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

By   /  January 3, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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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 […]

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Elmasian named East Providence Fire Department interim chief

By   /  December 28, 2012  /  Breaking News, News  /  No Comments

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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. […]

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East Providence Fire Department applauds recent changes to Providence EMS

By   /  December 12, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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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 […]

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

By   /  December 12, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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 — 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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East Providence Firefighters adapt to new surroundings

By   /  December 10, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

An EPFD truck rests in a bay at the Amaral Street locale.

EAST PROVIDENCE — It’s a move made out of necessity, and it’s one the members of Station 4 knew was coming, but that doesn’t mean the transition down the road from Wampanoag Trail to Amaral Street hasn’t been a bit of a challenge for the East Providence Fire Department. Station 4 was closed a few […]

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Commission clears way for East Providence cops to replace damaged cars

By   /  December 1, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Four East Providence Police vehicles were damaged to varying degrees last weekend during an armed robbery attempt, and the Budget Commission, at its meeting Thursday afternoon, Nov. 29, granted the department permission to expedite the repair process. The damage to the squad cars came as a Pawtucket man, 25-year-old Justin Thomas, held […]

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East Providence Firefighters’ Freaky 5k race steps off Sunday

By   /  October 19, 2012  /  News, Sports  /  No Comments

Winners of last year's Freaky 5k costume contest competed in the race as "cookies and cream."

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Firefighters’ seventh annual Freaky 5k Road Race is set to step off Sunday morning, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. on and around the streets of the department’s Station No. 3 in the Rumford section of the city. The event is sanctioned by United States Track and Field (USTAF). Entry […]

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East Providence Firefighters hold seventh annual Freaky 5k Road Race

By   /  October 16, 2012  /  News, Sports  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Firefighters’ seventh annual Freaky 5k Road Race is set to step off Sunday morning, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. on and around the streets of the department’s Station No. 3 in the Rumford section of the city. The event is sanctioned by United States Track and Field (USTAF). Entry […]

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East Providence Fire Department readies for impending renovations

By   /  September 20, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Station 4 on Wampanoag Trail is due for a complete renovation over the next year.

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Chief Joseph Klucznik and his department are well on the way in preparing for upcoming renovations to two of their facilities, Station 1 on Broadway and Station 4 on Wampanoag Trail. The projects, totaling over $6 million, will be done simultaneously in order for the city to make sure […]

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Commission authorizes beginning of process to replace EPFD Rescues

By   /  August 2, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The issue of the aging East Providence Fire Department Advanced Life Support Rescue fleet came to the fore over the last few weeks as Chief Joseph Klucznik approached the Budget Commission for permission to begin the process of replacing the out-moded vehicles. Chief Klucznik, City Manager Peter Graczykowski and acting Finance Director […]

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