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East Providence cuts ribbon on renovated Fire Station 4

East Providence cuts ribbon on renovated Fire Station 4

EAST PROVIDENCE — U.S. Senator Jack Reed was among the honored guests Sunday afternoon, June 22, as the East Providence Fire Department formally opened its renovated Station No. 4 on Wampanoag Trail. City Manager Paul Lemont served as master of ceremonies for the event, which included brief remarks by dignitaries and an open house for

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East Providence Fire Department hosts open house, holds promotion ceremony

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Fire Department plans two significant events in the coming days. The EPFD will host an open house Sunday, June 22, at the renovated Station No. 4 located on Wampanoag Trail. The event, where the public is welcome, runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Guests are free to tour the

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East Providence Fire Department graduates 31st class of recruits

EAST PROVIDENCE — The spirit and dedication of the East Providence Fire Department were on full display Friday evening, May 16, at the commencement ceremony for the 31st academy of firefighter recruits held in the Martin Middle School auditorium. Sixteen of the original 18-member class of probationary firefighters, affectionately referred to as “probies” or “boots,”

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East Providence Fire Department training academy nears end with controlled burns

EAST PROVIDENCE — The penultimate week of the indoctrination for the group of recruits currently manning the 31st edition of the East Providence Firefighter academy, May 5-9, included three days of the probates being immersed in so-called “controlled burns’ at the department’s training facility on the Public Works grounds off commercial way. The 15th week

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East Providence Fire Department station renovations near end, academy graduates new class

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Fire Department formally graduates a sizable group of recruits from its most recent training academy during a ceremony Friday, May 16, at Martin Middle School. The commencement begins at 6 p.m. EPFD Chief Oscar Elmasian invites the community to attend the event where 16 of the original class of

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East Providence Fire Department responds to two Monday calls

EAST PROVIDENCE — The day’s ongoing snow didn’t keep the East Providence Fire Department from keeping busy as personnel were called to a pair of actions Monday, Feb. 3. The first fire occurred in the morning hours at a multi-family house located at 150-152 Walnut St. in the center of the city, according to EPFD

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East Providence Fire Department contains fire at Taunton Plaza Apartments

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Department personnel quickly contained a small fire inside a residence at the Taunton Avenue Apartment complex mid-afternoon Thursday, Jan. 16. EPFD Chief Oscar Elmasian said crews arrived on the scene at approximately 3:30 p.m. First on site was Engine 5. Once inside, firefighters were greeted by “heavy smoke” in

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East Providence Firefighters secure truck after being swallowed by the high tide

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Fire Department, which in the last few days helped put out two blazes in nearby Barrington and also rescued a deer, continued its very busy stretch Sunday, Jan. 12. An East Providence Post/eastbayri.com reader submitted a photo (below) showing firefighters “securing a truck stuck in the sand and overcome

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East Providence Fire Department responds to wood stove fire

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Fire Department responded to a call at 155 Wampanoag Trail Friday afternoon, Jan. 3, needing to extinguish a smoldering blaze created by a wood stove. According to EPFD Lieutenant James Bellamy, companies reached the scene, located roughly halfway between Dover Avenue and the East Shore Expressway, at approximately 3:15

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