Portsmouth Rhode Island Firefighters

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Thank you to Gorilla Bow for donating two Resistance Training Exercise Bow and Bands to our firefighters. Physical fitne...
10/01/2021

Thank you to Gorilla Bow for donating two Resistance Training Exercise Bow and Bands to our firefighters. Physical fitness is a vital component to our ability to effectively accomplish our jobs to serve the Town of Portsmouth and surrounding communities.

Thank you to Gorilla Bow for donating two Resistance Training Exercise Bow and Bands to our firefighters. Physical fitness is a vital component to our ability to effectively accomplish our jobs to serve the Town of Portsmouth and surrounding communities.

09/13/2021

Tim Manning, a retired Newport firefighter, was driving through Portsmouth on Saturday when he spotted the fire apparatus and display that the Portsmouth Fire Department had set up in front of its East Main Road headquarters in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Moved by the gesture, Mr. Manning stopped and got the on-duty members to pose momentarily for this picture.

Thank you West Main Pizza for providing lunch and dinner for the on duty shifts today!
09/11/2021

Thank you West Main Pizza for providing lunch and dinner for the on duty shifts today!

Thank you West Main Pizza for providing lunch and dinner for the on duty shifts today!

Never Forget.
09/11/2021

Never Forget.

09/09/2021

Yesterday under the direction of Capt. Bill Homer, Middletown Firefighters placed flags on the lawn to represent all of the Firefighters, EMT’s and Police Officers lost on September 11,2001. Each flag contains a Name, Rank and Department. We invite the public to view the memorial at anytime to reflect of the lives lost on that day 20 years ago. #wewillneverforget.

08/21/2021

Portsmouth Firefighters would like to thank the anonymous donor of plates and utensils that were dropped off earlier this week. They were needed and we are thankful for the community's support.

Portsmouth Firefighters trained this morning before the heat and humidity set in. D Group rotated between 2 training sta...
07/27/2021

Portsmouth Firefighters trained this morning before the heat and humidity set in. D Group rotated between 2 training stations. The first working on pulling and advancing a charged hoseline down a flight of stairs. The second working on multiple techniques utilizing webbing to move a victim. When not responding to calls, training like this is a daily event for your Portsmouth Firefighters and members of surrounding departments.

Saturday July 10th at 16:32 Car 3, Engine 3, and Marine 1 were dispatched to the area of Attleboro Ave for a boat fire. ...
07/12/2021

Saturday July 10th at 16:32 Car 3, Engine 3, and Marine 1 were dispatched to the area of Attleboro Ave for a boat fire. On arrival, it was determined that the boat was onshore. Command canceled the Marine Task Force and suppression was executed from the shoreline. During the incident, Portsmouth Fire responded to 4 additional ems incidents. Thank you to Middletown Fire Department for providing assistance.

Happy Independence Day! Please celebrate safely!
07/04/2021

Happy Independence Day! Please celebrate safely!

Happy Independence Day! Please celebrate safely!

Thursday, July 1st, 2021 at 17:05 Portsmouth Fire Department received a call stating the boathouse on Hog Island was on ...
07/02/2021

Thursday, July 1st, 2021 at 17:05 Portsmouth Fire Department received a call stating the boathouse on Hog Island was on fire. Portsmouth Firefighters responded on Marine 1. Mutual Aid was provided by Bristol, Warwick, North Kingstown, and Newport Fire Departments. All Departments provided a Marine Unit along with manpower to get the fire under control. We would also like to thank the Portsmouth Police Harbormaster for responding as well.

Friday Night June 25th the Portsmouth Fire Department held a Swearing In and Promotional Ceremony. We would like to than...
06/27/2021

Friday Night June 25th the Portsmouth Fire Department held a Swearing In and Promotional Ceremony. We would like to thank everyone that attended and participated in the ceremony.

