Skip to main content

Emergencies not only challenge for firefighters at current station

February 22, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Think knocking down a brush fire or dousing a burning structure in East Greenwich is a challenge?

Try maneuvering the firefighting apparatus out of Station 1 downtown on Main Street, where East Greenwich Fire District personnel have to contend with not only pedestrians and sometimes speeding traffic, but the structure of the 98-year-old building as well.

There's a lot more to getting on the road than simply throwing on the turnout gear, firing up the engine, backing out of the garage and speeding off to the rescue, said Lt. William Perry, a member of the Station 1 crew.

For more on this story, read all about it in the Feb. 23 edition of The East Greenwich Pendulum.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
View more articles in:


Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes