firefighters http://ripr.org en RI State Association of Fire Fighters Endorses Taveras for Governor http://ripr.org/post/ri-state-association-fire-fighters-endorses-taveras-governor <p></p><p>Two days after <a href="http://ripr.org/post/taveras-announces-his-run-governor-says-he-answers-working-families">he announced his gubernatorial campaign</a>, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras collected the endorsement on Wednesday of<a href="http://risaff.org/index.cfm?section=1"> the Rhode Island State Association of Fire Fighters</a> outside a Cranston fire house.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:48:32 +0000 Ian Donnis 24013 at http://ripr.org RI State Association of Fire Fighters Endorses Taveras for Governor Firefighters Battle Heat, Chemical Blaze in Central Falls http://ripr.org/post/firefighters-battle-heat-chemical-blaze-central-falls <p>A spokeswoman for Memorial Hospital said that three first responders were treated there for heat exhaustion after battling a five-alarm fire at a chemical company in Central Falls. Dyana Koelsch said none of those first responders had been admitted to the hospital.</p><p>Temperatures crested 90 degrees today, adding to dangerous conditions for firefighters and rescue workers.</p><p>The fire started today in an old mill building, most likely during a mixing process that involved toxic chemicals.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:43:39 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17400 at http://ripr.org Firefighters vote on revised deal http://ripr.org/post/firefighters-vote-revised-deal <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) Providence firefighters vote Wednesday on a revised deal with the city. Paul Doughty, president of the city’s firefighters union, says members are voting on a couple of changes, but the most important one centers on how well their pension is funded. He says right now the pension is about 30 percent funded. Firefighters will vote on a provision requiring the city to pay at least 95 percent of its yearly contribution until the pension is 80 percent funded.<br> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 16:20:45 +0000 Catherine Welch 4672 at http://ripr.org