President Andriole attended the Warwick Fire Department Promotional Ceremony last evening. RISAFF would like to Congratulate all the members who were promoted and wish them a continued healthy and safe career. ... See MoreSee Less
I would like to thank everyone who attended the Legislative Hearings today and yesterday in regards to our Cancer Presumption Legislation.
I would especially like to thank RISAFF Lobbyists Paul Valletta for all his hard work and testimony along with 1st District Vice President Jay Petrillo who provided supportive documentation, data and studies.
We are hopeful that members of the General Assembly will pass this Legislation to help protect the health of Fire Fighters in the State of Rhode Island.
#IAFFsafety: We all want to stay warm, but we respond to more home fires in the winter months. Use space heaters and generators cautiously and according to the guidelines provided with the equipment. ... See MoreSee Less
Adequate staffing matters!Middletown has had a BUSY couple days. Yesterday in 24hrs, we responded to 26 emergency calls, 12 of which were storm related. All surrounding towns were also busy, so mutual aid was unavailable during the storm. Today between 0930 and 1001, Middletown had 5 calls, one of them a CPR, where we had Portsmouth, Navy, and Newport all transporting patients out of our town. Our thanks again go out to the surrounding towns for the huge number of mutual aid calls they have responded to. (All rescues pictured, had just transported Middletown residents to Newport hospital today.) ... See MoreSee Less
Last night President Michael Papagni was presented a check for $25K for the family of our fallen brother Jason Menard at the @risaff Convention Thank you RISAFF! Special thanks to the @IAFFLocal3328 for all the hard work. #UnionStrong #WorcFFsL1009
Earlier today I was proud to join 100’s of FF’s across New England in the @NHLBruins Foundation B-Fit Challenge. We climbed the stairs at the @tdgarden in full gear for charity. @IAFFdist3VP @IAFFGST @edwardkelly11 @PFFMSecTreas @THE_PFFM
RISAFF Press Release regarding Middletown Council President Sylvia’s comments in the Newport Daily News article published on January, 14, 2020. @NBC10 @wpri12 @ABC6 @projo @MiddletownPatch @TheNewportDaily @Middletown411 @MollyjoOBrien @riaflcio
The comments in this story from the Middletown Council President and Administrator are FALSE.
The Town has refused to engage in any negotiations whatsoever.
“Town Council, Administrator, Fire Chief have failed residents…nothing short of reckless” - Pres. of RI State Assoc of Fire Fighters about @MiddletownFire constraints. "Blackout" policy in #NewBedford & #Pawtucket also in question. https://rinewstoday.com/town-council-administrator-fire-chief-have-failed-residents-nothing-short-of-reckless/
Firefighters call upon Middletown to fix ‘grossly inadequate’ staffing after New Year’s Eve fire https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/east-bay/firefighters-call-upon-middletown-to-fix-grossly-inadequate-staffing-after-new-years-eve-fire/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_wpri_feed
Father saves daughter from burning house in Middletown. Both are in the hospital with burns. Neighbors, firefighters union criticize response time as town’s fire truck was on another call. https://turnto10.com/news/local/man-daughter-injured-in-middletown-house-fire
“We aren’t adequately able to take care of all the calls.” Middletown firefighters union says today’s fire is an example of how the fire department is understaffed. Middletown’s fire truck and rescue were at another call when this fire started. Newport fire truck got there first.