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Chief Stanley was dedicated to HVWFD and The League for many years!
Chief Stanley was dedicated to HVWFD and The League for many years!

2019 Chief Fred Stanley Dedicated Service Award Nominations Are Open

Secretary Christopher Koretski, November 13

Fredrick A. Stanley of the Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire District served as the fire chief for over 51 years retiring in 2015. During his tenure, he dedicated so much to the Rhode Island Southern Firefighters League including serving as its long term President. During his last year at the helm of the league, the Board of Directors bestowed on the chief a “dedicated service award” for all his contributions. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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RI Firefighter's Memorial to be Dedicated October 26 in Ceremony at RI Fire Academy

Secretary Christopher Koretski, October 08

RHODE ISLAND ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS
and The RIAFC FOUNDATION
Cordially invite you to attend the
DEDICATION OF THE RHODE ISLAND
FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL

Saturday October 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
Rhode Island Fire Training Academy
4 Green Lane, Exeter, R.I. 02822
(site of the former Ladd School)

Kindly RSVP via email: rifirechiefs@gmail.com... (Full Story & Photos)

RI Firefighter's Memorial
RI Firefighter's Memorial

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2015 Ambulance For Sale. Contact Westerly Ambulance
2015 Ambulance For Sale. Contact Westerly Ambulance

2015 Ambulance For Sale

Secretary Christopher Koretski, October 07

Westerly Ambulance is selling a 2015 LifeLine Victory Liner on a 2015 E450 Chassis with a V-10 gas engine. The truck has 125k miles on it. The asking price is $18,000.00 or best offer.

Please contact EMS Administrator Ken Richards with any questions or to make an offer at krichards@westerlyambulance.org
or via Phone: (401) 596-4375 x 202


... (Full Story & Photos)

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RI Fire & Life Safety Summit To Be Held on 11/8

Secretary Christopher Koretski, September 17

The RI Fire & Life Safety Summit will be held on Friday, November 8th at the East Greenwich Veteran Fireman’s Club, 80 Queen Street in East Greenwich. The doors will open at 8am with vendors tables registration and refreshments. The program will begin at 9 am and conclude by 3 pm. Lunch will be provided.

You can register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019SummitRI

Any questions please contact ... (Full Story & Photos)

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We Will Never Forget
We Will Never Forget

RI Southern League Remembers 9/11

Secretary Christopher Koretski, September 11

As we mark the 18th anniversary of the attacks on our nation on 9/11/2001, we take a moment to remember all those lost. Particularly the first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice that day.

We pause today to reflect, to pray, to remember...We Will Never Forget....... (Full Story & Photos)

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Ask A Firefighter: How Can We Prepare For A Coastal Storm This Hurricane Season

Captain Jane Perkins, Watch Hill FD, September 04

As we enter the peak months of hurricane season, residents want to know how to prepare for a storm so they can keep their families safe. Hurricane season, which started June 1 and continues until Nov. 30, may seem to be off to a slow start, but in reality is progressing in a typical fashion . This month's Ask a Firefighter Article in the Westerly Sun explains how to prepare for a coastal storm during ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Modern Fire Behavior Next Gen Tactics and Strategies

Firefighter Nicholas Linacre, August 08

Fire Officers are expected to make life
threatening decisions with little time to process information. Training becomes our most important tool and fire departments need to invest in their officers. Give them the training they need to help them perform their job. Good decisions save lives and enhance firefighter safety. Understanding building construction and how it impacts fire behavior, reading ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Watch Hill Fire To Host Annual Open House Wednesday Aug. 7

Secretary Christopher Koretski, August 01

The Watch Hill Fire Department will hold its annual open house on Wednesday August 7th, 2019 from 6-8pm at the fire station at 222 Watch Hill Road. This WHFD tradition welcomes people of all ages to visit our station, meet our volunteer firefighters, view our apparatus, receive fire prevention and safety material, check out a collection of antique fire trucks, and much more! This is also a great opportunity ... (Full Story & Photos)

WHFD to host Open House August 7 from 6-8
WHFD to host Open House August 7 from 6-8

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