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Treasurer Justin Lee, July 09

On Wednesday June 26, 2024, the RI Southern Firefighters League presented the Chief Frederick A. Stanley Dedicated Service Award to Chief Scott Partington of the Narragansett Fire Department and to Assistant Chief Christopher Koretski of the Watch Hill Fire Department. The presentation of this award is made annually at the RISFFL Presidents Dinner in recognition of the recipients outstanding service ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ask a Firefighter: Keeping Summer Fun and Safe

Captain Jane Perkins, July 07

Please take a few moments to read Captain Perkins latest "Ask A Firefighter" article in the Westerly Sun.

This column was written by Jane Perkins, Fire Safety Specialist for the Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League and Captain of the Watch Hill Fire Department.

Please email her at askafirefighter@yahoo.com if you have a question you would like to have answered in her monthly column.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Past Presidents Nate Barrington and Justin Lee with new President Tom Reed
Past Presidents Nate Barrington and Justin Lee with new President Tom Reed

Chief Tom Reed assumes role as President of RISFFL

Secretary Christopher Koretski, June 27

On Wednesday June 26, 2024 Chief Tom Reed of the Kingston Fire District assumed his new role as President of the Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League. Chief Justin Lee of Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire District has served as President since 2021. Tom has been the Vice President on the Board since 2001 also.

Chief Reed presented Chief Lee with a special plaque at the meeting to acknowledge his service ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Southern League Hosts Chief Brian Nardelli for Training Program

Secretary Christopher Koretski, April 24

The Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League was honored to have Chief Brian Nardelli of the Brockton (MA) Fire Department present for us on Tuesday 4/23 at the Watch Hill Fire Department. He spoke about the Brockton Hospital Fire in February 2023 which included a 10 alarm fire response and total evacuation of the hospitals nearly 200 patients. Over 50 Fire & EMS providers attended the program. We ... (Full Story & Photos)

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WJAR photo of the large brush fire in April of 2023 in Exeter, RI
WJAR photo of the large brush fire in April of 2023 in Exeter, RI

Ask a Firefighter: Why do wildfires occur in the early spring?

Captain Jane Perkins, March 03

Please take a few moments to read Captain Perkins latest "Ask A Firefighter" article in the Westerly Sun.

This column was written by Jane Perkins, Fire Safety Specialist for the Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League and Captain of the Watch Hill Fire Department.

Please email her at askafirefighter@yahoo.com if you have a question you would like to have answered in her monthly column.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ask a Firefighter: Why you should close your bedroom door

Captain Jane Perkins, February 04

Please take a few moments to read Captain Perkins latest "Ask A Firefighter" article in the Westerly Sun.

This column was written by Jane Perkins, Fire Safety Specialist for the Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League and Captain of the Watch Hill Fire Department.

Please email her at askafirefighter@yahoo.com if you have a question you would like to have answered in her monthly column.... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Southern League teams up with RIAFC to host PIO Training Program

Secretary Christopher Koretski, January 26

The Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League teamed up with the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs to host a public information officer class on Thursday January 25 at the Rhode Island Fire Academy. Chief Rob Reardon of the Duxbury Fire Department joined Betty-Jo Cugini of Weathervane Communications for the program. Over 75 members of the Rhode Island fire service joined for the program that ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Southern League Honors Rep. Tina Spears at Annual Legislator’s Night

Secretary Christopher Koretski, January 23

The Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League held it's annual Legislator’s Night on Monday January 22 at Haversham in Westerly. Over 35 members of our local Fire, EMS agencies, and EMA partners attended. Guests also included: RI Fire Academy Director Marc Pare, Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs President Bob Bradley and Executive Director Rick Susi, RI DEM Chief Ken Ayers, and RI Department ... (Full Story & Photos)

Rep. Tina Spears with the League Board of Directors after receiving the Legislator of the Year award. 
L-R: Asst. Chief Koretski, Chief Kettle, Rep. Spears, Chief Lee, Chief Reed, and Chief Mackay
Rep. Tina Spears with the League Board of Directors after receiving the Legislator of the Year award. L-R: Asst. Chief Koretski, Chief Kettle, Rep. Spears, Chief Lee, Chief Reed, and Chief Mackay

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