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2022 RHODE ISLAND APPARATUS ORDERS AND FUNDING

Barrington Fire Department has placed an order with E-One for a new Typhoon pumper. Oct 2022.

Block Island Fire Department has placed an order with E-One for an HR100 rear mount ladder truck built on a 10 wheel chassis. Dec 2021.

Johnston Fire is in the process of ordering a new ladder truck. No confirmation on the manufacturer at this time. Apr 2022.

Lime Rock Fire in Lincoln has placed an order with E-One for a Typhoon pumper.

Newport Fire Department has placed an order with Seagrave for a 100' tractor drawn aerial ladder truck. Delivery is expected late in 2023. May 2022.

Pascoag Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $579,337.14 for a new pumper. Sep 2021.

Pawtucket Fire Department has placed an order with E-One for a Typhoon pumper. Jan 2022.

Smithfield Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a new E-One pumper and E-One 100' rear-mount tower. They also ordered a new ambulance. Feb 2022.

Warwick, Rhode Island Fire Department- currently has on order two E-One Typhoon pumpers, an E-One 100' rear-mount HP Platform ladder truck and two ambulances. Oct 2021.




2022 RHODE ISLAND APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

Central Falls Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4X4 ambulance for Rescue 2. The department will now be staffing 2 ambulances full time. Posted in June.

Chepachet Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Dodge Ram 5500/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 1. Posted in July.

Cumberland Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 E-One Cyclone 1500/750/30B for Engine 1. Posted in June.

Cumberland Fire Department recently acquired a 2002 E-One Typhoon 1500/1000 for Engine 2. It previously served in Southborough, MA. The department has also placed into service a 2022 Chevrolet 3500HD 4x4 125/230 as Brush 2. Posted in July.

East Providence Fire has placed into service a 2022 Ford F-550/2014 PL Custom ambulance as Rescue 4. The PL Custom box was removed from Rescue 1's former 2014 International and remounted to this new chassis. Posted in February.

Johnston Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/PL Custom 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 3. Posted in April.

Lincoln Fire Department recently purchased a 2003 American LaFrance Eagle heavy rescue for use as a spare Squad. It previously served in Oxford, Mass. Posted in August.

North Kingstown Fire Department recently took delivery of a 2019 International CV/Alexis 4x4 250/300/10F for Brush 1. Posted in April.

North Kingstown Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Dodge Ram/PL Custom 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 1. Posted in October.

North Smithfield Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Spartan/Toyne 1500/1000/30A for Engine 2. It replaces as 2000 E-One which will become spare Engine 3. Posted in June.

Pascoag Fire in Burrillville recently placed into service a 1995 Ford F-450/Fire Resources 4x4 150/200/40F as Forestry 4. It had previously served Prudence Island. Posted in June.

Pawtucket Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 3. Posted in April.

Pawtucket Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 1. Posted in April.

Portsmouth Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Dodge Ram 5500/Horton 4x4 for Rescue 2. The current Rescue 2's 2017 Ford F-550 will be reassigned to Rescue 3 and the current Rescue 3 will be retired. Posted in June.

Providence Tower-Ladder 2's 2007 Pierce 95' Mid-Mount Tower has been removed from service due to frame issues. It is not known if it will/can be repaired, but the company is using a spare truck for the foreseeable future. Posted in June.

Prudence Island Fire Department recently acquired a 1991 E-One Cyclone 1500/750 pumper from the Rhode Island Fire Academy. The pumper originally served with the Sentinel Heights, NY Fire Department prior to being purchased by Smithfield in 2012. It then went to the Fire Academy in 2019. Posted in June.

Quonset Air National Guard Base Fire Department recently placed into service a 2021 Freightliner/Rosenbauer 1250/4000 as Tanker 8. Posted in August.

Rhode Island Fire Academy has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Enforcer Ascendant 1500/500 107’ RMA for Ladder 1. Posted in June.

Smithfield Fire Department recently placed into service a 2003 Peterbuilt/1985 Frontline Dive & Tech Rescue truck as Special Hazards 1. The unit previously served in North Scituate, RI. Posted in April.

Smithfield Fire Department recently placed into service a 1995 International/Hackney as the Field Support Unit. It previously served in Rolling Meadows, IL as HazMat Rescue 640. Posted August 2022.

Tiverton Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2020 Rosenbauer Commander Viper 2000/400 109’ RMA for Ladder 2. The unit had previously been a demonstrator unit for Rosenbauer. Posted in April.

