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Portsmouth Rhode Island Firefighters

Portsmouth Rhode Island Firefighters Portsmouth Rhode Island Firefighters, Local 1949.

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At approximately 0745 hours this morning, Car 3, Engine 3, Rescue 2, Rescue 1 along with PPD responded to the Sakonnet R...
10/27/2022

At approximately 0745 hours this morning, Car 3, Engine 3, Rescue 2, Rescue 1 along with PPD responded to the Sakonnet River Bridge for a car versus tractor.

One person was evaluated on-scene and one transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Another successful open house this past Sunday! Thanks to everyone that came out to our station, we hope you enjoyed it....
10/27/2022

Another successful open house this past Sunday! Thanks to everyone that came out to our station, we hope you enjoyed it. We hope everyone went home with tips and tricks to stay safe in the event of an emergency!

At 5:11pm on 10/24/22 Portsmouth Fire Alarm received multiple 911 calls reporting a structure fire and possible explosio...
10/25/2022

At 5:11pm on 10/24/22 Portsmouth Fire Alarm received multiple 911 calls reporting a structure fire and possible explosion at 44 Valhalla Drive. Portsmouth Fire Alarm dispatched Car 2, Engine 3, Engine 2 and Ladder 1 to the incident along with Portsmouth Police. On arrival at 5:15pm Car 2 reported a working fire, with heavy fire showing from the front of the home in the basement with definite extension into the first floor and attic. All occupants were accounted for on arrival. A second alarm was transmitted at 5:20pm which brought in Tiverton Ladder 2, Newport Engine 1, Newport Ladder 1, Bristol ladder 1 and Middletown Rescue 3 to the scene. The fire was placed under control at 5:40pm. The fire significantly damaged a portion of the home. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Portsmouth Fire Marshal, Portsmouth Police and the State Fire Marshal. One firefighter suffered a minor leg injury and was transported to Newport ER and released.

10/24/2022

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Portsmouth Firefighters are currently working a house fire on Valhalla Dr.

Stay safe brothers and sisters!

Photos from Portsmouth Police RI's post
10/22/2022

Photos from Portsmouth Police RI's post

10/15/2022
Photos from The Pennfield School's post
10/13/2022

Photos from The Pennfield School's post

Portsmouth Firefighters would like to thank everyone who donated, sponsored, and participated in our first annual co****...
10/12/2022

Portsmouth Firefighters would like to thank everyone who donated, sponsored, and participated in our first annual co****le tournament!

The tournament was a great success and we hope everyone had a great time. There were about 200 people in attendance and we are extremely grateful.

We hope to see you next year!

For immediate release:Around 10:47pm Portsmouth Fire Alarm received multiple 911 calls reporting an overturned trolley w...
10/09/2022

For immediate release:

Around 10:47pm Portsmouth Fire Alarm received multiple 911 calls reporting an overturned trolley with multiple injured patients at a private event.

The first arriving units started triaging patients by severity of their injuries. The shift commander declared a level 1 MCI (mass casualty incident) due to the amount of patients involved. There were a total of 7 patients requiring transport to the hospital. 4 patients were transported to Newport Hospital and 3 were transported to St. Anne’s Hospital.

The following units were operating at the scene: Portsmouth’s Car 3, Engine 3, Rescue 2, and Rescue 1. There were a total of 6 mutual aid rescues including: 2 Middletown, 2 Bristol, 1 Tiverton, and 1 Newport Navy.

Thanks to all the mutual aid companies as well as Portsmouth Police for assisting during this large scale incident. We wish a speedy recovery to the patients involved.

Middletown RI Firefighters Local 1933 Tiverton Firefighters Local 1703 Bristol Fire Department-RI Newport Navy IAFF F-100 Portsmouth Police RI

Photos from Portsmouth Police RI's post
10/09/2022

Photos from Portsmouth Police RI's post

On October 1 around 2300 hours Portsmouth Marine 1 responded to the area of Point Judith and Roger Wheeler Beach for a m...
10/06/2022
Fisherman finds body of Narragansett man whose kayak sank

On October 1 around 2300 hours Portsmouth Marine 1 responded to the area of Point Judith and Roger Wheeler Beach for a missing kayaker.

Portsmouth Marine 1 along with North Kingstown Marine 5, Newport Marine 6, Narragansett Marine 2, and USCG performed searches for the missing kayaker but were unsuccessful in locating him.

