Friday, March 15, 2013
A 21-year-old is in stable condition, although with a skull fracture and hemorrhage, after falling off the roof of a Narragansett home.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. At about 1:52 a.m. on March 2, police received a report of a 21-year-old man that had fallen off the roof of 825 Point Judith Road. Police said that when they arrived, the man was bleeding heavily from his head, arms and legs. Police said the man was conscious, but heavily injured. According to police, Narragansett Fire Department personnel arrived on scene to treat the man, and he was immediately transported to South County Hospital. Police said the man was later transported to Rhode Island Hospital because of the severity of his injuries. Police said they contacted a family member…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
According to police, Joseph Bianco III, 23, became irate and had to be arrested after his dog died in a Boon Street fire.
Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. Although no human life was lost in a Monday morning fire on Boon Street, the death of a dog led to a Narragansett man’s arrest. Joseph Bianco III, 23, of 108 Boon St., Narragansett, was arrested at about 12:49 a.m. on July 16 and charged with disorderly conduct, vandalism and resisting arrest. According to police, several officers were dispatched to an apartment fire at 108 Boon Street to help out with crowd control. Sgt. Eric Ryan, Lt. Timothy Lackie, and patrolmen James Wass, Patrick O’ Brien and James Fitzgerald were all on scene. Police said four residents of the apartment …
Monday, July 16, 2012
According to Narragansett Fire Department Captain Dave Arnold, four people were rescued from a Boon Street home after a fire Monday morning.
Four people were rescued from the second floor of a Boon Street home early Monday morning, according to the Narragansett Fire Department. Captain Dave Arnold said that at about 12:33 a.m., they received a report of a structure fire at 108 Boon Street, with four people trapped on the second floor of the building. According to Arnold, three people were rescued from the front porch roof. The fourth person was rescued from a second floor window at the rear of the building, which the person was hanging from. The firefighters used ground ladders to get the people to safety. One person was transported to South County Hospital for observation. Units from the Union Fire District in South Kingstown and the North Kingstown Fire Department also …
Friday, November 4, 2011
North Kingstown, South Kingstown aid in making quick work of fire.
Firefighters responded to 50 Wayland Trail at 5:27 p.m. today for a house fire which they put out by 5:55 p.m., according to the fire log. Fire companies are still on-scene for a routine investigation into the cause of the fire in cooperation with the Fire Marshal. The first company was on the scene by 5:34 p.m. The Narragansett Fire Department was aided by South Kingstown Fire, which covered Narragansett's headquarters, and a single engine from the North Kingstown Fire Department. Narragansett sent Engine 3, Engine 1, Ladder 1 and Rescue 2 to the scene. Narragansett Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Police said the pair of Massachusetts men were swept into the water while fishing.
According to a Narragansett Police captain, a pair of Massachusetts men were rescued from the waters off Hazard Avenue on Saturday. In a press release, Narragansett Police Department Captain William McGovern identified the men as Mark A. Schubert, 30, of Medway, and Fred O. Adams, 30, of Hopkinton. According to police, at about 3:37 p.m. they were called to the rocks at the end of Hazard Avenue for a report that a person was swept off the rocks and into the water. Police, the Narragansett Fire Department, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Coast Guard responded. Police said that patrolman Paul Boisclair was the first to arrive. He was guided to the north side of the Hazard Rocks by the caller. According to …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Responding to what one councilor termed “one of the most controversial things I’ve heard,” the Narragansett Town Council rejects a request for a kitchen and break room for the town hall.
It was a mixed bag for spending requests at Monday’s Narragansett Town Council meeting, as two requests from the police and fire departments were approved, while others by the town administrator and public works department were rejected. One of those proposals – $29,980 for a kitchen and break room improvements at the town hall – drew harsh criticism from the council. Councilor David Crook called it “one of the most controversial things I’ve heard,” based on e-mails from constituents and talks with staff. “Surprisingly, [the criticism has] been from people who could use this,” he said. Clarifying the request, Town Administrator Grady Miller said that the town hall had never had an actual kitchen. He viewed it as a way to improve and …
Monday, September 12, 2011
The Narragansett Fire Department's union hosted an open house for families and children on Saturday.
Monday, September 12, 2011
This past Saturday, off-duty members of the Narragansett firefighters, Local 1589, hosted another successful open house. Numerous local families came to show their support, and as always there were fun activities for the children. They enjoyed seeing Smokey the Fire Dog, trying on the firefighter gear, playing games with the hose and watching little parachute men fall from the ladder truck. There were also educational demonstrations to help make children more aware and less frightful in an emergency situation. We appreciate all the local support and positive feedback we are receiving during these open houses and welcome more members of the community to join us next time. Letter courtesy of Kevin McEnery, of the Local 1589.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
According to police reports, a woman jumped in the ocean shortly following Hurricane Irene after having a fight with her boyfriend.
A helicopter Coast Guard rescue on Monday morning was prompted by a fight between a boyfriend and a girlfriend, according to Narragansett police reports. According to police, at about 1:57 a.m. on Monday they received a report of a man banging on a door on Newton Avenue. According to the homeowner, a 59-year-old Narragansett man, the man said that his girlfriend had jumped into the ocean after an argument with him. Police said when they arrived, they identified the man as Robert Spelman, 29, of 23 Bell School House Road, Richmond. They said a woman, later identified as Alyse Pelletier, 24, of 411 Hog House Hill Road, Exeter, was screaming from the water. According to police, two officers immediately responded to Pelletier. However, because…
Thursday, August 11, 2011
More than 100 people attended a fun and educational open house this past weekend.
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Thursday, August 11, 2011
On Saturday, off-duty members of the Narragansett Fire Department hosted an educational open house attended by more than 100 people. Activities included equipment demonstrations, safety tips, apparatus tours and a booster line shooting gallery with a miniature hose for the kids. Parents and children alike, enjoyed complimentary refreshments, souvenirs, and pictures with Sparky the Dalmatian. Many of the parents had an opportunity to learn more about how the department operates, as well as getting access to varied literature regarding home fires and home safety. The department hopes to host more in the future. For more information and upcoming events, visit www.narragansettfirefighters.com. Photos and text courtesy of Joe Volpe.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The Union Fire District graduated over 25 firefighters from several nationally-accredited training programs Tuesday evening.
The Union Fire District held graduation exercises for more than 25 firefighters Tuesday night at their administration building in Peace Dale to celebrate the completion of, in some cases, more than 200 hours of training. Graduates of the nationally-accredited National Fire Protection Association's 1001 Firefighter 1 and 2 program, as well as an NFPA Hazardous Materials Operations program, included members from the Union Fire District of South Kingstown, the Kingston Fire District, the Narragansett Fire Department, Hope Valley Fire Department, and Charlestown-Richmond Fire District. Many of the students have spent six months in class, in some cases logging over 200 training hours to achieve these certifications. “We’re honored to have all …