1 month ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Great turnout last night for our Annual Christmas gathering. We were also able to recognize some retiree's that have left our service in the previous few years. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I wish I could have been there. Family just got back from Orlando.

Enjoy your retirement, and Thank You for your years of service!

Nice job guys!

1 month ago

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Prayers 🙏

RIP

2 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Members of L-1 out tonight showing off the truck at a community toys for tots event. ... See MoreSee Less

Members of L-1 out tonight showing off the truck at  a community toys for tots event.Image attachment

 

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This thing is still in service 😮

2 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Members of the dive team were called to the City of Pawtucket today for a vehicle in the water with unknown inhabitants. Our divers quickly located the vehicle and the search of the vehicle was negative for victims. We then assisted the towing company with rigging the vehicle for removal. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great job

Nice job guys!

Good job!

Strong work!

We like to wish a Happy Veterans Day to all Veterans but especially those active and retired members of our Local. We’re proud to have had members serve in all branches of the military. Thank you for your service. ... See MoreSee Less

We like to wish a Happy Veterans Day to all Veterans but especially those active and retired members of our Local. We’re proud to have had members serve in all branches of the military. Thank you for your service.

 

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!!

For those who served in the military and came back to serve as firefighters, we are grateful for your life commitment. Thank you for your sacrifices to continue to serve and protect.

Thank you for your service 🇺🇸🇺🇸

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Don’t forget to check your smoke detectors when you change your clocks.Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, November 4. Use our Public Safety Toolkit to spread the word in your community to always check smoke alarms when changing clocks for Daylight Saving Time. #IAFFSafetyTips

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Don’t forget to check your smoke detectors when you change your clocks.

There are reports of a person soliciting funds, claiming to be for a "Fire and EMS Fund."

While we don't know for sure if the person calling is representing a legitimate organization, we are suspicious of this type of call. Please pass the word that these calls are occurring again and people need to make sure they're donating to legitimate organizations.

Currently the Cumberland Firefighters nor the RI State Association of Firefighters do not and have not been conducting any telephone fundraising campaigns.
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I got a call on my cell today. I said is this the prank call they are talking about on Facebook? He hung up on me. So they are still actively calling people. Beware!!!!!

Tina Searles, Jeff Searles, Ellen O'Brien, Kate Elliott, Catherine Levesque, Jackie LaSalle

There used to be a group that did fundraising saying they were doing so for fire departments.... they were a volunteer organization mostly from the southern part of the state..... don’t know if it is the same?

I received one last week...I hung up on them..

We received a report of a person soliciting funds, claiming to be for a "Fire and EMS Fund." Cumberland Firefighters don't fundraise by telemarketing campaigns.

While we don't know for sure if the person calling is representing a legitimate organization, we are suspicious of this type of call. Please pass the word that these calls are occurring again and people need to make sure they're donating to legitimate organizations.
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I have experienced this kind of call on a few occasions. I tell the person that I find it strange that I hadn't heard about the fundraiser from the firefighters in my family. They always react the same way......they can't get off fast enough! What does that tell you?

I received this call and hung up on them. They have called me back since and I blocked the number

I posted about this the other day. I got a call for police fire and EMT families who tragically lost a loved one. But if you listen to the mumbles over the phone at key parts, it says the funds are for the agency who elect officials in government who will push to get programs for the families. It then goes on to say all the different tragic ways a first responder can pass away, pulling at your heart strings. But again mumbles the elected officials the money goes to will try hard to put programs into place. Call was from Warwick.

3 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Today we were visited by Diane Sylven. One year ago today she experienced a cardiac arrest. Thanks to the efforts of Cumberland Rescue Service Paramedics Peter McIntyre and John Bianco and CFD Firefighters Dirosario, Gingras, Babikian, Smith, Randall and Zabatta she was resuscitated. She stopped by our monthly Departmental staff meeting today to say hello. She is pictured with Paramedic Peter McIntyre and Paramedic John Bianco. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

The Valley Falls Railyard on Martin St. in Cumberland is the site of a full-scale exercise this afternoon and evening. The scenario is a train crash that releases hazardous fumes. It is only an exercise. Cumberland officials asks motorists to avoid Martin St. between 4pm-12am. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Train safe, be safe, we all go home

Mary Frechette

4 months ago

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October is breast cancer awareness month.

