NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
2019 RHODE ISLAND DELIVERIES AND NEWS ARCHIVE




2019 RHODE ISLAND DELIVERIES

Central Coventry, RI Engine 7- 2017 Spartan/Smeal 1500/750 (ex demo)
Cranston, RI Engine 1- 2019 E-One Typhoon 1500/750/30F
Cranston, RI Rescue 1- 2019 Dodge Ram 4500/Frazer ambulance
Exeter, RI Tanker 8- 2018 Freightliner/Toyne 1250/3000
Johnston, RI Rescue 1- 2019 Ford F-550/PL Custom 4x4 ambulance
Pawtucket, RI Rescue 4- 2019 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance
Providence, RI Ladder 6- 2019 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA
Smithfield, RI Rescue 1- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance




2019 RHODE ISLAND NEWS

Block Island, Rhode Island Fire Department- members elect new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Block Island, Rhode Island Fire Department- acquires utility vehicle. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Carolina Fire Department (Richmond, Rhode Island)- recently placed into service a 1993 International/E-One 1250/750 as Engine 617. Posted in May.

Chepachet, Rhode Island Fire Department- Fire Chief treated for brain injury after crash. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Cranston, Rhode Island Fire Department- Fire Chief William McKenna will retire on July 5th after a career spanning nearly four decades. Posted in June.

East Greenwich, Rhode Island Fire Department- has selected Assistant Chief Bernard L. Patenaude of the Cranston Fire Department to be the new Fire Chief. Posted in March.

Hianloland Fire (West Greenwich, Rhode Island)- ecently placed into service a 2003 HME/Ferrara 1250/1000/30F CAFS. Designated Engine 20, it had previously served the Hope Fire Company in Northern Cambria, PA. Posted in May.

Johnston, Rhode Island Fire Department- secures $180,000 FEMA grant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Lincoln, Rhode Island- legislation introduced that would consolidate fire districts. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

North Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- to add a 3rd rescue starting in February to reduce wait times for ambulances. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

North Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- has placed a third rescue into service full-time. Rescue 3 is now staffed, which was done by reassigning the members from Squad 1. Squad 1's 2017 E-One Typhoon has been reassigned to Engine 3. Posted in April.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Fire Department- leaking roof and electrical problems prompt closure of fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Fire Department- to close 2 fire stations for repairs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Portsmouth, Rhode Island- Fire Marshal William Ethier has retired after 23 years of service. Posted in April.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- after 4 years without a chief, city council removes funding. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Smithfield, Rhode Island Fire Department- town targets property for new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

TF Green Airport, RI Fire Department- fire truck out of service after test failure. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Tiverton, Rhode Island Fire Department- neighboring departments help out with loaner ambulances. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Tiverton, Rhode Island Fire Department- retired Smithfield Fire Chief Joseph P. Mollo III has been appointed as the new fire chief. Posted in June.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- Acting Fire Chief Marcel Fontenault has announced he will retire this month. Posted in February.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- the mayor has selected retired Fire Marshal Peter K. McMichael to be the new Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- recently acquired used ladder truck has engine failure. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

West Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- swears in new recruits. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- has purchased Westerly's former Ladder 1, a 1994 Spartan/Duplex/LTI 100' RMA. It will be placed into service as Ladder 1.




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