State Government Press Releases

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11/22/2017
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, and Chief Sheriff David M. DeCesare, announce the graduation of 21 recruits from the Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs Training Academy Class of 2017. The graduates were honored at a ceremony last night at...
11/20/2017
Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that 12 firefighter trainees from five communities graduated from the Rhode Island Municipal Fire Academy on Friday, November 17, marking their completion of a nine-week training and certification program...
06/27/2017
EXETER, RI -- If you're planning to use fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, the Rhode Island Division of State Fire Marshal urges you to do so carefully. "Fireworks can be fun, but they're also dangerous," said Fire Marshal John Chartier. "The use of consumer fireworks,
04/24/2017
SCITUATE, RI Rhode Island Public Safety Officials are seeking the cause of a disruption in calls to the state's E-911 emergency telephone system that impacted calls for emergency service for about an hour tonight before functionality was restored and the system was fully operational...
02/16/2017
Carbon monoxide poisoning, which is being blamed for critically injuring five family members in a Smithfield home last night, is a potentially deadly hazard that everyone needs to be aware of, said James Gumbley, Chief Deputy in the State Fire Marshal's Office. "People cannot rely on their...