million for training and equipment. Posted in August.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- Fire Captain paralyzed in motorcross accident. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Rhode Island- Johnston Fire Chief Timothy McLaughlin has been named as the new state Fire Marshal. Posted in January.

Smithfield, Rhode Island Fire Department- has received a Federal grant that will allow them to hire 13 firefighters. Posted in August.

Smithfield, Rhode Island Fire Department- has purchased North Providence's 1995 E-One 1250/750 (Engine 5). It has been sent out to be refurbished and will be placed into service as a reserve engine upon it's return. Posted in September.

Smithfield, Rhode Island Fire Department- voters approved funds to build a new Station 4 at Douglas Park & Washington Hwy. Also approved, were funds for other projects at the other 3 stations. Posted in November.

Tiverton, Rhode Island Fire Department- Rescue 3's 2006 Freightliner/American LaFrance ambulance caught fire and is damaged beyond repair. Rescue 3 is the spare ambulance and the department is looking into the possibility of acquiring a used ambulance to replace it. Posted in July.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- Fire Chief James McLaughlin will retire on May 6th after 30 years of service. Posted in May.

West Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $7,000 to purchase thermal imagers. Posted in August.

Woonsocket, Rhode Island Fire Department- Captain Michael A. Morin has retired after 31 years of service. Posted in July.

Woonsocket, Rhode Island Fire Department- has received a Federal grant that will allow them to hire 12 firefighters. Posted in August.




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