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This EMS week, and every day, let’s Stand Up for better EMS SafetyOn this second day of National EMS Week, let’s all stand up for better EMS safety. For the IAFF, there is no better way to honor our members than to STAND UP for your safety. We encourage you to advocate for presumptive legislation, adequate staffing, better training, proper tools and equipment to protect yourselves while you are providing time-critical, pre-hospital care to our communities.
During this EMS Week and in the days to come, remember that safety is not just limited to wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and seat belts and following proper lifting techniques. It’s time to stop thinking that patients directing violence toward you is just part of the job. It’s time to realize that violence from patients, patient family members and bystanders is an unacceptable hazard that needs to be addressed.
It’s also time to remember that being organized gives you a voice to participate in planning for your own safety. Begin at the local level, and advocate for your agency or department to embrace a culture of safety. Everyone in your department or agency should be able to stop an unsafe act without fear of retribution and to help identify a solution. This has never been as evident as it is today with not only our normal calls for service, but with a worldwide pandemic that has highlighted the deficiencies within our healthcare systems.
So, let’s STAND UP and be heard to ensure we meet at least the minimum training and equipment standards. Your overall professionalism and dedication have been instrumental in accomplishing the mission of providing the best pre-hospital care and transport, all while living up to the mission of the IAFF.
A long awaited and much needed new ambulance was placed in service this afternoon. This new unit replaces the 2013 unit. Thank you to our community for always supporting your East Greenwich firefighters and for giving us the equipment needed to serve you.
Remember and Honor all those who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
Today is a day to reflect on our what our Military heroes have done for us and our Country.
Thank you for your sacrifice.
Huge thank you to @AlliesDonuts for the donations to first responders all over RI today! I was glad to help my sis-in-law deliver some joy to Police, Firefighters, & Dispatchers in West Warwick, Coventry, & West Greenwich! @WestWarwickPD @Coventry_RI_PD @risaff
With deep regret RISAFF announces the Active Duty Death of Dispatcher Kenneth "Hoppy" Hoskin, West Warwick Local 1104.
Our deepest sympathy to the Hoskin family and members of Local 1104.
Thoughts and Prayers for the Hoskin family and the Brothers and Sisters of Local 1104.
RISAFF would like to thank GST Armand Sabitoni of @LIUNA, Mike Sabitoni of RI Building Trade Union and Local 251 RI Laborers Union for securing much needed N95s and PPE gowns. Thanks to John Furtado of AA Asbestos Abatement Co. in Johnston for donating protective coveralls.
Thank you to the Town of East Greenwich and Chief Patenaude for purchasing a UV-C Air & Surface Disinfection Lamp. The light kills all known bacteria & virus in less than 2 minutes. It takes only 30 seconds to kill the Corona Virus on the surface @egreenwichnews @risaff
RISAFF Leadership & MAP would like to remind our members that our peer support team is always available to you. Contact a peer support member or direct at 1-833-RISAFF1.
Please help each other out during these times and we'll all get through this together! Stay Strong, Stay Safe!
Due to the recent events affecting all of us, we are postponing our bowling night scheduled for April 4th. It is our intent to reschedule this event for the fall. Please reach out to us if you'd like your tickets reimbursed or we will hold your lane for the fall. Stay safe!
RISAFF's Legislative Dinner in Washington D.C. Thank you to our members who attended and the entire RI Congressional Delegation for their unwavering support of firefighters!
@SenJackReed @SenWhitehouse @JimLangevin @davidcicilline @EdzoForIAFF @IAFFdist3VP
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