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FEMA WILL tie insurance premiums through the National Flood Insurance Program to the actual flood risk facing individual homes nationwide starting in October 2020. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Climate advocates cheer Trump policy shift on flood insurance

NEW YORK - Climate advocates say an overhaul of the nation’s flood insurance program being unveiled by the Trump administration will spur communities around...
THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY has approved a joint multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan proposed by Pawtucket and Central Falls. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JASON JANIK

FEMA approves joint Pawtucket-Centrall Falls hazard mitigation plan

PAWTUCKET – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a Pawtucket-Central Falls multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan, the two municipalities announced Friday.The plan is the...
THE R.I. CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION announced $382,728 in federal grant money for the Johnston and Smithfield Fire Departments. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Johnston and Smithfield Fire Departments receive $383K in federal funds for...

PROVIDENCE – The Johnston and Smithfield Fire Departments will receive a combined $382,728 in federal grants to upgrade essential equipment, the state congressional delegation...
THE R.I. CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION has announced $3.8 million in funding for four Rhode Island fire departments to hire and train 28 new recruits. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. congressional delegation announces $3.8M for R.I. firefighter hiring and training

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. congressional delegation announced $3.8 million in federal funds to help local fire departments hire 28 new firefighters and to enhance...
THE PROVIDENCE FIRE DEPARTMENT has received $993,309 from the federal government for additional training for 173 officers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Providence Fire Department receives $993,309 in federal funds

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Fire Department has received $993,309 in federal funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters grant, Rhode Island’s...

Narragansett Fire Department awarded $218K grant for new gear, rescue training

NARRAGANSETT – The Narragansett Fire Department will be able to purchase needed equipment and provide water rescue training after receiving $218,096 in federal funding,...

Reed, Whitehouse secure $763,810 grant for local fire departments

SCITUATE – Sens. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., will join the North Scituate Volunteer Fire Department and the Woonasquatucket Valley Fire...

3 R.I. fire departments receive $515K in grants for new equipment,...

PROVIDENCE – Three fire departments can purchase lifesaving equipment and upgrade communications and protective gear thanks to $515,034 in federal funding.Fire departments in Pawtucket,...
IN A STUDY, Rhode Island ranked No. 14 for the most prepared state in the country to face natural disasters. / COURTESY GOLD EAGLE

Report: R.I. ranked No. 14 most prepared state for natural disasters

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked as the No. 14 most-prepared state nationwide to face life-threatening weather, in a report released by Gold Eagle last week.The company...
THE RHODE ISLAND congressional delegation announced the state has received $7.4 million in federal funding for homeland security grants. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $7.4M in homeland security grants

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $7.4 million in federal homeland security grants, the Rhode Island congressional delegation announced Monday.Funds were awarded by the U.S....
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