Union Fire District in South Kingstown has taken delivery of a 2022 Spartan Metro Star/Smeal pumper. It is powered by a Cummins L9 backed by an Allison 3000EVPR. It is equipped with a Waterous CS 1250 GPM single stage pump and carries 700 gallons of water and a FoamPro 2000 series foam system carrying 20 gallons class A foam. Ladders are enclosed inside the body and AC electricity is provided by a Harrison MCR 6kW hydraulic generator. The new rig has been assigned to Engine 21. Posted in March.

Warwick Fire Department has purchased a 2005 E-One Cyclone II 95' RM Tower. The unit previously served in Watertown, Mass. It has been assigned as Tower 1. Posted in March.

West Warwick has approved the purchase of a 2000 Pierce Lance 100' RM Tower. The unit had previously served with the Babylon, NY Fire Department. Posted in April.

Woonsocket Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2021 Spartan/Toyne 1500/750 for Engine 4. The 2007 Spartan currently assigned will become Rsv Engine 8 with the current Engine 8 being disposed of. Posted in April.

Woonsocket Fire Department recently placed into service a 2002 Spartan/Marion 1250/1000 as Rsv Engine 7. It had previously served in East Fishkill, NY. Posted in April.




2022 RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT NEWS

Central Coventry Fire District says it'll cease operations by June without cash from state. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Central Coventry Fire District says closure possible without infusion of funding. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Central Coventry Fire District residents reject supplemental tax: unofficial results. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Central Coventry Fire District weighs $1m credit line from a neighbor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Harrisville Hose #1 to host NRI Firefighter's Memorial Service June 12. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Harrisville Fire receives thermal image cameras with grant funding. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Lakeville family is fourth generation firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Lincoln has new hope for historic fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Newport Fire names Harp Donnelly IV as the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

North Kingston Fire Department to receive $848K for new radios, equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Pawtucket adds safe stations to fire stations across the city. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Pawtucket Fire Chief William Sisson has retired after 35 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Pawtucket holds groundbreaking for new Station 1 on West Ave. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Pawtucket pumper damaged in water main break. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Providence seeks mental health clinicians to respond to 911 calls alongside firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Providence fire union president resigns to become assistant chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Providence firefighter awarded medal of bravery for harrowing rescue. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.  

Providence, Cranston, and Middletown fire departments to split $2.7M for upgrades. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

South Kingstown completes demolitoin of property purchased by Union Fire District. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Warren Fire Department receives $2 million in Federal funds for new headquarters station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Watch Hill begins search for new fire chief.. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

West Warwick Fire recognizes 26 during promotional and swearing-in ceremony. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Westerly Ambulance Corps Chief focused on the future. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.




2022 RHODE ISLAND OTHER NEWS

JANUARY

Former fire station in Newport sells for $3.05 million. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

REELZ announces documentary about Station Nightclub fire in West Warwick. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

New hope for historic Lincoln fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Filmmaker takes a look at West Warwick Station nightclub fire in new documentary. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

MARCH

High demand for ambulances in Providence takes toll on neighboring towns. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

DEM will conduct controlled burn on a portion of Dutch Island. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

APRIL

Northern RI Fire Departments donate gear to Ukraine. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Authentic Abstraction art 'saves' former Pawtucket firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

MAY

Memorial in Exeter honors Rhode Island firefighters killed in line of duty. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

JUNE

Cranston Firefighter Shows Off Cooking Chops in PBS's Search for "The Great American Recipe". CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

With financial help sought for Ashaway Ambulance, fire district calls for greater public participation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

JULY

Rhode Island's emergency medical dispatch system receives $175,000 upgrade. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

AUGUST

Providence launches Student Firefighter Academy at Central High School. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Bristol Fire Dispatcher ran 24 hours to raise money for veterans. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Rhode Island woman's gold fire truck dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

SEPTEMBER

State's emergency medical dispatch system receives $175,000 upgrade. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

State delegation secures $2.1M for fire departments, training academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Fire departments statewide receive 10,000 gallons of 'green' foam. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

Simulated plane crash at Warwick T.F. Green Airport tests emergency responders. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Former Warren firefighters' artwork to be showcased during Collaborative art and food event. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Woonsocket woman honors sister, gives back to first responders statewide on 9/11. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

OCTOBER

Newport police, fire raise over $3,400 in charity softball game. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

	
	
	

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