Promotions:
Capt. Kyle P. Tiexiera
Capt. Brian P. Baker
Capt. Allen L. Levesque
Lt. William E. Depiero
Lt. Dennis M. Canario
Lt. Jordan C. Smith
Lt. Kevin M. Farley

Swearing In:
FF. Derek J. Dusablon
FF. Michael J. Lopes
FF. Joshua J. Rocha
FF. Joseph K. Borquin
FF. Nicholas M. Drew
FF. West B. Johnson
FF. Chris J. Conley
FF. Nick J. Linacre
FF. Joshua M. Reis
FF. Patrick M. O'Keefe

Congratulations to Portsmouth Probationary Firefighter Conley on graduating from the Rhode Island Fire Academy today alo...
06/25/2021

Congratulations to Portsmouth Probationary Firefighter Conley on graduating from the Rhode Island Fire Academy today along with 17 other Recruits from various Fire Departments in Rhode Island. These new recruits were put through a demanding 12 weeks receiving their Firefighter I, II, Hazmat, Pump, and Aerial Operations Certifications. They will now return to their respective departments and begin their career. Stay Safe and Healthy.

06/25/2021

**Message From The Harbormaster**

As we continue on with the boating season here in Narragansett Bay, here are a few friendly reminders:

• There are no public moorings available for rent, they are all privately owned
• From Green Can 17 South to the Stonebridge opening is a No Wake Zone
• If operating a Personal Watercraft (Jet Skit/Waverunner) you should have a PWC endorsed Boaters Safety Card
• On April 1, 2021 a new federal law went into effect that requires the operator of a boat with an installed Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS) to use the ECOS link. Visit the link below for more information.
o https://uscgboating.org/recreational-boaters/engine-cut-off-switch-faq.php

Have a safe and enjoyable summer on the water!

05/30/2021
Portsmouth Firefighters along with Portsmouth Police responded to East Main Road at Clearview for a reported Motor Vehic...
05/16/2021

Portsmouth Firefighters along with Portsmouth Police responded to East Main Road at Clearview for a reported Motor Vehicle Accident just before 8:00am this morning. Upon arriving on scene firefighters found a single vehicle rolled over on its driver side with a single occupant trapped inside. Firefighters first stabilized the vehicle using Rescue Struts, then using the eDRAULIC Cutters firefighters cut and rolled the roof of the vehicle to safely extricate the patient. The patient was transported to Rhode Island Hospital by Portsmouth Rescue 2. East Main Road was shut down for a short period of time.

The Portsmouth Fire Department offers it's condolences to the New Haven Fire Department during this difficult time. Our ...
05/12/2021

The Portsmouth Fire Department offers it's condolences to the New Haven Fire Department during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members and their families as one of their own made the ultimate sacrifice while battling a structure fire early this morning.

The Portsmouth Fire Department offers it's condolences to the New Haven Fire Department during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members and their families as one of their own made the ultimate sacrifice while battling a structure fire early this morning.

Photos from Tiverton Fire Department's post
05/10/2021

Photos from Tiverton Fire Department's post

Photos from Tiverton Fire Department's post
04/18/2021

Photos from Tiverton Fire Department's post

Portsmouth Fire goes Purple for Wellness Week with Herren!
03/03/2021

Portsmouth Fire goes Purple for Wellness Week with Herren!

Portsmouth Fire goes Purple for Wellness Week with Herren!

01/31/2021

At 18:18 Portsmouth Firefighters from B Group – Car 2 and Engine 3 responded mutual aid to a structure fire in Middletown. On arrival Portsmouth crews assisted with Command operations and interior fire extinguishment and overhaul duties. Middletown firefighters rescued a dog from the fire which was transported to a local animal clinic. No other injuries to any personnel. Newport FD & Naval Station Newport FD were also on scene to assist.

Earlier today at approximately 15:20 Portsmouth Fire Alarm received a call for a possible garage fire located on Peggy L...
01/25/2021

Earlier today at approximately 15:20 Portsmouth Fire Alarm received a call for a possible garage fire located on Peggy Lane. Portsmouth Firefighters from D Group arrived to find an active garage fire. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire, keeping it contained to the garage. The quick work of our responders prevented the fire from extending into the attached home.

Earlier today at approximately 15:20 Portsmouth Fire Alarm received a call for a possible garage fire located on Peggy Lane. Portsmouth Firefighters from D Group arrived to find an active garage fire. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire, keeping it contained to the garage. The quick work of our responders prevented the fire from extending into the attached home.

