Friday, October 21, 2011
Middletown firefighters are raising funds and awareness to help support women battling all types of cancer.
The Middletown Fire Department will join firefighters throughout Rhode Island in wearing pink shirts while on duty from Oct. 23-29 to support women battling all types of cancer. "As part of 'Cares Enough to Wear Pink,' we selflessly put our women first in the battle against cancer," Middletown Fire Department Chief Ronald Doire said in a prepared announcement. "We wear pink, not because it is the color of a disease, but because it is 'her' color. We wear her color to let her know we care!" Last year, the Rhode Island State Association of Fire Fighters and the state Chiefs Association adopted the “Cares Enough to Wear Pink” campaign. One hundred percent of proceeds from the campaign shirt sales will be donated to cancer organizations in …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Middletown Fire Department Chief Ronald Doire, the town's emergency management director, shares key preparation information that all town residents should know.
Middletown Fire Department Chief Ronald Doire wants the citizens of his town to know Middletown's Emergency Management team is prepared for whatever Hurricane Irene throws our way this weekend. “We’re always very well prepared. We respond to small disasters everyday. The only difference with Irene is that we will be responding to a larger disaster,” said Chief Doire. Doire described the tightly coordinated preparation efforts between local and state government. This involves the Middletown Police Department, Public Works, school department, and other areas within Middletown's local government, working with Rhode Island emergency management officials. “All of the department heads have been meeting together since Tuesday as the Middletown …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Fireworks and their related dangers are still pretty new to Rhode Island, but boating, pools, campfires, and outdoor grilling are not. The Middletown Fire Department offers these tips for a safe holiday weekend and summer.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Middletown Fire Department Chief Ronald Doire prepared the following tips and safety guidelines for residents to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday weekend and rest of summer safely. Every year Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, swimming, family reunions and picnics. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to outdoor cooking and recreational fires. Annually, there are almost 3,800 Americans injured by gas or charcoal grill fires. July 4th (Independence Day) is almost upon us. It's important to remember to play it safe when it comes to fireworks. The beach, pools and spas are a great place to cool off and have fun. They can also present a danger to children. Of injury-related deaths, drowning is the second …