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2020 EMS STRONG For EMS Week!
2020 EMS STRONG For EMS Week!

Southern League Celebrates EMS Week

Secretary Christopher Koretski, May 18

On behalf of the Members of the Rhode Island Southern Firefighter's League we wish all of our EMS Partners a Happy EMS Week!

May 17-23, 2020, is the 46th annual National EMS Week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. NAEMT partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to lead ... (Full Story & Photos)

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"SHINE YOUR LIGHT FOR FIREFIGHTERS" On International Firefighter's Day May 4

Secretary Christopher Koretski, May 03

The RI Southern League is proud to join with the National Fallen Firefighter's Foundation for "SHINE YOUR LIGHT FOR FIREFIGHTERS"

In commemoration of International Firefighters’ Day, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) asks you to join us in celebrating firefighters by lighting your home in red on May 4 – 5, 2020. We ask that you change your porch light(s) and share your #ShineYourLight4Firefighters ... (Full Story & Photos)

Join members of the RISFFL in Shine Your Light for Firefighters on May 4
Join members of the RISFFL in Shine Your Light for Firefighters on May 4

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“I want you to look up at the State House and see that red dome and know it’s a big thank you from every Rhode Islander to you.” Governor Raimondo
“I want you to look up at the State House and see that red dome and know it’s a big thank you from every Rhode Islander to you.” Governor Raimondo

RI State House Lit Red To Honor First Responders Amid Coronavirus

Secretary Christopher Koretski, April 05

Rhode Island's State House has been lit red in honor of First Responders during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Ocean State. “Red is typically the color we associate with our first responders,” Governor Gina Raimondo said. “The traditional first responders, law enforcement, and healthcare workers are out there working 24/7 hours a day on the frontline of this crises to keep us safe.” “I want you to look ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Charlestown Rescue Receives Generous Donations Amid COVID-19

Secretary Christopher Koretski, April 03

Chief Andrew Kettle and the Members of the Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Service are grateful for all of the support they have been shown over the last few weeks by members of the community as they continue to join other members of the Southern League in serving their community amid COVID-19.

Some of the donations include a generous donation from Zach Shepard, a PhD student at the University of Rhode ... (Full Story & Photos)

 Raise The Bar Nutrition and Jen Saunders brought by some Protein shakes and energy drinks this week to the crews on duty
Raise The Bar Nutrition and Jen Saunders brought by some Protein shakes and energy drinks this week to the crews on duty

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A local 9 year old boy from Westerly brought talent and smiles to DCFD Firefighters this week!
A local 9 year old boy from Westerly brought talent and smiles to DCFD Firefighters this week!

DCFD Receives Special Thanks During COVID-19 Pandemic

Secretary Christopher Koretski, April 01

The Dunn's Corners Fire Department in Westerly was gifted with a special mural on their sidewalk outside of Station 1 this week as an outpouring of support during the current COVID-19 situation facing first responders. NBC-10 Reporter Sam Read explains in her story below along with Chief Chris DeGrave what is bringing smiles to the faces of DCFD firefighters and one special little boy!

... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ask a Firefighter: Electrical risks in the home

Jane Perkins, March 08

Southern League Fire Safety Specialist Jane Perkins shares information on Electrical Hazards this month in her column in The Westerly Sun. Check it out at the link below! ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Captains Katie & Travis Serra pose with members of the Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Service. The Westerly Sun Photo.
Captains Katie & Travis Serra pose with members of the Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Service. The Westerly Sun Photo.

Charlestown couple, ambulance captains, honored with Fred Stanley service award

Jason Vallee, The Westerly Sun, February 10

From The Westerly Sun 2/10/2020:

CHARLESTOWN — If you ask the youngest members of the Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Service what drew them to join the agency, many will tell you it was the opportunity to serve the community. When asked who inspired them and why they remain, the answer often comes back to Capt. Travis Serra and his wife, Capt. Katie Serra.
"Travis and Katie are such an inspiration ... (Full Story & Photos)

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RI Southern League Hosts Chief Rick Lasky

Secretary Christopher Koretski, February 02

On Saturday February 1st the Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League proudly hosted Chief Rick Lasky for his class “Pride & Ownership in the Fire Service.” Over 75 students representing Fire & EMS Departments from across Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts attended the program.

In partnership with the RI Fire Chiefs Foundation, the League’s Member Departments, and the support of the University ... (Full Story & Photos)

The steering committee for the event included League President, Chief Nate Barrington, Chief Chris DeGrave, Our Guest 
Speaker Chief Lasky, Captain Jeff Thomas, 
and League Secretary, Lieutenant Chris Koretski
The steering committee for the event included League President, Chief Nate Barrington, Chief Chris DeGrave, Our Guest Speaker Chief Lasky, Captain Jeff Thomas, and League Secretary, Lieutenant Chris Koretski

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