Due to deteriorating weather and sea conditions the search was suspended around 0200 hours.

Portsmouth Firefighters would like to extend our condolences to the families involved.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said Wednesday that a Narragansett man died in a kayaking accident.A fisherman found the body of 36-year

Traffic accident: Today, Engine 3, Car 3, and Rescue 2 responded to the area of East Main at stub toe for a reported rol...
10/06/2022

Traffic accident:

Today, Engine 3, Car 3, and Rescue 2 responded to the area of East Main at stub toe for a reported roll over.

Crews arrived to find a vehicle that had rolled over multiple times and landed on its wheels. A hydrant was struck and launched approximately 200 feet down the road and came to a rest on the sidewalk.

All involved parties were transported to area hospitals for evaluation.

10/01/2022

🚨 Traffic Alert 🚨

Expect Delays on West Main Road near Hedly Street as officers are dealing with a large tour bus that has become disabled. Please seek an alternate route if possible.

Co****le Venue Change Unfortunately, due to this weekend's forecast, we will be changing venue locations for our co****l...
10/01/2022

Co****le Venue Change

Unfortunately, due to this weekend's forecast, we will be changing venue locations for our co****le fundraiser. The event will NO longer be at Ragged Island Brewery. It will be hosted indoors at Won sports in Seekonk, address below.

1314 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA 02771

Registration is at 11 am with a start time of 12 pm. One meal ticket and one beverage ticket will still be provided for players.

If you have any questions feel free to email [email protected] or call/text 401-533-0953.

Venue changeUnfortunately, due to this weekend's forecast, we will be changing venue locations. The event will NO longer...
09/30/2022

Venue change

Unfortunately, due to this weekend's forecast, we will be changing venue locations. The event will NO longer be at Ragged Island Brewery. It will be hosted indoors at Won sports in Seekonk, address below.

1314 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA 02771

Registration is at 11 am with a start time of 12 pm. One meal ticket and one beverage ticket will still be provided for players.

If you have any questions feel free to email [email protected] or call/text 401-533-0953.

ATTENTION!

Portsmouth Firefighters Local 1949 will be hosting our first annual co****le tournament at Ragged Island Brewing Company on October 2nd! This is a family-friendly event and anybody is welcome to play or attend.

See the image below for registration info.

We hope to see you there!

Registration link: https://preview.page.link/app.scoreholio.com/link/Erws

T-Shirt Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdelqO3QIH-4SWDFCEGfS0ngKHJNPHhtEm8-BpQ86iyXSodA/viewform

🚨Water Rescue🌊Today at 929am Portsmouth Fire Alarm received multiple 911 calls for a male who fell off of his boat into ...
09/26/2022

🚨Water Rescue🌊

Today at 929am Portsmouth Fire Alarm received multiple 911 calls for a male who fell off of his boat into the water and did not resurface off of Fountain Avenue in Island Park.

Portsmouth Fire Alarm dispatched Car 2, Rescue 1 w/ Marine 2, Engine 2, Rescue 2 and Car 1 to the incident. While enroute Car 2 requested the Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force be activated and a special request for a dive team to the scene.

On arrival Car 2 established Command and spoke to the caller/witness and made a reference point for the search which was approximately 70' offshore. 2 Portsmouth Fire Department swimmers were deployed into the water and were able to reach the patient in the area of his boat. The patient was unable to get back into his boat due to his waders filling with water causing him to sink. He was rescued and retrieved after 20 minutes in the water; he was able to surface but unable to get to shore. The patient was alert and responsive upon retrieval and transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

09/24/2022

Thank you to East Greenwich Firefighters A Platoon for sending dinner to our members tonight because we didn’t receive pay checks this week. We greatly appreciate it!

On September 22, Just after 0930 hours Portsmouth Fire Alarm received a call for reports of a vessel taking on water nea...
09/23/2022

On September 22, Just after 0930 hours Portsmouth Fire Alarm received a call for reports of a vessel taking on water near the Northern end of the Sakonnet River, possibly in the river basin.

The Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force was activated and marine assets from Portsmouth, Bristol, Cranston, Warwick and USGC responded. Land assets from Tiverton Fire also assisted. Increasing wind and poor weather conditions made this search difficult. An extensive search included the Sakonnet River from Fogland, North to the South side of the Braga Bridge, and West to the Providence River and Narragansett Bay. While searching between the Bristol shoreline and Southwest side of Spar Island in Mount Hope Bay, Bristol Marine 7 reported a debris field which included large parts of a boat, a life-ring and other personal affects. Additional assets were deployed to assist and shortly after arriving in the area the USCG 45’ found and rescued a person in the water yelling for help. The one victim was transferred to a Bristol marine asset and transported to land for evaluation. USCG Station Castle Hill and Bristol Harbormaster were able to confirm that this was the original caller for the vessel taking on water and that there was only one victim.

Thank you to all the responders and departments who participated in the rescue of the boater.

For immediate release:On 9/10/2022 around 2322 hours, Portsmouth Fire Alarm received a 911 call from a resident on Hog I...
09/11/2022

For immediate release:

On 9/10/2022 around 2322 hours, Portsmouth Fire Alarm received a 911 call from a resident on Hog Island who reported a vessel that crashed into land at a high rate of speed.

Portsmouth Marine 1 and Bristol Marine 1 were dispatched to the incident. Portsmouth Marine 1 was the first arriving vessel and established command of the incident. Portsmouth Marine 1 found an approximate 30’ pleasure craft that struck a small island on the west side of Hog Island. Due to the area being very rocky and shallow, it was difficult to gain access to the vessel to check for people on board. Luckily, a Good Samaritan with a smaller boat was able to shuttle our firefighters closer to land and check for injuries with the assistance of Bristol Marine 1.

The two parties involved in the accident were transported to Bristol for evaluation by Bristol Rescue. One party was transported to Newport Hospital.

While this incident was happening, there were two additional EMS calls in progress and Middletown RI Firefighters Local 1933were called for mutual aid assistance.

Portsmouth Firefighters will never forget.
09/11/2022

Portsmouth Firefighters will never forget.

09/09/22: At 17:20 Portsmouth firefighters responded mutual aid to Tiverton for a head on collision. 2 parties were tran...
09/09/2022

09/09/22: At 17:20 Portsmouth firefighters responded mutual aid to Tiverton for a head on collision. 2 parties were transported to Rhode Island hospital. Please remember to wear your seatbelts and remain properly restrained at all times.
Tiverton Firefighters Local 1703

If you plan on participating in the tournament, we kindly ask you to register by September 19th if possible. This will g...
09/09/2022

If you plan on participating in the tournament, we kindly ask you to register by September 19th if possible. This will give us adequate time to purchase the proper amount of Tshirts.

Again, if you are having any difficulties registering, or have questions, please reach out to the numbers on the flyer. Thank you for everyone’s support!

Registration link: https://preview.page.link/app.scoreholio.com/link/Erws

T-Shirt Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdelqO3QIH-4SWDFCEGfS0ngKHJNPHhtEm8-BpQ86iyXSodA/viewform

09/05/2022

Have a safe Labor Day.

August flew by fast, Before we know, it will be October. Don’t forget to sign up! If you are having any problems registe...
08/29/2022

August flew by fast, Before we know, it will be October. Don’t forget to sign up!

If you are having any problems registering, or have questions, reach out to the numbers listed on the bottom left side of the flyer.

ATTENTION!

Portsmouth Firefighters Local 1949 will be hosting our first annual co****le tournament at Ragged Island Brewing Company on October 2nd! This is a family-friendly event and anybody is welcome to play or attend.

See the image below for registration info.

We hope to see you there!

Registration link: https://preview.page.link/app.scoreholio.com/link/Erws

T-Shirt Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdelqO3QIH-4SWDFCEGfS0ngKHJNPHhtEm8-BpQ86iyXSodA/viewform

Mutual aid departments training together to be prepared!
08/29/2022

Mutual aid departments training together to be prepared!

A training opportunity presented its self today for C shift to go do some drafting training with Portsmouth Fire department. Portsmouth fire is on our run card as our drafting engine for most fire incidents. These mutual aid trainings are important for communication and smooth incident command/operations in the time of an emergency. We rely on our mutual aid brothers and they on us during larger incidents. Thanks PFD for the call today. Strong work Lieutenant Johnson

08/29/2022

For immediate release:

Today At 1830 hours Portsmouth Fire Alarm received a 911 call for a head-on crash of two boats in the water off Potters Cove, Prudence Island with 3 or more injured. The condition of the boats involved and the total number of people on board were unknown.

