Station closest to commercial building fire was shut down.
On Monday April 5th North Providence Firefighters were dispatched to a Box Alarm at 35 Smithfield Road. Additional calls were made to fire alarm reporting a fire in the building. Firefighters arrived to fire in a commercial building in Ronzio Pizza and a second alarm was transmitted.
April 2, 2010 North Providence Firefighters respond to a serious car accident on Smith St. One victim was thrown from the car and the other had to be extricated.
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Fire breaks out at Geneva Mills. The fire station, which is only a hundred yards down the street had been closed.
December 22, 2009 members of Local 2334 delivered Santa on a fire truck
to St. Mary's home to make their annual delivery of toys to the
Attention Town Resident:
The Mayor has unjustifiably decided to jeopardize public safety by closing Fire Station 3 (Geneva) located at 1264 Douglas Ave. on December 2, 2009. This closure will have minimal to no financial savings for our community, but will increase the risk to your Life and Property. Here are a few statements that help illustrate why a taxpayer should be against the closure of a fire station in our community.
• Your individual Home and Auto Insurance rates will
increase after the closing of the fire station.
Brain damage occurs when a person is without oxygen for 2-4 minutes
Brain death occurs in 8 minutes. Many things can cause lack of oxygen
including seizures, stroke, heart attack, choking and the deadly smoke
doubles in size every 1 minute, extreme temperatures reaching over
1,000 degrees will occur in a matter of minutes. Survival rate after
fires burn more than 8 minutes is zero.
Residents of North Providence depend on response times that are among
the best in the nation as a result of having four engine companies in
There are numerous ways to save money in our community without affecting public safety. However, the Mayor remains committed to Fire Department cuts due to personal fights with this department. Mayor Lombardi recently stated to us, “I love fighting you, I enjoy it”. Unfortunately his enjoyment is funded by your tax dollars and safety.
Please help us, help you. Do your part to protect your safety and keep politics out of the Fire Department. Contact Mayor Lombardi and your Council Person today. Stand up to them, for your safety and the safety of your community. Say NO to Fire Department cuts and NO to Fire Station closure.
For any questions or to sign a petition please contact email@example.com
Contact your council members in opposition.
Paul Caranci 639-4502
Joe Giammarco 301-3261
John Zambarano 932-1127
Joe Burchfield 639-4997
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North Providence Firefighters Rescue man trapped in a tree.
On June 9, 2009 North Providence firefighters were dispatched to Angell Avenue for a man trapped in a tree. Crews arrived to find a man who was pinned 40ft up in a tree from a falling limb that he was cutting. A technical rescue operaton was immediatley put into place. The Rescue crew stabilized the victim in the tree while the other companies began the rescue effort. The decision was made to bring in some local tree companies to aid firefighters in the cutting of the limb. The victim was removed and airlifted to the hospital. Over 20 firefighters assisted in the operation. Video courtesy of NBC 10.
North Providence Firefighters respond to a house fire on Allen Ave.
Photo Courtesy of Greg Unsworth
On Wednesday May 13, 2009 Engine 1 was conducting a routine tour of their district after clearing an EMS run when they informed fire alarm that they were investigating a smoke condition in the 500 block of Woonasquatucket Avenue. Shortly after they pinpointed the smoke to Allen Avenue and came across a house fire at 53 Allen Avenue. Engine 1 signaled the Code Red and the crew layed their own feeders while Lt. Charello sized up and ascertained whether any occupants were inside the dwelling. When entering the front door he was met by two occupants who were escorted to safety. Engine 1 then stretched a 2.5in line through the front door and began containing the fire while other first due apparatus were approaching the scene. Several out of town companies were called to the scene for additional manpower.
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