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Ask a Firefighter: Beware the hazards of summer boating

Jane Perkins, Southern League Fire Safety Specialist , July 05

Nothing says summer fun like being on a boat, but boaters, swimmers and marina staff must be aware of the unique dangers in and around the water.

Electricity and carbon monoxide (CO) bring particular risks to the boating world. CO is a deadly gas that is odorless, colorless and tasteless. Often called the silent killer, CO is created when fuels such as gasoline, diesel, or propane do not burn fully. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ask a Firefighter: Beware the hazards of summer boating
Ask a Firefighter: Beware the hazards of summer boating

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Richmond Town Council President Rich Nassaney, left, presents a plaque to DPW director and fire chief Scott Barber noting his 20 years of service to the town on Thursday. | Harold Hanka, The Westerly Sun
Richmond Town Council President Rich Nassaney, left, presents a plaque to DPW director and fire chief Scott Barber noting his 20 years of service to the town on Thursday. | Harold Hanka, The Westerly Sun

Chief Barber Is Honored by Town Of Richmond For Dedicated Service

Secretary Christopher Koretski, June 19

The Rhode Island Southern Firefighter's League extends its most sincere congratulations to Richmond-Carolina Fire Chief Scott Barber who is also the Richmond DPW Director on his honors from the Town of Richmond. Chief Barber is also the Director and a Longtime Board Member of the League.

An article published in The Westerly Sun on June 19 can be found below. Congratulations 601!

Town honors longtime ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ask a Firefighter: Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League thanks our communities!

Jane Perkins, Fire Safety Specialist for the Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League, June 08

The firefighters and emergency medical technicians of the many departments that make up the Rhode Island Southern Firefighter’s League would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of the people and businesses that have generously supported us during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was, and will continue to be, a very difficult time for all Rhode Islanders, and it was extremely difficult ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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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