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No Caption Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire District - Vehicles for sale!

Treasurer Justin Lee, June 13

The Hope Valley - Wyoming Fire District is accepting bids for the sale of a 1997 Pierce Saber pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank. Also available to bid on is 2004 Ford 12 passenger van. Details of both vehicles and biding documents are included in the attachments to this article. Interested parties may also picked up the documents at HVWFD Station 1 located at 996 Main Street, Hope ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Southern League Instructors Provide Driver Training in Charlestown

Secretary Christopher Koretski, June 10

4 Members of the Rhode Island Southern Firefighter's League provided driver training for members of the Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Service, the Dunn's Corners Fire Department, and the Town of South Kingstown Emergency Medical Services Agency on Sunday June 9 in Ninigret Park. Charlestown recently purchased a new International ambulance and asked the League's driver trainers to provide their drivers ... (Full Story & Photos)

Charlestown Ambulance's new Rescue 1 makes its way through the course. The new truck should be in service by the end of June.
Charlestown Ambulance's new Rescue 1 makes its way through the course. The new truck should be in service by the end of June.

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No Caption DCFD to Host Car Wash For "Fight For Air Climb" on June 8

Secretary Christopher Koretski, May 28

The Dunn's Corners Fire Department will be hosting a car wash at their Station 1 to support the American Lung Association's Fight For Air Climb on Saturday June 8 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. All proceeds will benefit the Fight For Air Climb. DCFD firefighters have participated for a number of years in the annual climb event in Providence.

According to the Association "The Fight For Air Climb is one ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Southern League Salutes our EMS Partners during National EMS Week

Secretary Christopher Koretski, May 24

The Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League is proud to support National EMS Week this week. We salute all of our members who are associated in the EMS fields. The Southern League not only represents fire departments but, EMS agencies and fire agencies who provide first responder coverage to their areas. We are all on one team!

The 2019 EMS Week theme is “Beyond the Call.” If you are interested ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Photo courtesy of Ashaway Ambulance Association
Photo courtesy of Ashaway Ambulance Association

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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