As part of National Recovery Month, Mayor Brett P. Smiley, Chief of Policy and Resiliency Sheila Dormody and Healthy Communities Data and Evaluation Manager Rachel Ferrara, MSW today announced the City’s Overdose Prevention Plan, which outlines the ways in which the City will work to expand investments in recovery and sets long-term goals of further integrating behavioral health supports across City departments.
The Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will conduct the annual Port Evacuation Drill which includes a test activation of the Port of Providence Emergency Siren Warning System (PPESWS) at 12:00PM on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. The primary goal of these drills is to ensure proper functioning of the sirens and the system control panels associated with them. These sirens may be audible in surrounding communities.
Mayor Brett P. Smiley today announced the launch of the Comprehensive Plan Survey, one of the City’s engagement tools for gathering input from residents and stakeholders on the City's future growth, sustainability, and policy initiatives. This user-friendly survey can be accessed online at plan.providenceri.gov/survey and will remain open for participation until October 31.
Mayor Brett P. Smiley and Providence Fire Department Chief Derek M. Silva today announced the implementation of the Providence Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services Bicycle Unit. This specialized unit within the Providence Fire Department began in mid-August in alignment with the City’s efforts to provide preventative emergency services and help residents struggling with substance use get connected to recovery resources.
Through our once-a-decade update of the Providence Comprehensive Plan, we are convening the diverse perspectives of our neighbors, local businesses and community members to create policies and practices that reflect our community's vision for the future of Providence.
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