UPCOMING:

The next Monthly Meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at Firefighter's Memorial Hall (the old Centredale station), 1995 Smith St, North Providence.  

Informal social gatherings are also held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6 pm.


PAST EVENTS:

WHAT:  STATION 1 FAREWELL DINNER
WHEN and WHERE:  Saturday, September 14; 1-4 pm at 1967 Mineral Spring Ave, apparatus floor.
WHO:  For all who served at station 1 over the last 45 years and 100,000 runs - volunteer, call and career.
WHY:  Station 1 is being decommissioned, and new fire HQ is being occupied today at 1835 Mineral Spring Ave. This is a sendoff to the old building, last chance to see it and share comraderie from the last 45 years.

Please pass the word! RSVP to Bob Lincoln at bob.lincoln@verizon.net
Price per person is $15, and can be paid in advance (PayPal to bob.lincoln@verizon.net) or at the door.
The catered meal will be served on the apparatus floor. We have seating for 64 people, and so far have 27 definite and 17 maybe. 
The meal will consist of salad, Italian cold cuts, meatballs and penne pasta, soda and coffee. Working on getting a sheet cake.
Please bring cameras, pictures, memories, memorabilia, etc.
If we get a spike in attendance, please let me know ASAP at my email, so I can notify the caterers and rental people. Thanks, and hope to see you there!

 

 The Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner was held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm, at Firefighter's Memorial Hall (the old Centredale station), 1995 Smith St, North ProvidenceThe menu included an all-you-can-eat boiled dinner (corned beef, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, pickled beets, Irish soda bread, rye bread), dessert, coffee, Centredale's own Yacht Club soda, and green beer.  About 66 people attended.

Pasta Dinner on Saturday, October 26, 2013 (at Firefighter's Memorial Hall) to raise money to have a rededication for the Volunteer Firemen's Monument's 50th Anniversary and to set up a fund for the upkeep of the monument in the future. Everyone is welcome.  Tickets are $12 per person and are on sale Wed, Oct 2 at 7:00 pm at Firefighter's Memorial Hall.  There will be three seatings with a capacity of 80 people each:  4:00-5:00, 5:30-6:30 and 7:00-8:00.

Firefighters' Memorial Sunday will be this Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 9:30 am.  Location will be at the Firefighters' monument in front of the North Providence High School.  There will be a short service at the monument with the laying of the wreaths.  All are welcome to attend.

Monday, June 10, 2013 The North Providence Fire Alarm Office was dedicated in name and to the memory of John P. Murphy, Sr, former Centredale Fire Dept chief and Director of Communications for North Providence, in a ceremony held at 6:30 pm at Firefighter's Memorial Hall (the old Centredale station), 1995 Smith St, North ProvidenceChief Murphy was the driving force behind the creation of the telegraph fire alarm system in North Providence, performing all of the installation and wiring himself over a period of years from the 1930s onward.  Chief Murphy was the father of Centredale Chief John P. Murphy, Jr, and grandfather of Michael Murphy, who also served as a call firefighter and fire alarm operator.  A plaque has been placed outside the Fire Alarm Office at the rear of 1967 Mineral Spring Ave.

 The Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner was held Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm, at Firefighter's Memorial Hall (the old Centredale station), 1995 Smith St, North ProvidenceThe menu included an all-you-can-eat boiled dinner (corned beef, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, pickled beets, Irish soda bread, rye bread), dessert, coffee, Centredale's own Yacht Club soda, and green beer.  Approximately 60 people attended.

Dec 12, 2009 The Annual Christmas Dinner Party was held Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 5:00 pm at Firefighter's Memorial Hall (the old Centredale station), 1995 Smith St, North ProvidenceThe menu consisted of appetizers, salad, macaroni and meatballs, bread, butter, soda, coffee, wine, eggnog and dessert.  A Yankee swap was held, and Santa stopped by.  48 people were in attendance.

May 20, 2012 The Annual Firemen's Memorial Service was held Sunday, May 20, 20112, at 10:00 am at the monument in front of Firefighter's Memorial Hall (the old Centredale station), 1995 Smith St, North ProvidenceThe ceremony was followed by coffee and refreshments in the hall downstairs.

