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Monday, July, 30, 2018

Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Paré showcase Providence Fire Department’s new Rescue 1 vehicle

Providence, RI: Mayor Jorge Elorza, Commissioner of Public Safety Steven M. Paré, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline and members of the Providence Fire Department gathered this morning at the Broad Street fire station to showcase the Providence Fire Department’s new Rescue 1 vehicle, a Ford 550 frontline ambulance, which was […]

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Monday, July, 02, 2018

Firework Safety for July 4th

The Providence Fire Department responds to a number of calls each year related to injuries and fires caused by the use of fireworks during July 4th festivities and parties. While some ground-based and sparkling devices are legal and available to purchase in Rhode Island, they still have the potential to cause the same devastating effects […]

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Thursday, June, 14, 2018

Providence Fire Department receives Public Protection Classification 1 rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO)

  One of only two departments in Rhode Island to earn the distinguished Class 1 rating, the PFD has demonstrated best practices in fire suppression and community fire preparedness Providence, RI– Mayor Jorge Elorza and Commissioner of Public Safety Steven M. Paré announce today that following a review by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) that […]

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Providence Fire Department begins 52th Training Academy
Monday, June, 04, 2018

Providence Fire Department begins 52th Training Academy

Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Paré and members of the Providence Fire Department’s Division of Training welcomed 80 new recruits this morning, kicking off their first day of training PROVIDENCE, RI- Mayor Jorge Elorza, Commissioner of Public Safety Steven M. Paré, Training Academy Director Captain Anthony Lancellotti and members of the Providence Fire Department gathered this morning […]

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Tuesday, April, 17, 2018

Providence Fire Department to receive $1,000 donation from the Above the Noise Foundation

Providence Fire Department to receive $1,000 donation from the Above the Noise Foundation, affording enhanced advertising and outreach efforts for Providence Safe Stations Wednesday, April 18th at 9:30 a.m., Providence Public Safety Complex WHO: Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Paré, Anita Devlin; President of the Above the Noise Foundation, Tom Coderre; Senior Advisor to Governor Gina Raimondo […]

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Monday, December, 11, 2017

Mayor Elorza, State Partners Announce PVD Safe Stations

Starting 1/2/2018-PVD Safe Stations provides 24/7 support to opioid dependent individuals, directs people to treatment and recovery services  PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that the City is launching PVD Safe Stations on January 2, 2018, which provides opioid-dependent and other substance use disorder individuals the ability to connect with treatment and recovery […]

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Tuesday, November, 21, 2017

Providence Fire Department offers Thanksgiving fire safety tips

Prevent a Turkey Fryer Fire Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires and when you fry foods, you increase the risk of a cooking fire Keep in in mind the potential dangers of deep frying a turkey: Turkey fryers can easily tip over spilling hot oil across a large area. Use your turkey […]

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Monday, November, 20, 2017

51st Training Academy Graduation Ceremony

Providence Fire Department 51st Training Academy Graduation Ceremony   Following their completion of a rigorous 24-week training process, 83 men and women will graduate from the 51st Providence Fire Department Training Academy, representing the largest and most diverse academy class in the department’s distinguished history including four female recruits, one ranking 3rd overall in the class   […]

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Tuesday, August, 29, 2017

Providence Fire Department purchase LUCAS™ 3 Chest Compression Systems to provide enhanced Emergency Medical Services

  Providence, RI– The Providence Fire Department has recently purchased LUCAS™ 3 Chest Compression Systems to enhance life-saving measures when responding to calls that require Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).  The PFD conducted a five-month trial period with two of these devices being stored on rescue vehicles, operating in various areas throughout the City, and were used […]

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