FF Steve Winsor Honored at RI State House
On May 24, 2019, FF Steve Winsor was recognized at the RI State House during the 2019 EMS Recognition Ceremony. FF Winsor, along with several other EMS Officers and Chiefs throughout the state, has made a push for a change in pediatric prehospital care in Rhode Island. FF Winsor has undergone lengthy training to promote and oversee pediatric protocol compliance, continuing education and participation in pediatric research efforts. As a Rhode Island Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (RI PECC), FF Winsor helps ensure that our EMS providers are prepared to care for every pediatric patient and emergency. Congrats brother on being recognized for your dedication and hard work. Local 2050 couldn't be more proud!
Local 2050 Honors DC Dave Chartier With Retirement Party
On March 22, 2019, the members of Local 2050 (past and present) honored Deputy Chief Dave Chartier with a retirement party at Twelve Acres. DC Chartier retired in July of 2018 after 34 years on the job to accept a position as Fire Chief in North Smithfield, RI. Thanks for all that you have done for Local 2050 and its members through out your career, Chief. Don't be a stranger and make sure you get us some work at your fires!
American Lung Association Fight For Air Climb
On Saturday March 23, 2019, members completed the American Lung Association Fight For Air Climb at the Providence Omni Hotel, raising over $770 for the Lung Association. Our members finished at or near the top of their respective age and gender groups again this year.
2019 Newport St. Patrick's Day Parade
Our members proudly marched in the annual Newport St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16th. Local 2050 has been represented in this parade for over 15 years, a tradition that has no end in sight. Cheers fellas!
Members Attend Whitehead Legislative Conference in DC
On March 11-13 2019, Local 2050 members attended the Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. During this visit, our Executive Board members had a private meeting with Congressman James Langevin (D-RI 2nd District) in his Capitol Hill office to discuss presumptive legislation for firefighter cancer. L-R Vice President Derek Keene, IAFF General Secretary-Treasurer Ed Kelly, IAFF President Harold Schaitberger, President John O'Rourke, Executive Board member David Cardarelli, and General Secretary Chris Keene.
Cycle For Survival Fundraiser To Fund Cancer Research
Local 2050 members, along with their families and friends, continue to rally around brother Craig Garrett as he battles a rare DSRCT cancer. On March 10, 2019, our members cycled as a team in NYC to raise money for Craig's treatment team at Sloan Kittering Cancer Center. Cycle For Survival invests each dollar raised to fund research and trials of rare cancers at Sloan Kittering. Together, our Local 2050 team and brother Craig raised over $11,000 IN JUST ONE MONTH for Cycle For Survival and Sloan Kittering! Unbelievable work! Our members continue to do great things. #76
Deputy Chief Sutherland Retires After 31 Years of Service
Local 2050 would like to announce the retirement of Deputy Chief John Sutherland effective January 29, 2019. Deputy Sutherland was a 31 year veteran of the Department and was an active member of the Local. We wish you a happy and healthy retirement, Chief! Coffee is always on.
Members Attend Funeral For Worcester FF Christopher Roy
On December 15th, members attended the funeral for Worcester FF Christopher Roy who died in the line of duty on December 9th while battling a house fire. L-R FF McCormick, FF Breton, LT Starkey, LT Turcotte and Captain Dexter. RIP Brother.
Deputy Chief Chartier Retires After 34 Years of Service
Local 2050 would like to announce the retirement of Deputy Chief Dave Chartier effective July 11, 2018. Deputy Chartier was a 34 year veteran of the Department and was an active member and officer of the Local. Deputy Chartier is continuing his fire service career down the street from us as he accepted a position as Fire Chief of the North Smithfield Fire and Rescue Service. We wish you the best of luck in your new position, Chief!
Gaspee Days 5k Road Race In Memory of Cranston FF Kevin Lang
On June 9th, our members, along with family and friends, ran the Gaspee Days 5k Roadrace in memory of Cranston FF Kevin Lang. T-Shirts were sold and all proceeds were donated directly to Brother Langs widow. Another job well done, Brothers and Sister!
Local 2050 Honors FF Gary Pinault With Retirement Party
The members of Local 2050, past and present, honored FF Gary Pinault with a retirement party on May 25, 2018 at Twelve Acres. Gary was the Senior Man of Engine 2 prior to retiring last May after serving the citizens of Smithfield for over 16 years. Many laughs were shared as we celebrated Garys career. We'll miss you brother and wish you nothing but good health and happiness in your retirement.
Honor Guard Leads Smithfield Little League Opening Day Parade
Local 2050 Honor Guard members Captain Dexter, Captain Quattrini, Lt. Keene and Lt. Forant (L-R) lead the 2018 Smithfield Little League Opening Day parade on April 28, 2018.
Members Complete 2018 American Lung Association Stairclimb
Local 2050 members CJ Tasca, Kelsey Brackett and Joe Notarantonio completed the American Lung Association's Fight For Air Climb on March 24, 2018 at the Omni Providence Hotel. All of the members finished towards the top of their respective age groups and also raised money for the Lung Association. Congrats brothers and sister, we're proud of you and thank you for representing the Local!