Rhode Island Fire Education and Training Coordinating Board

The Fire Education and Training Coordinating Board was established pursuant to RIGL ยง 23-28.2-23 for the purpose of developing, monitoring and evaluating training programs for fire fighters and fire officers. The Board consists of thirteen gubernatorial appointees, who serve a three year term, and are comprised of chiefs from paid, call and volunteer fire departments, as well as representatives from various associations and state agencies.

The Board is tasked with developing certification programs that conform to National Fire Protection Association standards with the goal of providing up to date training and continuing education. In addition, the Board is responsible for approving instructors for these programs and ensuring the quality of instruction. These courses are offered through the Rhode Island Fire Academy and at various locations throughout the state.

Board Members

Howard Tighe (Chairman)
Affiliation: RI Association of Firefighters
Department: Portsmouth FD
Address: 2300 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: (401) 413-2638
James Ball
Affiliation: DEM Representative
Department: RI Department of Environmental Management
Address: 255 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 222-1360
Mark Vincent
Affiliation: Fire Safety Association
Department: Hopkins Hill FD
Address: 1 Bestwick Trail
Coventry, RI 02816
Phone: (401) 413-1866
David Gorman
Affiliation: RI Association of Firefighters
Department: Central Coventry FD
Address: 2847 Flat River Road
Central Coventry, RI 02816
Phone: (401) 255-8700
Jay Petrillo
Affiliation: RI Association of Firefighters
Department: North Providence FD
Address: 1967 Mineral Spring Avenue
North Providence, RI 02904
Phone: (401) 481-4885
Robert Peacock
Affiliation: RI State Firemen's League
Department:
Address:

Phone: (401) 932-4610
Mark Pare
Affiliation: Ex-officio Member
Department: RI Fire Academy
Address: 4 Green Lane
Exeter, RI 02822
Phone: (401) 294-5417
R. Michael DiMascolo
Affiliation: Public Member
Department:
Address:
Phone: (401) 218-9568
Vacant
Affiliation: Combo Full-Time/Volunteer Chiefs
Department:
Address:

Phone:

John Woodard, Sr.
Affiliation: Fire Instructors Association
Department:
Address: 5 Dawn Court
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: (401) 524-3577
Timothy McLaughlin
Affiliation: Full Time Chiefs
Department: Johnston FD
Address: 1520 Atwood Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: (401) 639-7467
Mark St. Pierre
Affiliation: Regional (Northern) Firemen's League
Department: Harrisville FD
Address: 115 Central Street
Harrisville, RI 02830
Phone: (401) 767-9514
Howard Tighe
Affiliation: RI Association of Firefighters
Department: Portsmouth FD
Address: 2300 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: (401) 413-2638
Michael Frink
Affiliation: Volunteer Chiefs
Department:
Address:

Phone: (401) 741-5194
John Chartier
Affiliation: Ex-officio Member
Department: State Fire Marshal's Office
Address: 1951 Smith Street
North Providence, RI 02904
Phone: (401) 383-7309