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Friday, October, 21, 2022

Providence Emergency Management Agency to Conduct Test of Port of Providence Emergency Siren Warning System

Providence Emergency Management Agency and Port partners to conduct annual drill of emergency evacuation system at Port of Providence Friday, October 21, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – 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 […]

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Friday, February, 25, 2022

City of Providence Launches “Community Academy” Civic Education Program

City accepting applications for pilot program that will familiarize residents with City services Friday, February 25, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza and members of the African American Ambassadors Education Reform Subgroup today announced applications are now being accepted to participate in Providence Community Academy, a new civic education pilot program that will familiarize […]

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Tuesday, November, 30, 2021

City of Providence and Providence IAFF Local 799 Reach Tentative Five-Year Agreement to Advance Significant Pension Reform

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence and its firefighter’s union, IAFF Local 799, have reached a tentative five-year agreement that achieves significant pension reform and improvements to healthcare options for firefighters. “My top priority since taking office has been addressing the City’s long-standing structural challenges that have held the city […]

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Tuesday, April, 13, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces Completion of Operations Review and Analysis of the Providence Public Safety Department

PFM Center for Justice and Safety Finance provides independent report informing shift to a prevention-first model of public safety to create a healthier, safer, and more just community April 13, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilman Pedro Espinal (Ward 10), Commissioner of Public Safety, Steven Paré, Deputy Director of PFM’s Center […]

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Tuesday, October, 22, 2019

Providence Fire Department Mobile Health Unit

Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Paré, and health care partners announce Providence Fire Department Mobile Health Unit October, 22, 2019 Providence, RI: Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Commissioner of Public Safety Steven M. Paré, Providence Fire Department Chief of Emergency Medical Services Zachariah Kenyon, President and CEO Peter Marino (Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island) and CEO Merrill […]

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Tuesday, July, 30, 2019

Providence Fire Department’s Accelerant Detection K-9 Wizard

Providence Fire Department’s Accelerant Detection K-9 Wizard awarded $1,500.00 in grant funding from Petco Foundation’s “Helping Heroes” campaign Providence, RI- The Providence Fire Department has been awarded a generous $1,500.00 in grant funding from the Petco Foundation’s annual “Helping Heroes” campaign. Funds will be used to provide much-needed resources for PFD’s Accelerant Detection K-9 Wizard, […]

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Monday, July, 08, 2019

Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Paré unveil Providence Fire Department’s new Ladder 6 vehicle

Providence, RI   Mayor Jorge Elorza, Commissioner of Public Safety Steven M. Paré, U.S. Senator’s Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline, David Parr, Regional Fire Program Specialist, DHS/FEMA and members of the Providence Fire Department gathered this morning at the Atwells Avenue fire station to showcase the Providence Fire Department’s new Ladder 6 vehicle, […]

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Monday, June, 17, 2019

Messer Street Fire Station to temporarily close for construction

Messer Street Fire Station to temporarily close for construction, Engine 8 and Ladder 2 to relocate to nearby stations and will continue providing service within their normal district Providence, RI: Beginning tonight, June 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., the Messer Street fire station will be temporarily closed for capital improvements that will be made within […]

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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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