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East Providence Fire Department puts out Seekonk River bridge blaze

East Providence Fire Department puts out Seekonk River bridge blaze

EAST PROVIDENCE — The services of several East Providence Fire Department personnel were necessary early Friday morning, Dec. 27, to help put out a blaze on an old railroad bridge located off shore in the Seekonk River. The EPFD responded with two engines, a ladder truck, a brush truck, the special hazards unit and with


Navigant Credit Union backs purchase of new East Providence Fire rescue boat

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a show of good corporate citizenship, Navigant Credit Union recently donated the funds necessary for the East Providence Fire Department to purchase a new rescue boat. Representatives of the two entities displayed the vessel Friday afternoon, Dec. 6, at the Navigant branch located on Willett Avenue in the Riverside section of


East Providence Fire Department promotes new chief, seven officers in City Hall ceremony

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a ceremony held Thursday evening, Oct. 17, in the City Hall Chamber, Oscar Elmasian was formally promoted to the position of East Providence Fire Department chief while seven other of his colleagues each also moved up in rank. “This is the pinnacle of my career. And while I spoke about the

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East Providence Fire Department receives extension to complete station projects

EAST PROVIDENCE — Quietly a concern among administrators and politicians recently, the city and the East Providence Fire Department received some good news last week when the federal government, spurred on by the office of U.S. Senator Jack Reed, granted an extension to the renovation projects currently still engaged at Stations 1 and 4. Work

Oscar Elmasian (center) was named the permanent East Providence Fire Department Chief by the Budget Commission Sept. 12.

Elmasian says he’s honored to become permanent East Providence Fire Chief

EAST PROVIDENCE — One of the final acts of the Budget Commission before it will be officially dissolved Monday morning, Sept. 16, was to approve the recommendation of fellow member and City Manager Peter Graczykowski to hire Captain Oscar Elmasian as the permanent chief of the East Providence Fire Department. The Commission unanimously supported the

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East Providence Fire Department accepts registrations, recruitment period begins

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Fire Department will be recruiting for Firefighters in the near future, it announced in a recent press release. The Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs (RIAFC) will be offering the Firefighter Physical Performance Test (PPT) for firefighter candidates. Registration dates will start Aug. 11 through Sept. 13. You can

Enrollment for consideration to be included in the next East Providence Fire Department training academy begins on July 20.

Budget Commission approves hiring of new firefighters for East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The understaffed East Providence Fire Department will get a shot in the arm following a decision by the East Providence Budget Commission to approve the hiring of a dozen new firefighters over the next year. The Commission made the decision at its meeting Thursday, June 27, at City Hall. The 12 probationary


Elmasian finds his footing as acting East Providence Fire Department chief

EAST PROVIDENCE —  Approaching a half-year in the position, Oscar Elmasian is just about getting his feet firmly planted in his role as acting chief of the East Providence Fire Department. Chief Elmasian, who last held the rank of captain and served as the city’s fire marshal, took over the post upon the retirement of