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Organized in 1917 as The Westerly Sanitary Corps, Inc.

State hijacks phone fees meant for 911 upgrades

Cynthia Drummond Sun staff writer, March 19

WESTERLY — Rhode Island levies a $1 emergency services surcharge on every land line telephone bill and $1.26 on every cellphone bill. Most people believe that the funds are actually used for 911 services, but since 2000, when legislators amended the law to allow the money to be used elsewhere, most of it disappears into the general fund.

In 2016, the state took in $17 million from the fees, but $12 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire chiefs association’s video aims to inform public on statewide changes to CPR protocol

The Westerly Sun - Jason Vallee, February 16

The Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs have released a public service video in advance of statewide changes to CPR protocols, an effort that officials say is designed to better inform the public before the policy is implemented on March 1.

The association launched the 30-second video, which highlights the new aspects of the protocol, at the Warwick Fire Department this morning. Retired R.I. ... (Full Story & Photos)

2017 Westerly Ambulance Subscription Memberships

Assistant Chief Michael Brancato, February 02

2017 Westerly Ambulance Subscription Memberships have been mailed to those who previously participated in the program. If you have not received your renewal or would like to enroll please contact our Administrative Office Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm for further details. 401-596-4375 ext. 0.

Please note an error that was found on our renewal forms.
If paying by credit card the amount for the 2017 ... (Full Story & Photos)

Troop 840 Gets a Tour

Assistant Chief Michael Brancato, January 30

A special thanks to Captain Mosher and the Westerly Ambulance Corps staff for hosting the GSSNE Troop 840. The Troop is working towards their First Aid Badge. The girls learned about the importance an Emergency Medical Technician and other first responders have within our community. Troop 840 also learned of the excitement and stresses in the emergency medical field and when to call 911. ... (Full Story & Photos)

The 1918 crew of the Westerly Red Cross Sanitary Unit, now known as the Westerly Ambulance Corps. (Courtesy of Philip Gingerella Sr.)
The 1918 crew of the Westerly Red Cross Sanitary Unit, now known as the Westerly Ambulance Corps. (Courtesy of Philip Gingerella Sr.)

Westerly has one of the nation’s oldest volunteer ambulance services

Published January 06. 2017 8:08PM | Updated January 06. 2017 8:14PM By Lindsay Boyle Day staff writer, January 07

Westerly — Times were different in 1917, when Dr. Frank Payne, encouraged by the American Red Cross, set out to establish a group of men who could respond should a shoreline emergency or industrial calamity arise.

Payne used ads in the Westerly Sun and door-to-door canvassing to assemble volunteers. The corps raised funds to help supplement its work by holding Friday night dances. The organization’s ... (Full Story & Photos)


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