Portsmouth Marine 1 responded, and the Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force was activated through Metro-Control sending additional fire and police marine units from: Warwick, Bristol, DEM, USCG Station Castle Hill, Warren, Cranston, Providence, North Kingstown. The first arriving marine assets searched Potters Cove with no boats in distress found. Portsmouth Fire Alarm was able to contact one of the boats involved by phone and directed them to use a flare to signal to the search teams. Warwick Marine 7 was the first to see the signal flare and locate the vessels off Providence Point, Prudence Island. Once response units were on scene 7 passengers were evaluated, with one medical refusal. All units were cleared, and a private salvage company remained on scene with the boats involved.

Thank you to Cranston Fire Alarm (Metro-Control) and the marine task force assets.

Portsmouth firefighters assisted Little Compton Fire Department the other night during this structure fire. Portsmouth E...
08/03/2022

Portsmouth firefighters assisted Little Compton Fire Department the other night during this structure fire. Portsmouth E3 was tasked to establish a water supply at a nearby draft site.

07/16/2022
Portsmouth firefighters assisted Tiverton Fire in battling this large house fire overnight.
07/02/2022

Portsmouth firefighters assisted Tiverton Fire in battling this large house fire overnight.

06/29/2022

We were notified by the Escobar family that the fireworks display at Escobar’s Farm slated for Monday July 4th have been cancelled. Please pass the information along to friends and family.

Thank you!

06/29/2022

We were notified by the Escobar family that the fireworks display at Escobar’s Farm slated for Monday July 4th have been cancelled. Please pass the information along to friends and family.

Thank you!

The Portsmouth Fire Department would like to extend our condolences to the family of Capt. Plocica and the Tiverton Fire...
06/13/2022

The Portsmouth Fire Department would like to extend our condolences to the family of Capt. Plocica and the Tiverton Fire Department as they mourn the loss of their brother.

It is with a heavy heart that the Tiverton Fire Department announces the passing of Captain Joe Plocica (Ret.). Capt. Plocica died unexpectedly surrounded by his family and friends. This is a difficult time for Capt. Plocica’s family as well as the fire department. As arrangements are finalized, the information will be passed along. Thank you to everyone who has reached out offering condolences.

Portsmouth Fire Department took delivery of this new 2022 Ram 5500 with a Horton box over the past week. This piece of a...
06/12/2022

Portsmouth Fire Department took delivery of this new 2022 Ram 5500 with a Horton box over the past week. This piece of apparatus will operate as Rescue 2, which covers the south district of the town.

We are grateful to provide the top of the line equipment to help provide the citizens of Portsmouth the best care possible!

Thank you to Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for helping us through the process.

Portsmouth C3 and R1 assisted Tiverton Fire last night at this MVA.
06/12/2022

Portsmouth C3 and R1 assisted Tiverton Fire last night at this MVA.

On December 10th at approximately 10:27am the Portsmouth Fire Department received multiple 911 calls for a boat on fire ...
12/12/2021

On December 10th at approximately 10:27am the Portsmouth Fire Department received multiple 911 calls for a boat on fire at Hinckley Yacht Services.
The first arriving companies confirmed a large vessel was on fire with multiple exposure problems.

The firefighters on scene worked aggressively for hours to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to additional boats and structures.

Mutual aid was received from multiple departments including Middletown RI Firefighters Local 1933, Newport RI Fire Department, Newport Navy IAFF F-100, Tiverton Firefighters Local 1703, Bristol Fire Department-RI, Warren Fire Department, Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department, and North Kingstown Firefighters.

While Portsmouth Firefighters were working the fire, Little Compton Fire Department provided station coverage to protect the town and responded to Multiple EMS calls and fire alarm activations.

A special thank you also goes out to the Special Signal Fire Association / Providence Canteen for providing rehabilitation needs to all the firefighters on the scene. The canteen was on scene for over 5 hours, keeping our firefighters safe and healthy.

Thank you to the Portsmouth Garden Club for donating a wreath for the fire station!
11/30/2021

Thank you to the Portsmouth Garden Club for donating a wreath for the fire station!

Portsmouth Tower Ladder 1 participated in some Sunday morning training along with members of Newport RI Fire Department ...
11/28/2021

Portsmouth Tower Ladder 1 participated in some Sunday morning training along with members of Newport RI Fire Department and Jamestown Fire Department.

Thanks goes out to the Newport Fire Department for the opportunity to train!

PC: Jamestown Fire Department

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