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 Fire Department
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 Fire Department
Address: 1 Bestwick Trail
Coventry, RI 02816
Phone: (401) 413-1866
David Gorman
Affiliation: RI Association of Firefighters
Department: Central Coventry Fire Department
Address: 2847 Flat River Road
Central Coventry, RI 02816
Phone: (401) 255-8700
Jay Petrillo
Affiliation: RI Association of Firefighters
Department: North Providence Fire Department
Address: 1967 Mineral Spring Avenue
North Providence, RI 02904
Phone: (401) 481-4885
Robert Peacock
Affiliation: RI State Firemen's League
Department: Watch Hill Fire Department
Address: 222 Watch Hill Road
Westerly, RI 02891
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
Timothy McLaughlin
Affiliation: Ex-officio Member
Department: RI Office of the State Fire Marshal
Address: 560 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 889-5436
Richard Andrews
Affiliation: Combo Full-Time/Volunteer Chiefs
Department: Albion Fire District
Address: 38 School Street
Lincoln RI 02802
Phone: (401) 333-1242

Scott Kettelle
Affiliation: Fire Instructors Association
Department: North Kingstown Fire Department
Address: 8150 Post Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: (401) 255-5077
Paul Shatraw
Affiliation: Full Time Chiefs
Department: Woonsocket Fire Department
Address: 5 Cumberland Hill Road
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: (401) 765-2500
Mark St. Pierre
Affiliation: Regional (Northern) Firemen's League
Department: Harrisville Fire District
Address: 115 Central Street
Harrisville, RI 02830
Phone: (401) 767-9514
Scott Barber
Affiliation: Regional (Southern) Firemen's League
Department: Richmond-Carolina Fire District
Address: 208 Richmond Townhouse Road
Richmond, RI 02812
Phone: (401) 487-0050
Howard Tighe
Affiliation: RI Association of Firefighters
Department: Portsmouth Fire Department
Address: 2300 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: (401) 413-2638
Nate Barrington
Affiliation: Volunteer Chiefs
Department: Kingston Fire District
Address: 35 Bills Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone:
R. Michael DiMascolo
Affiliation: Public Member
Department:
Address:
Phone: (401) 218-9568