4 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

The Cumberland Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the subject’s featured in this bulletin. On Wednesday, 09/19/18, at approximately 0715, at least two subjects (pictured below) arrived in the area of a house located in the 200 block of Mendon Road in a red four-door sedan (pictured below). The two subjects can be seen entering a vacant house via a side door and then entered an occupied residence via a window. One of the two subjects climbed into a window, was confronted by the elderly resident and subsequently exited the window and fled the area heading South on Mendon Road. The subjects are approximately 5’ 6” - 5’ 8” based on measurements taken at the scene.

If anyone recognizes either subject and/or the vehicle, please contact the Cumberland Police Detective Division (401) 333-2500.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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ANOTHER WIN FOR THE GOOD GUYS. WAY TO GO EGFD.

Today the RI Ethics Commission voted 6-0 in favor of pursuing charges against Gayle Corrigan for her questionable actions as the Town Manager. This town, taxpayers and town employees deserve better more honest leadership. #Flipthecouncil
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ANOTHER WIN FOR THE GOOD GUYS. WAY TO GO EGFD.

Today the RI Ethics Commission voted 6-0 in favor of pursuing charges against Gayle Corrigan for her questionable actions as the Town Manager. This town, taxpayers and town employees deserve better more honest leadership. #Flipthecouncil

4 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

A few more pictures we received from active members and retired members of yesterdays funeral. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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RIP. thank you for your service 🇺🇸🌹

Thankyou for sharing

4 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Awesome turnout and presentation today honoring our fallen brother. Some shots of Cumberland’s honor guard. ... See MoreSee Less

Awesome turnout and presentation today honoring our fallen brother. Some shots of Cumberland’s honor guard.Image attachment

 

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Awesome

R.I.P.

On behalf of the Cumberland Firefighters we would like to thank all those that came out today as we sent off FF Borges to his final resting place. We appreciate all the support from everyone. Godspeed Brother. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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RIP

R.I.P

Rest in peace, FF Borges. Condolences to his family and fellow fire fighters.

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I am very sorry for your loss. May your Brother FF Borges rest in peace. May I say that it was a beautiful and fitting tribute you all did. Outstanding show of support!

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5 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Members stopped to support the Cumberland High School Girls Soccer Team today at their carwash. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Thank you to the Cumberland Fire Department for your generous donation to the Ronald McDonald House in Chris Borges’ name. Chris was a regular at our Friday night cruise and a Cumberland Firefighter who passed away suddenly last week. Chris would come every week in his ‘68 Plymouth Barracuda convertible. He loved coming every week and he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

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It is with deep regret that the Fire Chief and members of Cumberland Firefighters Local 2722, announce the passing of FF. Christopher Borges, of Ladder 1 - 1st Platoon. FF. Borges passed peacefully at home on August 30 and was a 19 year veteran of the Cumberland Fire Department. Arrangements when complete will be announced in the coming days as they are confirmed. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you for your service. Rest easy sir. 🙏🏼

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My deepest sympathies to the Cumberland fire dept . The family of FF Borges !

So sorry for your loss

My deepest sympathy goes to Chris' family and the Cumberland Fire Dept. Thank you for your service and dedication to our town. RIP in our loving saviors arms 🙏🏻

May the angels guide you safely into paradise.

Sorry for your loss

RIP brother

Rest In Peace Brother. Condolences to the family and the Job.

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5 months ago

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Members of E-4 stopped by a local block party tonight and these kids had a blast. Our firefighters love getting out and interacting with the community. ... See MoreSee Less

Members of E-4 stopped by a local block party tonight and these kids had a blast. Our firefighters love getting out and interacting with the community.

