State Government Press Releases

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10/06/2017
When fire breaks out, every second counts especially when it comes to escaping safely. That's why the Rhode Island Division of State Fire Marshal is encouraging all Rhode Islanders to practice fire drills at home, school and work as part of this year's national Fire Prevention Week (October 8 to...
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...
10/26/2016
Lt. Colonel Kevin M. Barry, Acting Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, and State Fire Marshal John Chartier, announce the arrest of Sean Killeavy, of Bristol, on the charges of Felony Assault and Battery Criminal Negligence. On August 17, 2016,...