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.
Unfortunately during a tragic house fire today that injured 2 civilians and a firefighter it took an Engine from Middletown 10 minutes to arrive on scene when it should have taken no more than 3 minutes if the Town had adequate Fire Department staffing.
Last Chance!!! Anyone wishing to purchase a T-shirt can stop by Station 1 located at 284 Main St East Greenwich, RI at anytime. Sizes left are Small, 2XL, 3XL and cost $20 a shirt. All proceeds will be donated to Worcester FD Local 1009 in honor of their fallen members.
Merry Christmas from RISAFF. We wish you and your family a safe and joyous day! To our Brothers and Sisters working today at the firehouse, to all those working in public service and to our military service members, stay safe and thank you for your service!
How do Middletown firefighter shifts compare? A look at Aquidneck Island numbers and national standards
Worcester FD memorial shirts have arrived! Anyone who would like to get one can stop by Station 1 (284 Main St East Greenwich) at anytime. Sizes small through 3xl. $20/shirt. All proceeds will be donated to the Worcester FD Local 1009 in honor of their fallen members @risaff