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Thank you to Jim Richard, President of Cumberland Rescue Local 2725 and your members for hosting another RISAFF outreach meeting! ... See MoreSee Less

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Rhode Island State Association Of Firefighters

RISAFF outreach presentation with Woonsocket President, Jeff Henault and the brothers and sisters of the first IAFF Local in the State of Rhode Island, Woonsocket Firefighters Local 732. Thank you for your hospitality. ... See MoreSee Less

RISAFF outreach presentation with Woonsocket President, Jeff Henault and the brothers and sisters of the first IAFF Local in the State of Rhode Island, Woonsocket Firefighters Local 732. Thank you for your hospitality.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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RISAFF President Joseph Andriole and Staff Representative Bob Neill with Congressman Jim Langevin at his reception last evening. Thank you Congressman Langevin for your continued support. Thanks to the RISAFF Locals and members who attended! ... See MoreSee Less

RISAFF President Joseph Andriole and Staff Representative Bob Neill with Congressman Jim Langevin at his reception last evening. Thank you Congressman Langevin for your continued support. Thanks to the RISAFF Locals and members who attended!

Thank you to Barrington Local 1774 and their President Ed Owens for hosting a meeting with RISAFF as we continue our outreach program. Great questions and discussion with the brothers from Barrington.

If your Local would like to participate in the program, please contact President Andriole.
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Thank you to Barrington Local 1774 and their President Ed Owens for hosting a meeting with RISAFF as we continue our outreach program. Great questions and discussion with the brothers from Barrington. 

If your Local would like to participate in the program, please contact President Andriole.

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Rhode Island State Association Of Firefighters

Fact: If #Janus becomes law, it means free-loaders will reap the benefits of union representation, not just in negotiating a contract, but also in grievances and many other ways #unions assist their members. #IAFF100years 100years.iaff.org/ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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No surprise. Society now has 2 types - the workers and the takers, and the takers are now outnumbering the workers.

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RISAFF ON TWITTER

Thank you to Jim Richard, President of Cumberland Rescue Local 2725 and your members for hosting another RISAFF outreach meeting!

RISAFF outreach presentation with Woonsocket President, Jeff Henault and the brothers and sisters of the first IAFF Local in the State of Rhode Island, Woonsocket Firefighters Local 732. Thank you for your hospitality.

If you reside in West Warwick or have relatives or freinds that live in West Warwick, please ask them to get out and vote in support of the budget!

WEST WARWICK FY19 BUDGET REFERENDUM ALL DAY VOTE

THURSDAY, MAY 17,... https://t.co/vTGY0lglTm

Great job by East Greenwich Local 3328 President Bill Perry expressing your concerns to the Town Council last night. Unfortunately, the Town Council had no consideration for you or... https://t.co/rjivQJeDIX

It is with the deepest regret and sadness the Pawtucket Fire Department announces the Line of Duty Death of Retired Lt. Paul Dooley. Lt. Dooley passed away on May 12, 2018 from occupational cancer.

The services for Lt.... https://t.co/k0BfI38GbY

EG #firefighters thank our residents for always supporting us! Especially for standing with us in protest last evening against this Town Council & Town mismanager. We our honored to work for the residents of this community & together we will take back our community in November https://t.co/cUWh7iw0Lk

East Greenwich Town Council to vote on fire department restructuring https://t.co/VveXFfuyJZ

Nice work IAFF Locals 1703 and 1314, RISAFF & PFFM https://t.co/DJ2Uf4mYam

RISAFF President Joesph Andriole attends FIRE OPS 101 with Tiverton Firefighters Local 1703 and their President Craig Committo. This joint FIRE OPS, conducted with Fall River Local 1314, was held to help educate members... https://t.co/ryTpYY5EIN

Today members from RISAFF locals assisted our brothers and sisters of East Greenwich Firefighters Local 3328 to distribute leaflets in their community and set the record straight on Gayle Corrigan. President Andriole... https://t.co/Esc6weBWmR

FYI L: SAFER GRANT DEADLINE

The deadline for submitting Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant applications is April 27 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT). IAFF staff are available to review your department’s SAFER application through... https://t.co/m51dIMRKIl

Thoughts and prayers to the family of K9 Police Officer Sean Gannon and members of the Yarmouth Police Department. RIP... https://t.co/TdEKU4F1re

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2018 MDA Boot Camp. Excellent work done by all RISAFF locals collecting $206,394.00 for MDA in… https://t.co/ZWzuRJgg33

Rhode Island State Association of Firefighters at 2018 MDA Boot Camp held at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Our MDA family this year is Alicia Martin and Mason Muro. Excellent job done by all RISAFF locals collecting a total of... https://t.co/4s0Ls9K7oM

East Greenwich Firefighters Local 3328 and many locals across New England are attending the MDA Bootcamp in Connecticut today @IAFFLocal3328 @IAFFNewsDesk @risaff @MDARIandSEMA @IAFFdist3VP @IAFFGST

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The Fiscal Year 2017 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant application period opens March 26. The deadline for submitting grant applications is April 27 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT).

SAFER grants... https://t.co/1MXja7eiFq

Only 54 tickets left. Did you get yours? Get them today before it's too late!
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RISAFF’s First Outreach Meeting/Presentation with our Locals

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, President Andriole kicked off an outreach campaign of the Rhode Island State Association of Firefighters in Middletown with our Brothers and Sisters from Middletown Local 1933, led by President Jon Reese.

As discussed at prior Executive Board and State meetings, RISAFF will be touring our Locals that wish to have RISAFF make an appearance and presentation at their Union meetings. This is a multi-purpose program. Foremost, to meet our members of RISAFF, explain all functions of our state organization including labor relation matters such as collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, contract arbitration and state labor board actions. We will explain RISAFFs role in legislative advocacy, protecting widow benefits, and our ability to provide our members with competitive cost and access to life insurance.

Additionally, to make sure our members are aware that RISAFF has a state-wide members assistance program and that annual health, safety and labor relations conferences are held to educate our members. Also to discuss ways to stay informed about state and local meetings, events and fundraisers.

Our mission will also include, as always, our belief in Union solidarity. There will be trying times ahead of all Unions with the likely outcome of the Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME case. RISAFF will be discussing with our members the importance of maintaining our solidarity under what may come of this case.

If your Local would like to participate in this program please reach out to President Andriole.

Thank you to President Jon Reese and the members of Local 1933 for being the first to participate! RISAFF looks forward to seeing you at your Union meeting soon!

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