Tiverton Fire Department Station #1
Station #1 of the Tiverton Department is located on East Road in Tiverton. It was built in 1975 and is one of three fire stations in the town, with a full-time, paid staff. Station #1 is the only station in Tiverton that cannot draw its own water due to having no available fire hydrants. Water is trucked in from Stations #2 and #3. The other two stations in Tiverton are located on Main Road and Crandall Road. There are currently 32 firefighters employed with the department. Roughly half of those employees are trained paramedics, while others are trained cardiac technicians. There are firefighters trained in dealing with hazardous materials and working in confined spaces, and there are several trained in water rescue. The department also has a Fire Prevention Bureau trained in building code inspection and compliance. Also, there are three firefighters trained in arson investigation, who work directly with the State Fire Marshal's office.
The ambulance service provided by the department is operated and maintained by its fire fighters and paramedics. Ambulances travel to St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Newport Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.
Tiverton firefighters work four shifts around the clock for a 48-hour week. There's a maximum of 8 firefighters on duty and a minimum of 7 on duty between the three fire stations. The Tiverton Fire Department works very closely with the departments in the neighboring communities of Little Compton, Westport, Fall River and Portsmouth.
The department handles approximately 2,500 calls annually, with about 65 percent in rescue and the remainder are fire calls.
Chief Robert D. Lloyd oversees the department, and has been the Tiverton chief for 6 years.
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: 1975
- Parking: Free lot
- Public restrooms: No
- Wi-Fi: None
- Number of firefighters: 32
- Fire department services: Engine, Ladder, Rescue
- Type: Professional