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Multi-alarm blaze tears through home on Walnut Street in East Providence

Multi-alarm blaze tears through home on Walnut Street in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — A century-old home at the corner of Walnut and Cross Streets in East Providence burst into flames late Saturday night, March 2, leaving the structure likely beyond repair but with all those who take up residence in it safe. Video: walnut fire – Broadband According to neighbors and eyewitnesses, the fire broke

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East Providence Fire Department starts recruitment drive

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Fire Department will be opening up for recruitment in May. In order to apply you must first pass the Physical Performance Assessment (PPA). The RIAFC will be offering the Firefighter Physical Performance Test for firefighter candidates. Registration will be held online only until Thursday, Feb. 28. Minorities and women

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East Providence Police, Fire gain Commission consent for vehicle purchases

EAST PROVIDENCE — Just in time, especially for the fire rescue fleet, the East Providence Budget Commission approved the purchase of replacement vehicles by the city’s public safety departments during its meeting Thursday afternoon, Feb. 14, at City Hall. The Commission gave its blessing for the East Providence Fire Department to purchase the first of

Fire engulfs the home at 55 Hazelwood Ave. in Kent Heights early Sunday morning, Feb. 10.

East Providence Fire Department reboots after Winter Storm Nemo

EAST PROVIDENCE — As part of answering in excess of 350 calls over the three-day stretch, the East Providence Fire Department responded to a pair of house fires during Winter Storm Nemo last weekend. Late Saturday evening, Feb. 9, the EPFD answered a call at 60 Ide Ave. Engine 5 from Broadway was the first

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Building cleared in East Providence due to carbon monoxide concerns

EAST PROVIDENCE — A building on Newman Avenue in the Rumford section of the city was evacuated early Monday morning, Feb. 11, due to carbon monoxide concerns. The building, shared by Shamrock Financial Services and University Surgical Associates, was cleared of all personnel by East Providence Fire Department officials. A handful of workers from the

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East Providence Fire Department snuffs out smoking-related incident at Goldsmith Manor

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Fire Department snuffed out a minor blaze late Wednesday night, Jan. 2, at Goldsmith Manor, the high rise building operated by the city housing authority for elderly and disabled tenants. Acting EPFD Chief Oscar Elmasian, who reported the fire at about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday evening, termed the event to

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

Elmasian named East Providence Fire Department interim chief

EAST PROVIDENCE — Oscar Elmasian has been tabbed by City Manager Peter Graczykowski in the interim to succeed retiring East Providence Fire Department Chief Joseph Klucznik, The Post learned Friday, Dec. 28. The city manager issued a press release on the matter later in the day. Captain Elmasian accepted the promotion on a six-month basis.

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

East Providence Fire Department applauds recent changes to Providence EMS

EAST PROVIDENCE — Often a sore point for his bosses in the city, East Providence Fire Department Chief Joseph Klucznik acknowledged as positive the recent Emergency Medical Services (EMS) changes instituted by his counterparts in Providence. The EPFD has been a frequent contributor to the Providence EMS call log over the years, but hasn’t always

Firefighters conduct a training exercise on one of the structures available for purchase from American Fire Training Services Inc., the company the EPFD is working with on its new facility.

East Providence Fire Department nears final approval of new training facility plans

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Department Chief Joseph Klucznik and Lt. Mike Carey will spend three days in Phoenix, Ariz., this week ironing out the last remaining details of a new customized training facility to be built in city. Chief Klucznik said he and Lt. Carey will make one, final in-person review of plan

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