 

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Thanks for stopping by!!! The kids had so much fun!!

Thank you!!

Thank you so much!!! Kids had a blast!!!!! :)

That’s sooooo Awesome❤️🚒

Thank you so much for coming down tonight. The kids absolutely loved it!!!

Thank you!

Awesome

Thank you for stopping in! Kids loved it!

Thanks Boys

Thank you!!!

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We’re less than two days away. Come join us in this great event. Admission is free but we kindly ask you donate a canned good for the local food bank. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

We’re less than two days away. Come join us in this great event. Admission is free but we kindly ask you donate a canned good for the local food bank. Thank you.

 

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Kimberly Black busy Sunday?

Can dogs go ?

Our members are out with a building fire on Abbott St. Stay safe brothers. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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Dan Clow's daughter and mom are singing along🇺🇸🇺🇸

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I had to leave B4 it started . Great job guys

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Love hearing these guys play!!! Never gets old!

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Darn it! Was this a public event? Sad to miss it!

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Can we touch a Fireman 🤔

Nykki Pontbriand

Sophia Batalau

In a Wednesday? Date mixed up

Any garbage trucks?

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Some of our members taking a much needed break today and supporting a great cause. ... See MoreSee Less

Some of our members taking a much needed break today and supporting a great cause.

6 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Day 3 of the UNAP strike, RISAFF members continue to join forces with UNAP members, families and supporters. Stay strong! ... See MoreSee Less

We appreciate the recognition from UNAP members.

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Thank you guys for supporting UNAP today at Rhode Island Hospital and your generous donations
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Thank you from another Cumberland resident and UNAP member 💜

Cumberland resident and UNAP member. Thank you 💜

Thank you so much! 💜

6 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Cumberland Firefighters showing support up in Laconia, NH today. ... See MoreSee Less

Cumberland Firefighters showing support up in Laconia, NH today.

 

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Nice job Gary!!!

Lifespan’s inability to negotiate just got real for the citizens of RI. Their inability to provide fair wages and benefits have made it unsafe for RI citizens who may have a stroke this week.

“there are no comprehensive stroke centers available within the 30 minute transport time window.” -Dept of Health

This means that The closest hemorrhagic stroke facility is Tufts, Brigham and women’s and Mass General all in Boston!!!!!!

Don’t get seriously sick or injured in RI this week. Lifespan needs to stop worrying about making CEO’s big bonuses and negotiate with the men and women that take care of us!

Thank you Cranston Firefighters Local 1363 for keeping us posted.
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Lifespan’s inability to negotiate just got real for the citizens of RI. Their inability to provide fair wages and benefits have made it unsafe for RI citizens who may have a stroke this week. 

“there are no comprehensive stroke centers available within the 30 minute transport time window.”  -Dept of Health

This means that The closest hemorrhagic stroke facility is Tufts, Brigham and women’s  and Mass General all in Boston!!!!!! 

Don’t get seriously sick or injured in RI this week. Lifespan needs to stop worrying about making CEO’s big bonuses and negotiate with the men and women that take care of us! 

Thank you Cranston Firefighters Local 1363 for keeping us posted.

 

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RIH has fair wages, non-nurses are very accustomed to the benefits the nurses were going to get, Nurses have had very generous wages and benefits for many years compared to other health professions. Their greed is costing RIH millions and patients will suffer.

Greed at the Corporate level kills people Megan. Hope you don’t need a nurse anytime soon, because they are truly the lifeline of all the ill.

Does anyone know if Milford Regional Hospital deals with stroke patients? It's still 30 mins from Cumberland but closer then Boston

Lifespan sucks should be criminally charged for what they did to memorial hospital!!!!

Can you provide a source for this? I’d like to look into it more and I don’t see anything being reported by local news. Thank you.

Doni Elle you are 100% right about how greedy Lifespan is as a corporation!

