Monday, January 14, 2013
Homeowners were alerted by both smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, which ultimately saved their home from extensive damage.
At 1:15 a.m. on Jan. 13, the Western Coventry Fire Department and mutual aid companies including Central Coventry, Foster and Hopkins Hill responded to 140 Weeks Hill Rd. for smoke in the dwelling. The homeowners reported that both their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors alerted them to the problem and that there was visible smoke in the home. According to Deputy Chief Kelly A. Guastini, companies found a light smoke condition in the home upon arrival and began working to locate its source. Under the command of Lt. Peter C. Gardner, firefighters found that the smoke originated below the floor in a crawl space located in front of a fire place which was not operational at the time. Deputy Chief Guastini also reported that the fire may …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Deputy Chief Guastini was Chief Quattrini's first personnel appointment since assuming his position as Chief of the Department.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, December 7, 2012
Chief Steven Quattrini of the Western Coventry Fire Department recently announced the appointment of Rescue Captain Kelly Guastini to the position of Deputy Chief of the Department. The Board of Directors of the Western Coventry Fire District confirmed the appointment and congratulated Chief Quattrini for his excellent choice. Deputy Chief Guastini was a recent finalist in the candidates interviewed for the Fire Chief’s position. In making the announcement of Deputy Chief Guastini’s appointment, Chief Quattrini cited her extraordinary contributions to the Department over the past thirteen years of her affiliation. Her professionalism and operational acumen during the recent weather emergency and the en-route childbirth in a Department …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Steven Quattrini has been chosen for the part-time position and former Captain Kelly Guastini has been promoted to Deputy Chief.
John Humble, Chairman of the Board of the Western Coventry Fire District recently announced the appointment of Steven M. Quattrini, 43, of Smithfield, as Fire Chief for the Western Coventry Fire Department. Chief Quattrini has assumed command of the Fire Department after the Board of Directors completed an extensive search and detailed interview process that included numerous highly qualified candidates from throughout the area. Chief Quattrini will fill the Part Time Chief’s position in Western Coventry while also serving as a Captain in the Smithfield Fire Department where he is a shift commander. He brings a professional background as Smithfield Fire Department’s Director of Training and Safety, Lead Instructor for the Smithfield Fire…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Both mother and baby are now at Kent Hospital and in good health.
At 11:40 a.m. on Friday, Western Coventry Rescue 8 was dispatched to transport a pregnant resident in labor to Kent County Hospital. When the crew, which included Capt. Kelly Guastini, Lt. Kathleen Hartley and Captain Robert Mann, arrived at the residence, the mother's water had already broken and she was having contractions only four minutes apart. "We started to tranport her to Kent Hospital, but only made it as far as Harkney Hill Road and Camp Westwood," said Capt. Guastini. "So we pulled over to the side of the road and delivered the baby. The parents didn't know it was a boy so we got to give them the news, too!" After delivering the newborn at 12:02 p.m., crew members transported the new mother and her baby the rest of the way to …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Piggy Lane blaze has been deemed suspicious and is under investigation.
Western Coventry Fire crews were dispatched at 4:35 a.m. on Thursday to 208 Piggy Lane for a structure fire. Mutual aid was given by Central Coventry, Hopkins Hill and Hianloland fire companies - A crew from West Greenwich FD had also been dispatched but was canceled before arrival. The dwelling is believed to have been vacant and did not have electricity connected to it. When crews arrived on scene, it was fully involved, with the roof and several walls having already collapsed. According to WCFD Captain Kelly Guastini, the same vacant dwelling had been damaged in a fire along with another house nearby in August of 2010. "This fire is suspicious and continues to be under investigation" said Capt. Guastini Thursday morning. "The state …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The following items are on the agenda for Sunday's meeting.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The two basement fires began ten minutes apart early Saturday morning.
Update: According to Western Coventry Fire Captain Kelly Guastini, the Western Coventry Fire Department received the initial call for the first fire and were assisted with both by Central Coventry, Moosup Valley, Foster, West Greenwich and Hianloland fire departments. Oct. 20, 2012 - 7:47 a.m.: Central and Western Coventry Fire crews responded early Saturday morning to reports of two house fires caused by lightning strikes in Western Coventry, one at 3:39 a.m. and the other 10 minutes later. The homes, located at 206 and 235 Pig Hill Rd., were both deemed uninhabitable by the building inspector, displacing residents from both addresses. The RI Red Cross also responded to the incidents and will provide food, shelter and emotional …
Monday, January 16, 2012
The blaze is said to have started in the basement.
Officials say that a Western Coventry home at 141 Rice City Road began in the basement on Sunday afternoon. A faulty electrical panel in the basement is the suspected cause. The residence sustained smoke and interior damage including burnt walls and a heavy soot cover before fire apparatus from Western Coventry Fire Department and several other nearby departments arrived. The homeowners were on vacation in New Hampshire during the incident but relatives were staying at the residence. There were no reported injuries.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The Western Coventry Fire Department has non-potable water available today for residents who need it.
Residents with wells who still haven't gotten power back are going on day four without running water, which is beyond inconvenient. It can even be a health issue. Those who need water can visit the Western Coventry Fire Department, 1110 Victory Highwy, any time today. Non-potable (not fit for drinking) water is available around the clock today at the Western Coventry Fire station located on Victory Highway. You will need to bring your own container to transport the water home. For up-to-date storm-related information visit the Town's website at www.town.coventry.ri.us or call 821-6400.