~PEMA | Press Room
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

About the PEMA Press Room

The PEMA Press Room has the following regional capabilities:

  • Ability to conduct and share live Television and Radio broadcasts from the Providence EOC;
  • Ability to distribute via the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Basic Rate Interface (BRI) to any participating RIBA member;
  • Ability to connect with power, video and audio feeds any local mobile Television News truck; and
  • Ability to produce video and audio content for direct feed to web and Podcasts.

Other Features include:

  • Dedicated Sound-proofed Press Room;
  • Permanent fixed digital cameras in the Press Room + EOC;
  • Audio + Video (A/V) support equipment;
  • Live Truck shore power + A/V connectivity;
  • Live video web-streaming;
  • Direct Email + Voice connectivity;
  • Teleprompter
  • Dimmable Fluorescent Studio Lighting; and
  • Branded + Chroma Key Backdrops.

Media Inquiries

Primary Media Contact:
David Ortiz, Mayor's Director of Communications
401-241-3887
Contact David
Visit the Mayor's Press Room Online

For emergencies, contact:
Peter T. Gaynor, PEMA Director
401-680-8000
Contact Pete

Media Inquiries to PEMA by Email:
PEMAPressRoom@providenceri.com
Note: If you are not a member of the press, you will not receive a response.

For non-urgent matters:
Call our office at 401-680-8000 or fax 401-680-8058

Multimedia:

PEMALive:
Tune into LIVE broadcasts from the Press Room + EOC via the Web.


Media Resources

Statistics

Fact Sheets

Awards + Recognition

  • PEMA was evaluated by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) in August 2010 and received EMAP accreditation on 27 October 2010. PEMA was recognized with a Press Conference in December of 2010 as the first municipality in the US to achieve this status.
  • PEMA Director, Peter Gaynor, earned National Certification as a "Certified Emergency Manager" (CEM) through the International Association of Emergency Managers (June 2010).
  • Major article written in Emergency Management Magazine about PEMA's Public-Private local initiatives.
  • Port of Providence Chemical Sensor Port Project singled out by Security Directors News and Emergency Management Magazine.
  • Recognized by FEMA as a national model for Public-Private partnerships.

Directory of our Subject Matter Experts

  • Medical
    • Dr. Kenneth William, MD
    • Thomas Lawrence, RIDMAT
  • Health
    • Alysia Mihalakos, CEPR, RIDOH
  • Mass Care
    • Vacant, RI Red Cross
  • Critical Infrastructure
    • Alan Seitz, PSA
  • Terrorism
    • Brian Pires, ATAC
    • Steven Morley, JTTF
  • Transportation
    • Mark Campbell, TSA
    • Stephen Pugsley, AMTRAK
  • Port
    • Steve Curtis, ProvPort
  • IT / Cyber
    • Upon Request
  • Fire / Fire Prevention
    • Chief Clarence Cunha, PFD
  • Law Enforcement / Homeland Security
    • Vacant
  • Weather
    • Steve Cascione, Ocean State Weather
    • Glenn Field, NWS Taunton
  • Hospitals
    • Peter Ginaitt, LifeSpan
    • Dawn Lewis, HARI
  • Communications
    • Carolyn Arias, City of Providenc
  • Water
    • Boyce Spinelli, PWSB





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