My word my brother is one of you all this is digusting. Need to vote out these disgusting officials.

This is the saddest thing I’ve read in a while.

I believe Good Sam in Brockton is listed as Comprehensive Stroke Center and is a level II trauma. Closer than Boston at least

This is because of the strike planned for Monday? Seriously some context would be helpful here.

Carol Legare keep fighting for your rights..i am a nurse in homecare..I here all the time how short staff is in the hospital ..keep fighting.. need people like you ..to keep our patients safe.

And this is business as usual!

When families start to sue for wrongful deaths... ...RI truly is a disgrace.

What you are putting out is misleading and irresponsible, the doctors are working and they have staff that came in from around the country...Your little stunt for Union support may cost someone their lives...Lets act like responsible adult and most of all 1st responders...Support the union but don't mislead the public in making it look like they will not get taken care of at RI

Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam is a Primary Stroke Center within 30 minutes ETA for all of Burrillville.

RI hospital isn't the only Hospital in RI...If I'm having a stoke or heart attack RI Hospital wouldn't be my first choice...Newport, Roger Williams, Kent and a number of other hospitals have stroke centers...

Miriam is a certified stroke center 🤷🏻‍♀️

So ridiculous, hate lifespan, God help those needing care there,

I would think whomever provides air medical services would relocate or staff an extra helicopter.

It amazes me that lifespan has the money to put a piece in the journAl every day get scab nurses to come when the could have treated there employees better but lifespan never cares about there patients and family the never cared about the employees ever is is also about money and the perks they get never h a s been about patients and family's NEVER

Mike Lill told you lifespan sucks.

i dont know whats average for the field but does the deal average with the rest of the nation? if it does then whos fault really is it...

I’m sorry but as someone that has many nurses in my family they make MORE than a fair living wage! From those that are fairly new to those that have been in the field for years the average that they, in my family, (yes some even at RIH) make six figures! As someone that also works in the medical field my opinion is the greed goes across the board, from the top down!

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6 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Our Ladder 1 standing by as the Rapid Intervention Team tonight at a working fire in North Attleboro. ... See MoreSee Less

Our Ladder 1 standing by as the Rapid Intervention Team tonight at a working fire in North Attleboro.

6 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

The Cumberland Firefighters IAFF Local 2722 will stand behind our Brothers and Sisters of UNAP at Rhode Island Hospital as they fight corporate greed for fair benefits and wages.

As the only level 1 trauma center in the state it’s scary that Lifespan will be staffing this hospital with SCAB staff with “who knows what” experience just to keep the $$ flowing in for the corporate honchos

#strengthINnumbers #solidarity #standANDfight
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The Cumberland Firefighters IAFF Local 2722 will stand behind our Brothers and Sisters of UNAP at Rhode Island Hospital as they fight corporate greed for fair benefits and wages. 

As the only level 1 trauma center in the state it’s scary that Lifespan will be staffing this hospital with SCAB staff with “who knows what” experience just to keep the $$ flowing in for the corporate honchos

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The truth of the matter is that the replacements are there for the money, not the patients and the UNAP employees are at the hospital for the patients. They deserve to be recognized and appreciated for what they give to to RIH. Shame on you lifespan. Thank you Cumberland firefighters.

As a State Representative for District 57 Cumberland, I stand behind UNAP's decision to fight for fair wages, benefits and safe working conditions. I find it disgraceful that Lifespan would spend 10 million dollars for three days of staffing instead of supporting productive negotiations with the medical professionals of UNAP. I look forward to joining our brothers and sisters of Lifespan's Level 1 Trauma Center in seeking a resolution to this strike. Respectfully, State Representative James McLaughlin , District 57 Cumberland and Central Falls

Thank you so much for your support!

That means a lot, thank you!

Thank you so much!

To Cumberland Firefighters IAFF Local 2722, Please accept my sincere, heartfelt gratitude. THANK YOU 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

Thank you so much for the support

Thank you for your support!

