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  1. RI City Names First Public Safety DirectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2017 |

    Aug. 16--PAWTUCKET, RI-- The city has named a Rhode Island National Guard colonel as its first public safety director overseeing police, fire and emergency management operations, Mayor Donald Grebien announced Wednesday. Col. James Vartanian, director of operations for the Rhode Island National Guard for the last three years, was picked by a search committee working since January and led by former Rhode Island State Police Superintendent Steven G. O'Donnell.


  2. RI House Unveils Reworked Firefighter Disability BillRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2017 |

    The Rhode Island House has unveiled a reworked bill that addresses disability benefits for firefighters and police officers in the state. June 27--PROVIDENCE, RI-- A potential compromise has been struck in an end-of-session battle over a bid by Rhode Island's public-safety unions to make it easier for firefighters and police officers to get two-thirds pay, tax-free disability pensions for life.


  3. RI Firefighters Still Seeking Disability ProtectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 |

    The scheduled Wednesday vote on a bill that would offer stronger disability protections for Providence firefighters and police has been postponed. June 20--PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Bills that would open the door for local police and firefighters to retire with two-thirds pay, tax-free for life, should they be sidelined by an "illness" were scheduled for a vote by a key House committee on Wednesday that has now been cancelled.


  4. RI Firefighter Competes on 'The Amazing Race' ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2017 |

    March 29--Providence firefighter Olivia "Olive" Beauregard said her occupation helped her run "The Amazing Race," the CBS reality show that debuts at 10 p.m. Thursday. "As firefighters, we rely heavily on one another," she said in a phone interview.


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