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STEADFAST EFFORT: Despite serving in a number of different roles throughout his career, Larry Warner, chief impact and equity officer at United Way of Rhode Island, has always worked to better his community. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Wealth of past experiences helps Warner lead the way at UWRI

2022 C-Suite Awards: Nonprofit/Social Service Agency | Larry Warner, United Way of Rhode Island chief impact and equity officer Larry Warner is a thoughtful strategist,...
AID ­AVAILABLE: Pawtucket Emergency Medical Services Director Lance Dumont and Elizabeth Moreira, the city’s public health and equity leader, hold kits containing naloxone and fentanyl testers at the Newport Avenue fire station, which became a Safe Station for people seeking help with drug addiction.
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Communities create ‘Safe Stations’ in effort to reduce overdose deaths

Rhode Islanders who are struggling with substance abuse now have places they can go to get immediate attention and support, after fire departments and...

Report recommends new department to shift responsibilities from Providence police

PROVIDENCE – The city could cut costs, improve services and make its police and fire departments more efficient by creating a new department to...
THE PROVIDENCE Fire Department received a $750,000 award from FEMA to purcahse a new heavy-rescue truck for its fleet. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ZACH GIBSON

Providence Fire Department gets $750K from feds for heavy-rescue truck

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Fire Department was awarded $750,000 in federal funds for a new heavy-rescue truck, the R.I. congressional delegation announced Wednesday. The funds...
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...
SAFE STATION: The PVD Safe Stations program allows those battling drug addiction to come to city fire stations to seek treatment or information. Speaking with Zach R. Kenyon, right, Providence Fire Department acting EMS chief, are firefighters Garrett Sullivan, left, and Alvin Urena. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

City fire stations help combat drug addiction

Between 2009 and 2016, more than 1,700 Rhode Islanders died from drug overdoses. This sobering statistic is from the Prevent Overdose Rhode Island action plan...

Providence awarded $974K FEMA grant to buy new ambulance, fire truck

PROVIDENCE – An estimated $974,000 in federal funding is being made available to the Providence Fire Department to purchase two new vehicles, the state’s...
THE SOPHIA ACADEMY welcomed six new board members for the 2017-2018 fiscal and academic year, while bidding farewell to three outgoing board members, during its closing-of-the-year meeting.

Sophia Academy announces new board members

PROVIDENCE – During its closing-of-the-year meeting, Sophia Academy bid farewell to three outgoing board members and welcomed six new members for the 2017-2018 fiscal...

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