 The Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner was held Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm, at Firefighter's Memorial Hall (the old Centredale station), 1995 Smith St, North ProvidenceThe menu included a boiled dinner (corned beef, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, pickled beets, Irish soda bread, rye bread), zeppoles, coffee, Centredale's own Yacht Club soda, and green beer.  Attendance was about 50 people, and a 50/50 raffle was held, along with a raffle for John Murphy's famous woodworking items.  Special thanks to Eric and Cindy Bazzle for shopping and cooking, and Ray Parenteau as master of ceremonies.

May 22, 2011 The Annual Firemen's Memorial Service was held Sunday, May 22, 2011, at 10:00 am at the monument in front of Firefighter's Memorial Hall (the old Centredale station), 1995 Smith St, North ProvidenceThe brief ceremony was followed by coffee and refreshments in the hall downstairs.

Sunday, June 5, 2011 - There was an antique fire apparatus show from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Ninigret Park, Rte 1A, in Charlestown, in which Capt David Giammarco of NPFD displayed the 1960 Maxim Ladder 1.

 The Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner was held Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 5:00 pm at Firefighter's Memorial Hall (the old Centredale station), 1995 Smith St, North ProvidenceThe menu included a boiled dinner (corned beef, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, beets, Irish soda bread, rye bread), hot dogs, zeppoles, coffee, Centredale's own Yacht Club soda, and green beer.  A 50/50 raffle was also held.  Attendance was about 60 people.

Dec 11, 2010 The Annual Christmas Dinner Party was held Saturday, December 11, 2010, at 5:00 pm at Firefighter's Memorial Hall (the old Centredale station), 1995 Smith St, North Providence

July 6, 2010 The North Providence Town Council meeting will be Tuesday, July 6 at 7:30 pm at North Providence Town Hall, 2000 Smith Street, 2nd floor.  We are on the agenda to discuss the new lease that has been offered for our hall.  Despite the previous lease requiring that the new lease offer the same terms, the Council had the attorney completely rewrite the lease to make us responsible for alll maintenance, utilities, insurance, etc.  We will be asking the Council to give us a new lease equivalent to the previous one.  We are asking that all members please attend this critical hearing; our future depends on your support!

July 7, 2010 The Annual 4th of July collation will be held Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at 5:30 pm at Firefighter's Memorial Hall (the old Centredale station), 1995 Smith St, North Providence.  Clam cakes and chowder, corn-on-the-cob and watermelon will be served, along with soda and beer.  The collation is free to members, and the monthly meeting will follow.

June 13, 2010 The Annual Muster of the RI Antique Fire Apparatus Society was held Sunday, June 13, 2010, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Johnston War Memorial Park on Hartford Ave.  Capt. David Giammarco brought the old North Providence Ladder 1.  A link to pictures will be posted when available.

May 29, 2010 The Annual Firemen's Memorial Service was held Saturday, May 29, 2010, at 10:00 am at the monument in front of Firefighter's Memorial Hall (the old Centredale station), 1995 Smith St, North ProvidenceA prayer was led by President Ray Parenteau, a wreath-laying, followed by coffee and refreshments in the hall downstairs.

Dec 12, 2009 The Annual Christmas Dinner Party was held Saturday, December 12, 2009, at 5:00 pm at Firefighter's Memorial Hall (the old Centredale station), 1995 Smith St, North ProvidenceThe menu consisted of appetizers, salad, macaroni and meatballs, bread, butter, soda, coffee, wine, eggnog and dessert.  A Yankee swap was held, and Santa stopped by.  Ticket prices were $10 for adults and kids over 8; $5 for kids ages 4 to 8 and free ages 3 and under.  Canned goods and non-perishable foods were collected for the RI Food Bank.  Vice President John Murphy gave away several of his woodcrafts as part of the raffle.


St. Patrick's Day dinner, 2008

St. Patrick's Day dinner, 2005

Memorial Dedication, 2005