The Fire Prevention Bureau is charged with the safety of the citizens of East Providence through the application and enforcement of the Rhode Island State Fire Code through an on-going inspection process.  The Fire Prevention Bureau is also charged with the authority to investigate fire emergencies within the City boundaries.
Captain Brian Poland
Deputy State Fire Marshal
Car 21
Lieutenant Thomas E. Trainor
 Deputy State Fire Marshal
Car 22
Fire Prevention Safety Tips:

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors save lives - install and maintain them
  • Daylight savings = change the batteries in your detectors.
  • Leading cause of fires is careless smoking. Don't empty ashtrays into the trash.
  • Keep matches, lighters, and candles away from children.
  • Be careful with candles. Don't leave them unattended. Never sleep with candles burning.
  • Remove electrical cords from under rugs and from behind radiators. Never nail or staple the cord to walls or molding.
  • Don't overload outlets and extension cords.
  • Never put a portable space heater near drapes, furniture, bedding or other flammable materials.
  • Remove all materials on or near your stove that could catch fire, including paper, dish cloths, etc.
  • Early notification can make all the difference - in case of fire call 911.
Fire Prevention Bureau
913 Broadway
East Providence, RI 02914
Office: 431-4614