Community News

Station 8 is Looking Great!

“We are excited to reveal the new sign for our station! This was Jared Filiberto’s Eagle Scout Project. We would like to thank Jared Filiberto and all the members of Troop 1 of Kingston for their hard work! We would also like to thank Arnold Lumber, Dwyer Hardwoods and Morningstar Nurseries!”

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Tower Hill is Taking Shape

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Thank You to Troop 365

We would like to thank Girl Scout Troop 365 for coming over on Wednesday night, May 8, to donate cookies to members of all our stations. We appreciate your support!

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Thank You To Peace Dale Congregational

(April 28, 2019) Chief Pinch along with members from Station 1 (Peace Dale), Retired Chief Peter Holland, Retired Captain Hilly Munson, life member Phil Holley, Newport Fire Deputy Chief Tim Redmond, SK Police Chief Geaber, and Lt. Young represented local first responders at an appreciation service at Peace Dale Congregational Church this morning.

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Opening Day for SK Little League

(April 27, 2019) Members from the Tuckertown Station attended Opening Day for SK Little League at Tuckertown Park, while members from the Peace Dale Station, including Special Hazards 1, attended a touch-a-truck event at The Meadowbrook Waldorf School.

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Citizens Fire Academy —
Learn what it’s like to be a firefighter!

The District is pleased to host our first Citizens Fire Academy. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a firefighter, this is the ideal opportunity. The 4-week Academy welcomes all members of the public, age 18 or older, to come learn the basics. If you or anyone you know is interested. Registration is now open and space is limited! Click here to learn more.

Progress at Tower Hill

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Rest in Peace Chief Stanley

(March 31, 2019) Members from Tower Hill Station (6) worked in Hope Valley to allow members of the Hope Valley Wyoming Fire District to attend Chief Stanley’s funeral service. They were honored to assist with the hanging of the flag for the Chief’s funeral procession. The Officers and Members of the SK Union Fire District extend our deepest condolences to the Hope Valley – Wyoming Fire District and Chief Stanley’s family. Chief Stanley was always there for us whenever we needed his assistance or guidance.

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Renovation Progress

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Renovations Begin on Tower Hill Station

Sunday, March 17, 2019. This week will see the beginning of renovations to the Tower Hill Fire Station. The project is expected to take 28 weeks for completion. While the station house is closed, other stations within the District will respond to calls in that area, with additional support, if needed, from Kingston and Narragansett. Established in 1962, the Tower Hill Station building was built in the 1950s. The much-needed, extended upgrade will include a new meeting room, kitchen, bathrooms, and sleeping quarters.

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St. Patrick’s Day Brush Fire

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, members of SKUDF from the Forestry, Matunuck, Tuckertown, and West Kingston Stations responded to a 2-acre brush fire at Post Road and Moonstone beach road.

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Multi-Station Response

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, SK Union Fire District Members from Peace Dale, Wakefield, Snug Harbor, and West Kingston Stations as well as firefighters from Kingston Fire District all responded to a 3/4 acre brush fire in Perryville on Rt. 1 South.

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Team Effort

February 25, 2019 – at approximately 4:45pm members responded to a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Crews worked for 30+ minutes to free the occupant. SKEMS, SKPD, KFD, RIDEM PD and the Union Fire District worked well as a team to free the occupant as quickly as possible.

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Officers Seminar

On February 9, 2019, the SK Union Fire District held an Officers Seminar at the South Kingstown Public Safety Complex.  Chief Pinch provided an overview of the District’s Vision for the next 5 years. Assistant Chief Whaley and Deputy Chief Cinquegrana reviewed Fire Alarm Systems and Investigations. Guest speaker, Lieutenant Chris Albro of the Warwick Fire Department, gave a presentation, “Gas Meters: Operations and Procedures.

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Recent Training

Year round, through any weather, our members from every station, train to ensure your safety! Here are a few shots from Forestry’s and Matunuck’s recent training.

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Local Oil Spill

Thursday, January 10, 2019 (5:00 pm)

SK Union Fire District responding to an oil spill at Dunkin’ Donuts at RT. 1 and RT. 138. More than 100 gallons spilled. As of 6:00 pm, all SK Union Fire District units were cleared and the site was turned over to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM).

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