At 10:57 on 1/21 Portsmouth Fire Alarm received multiple calls for a fully involved structure fire on Prudence Island.  ...
01/22/2021

At 10:57 on 1/21 Portsmouth Fire Alarm received multiple calls for a fully involved structure fire on Prudence Island. Portsmouth Firefighters B Group responded immediately with 8 personnel to the scene via Portsmouth Marine 1. On arrival at 11:10 firefighters were met with 3 fully involved structure fires, 2 structures that fire had extended to on the exterior and 2 additional structures in potential harm, Portsmouth Car 2 AC Tighe was in Command. PFD & PIVFD worked to establish a water supply to Bristol Marine 7 at the nearby Town dock. Lines were placed into service protecting several exposure buildings. Mutual Aid was received by Newport FD Marine 6 with 6 personnel, Middletown FD with 5 personnel, Bristol FD with 14 personnel. The NBMTF was activated and marine units from North Kingstown, Warwick, Cranston, and Providence responded in case they were needed. The fires were under control at 1:00am and several of the mutual aid companies were released by 2:00am. PIVFD remained on the scene throughout the day for hot spots. The State Fire Marshal and Portsmouth Police were on scene to conduct the fire investigation.
The Portsmouth Harbormaster responded to assist with providing transportation to fire personnel and equipment. Bristol FD, Tiverton FD, and Newport Naval FD provided coverage in Portsmouth and responded to additional calls in Town. Portsmouth Firefighters Local 1949 thanks all of our mutual aid responders for their assistance.

Edzo for IAFF
01/02/2021

Edzo for IAFF

#21for2021 "Since we endorsed you in 2016 as General Secretary-Treasurer, you have done nothing but prove that endorsement was well deserved, and we have no doubt that you will continue this work as our next General President." Thank you brothers and sisters in RHODE ISLAND with Portsmouth Rhode Island Firefighters Local 1949! #ReadyToLead #OurIAFF #TakeBackOurUnion #TeamEdzo

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Its been a tough year but let's start 2021 off right! If you can, we re...
12/31/2020

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Its been a tough year but let's start 2021 off right! If you can, we recommend staying off the road this New Year’s Eve. Ring in the New Year safely! #IAFFSafetyTips

With the incoming winter storm, we are asking if you have a fire hydrant located near your house if you're physically ab...
12/16/2020

With the incoming winter storm, we are asking if you have a fire hydrant located near your house if you're physically able to do so to clear them of snow! Thank you!

11/26/2020
Turkey Fryer Safety

Thanksgiving Fire Facts

• Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day, the day before Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas Eve.
• In 2018, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,630 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, the peak day for such fires.
• Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths.
• Cooking caused almost half of all reported home fires and home fire injuries, and it is the second leading cause of home fire deaths in 2014-2018.

This public service announcement (PSA) on turkey fryer safety is part of the IAFF's holiday safety campaign. For more holiday safety tips, visit www.iaff.org...

11/24/2020

Due to the current situation of the Pandemic, Portsmouth Firefighters will not be able to accept donations of Homemade Food/Desserts this coming Holiday Season. We appreciate the kindness and are always happy to receive support from the community. We are only able to accept pre-packaged sealed items. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Tiverton Fire Department
11/23/2020

Tiverton Fire Department

At approximately 12:15 this afternoon, firefighters responded to 27 Mount Hope Ave for a structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy fire showing from a vehicle extending to the house. Fire was brought under control with in 45 minutes. Mutual aid responded to the scene from Fall River and Portsmouth while Little Compton, Westport, and Bristol covered the stations. No injuries were reported. The fire remains under investigation at the time of this post.

Photo Credit: Fred Almeida

Its that time of year again!Make sure to always replace your smoke alarm every 10 years. Don’t see a date on the back? R...
10/31/2020

Its that time of year again!

Make sure to always replace your smoke alarm every 10 years. Don’t see a date on the back? Replace it! #IAFF #IAFFSafetyTips

10/29/2020

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2300 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI
02871

General information

Portsmouth Fire Department is an all career fire department that is augmented with civilian emergency dispatchers. The department was organized in 1936 as Portsmouth Volunteer Fire Department. Over the years, the Department transitioned from a volunteer organization to a combination department, and now a fully paid fire department. All Department staffing and equipment is housed in a single station at 2300 East Main Rd. Portsmouth Fire Department's jurisdiction includes the northern end of Aquidneck Island and several smaller populated and un-populated islands. The second largest land area is Prudence Island, which is protected by Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department with regular assistance from Portsmouth Fire Department. In total, Portsmouth Fire Department protects 23.2 square miles of land and 36 square miles of water.

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