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President Barrington Steps Down After Faithful Service as President of the League

Secretary Christopher Koretski, June 29

Chief Nathan Barrington the President of the Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League and the Chief of the Kingston Fire District on Monday night handed over the gavel to Chief Justin Lee of the Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire District. Chief Barrington who has been the President of the League since longtime President Fred Stanley retired in 2018 will also retire after over 30 years as the Kingston Fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

Incoming President Justin Lee and Outgoing President Nate Barrington
Incoming President Justin Lee and Outgoing President Nate Barrington

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No Caption Westerly Sun Article on Water Supply and Tanker Training

Vice President Rob Peacock, May 04

Please take a moment to read the newspaper article and photos in The Westerly Sun.

The article was on the front page of today's newspaper.

The link is below.

Great Job By All!
... (Full Story & Photos)

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RI Southern League Hosts Large Scale Tanker Drill

RISFFL, May 02

On Sunday May 2 the Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League hosted a large scale rural water supply/ tanker drill in Ninigret Park in Charlestown. Unfortunately due to rain last weekend, the drill that was originally scheduled in 2 practical sessions was combined into one.

The first portion of our drill was instructional with 4 stations for firefighters to attend.
1- The Nurse Tanker Operation ... (Full Story & Photos)

The view from a tanker approaching the dump site.
The view from a tanker approaching the dump site.

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Ask A Firefighter Article - "Should You Extinguish That Fire By Yourself?"

Vice President Rob Peacock, May 02

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

Her latest article is "Should You Extinguish That Fire By Yourself?".

The link to the newspaper article is below.

... (Full Story)


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Rural Water Supply Training to be held in Ninigret Park on May 2, 2021

Southern League, May 01

On Sunday morning, the Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League will be hosting a rural water supply training in Ninigret Park. There will be firefighters and equipment from southern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut in attendance.

Ninigret Park will remain open however visitors and spectators are asked to use caution and allow for plenty of room around the fire apparatus and equipment. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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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