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2020 RHODE ISLAND APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Barrington, RI Ladder 1- 2020 E-One Cyclone 1500/500/25A/100' RMA
Central Coventry, RI Rescue 4- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Cranston, RI Ladder 1- 2020 KME Severe Service 109' RMA
East Greenwich, RI Rescue 2- 2019 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance
East Providence, RI Rescue 1- 2020 Ford F-550/PL Custom 4X4 ambulance
East Providence, RI Rescue 2- 2020 Ford F-550/PL Custom 4x4 ambulance
Foster Ambulance Corps, RI Rescue 2- 2020 Dodge Ram 4500/Demers 4x4 ambulance
Newport Navy Base, RI Tower 72- 2020 Pierce Velocity 2000/300/100' MM Tower
North Kingstown, RI Ladder 1- 2019 Spartan/Smeal 1500/300/105' RMA
North Scituate, RI Ladder 22- 2019 Pierce Enforcer Ascendant 1500/500/107' RMA
North Scituate, RI Special Hazards 1- 2020 International MV/Marion rescue
Oakland-Mapleville (Burrville, RI) Medic 1- 2019 Dodge Ram 5500/PL Custom 4x4 ambulance
Quinnville Fire (Lincoln, RI) Engine 7- 2020 Spartan ERV 1500/750
South Kingstown EMS, RI Paramedic 2- 2020 Chevy Silverado/ESI medic unit
T.F. Green Airport, RI Rescue 303- 2020 Rosenbauer Panther 4X4 2100GPM/1598W/210B/500PKP/460Halotron ARFF
Warren, RI Engine 2- 2020 Spartan/Toyne 1500/500/100F
Warren, RI Rescue 2- 2020 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance
Warwick, RI Special Hazards 1- 2020 E-One Cyclone heavy rescue
Woonsocket, RI Rescue 1- 2020 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance




2020 RHODE ISLAND NEWS

Rhode Island- Former Director of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) Peter Gaynor has been named as the Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He had been previously acting in this position and is now the permanent administrator. Posted in January.

Rhode Island- Albion and Saylesville taxpayers to vote on department merger in the spring. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Rhode Island- North Providence and Pawtucket emergency dispatch to merge in March. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Bristol, Rhode Island Fire Department- has taken delivery of a new fireboat for Marine 7. The 40' fireboat features a 1500 GPM pump and 4 water cannons. Posted in July.

Central Falls, Rhode Island Fire Department- the spare ladder (1992 E-One 110' RMA) has been permanently taken out of service due to mechanical issues. Posted in May.

Central Falls, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $209,809.52 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

Cranston, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $97,272.73 for 4 - protective gear washers and 6-protective gear dryers.

Cumberland, Rhode Island Fire Department- spare Truck 1 (2000 KME 1500/500/75' RMA) has been permanently taken out of service due to mechanical issues. Posted in May.

Cumberland, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $205,617.00 for fire hose, nozzles, and firefighter training.

East Greenwich, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $187,333.33 for firefighter breathing apparatus, an breathing apparatus facepiece FIT Tester, RIT Pack

East Greenwich, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $274,885.10 – REGIONAL GRANT with the North Kingstown Fire Department for cardiac monitors, chest compression devices, and power lift cots & power lift systems.

East Greenwich, Rhode Island Fire Department- 60 percent of the department tests positive for COVID-19, forcing closure of 1 station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in November.

East Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $691,336.36 for 39 mobile radios and firefighter breathing apparatus.

East Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2001 Freightliner FL-80/E-One 1500/470/30A as Engine 7 (reserve pumper). It previously served as Kingston Engine 9. Posted in September.

Jamestown, Rhode Island Fire Department- looks to purchase used pumper from Texas. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Lake Mishnock, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $11,214.29 for firefighter training

Lime Rock Fire District (Lincoln, RI)- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $64,172.49 for fire officer training.

Middletown, Rhode Island Fire Department- Fire Chief Peter Faerber will retire on February 14th. Posted in January.

Naragansett, Rhode Island Fire Department- Fire Chief to lead state fire chief's association. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Narragansett, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $106,666.67 for firefighter breathing apparatus.

North Kingstown, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $208,546.91 for 5 – protective gear washers and 5 protective gear dryers.

North Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $ 390,600.00 for mobile radios, portable radios and mobile repeaters.

North Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- rededicates monument at new fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Oakland-Mapleville Fire District (Burrville, RI)- recently placed into service a 1993 AM General Humvee 4x4 125/100 as Brush 1. Posted in September.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island Fire Department- Engine 3 has been reactivated and will run out of it's former station on Columbus Ave. To facilitate the manpower, Ladder 1 and Ladder 2 will now run with a crew of 2 instead of 3. Rescue 1 has been relocated from Station 6 to Headquarters. Posted July 2020.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- firefighters concerned over aging apparatus. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a grant that will allow them to purchase 2 pumpers and a ladder truck. Posted in February.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- wheels fall off fire truck while on road. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Providence, Rhode Island Fire Department- finance committee discusses aging fire trucks. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Rhode Island Air National Guard/Quonset- Rhode Island Air National Guard/Quonset- construction has been completed on the renovation and addition to the fire station at the Quonset ANG Base in North Kingstown. Posted in March.

Saylesville (Lincoln, Rhode Island)- Fire Wardens Board asks for merger with Albion. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in November.

Smithfield, Rhode Island Fire Department- plans for new fire station move forward after dely. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Smithfield, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $45,454.55 a REGIONAL grant award for 11 fire departments for a training simulator prop.

Smithfield, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $85,779.68 for cardiac monitors.

Smithfield, Rhode Island Fire Department- has purchased North Scituate's former Special Hazards, a 2004 Peterbilt/1985 Frontline rescue.

Tiverton, Rhode Island Fire Department- Acting Fire Chief Bruce Reimels has been appointed as the permanent fire chief. Posted in October.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- funds approved to repair department's fire-rescue boat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- emergency management operations transfered to the fire department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- recently placed into service a 1994 Pierce Dash 1250/500 as Engine 11 (Reserve). It previously served in Cohassett and Lincoln, Mass. The department also placed into service a 2009 HME/Hensel 1250/618/53F as Engine 14 (Reserve). It has an usual German built body and served with the US Army Fire Brigade in Germany. Posted in September.

Western Coventry, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $17,142.86 for firefighter training and fire hose.

West Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $71,141.82 for an air compressor – air refill system.

West Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- Lippitt Station closed until further notice. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Woonsocket, Rhode Island Fire Department- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $226,922.73 for chest compression devices and fire officer training.

Woonsocket, Rhode Island- aging fire and police stations subject of new study. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.




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