Providence Fire Department

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Providence Fire Department
Providence Fire Department Logo.png
Operational area
Country  United States
State  Rhode Island
City Providence
Agency overview[1][2]
Established March 1, 1854 (1854-03-01)
Annual calls 51,351 (2014)
Annual budget $67,775,182 (2014)
Staffing Career
Fire chief Vacant
IAFF 799
Facilities and equipment[3]
Battalions 3
Stations 12
Engines 12
Trucks 5
Platforms 2
Rescues 1
Ambulances 7
HAZMAT 1
Fireboats 1
Rescue boats 1
Website
Official website
IAFF website

The Providence Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of Providence, Rhode Island. The department is the largest fire department in the state of Rhode Island, and the second largest fire department in New England, after the Boston Fire Department.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The Providence Fire Department traces its origins back to 1754 when Providence townspeople started a volunteer fire department. The current career department was not formed until March 1, 1854.[4]

Stations and apparatus[edit]

As of January 2017 this is an up-to-date list of the stations and apparatus in the PFD.[5]

Engine Company Ladder Company Rescue Ambulance Special Unit Chief District Address Neighborhood
Engine 2 Ladder 7 Rescue 3 Battalion 3 3 10 Branch Ave. Mount Hope[6]
Engine 3 Tower Ladder 1 Rescue 4 Special Hazards 1 Division 1 1 325 Washington St. Federal Hill[7]
Engine 6 Rescue 2 1 489 Hartford Ave. Hartford[8]
Engine 7 Rescue 5 Air Supply Unit 1 3 151 N. Main St. Downtown/College Hill [9]
Engine 8 Tower Ladder 2 Battalion 2 1 201 Messer St. West End[10]
Engine 9 Ladder 8 Marine 1 3 223 Brook St. College Hill/Fox Point [11]
Engine 10 Ladder 5 Rescue 1 1 847 Broad St. Lower South Providence/Elmwood[12]
Engine 11 Special Response Unit, Decon. Trailer 1 274 Reservoir Ave. Reservoir[13]
Engine 12 Ladder 3 Rescue 7 3 426 Admiral St. Wanskuck[14]
Engine 13 Foam Unit Battalion 1 1 776 Allens Ave. Washington Park[15]
Engine 14 Ladder 6 Rescue 6 Dive Trailer 1 630 Atwells Ave. Valley/Federal Hill[16]
Engine 15 Car 56 (Fire Investigator) 3 136 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Mount Pleasant[17]

On December 5, 2015, two engine companies and two ladder companies were temporarily closed due to staffing issues.[18] On January 8, 2017, Engine 4, Engine 5 and Ladder 4 were permanently closed along with the Rochambeau Ave. and Humboldt Ave. fire stations.

Disbanded fire companies[edit]

Throughout the department's history, several fire companies have been disbanded due to department reorganization and budget cuts.

  • Engine 1 (209 Fountain St.): Disbanded 1992
  • Engine 4 (270 Rochambeau Ave.): Disbanded 2017
  • Engine 5 (155 Humboldt Ave.): Disbanded 2017
  • Engine 16 (10 Branch Ave.): Disbanded 1974
  • Engine 17 (10 Branch Ave.): Disbanded 1968
  • Engine 18 (776 Allens Ave.): Disbanded 1968
  • Engine 19 (489 Hartford Ave.): Disbanded 1968
  • Engine 20 (136 Mt. Pleasant Ave.): Disbanded 1968
  • Engine 21 (155 Humboldt Ave.): Disbanded 1952
  • Engine 22 (350 Point St.): Disbanded 1952
  • Engine 23 (673 Academy Ave.): Disbanded 1952
  • Engine 24 (270 Rochambeau Ave.): Disbanded 1952
  • Ladder 4 (151 N. Main St.): Disbanded 2017
  • Ladder 9 (10 Branch Ave.): Disbanded 1968
  • Ladder 10 (350 Point St.): Disbanded 1968
  • Ladder 11 (437 Branch Ave.): Disbanded 1951
  • Ladder 12 (1 Greenwich St.): Disbanded 1948
  • Ladder 13 (270 Rochambeau Ave.): Disbanded 1935
  • Battalion 2 (201 Messer St.)
  • Chief 1 (10 Branch Ave.)
  • Chief 2 (776 Allens Ave.)
  • Chief 3 (630 Atwells Ave.)
  • Chief 4 (209 Fountain St.)
  • Salvage 1 (350 Point St.): Disbanded 1968

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Annual Budget". Providence Rhode Island. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "2014 Annual Report". Providence Fire Department. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Stations". Providence Fire Department. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "History". Providence Fire Department. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "About the Department". Providence Fire Fighters. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Branch Avenue Station". Providence Fire Department. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Washington Street Station". Providence Fire Department. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Hartford Avenue Station". Providence Fire Department. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "North Main Street Station". Providence Fire Department. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Messer Street Station". Providence Fire Department. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Brook Street Station". Providence Fire Department. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Broad Street Station". Providence Fire Department. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Reservoir Avenue Station". Providence Fire Department. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "Admiral Street Station". Providence Fire Department. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Allens Avenue Station". Providence Fire Department. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "Atwells Avenue Station". Providence Fire Department. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "Pleasant Avenue Station". Providence Fire Department. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  18. ^ "Saturday Night Move - Staffing Cut at Fire Stations in Providence (UPDATED)". GoLocalProv. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°49′25″N 71°25′20″W / 41.82361°N 71.42222°W / 41.82361; -71.42222