Thank you so much for your support!

Thank you for your support!!

Thank you!

It was only one fire Kate LeBeau

Thank you for your support !!

Thank you! Unap appreciates the support!❤️

Thank you to all of the brothers and sisters in IAFF for your support.

We appreciate all of you so much for your support!!!! Thank you for all you do

Thank you Cumberland Firefighters for supporting us, but also for the incredibly important work that you do.

Thank you so much for the support

Thank you so much for your support!

Proud to be a Cumberland resident, thank you for your support for our UNAP medical professionals!

Yes we do stand behind you! The fact that they want to give you hard working, compassionate nurses a 1% raise and raise your health insurance is insane! The nurses at the Intensive care unit at Hasbro have been very influential in my life. I will never forget them! Stay strong! ❤️❤️

Thank you very much for your support!! We appreciate it!!

Thank you! We appreciate your support

Thank you means a lot to us !💕

Thank you!

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We would like everyone to be aware that there are calls being made from telemarketers stating they are soliciting funds for a fundraiser on behalf of RI State Association of Firefighters. These people are asking to leave checks in the mailbox, that they will pick up.

The RI State Association of Firefighters are NOT doing any fundraising efforts through any telemarking services. If you receive any calls you should call your local police department to notify them of the telemarking scam.
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Thank you, they called me.

There is nothing the police can do unless you pay them. and even then the scammers have throw away phones. They can’t trace them.

Get their license plate

 

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Stef.... we're going! You should come!

Kim DiRosario

Kristen Marshall

Been several times! Lots of fun

9 months ago

Cumberland Firefighters

Day 5

Again our Engine crews consist of 4 if our ambulance is not out on a call. 2 if they are.

Ladder truck crews are 2 at most- with our levels dropping you only have that number 25% of the time. As of May 5 we will not be able to provide 2 firefighters on the ladder truck at all.

As of right now 25% of the time we do not even have enough people to have the ladder truck in service.

The ladder truck is used to rescue people trapped from areas above 2 levels. In a high rise situation a lot of times it is safer for the victim to shut there apartment door and go toward their window for rescue. If we do not have that available we would have to bring these people out of their apartments through a heavy smoke or fire situation in order to rescue them.

We have 4 senior citizen high rise buildings in our district that we are now jeopardizing by not having that available. Not to mention many high rise buildings at Plattsburgh State University. Dropping our numbers is putting lives in jeopardy.
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Happy International Firefighters Day!

Members of Ladder 1 at Ashton Elementary School today participating in their reading week. After reading to the class, our firefighters stuck around to answer questions on fire safety. ... See MoreSee Less

Members of Ladder 1 at Ashton Elementary School today participating in their reading week. After reading to the class, our firefighters stuck around to answer questions on fire safety.

10 months ago

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BREAKING OVERNIGHT: @RIStatePolice say 1 person is dead after early-morning crash on I-295 S in Lincoln near the Cumberland line. Investigators say victim was only person in car at time of crash @NBC10

2:35:ACW CUMBERLAND, RI -22 BILTMORE AVE -E4 REPORTS A SHED FIRE W/EXP PROBLEMS NOW REPORTED KNOCKED DOWN COS OVERHAULING PWH PCFN20

Great turnout last night for our Annual Christmas gathering. We were also able to recognize some retiree's that have left our service in the previous few years.

On behalf of our membership, we express our sympathies to our brothers and sisters of @WorcesterFD1009 and to the family of FF Christopher Roy. RIP brother.

Members of L-1 out tonight showing off the truck at a community toys for tots event.

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Firefighters also treat sick or injured people, report to car accidents, extricate people from damaged motor vehicles, and assist at hazardous materials spills. When they are not on an active call, firefighters prepare written reports on emergency incidents, clean and maintain their equipment, conduct drills, and do fitness training. Many firefighters also provide public education on fire safety at schools and community events.