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Welcome to Central Coventry Fire District

OUR MISSION IS... Provide life safety and property conservation through safe and effective services.

OUR VISION IS... We will be at the forefront of all we do by anticipating and adapting to meet the constant and evolving needs of our community.

****** Community Message Board ******






  THE FOLLOWING FIRE STATIONS ARE CLOSED!

STATION 1 - (HILL FARM ROAD – HILL FARM) 

STATION 3 - (2 STATION STREET - WASHINGTON) 

STATION 5 - (701 MAIN STREET- HARRIS SECTION)

PLEASE CALL 911 IN AN EMERGENCY

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***SPECIAL MEETING ***

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE FIRE DISTRICT TO BE HOSTED BY THE STATE APPOINTED RECEIVER

MONDAY OCTOBER 20TH AT THE COVENTRY HIGH SCHOOL AT 7:00 pm

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***BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING****

Please click on the "DOWNLOADS" tab and the "PUBLIC RECORDS" tab on the left of the screen to view agendas and notices.



Nomination and candidacy procedures, forms, and applications for the Board of Directors can be found in the "downloads" tab.



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***IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION****

·       The FY-2015 budget is being finalized by the state appointed receiver with the assistance of the State of Rhode Island’s Department of Revenue. 

Once the budget is finalized, tax bills will be mailed.  It is the expectation to have all tax bills sent out by no later than October 31, 2014. 

The first quarter will be due by November 15, 2014.

TAX PAYMENT DUE DATES:

 1st      Payment is due on or before NOVEMBER 15th.

2nd      payment is due on or before February 15TH.

3rd       payment is due on or before May 15th

4th       payment due on or before August 15th

 

FY 2014 TAX RATES

2.50 Residential and Tangible

3.75 Commercial.








 




     
 

Report cites risks to public safety posed by budget cuts

Warns against decisions by municipal officials without adequate knowledge of fire safety and emergency response standardsFailing to manage the challenges of budget cuts, rising call volume, personnel and equipment shortages, security issues and the overall expectation to do more with less, can leave individuals, fire departments and communities vulnerable to undesirable events, according to a new report being released today.

Fire Service Deployment: Assessing Community Vulnerability (PDF, 1 MB), a report on fire safety released by the Urban Fire Forum, an educational group representing metropolitan fire departments warned that, ”in many communities, the sustained economic recession is forcing decisions to cut fire department resources faster than fire service leaders can evaluate their impact.”

“The white paper report was prepared to provide municipal leaders relevant information to consider when making decisions about fire department resources in a strained economy.  As fire chiefs, we recognize the stress of dealing with cash-strapped budgets, but there are some resources that must take priority particularly when the decision can put the public and firefighters at greater risk,” noted Chief Ned Pettus, Jr., president of the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association.

Statements from the report

  • Expectations placed on the fire service, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS), response to natural disasters, hazardous materials incidents, technical rescue and acts of terrorism, have steadily increased. However, fire chiefs are often faced with policies created by municipal officials who are challenged to balance community service expectations with finite budgetary resources and who do so without a solid technical foundation for evaluating the impact of staffing and deployment decisions on the safety of the public and firefighters.
  • This is often a situation of planning fire department resources to budgets rather than budgeting to the proper plan. These whirlwind cuts can leave a community without sufficient resources to respond to emergency calls safely and effectively.
  • If fire department resources are deployed to match the risk levels inherent to hazards in the community, it has been scientifically demonstrated that the community will be far less vulnerable to negative outcomes.
  • You’re going to have longer response times and less quality of care and it’s going to be more dangerous to the public in general. While it might sound like a scare tactic, what it says only reinforces what the fire chief told city leaders when he warned them about the potential for big problems to emergency services if jobs were lost, saying, fewer personnel and EMS units responding increases EMS response time, which directly impacts survivability of individuals experiencing medical emergencies.
  • It is imperative that fire department leaders, as well as political decision-makers, know how fire department resource deployment in their local community affects community outcomes in three important areas:  firefighter injury and death; civilian injury and death; and property loss and environmental impact.
The report also recommends a framework for decision-making to ensure public and firefighter safety.  The framework compiles relevant resources that must be considered in decision-making including industry standards, government regulations and science. Based on the resources available to decision- makers and fire service leaders, the report offers a suggested policy.

Suggested Policy
For 90 percent of all incidents, the first-due unit shall arrive on scene within a four minute travel time. The first-due unit shall be capable of advancing the first line for fire suppression, starting rescue or providing basic life support.

“Prior to the release of recent research reports supporting the ability of local community leaders to make science-based deployment decisions, a fire chief was often forced to act in the absence of complete information. Today, we have research, standards, and regulations that establish the complex links between resource allocation and the array of risks found in their communities,” said William "Shorty" Bryson, fire chief Miami Dade Fire and Rescue. “Many budget cuts already in place and others being made by elected officials [in the absence of informed technical knowledge of fire safety and emergency response needs] fall far short of these minimal considerations,” added Bryson.

About the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association
The Metropolitan Fire Chiefs (Metro) Association brings together fire chiefs from large metropolitan fire departments to share information and focus on major issues effecting policy changes in the U.S. and abroad.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

 

Contacts:

Lorraine Carli, Public Affairs Office: 1 617 984-7275
National Fire Protection Association

Ann Davison
IAFC, 1 703 273-9815 x329

   


 

Residential Fire Study Shows Effects of Crew Size on Fire Fighting Operations

 A landmark study released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) shows that the size of fire fighting crews has a substantial effect on the fire service's ability to protect lives and property in residential fires. Click here to read the news release.

Conducted by a broad coalition in the scientific, fire fighting and public safety communities, the study results found that four-person fire fighting crews were able to complete 22 essential fire fighting and rescue tasks in a typical residential structure 30 percent faster than two-person crews and 25 percent faster than three-person crews.

The report is the first to quantify the effects of crew sizes and arrival times on the fire service's lifesaving and fire fighting operations.

This and other scientific data in the report will help educate public officials, fire chiefs and other decision-makers on the importance of adequate staffing and deployment with respect to fire fighter and public safety.

Study investigators from NIST and the IAFF announced the results of the study at a press conference at the Hilton Washington in Washington, DC, before the start of the annual Congressional Fire Services Institute meeting of top fire safety officials from the across the nation.

Click here for the full report.

The study is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters grant program. 

Read the related report "Effect of Deployment of Resources on Cardiovascular Strain on Firefighters".


   


 

Boston Glode Special Report

Deadly Delays: The Decline of Fire Response


 



Please feel free to eductae your self on the risks associated with a delay in fire response.  be informed, be protected.


http://www.boston.com/news/special/fires/about.html

http://www.boston.com/news/specials/fires/

   


 
 
 

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