Welcome to the Tiverton Fire Department website. We hope that you will use this site to learn more about the Tiverton Fire Department and the community that we protect. I would like to thank the members of this department who have taken the time to build and create this site for the promotion of our department.
I was privileged to join the Tiverton Fire Department as their Chief on January 4, 2005 and have been rewarded by the courage and professionalism of this department.
I joined the fire service in March of 1971, joining the Narragansett Fire Department as a call Fire Fighter until being hired fulltime by that department on May 31, 1975. I served in every rank within the department with the exception of Chief of Department. During that time I had the fortune of being involved in many memorable responses that have formed my beliefs on how we need to prepare for the work we must do to protect our community. In 1985 I received the Firehouse Heroism Award for a water rescue off of Hazard Avenue in Narragansett. I was the one who did enter the water but the work of an entire team resulted in the saving of three lives including my own from heavy surf in the Atlantic Ocean. The area of Hazard Avenue in Narragansett has been the site of numerous drownings in my career in that department. I was fortunate to be the one who was able to be recognized, but it was the actions of an entire department that performed that rescue with such positive results.
I have throughout my career attended many classes and training seminars for both fire and rescue. I received my Bachelors of Science from Providence College in the spring of 2004. I have also attended and graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island where I received my Associates Degree in Fire Science. I hold certifications as Firefighter 1 and 2, Incident Safety Officer, NFPA 1021 Fire Officer, NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor, Marine Firefighting Level 3 Technician, Leadership III, NFPA 1670 Operational Structural Collapse, Flammable Liquids Training School in Elko Nevada, Incident Command 100, 160, 200, 300, 331, 400, 700, 701, 702, 703, Confined Space as well as others.
Please enjoy our site and realize how proud we are as a department to serve this community.