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Ask a Firefighter: Why do firetrucks and police respond to 911 medical calls?

Secretary Christopher Koretski, May 06

Southern League Fire Safety Specialist Jane Perkins shares her latest article in The Westerly Sun. This months topic is a common question, Why do firetrucks and police officers respond to 911 medical calls?

Check out the article in the link below!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Charlestown Rescue to Hold EMS Week Open House

Secretary Christopher Koretski, April 19

Chief Andrew Kettle and the Members of the Charlestown Ambulance-Rescue Service welcome members of the public and neighboring first responders to join them for an open house to celebrate National EMS Week. The open house will be held on Saturday May 25 from 10:00 - 2:00 at their Headquarters station located at 4891 Old Post Road in Charlestown.

All are welcomed and encouraged to attend! ... (Full Story & Photos)

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President Nate Barrington joins RI Association of Fire Chiefs President Frank Brown and other Fire Chiefs in meeting with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Senator Jack Reed in Washington DC
President Nate Barrington joins RI Association of Fire Chiefs President Frank Brown and other Fire Chiefs in meeting with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Senator Jack Reed in Washington DC

President Barrington Travels to Washington DC with RIAFC on Behalf of Southern League

Secretary Christopher Koretski, April 10

Rhode Island Southern League President Nathan Barrington, Chief of the Kingston Fire District joined with other members of the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs in traveling to Washington DC in April to meet with our congressional delegation. The chiefs each year bring fire service issues to our representatives in Congress to make them aware of what priorities are associated with providing the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Monthly Ask A Firefighter Column: How can local fire departments recruit more women?

Secretary Christopher Koretski, March 31

Southern League Fire Safety Specialist Jane Perkins shares her latest article in The Westerly Sun. This months topic is How can local fire departments recruit more women?

Check out the article in the link below!

... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption RI Southern League Mourns The Passing of Chief Fred Stanley

Secretary Christopher Koretski, March 27

It is with a heavy heart and deepest regret that the Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League announces on behalf of Chief Justin Lee the passing of Retired Fire Chief and Past League President Frederick A. Stanley.

Chief Stanley served the Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire District for 51 years and a member for 67 years. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a strong advocate for all ... (Full Story & Photos)

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RI Southern League Installs New Officers

Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League, June 25

The Rhode Island Southern Firefighter’s league held a swearing in of officers at the Richmond Country Club on Monday. June 25th. Long serving President Fred Stanley, Retired Chief of the Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire District passed the gavel after over 20 years to his Vice President, Nathan Barrington, Chief of the Kingston Fire District. In addition to President Barrington, the 2018 League officers sworn ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption RI Southern Firefighters League donates $5,000 to effort to build the RI Firefighters Memorial

Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League, June 25

Long time president of the Southern League, Chief Fred Stanley, Ret., presided over his final meeting as its leader Monday night, June 25th. An installation ceremony was conducted and the new board members were sworn by State Representative Kathy Fogarty. Kingston Fire Department Chief Nate Barrington was installed as president. The league board members pictured above are, from left to right, Lt Chris ... (Full Story & Photos)

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