RISAFF Officers and Elected Officials

Joseph A. Andriole

President

Joseph A. Andriole is a retired Battalion Chief from the Johnston Fire Department. Joseph served as President of the Johnston Fire Fighters, IAFF Local1950, for 15 years until his retirement.

He was elected as President of RISAFF in 2018 and also serves as a business agent.

Scott A. Robinson

Vice President

Scott Robinson is an active member of Cranston Firefighters Local 1363. Scott also serves as their Vice President.

Scott is the co-chair of the Rhode Island State Association of Firefighters Members Assistance Program.

Scott was elected to the position of Vice President of RISAFF in 2018

Keith A. Calci

Secretary

Keith Calci is an active member of Johnston Firefighters Local 1950. Keith also serves as their President.

Keith was elected to the position of Secretary of RISAFF in 2018.

Howie F. Tighe

Treasurer

Howie Tighe is an active member of Portsmouth Firefighters Local 1949. Howie also serves as their President.

Howie was elected to the position of Treasurer of RISAFF in 2016.

James T. Richard

Executive Board Chair

James Richard is an active member of Cumberland Rescue Local 2725. James also serves as their President.

James was elected to the position of Executive Board Chair fo RISAFF in 2016.

Jeff Henault

1st District Vice President

Jeff Henault is an active member of Woonsocket Firefighters Local 732. Jeff also serves as their President.

Jeff was elected to the position of 1st District Vice President of RISAFF in 2018.

Derek Crossman

2nd District Vice President

Derek Crossman is an active member of Newport Firefighters Local 1080. Derek also serves as their President.

Derek was elected to the position of 2nd District Vice President of RISAFF in 2018.

William Perry

3rd District Vice President

William Perry is an active member of East Greenwich Firefighters Local 3328. William also serves as their President.

William was elected to the position 3rd District Vice President of RISAFF in 2016.

Paul Valletta Jr.

Legistlative Representative

Paul Valletta Jr. is an active member of Cranston Firefighters Local 1363. Paul also serves as their President.

Robert Neill

Staff Representative

Robert Neill is a retired member of Pawtucket Firefighters Local 1261.
Robert retired as a Batallion Chief from the Pawtucket Fire Department. He served as President of Pawtucket Fire Fighters from 2002 until 2014.

Robert has served as staff representative of RISAFF since 2009.

  • To cultivate a close feeling of friendship and fellowship among the Professional Fire Fighters in the State of Rhode Island.
  • To encourage all permanent fire fighters in the State of Rhode Island to organize local unions affiliated with the International Association of Fire Fighters, and the Rhode Island State Association of Fire Fighters.
  • To Assist its members in securing adequate compensation, sound and just pension plans, and assist in the promotion and protection of legislation favorable to the interest and aim of the professional fire fighter.
  • The fostering and encouragement of a high degree of skill and efficiency.