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Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League

 

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Congratulations to Carolina Deputy Chief Keith Place. A great friend of the RI Southern League!
Congratulations to Carolina Deputy Chief Keith Place. A great friend of the RI Southern League!

Richmond-Carolina Deputy Chief Keith Place bids farewell to Rhode Island

Cynthia Drummond, The Westerly Sun, March 08

Congratulations to Carolina Deputy Chief Keith Place. A great friend of the RI Southern League!

RICHMOND — Never one to blow his own horn, Keith Place is leaving Richmond quietly and without fanfare after decades of service to the town.

Richmond Carolina Fire Chief Scott Barber served for 40 years with Place, who was deputy chief of the department, and said Place delivered the retirement news over ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ask a Firefighter: Are smoke alarms enough?

Captain Jane Perkins, March 07

Working smoke alarms play an essential role in protecting your family at night, but firefighters want you to know that there is one more important thing that you should do before you turn in for the night. Firefighters are encouraging children and adults to sleep with their bedroom doors closed. Closing your bedroom door before you go to sleep will substantially improve your chances of surviving a ... (Full Story & Photos)

Closing your bedroom door at night could be the difference between life and death for you and your loved ones.
Closing your bedroom door at night could be the difference between life and death for you and your loved ones.

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Job Posting from the Town of West Greenwich
Job Posting from the Town of West Greenwich

Town of West Greenwich Seeking Career Firefighter/EMT-C/Paramedic

Deputy Chief Mark Cary, February 19

The Town of West Greenwich is seeking applicants for a Career Firefighter/EMT-C/Paramedic. Please see the enclosed flyer for more information. Applications are due by March 12. Should you have questions, please contact Deputy Chief Mark Cary at 401-397-7484.
... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ask a Firefighter: Keep your family warm and safe this winter with these tips

Captain Jane Perkins, February 07

Ask a Firefighter: Keep your family warm and safe this winter with these tips

With winter’s coldest months upon us, we are all looking for ways to beat the frigid temperatures. Local residents want to know how to stay warm and safe this winter. Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 280 Americans each year. Your local fire department wants you to know that winter electrical fires can be ... (Full Story)


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No Caption Ask A Firefighter Series: How You Can Thank First Responders

Vice President Rob Peacock, January 16

Captain Jane Perkins, the Southern League’s Fire Safety Specialist, writes a monthly article in the Westerly Sun.

Her latest article is "How You Can Thank First Responders".

... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ask A Firefighter: How to keep your family safe during the holidays

Jane Perkins, December 06

Captain Jane Perkins the League’s Fire Safety Specialist writes about Holiday Fire Safety in The Westerly Sun today. Link below ... (Full Story & Photos)

Winter Fire Safety Article
Winter Fire Safety Article

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Ask a Firefighter: Change out batteries when you turn the clocks back

Secretary Christopher Koretski, November 01

Captain Jane Perkins article this month is included in the link below. She focuses this month on changing your smoke alarm batteries when changing your clocks!... (Full Story)


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League Hosts EVOC Training Program

Secretary Christopher Koretski, October 22

The RI Southern Firefighter’s League hosted almost 45 drivers from 9 member departments through the Emergency Vehicle Operators Course at Misquamicut State Beach in Sunday October 18. The League proudly has offered this program several times in the last few years since a train the trainer program was offered by VFIS, our insurance carrier.

Instructors included: Chief Andrew Kettle, Deputy Chief ... (Full Story & Photos)

Units operate on the course at Misquamicut State Beach.
Units operate on the course at Misquamicut State Beach.

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