The Warren Fire Department hosts a "chowda and clam boil" today starting at 2 pm. $30 for adults, $15 for kids 5 to 12.
Warren Fire Department
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Applications are now being accepted for the Emergency Medical Technician course offered by the Warren Fire Department.
Think you have what it takes to be on the front lines of today's modern emergency services? The Warren Fire Department is now accepting applications for its EMT class, scheduled to begin March 25. [A flyer with more information is attached to this article in .pdf format.] Bill Estrella, coordinator of the course and a member of WFD since 1971, explained that this year marks the 60th Anniversary Year of the Rescue Squad — and noted how the role of Emergency Management Technicians has changed over that time. "It's changed dramatically because of the nature of emergency medical care," Estrella said during a recent phone interview. "The first defibrillators were like the ones you see on old TV shows like Rescue 51 — a big unit with the two …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Bristol and Warren firefighters have both scheduled blood drives at their headquarters Saturday, competing to see who can collect the most.
There will be blood. Bristol and Warren firefighters will battle it out this weekend to see who among them ... can collect the most blood? The second annual Bristol and Warren Fire Departments blood donation challenge, a friendly competition, promises to bring hope to several Rhode Islanders and their families. The Bristol and Warren Fire Departments are holding blood drives Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at their individual fire headquarters – Training Room at the Bristol Fire Department, Annawamscutt Drive, Bristol; and on the donor coach at the Warren Fire Department, 1 Joyce St., Warren. This year, each department has called in reinforcements in the form of the Civil Air Patrol in Warren and Girl Scout Troop 480 in Bristol…
Monday, April 30, 2012
A mock car accident was staged on Thursday to help students understand the true impact of drinking and driving.
Last Thursday, Mt. Hope High School juniors and seniors witnessed a mock car crash showing the devastating consequences of drunk driving. The demonstration, put on by the students of STAAND (Students Taking Action Against Negative Decisions) with the help of the Substance Abuse Task force and the Bristol and Warren Police and Fire Departments, was held in the senior parking lot on Thursday morning. A video was shown to the juniors and seniors to set the stage for the devastating scene they would encounter as soon as they walked to the parking lot. At approximately 9 am, hundreds of students gathered around the staged scene which featured two vehicles that had been involved in a head on collision. Members of STAAND, decked out in bloody …
A letter to the editor asking for help getting a cat out of a resident's tree.
Yesterday the Warren Fire Department braved an effort to rescue a standed cat to no avail. Tower 1 was seen, expertly manned by it's crew of firefighters, towering over my little cottage home on Wheaton Street. The MISSION: to save a little black and white kitty perched high (about 25 feet high) in an ole' maple tree. The kitty, who I now named "ROCKY" was first spotted atop the tree around 10 am Friday morning. I still don't know who chased the little kitty up the tree BUT, he seemed to be OK yet petrified. On that same morning, I called Heidi Garrity (Warren's very own Animal Control Officer) and she arrived and assessed the situation. After her visual she commented that the kitty appeared to be scared BUT in good condition and was NOT …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Warren Town Council recognized the Warren Fire Chief and four EMTs for delivering a healthy baby in an ambulance on Valentine's Day.
The Warren Town Council recognized local EMTs and the Warren Fire Chief for delivering a baby on Valentine's Day during the Council's meeting on Tuesday. "It is with great honor and privilege to recognize these people who brought a new life into the world," said Council Chairman Chris Stanley. Stanley presented Fire Chief Alexander Galinelli, EMT Cardiac Susan Annarummo of Warren, EMT Cardiac Matthew Primiano of Warren, EMT Russell Silviera of Cumberland and EMT Charles Sweet of Easton, MA, with certificates for their service. "There is an incredible diverse background in these people and they are truly knowledgeable and professional in what they do," Chief Galinelli said, stating that their work is proof that they are "committed to the …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
A local professional photographer from Brotherhood Images caught shots of Tuesday's fire in Warren.
Lt. Gary Geoffroy, a Bristol Firefighter for the last 26 years spends his free time chasing fires in nearby towns to capture them in photographs. Above, Geoffroy shares a couple of his shots from the house fire in Warren on Tuesday morning. Geoffroy, the owner of Brotherhood Images, takes action photographs of Firefighters and Police Officers in the line of duty serving on calls throughout Rhode Island. To see more of Geoffroy's photographs from Tuesday's fire in Warren, visit the Brotherhood Images photo gallery and be sure to check out the galleries of other incidents on the website or check out their Facebook page for some incredible shots of Rhode Island's fearless Firefighters and Police Officers.
The Warren resident sustained first and second degree burns from the fire on Tuesday.
A Warren resident was rushed to the hospital for burns after his second floor apartment went up in flames on Tuesday morning. Warren fire officials arrived to 567 Metacom Avenue in Warren within three minutes from the time they were dispatched on Tuesday morning for reports of a structure fire. Fire Chief Alexander Galinelli said when he arrived, the fire was already ventilating through the skylight and roof of the two tenement home and the second floor resident was walking around outside. "When we got there the fire was cranking," Galinelli said. "The man who lives upstairs was waiting outside and he was treated for first and second degree burns to his face and inhalation burns and was transported to the hospital." According to Galinelli…
The fire is at a building at 567 Metacom Avenue.
Warren firefighters are currently on the scene of a fire at 567 Metacom Avenue in Warren. There is reportedly significant smoke and fire damage to the second floor. As of 12:15 p.m., smoke was still pouring out of the building. According to the homeowner, Joe Bragantin, the building is a two-tenement house. One man lived in the upstairs portion. He was reportedly transported to the hospital for burns, according to Bragantin. The road is currently blocked off from Vernon Street to Franklin Street in Warren. Patch will provide more updates as they become available.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
A Letter to the Editor from Warren resident Andrea Smiley.
I have spent a few hours the last 2 Saturday's attending the Town of Warren budget workshops. Budgeting is not an easy task - especially when funds are limited and costs are rising. We all know this - as we are all facing the same task in our homes. I would like to commend the Town Council members for asking tough questions of Department Heads and thank you to the Town Manager and Department heads for looking at where you can make cuts without sacrificing critical services. The purpose of the budget workshop is to look at the budget. At the March 3 workshop - the Town Planner, Caroline Wells, thought it was appropriate to voice her opinion on flying the 'tea' party flag at the fire station after Chief Galinelli presented his budget …