In 1966, a headline in the International Fire Fighter read, "Desperate Mother Drops Baby From 3rd Floor Into Waiting Arms of an Off-Duty Fire Fighter." Raymond P. Fontaine, a Woonsocket, RI Local 732 member, was off-duty but when he saw the apparatus roll by, he followed. The mother had run back to the burning building after securing her other children's safety to save her 20-month baby. Fontaine caught the girl in his arms. ... See MoreSee Less
Not surprised. This is what firefighters do. They're always there for us and I am so grateful. Imagine how much you have to trust that your baby will be caught. Firefighters are special people.
There are still opening at the IAFF Peer support training in Boston at Florian Hall, July 24th & 25th. Any RISAFF Members that wish to attend contact Scott Robinson or Joe Casalino to register. ... See MoreSee Less
RISAFF would like to thank all Locals, Members and Honor Guards who participated in the services for Executive Board Chairman, President & Brother Henault.
Thank you to the Brothers and Sisters of Woonsocket Local 732, who arranged an honorable active duty death funeral service for Brother Henault.
The attendance of union leaders and members, fire department chiefs and members, military service members, community leaders, hockey and baseball team players and parents and all his family and friends was a true testament to the person that Jeff Henault was.
As we all continue to grieve for him, please keep his wife and two children in your thoughts and prayers. Also, as a reminder a memorial fund has been established to assist the family, please consider donating. ... See MoreSee Less
It is with the deepest regret and sorrow that RISAFF announces the death of Brother Jeff Henault. Brother Henault was the Chairman of RISAFF's Executive Board, past 1st District Vice President of RISAFF and the current... https://t.co/WlpeYQlnzj
RISAFF Members along with Pawtucket Local 1261 Members will be picketing Pawtucket Mayor Grebien's fundraiser tomorrow night. Local 1261 members have been engaged in a prolonged interest arbitration battle with the City... https://t.co/jmOYCF0845
Narragansett Local 1589 did an outstanding job honoring LODD Captain David Arnold today. Thank you to the RISAFF locals who came out honor Brother Arnold, may he rest in peace. Please keep his family, friends and Local 1589 in your thoughts and prayers.
The Fiscal Year 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) application period opens Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on March 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (ET). There is $345 million available in... https://t.co/m51dIMRKIl