Friday, April 5, 2013
Two people were transported to Massachusetts hospitals today after a head-on collision on Crandall Road.
Two motorists were injured in a head-on collosion today on Crandall Road, according to emergency dispatching service Southern New England Alerts. The motorists were transported to Massachusetts hospitals following the crash that ocurred at about 1:30 p.m. on Friday near 966 Crandall Road. Tiverton's emergency response personnel used the jaws of life to extricate at least one driver, as the car was badly damaged in the crash. A medflight was requested by Tiverton Police as a precaution, but later canceled and both drivers were transported by ground to St. Anne's and Charlton Memorial hospitals respectively. Click the 'Keep Me Posted' button to stay up-to-date with the latest developments as they become available.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Tiverton's local firefighters union raise funds and food to help feed families who need assistance during the holidays.
The Tiverton Firefighters Local 1703 will hold their annual Christmas food basket distribution to Town of Tiverton families that are in need of assistance this Christmas season. Any family that is in need of a basket or knows of a family that needs one, please call Firefighter Pat White at 401-266-8434. Callers are asked to leave name, address and telephone number, along with the number of people in the family. Residents may also stop by Station #2 at 85 Main Road, and leave information in an envelope addressed to Firefighter White. All information must bereceived by Friday, December 14th. Baskets will be given on a first come, first serve basis due tothe limited number of baskets. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Monday, November 26, 2012
A woman was transported via Boston MedFlight to Rhode Island Hospital on Monday night after a rollover crash on Stone Church Road in Tiverton.
An unidentified woman was flown to Rhode Island Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries after a rollover crash on Stone Church Road in Tiverton just after 7 p.m. on Monday. According to Tiverton Fire Chief Robert Lloyd, the woman suffered serious injuries after the car she was driving veered off of the road and rolled into the woods on Stone Church Road. Firefighters responding to the accident used the jaws of life to extricate the woman from her four-door silver sedan. The car was reportedly wrapped around a tree and barely visible from the roadway. "My guys did a good job, a real good job," said Lloyd. "It took about 30 minutes to extricate her from the vehicle," Lloyd added. Tiverton Fire Rescue administered emergency…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Tiverton fire crews assisted in extinguishing a double boat fire at a Portsmouth marina last night; the cause of of the blaze is still under investigation.
Fire departments from around Aquidneck Island area, including Tiverton, responded to Pirate Cove Marina in Portsmouth just after 8 p.m. Wednesday after a report of two boats on fire. There were no reports of anyone on board the boats at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported. At least four area fire departments — Portsmouth, Middletown, Bristol and Tiverton — fought hard to prevent the fire from spreading to surrounding boats in the busy marina. A crowd of at least 20 nearby residents and boatyard personnel watched from Point Road as a heavy, gray plume of smoke rose from the boats. Firefighters could be seen along the docks fighting the flames. Two boats were found to be damaged after the fire was extinguished. One of the …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Five things for Friday, Oct. 5 in Tiverton and Little Compton.
Weather: Friday will start off cloudy with pockets of heavy fog before skies clear, according to the National Weather Service. 1. Protest tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge today. Tiverton STOP - the local grassroots committee organizing against tolls will be touting signs and showing up in opposition to the tolls today at the bridge's official opening ceremony today at 10 a.m. The parking lot is near the bridge deck of the original structure, take I-195 East to Route 24 South to Exit 5 (Main Rd.). Take a left off of the exit. Take the first right where a police officer will guide you to the closed on-ramp to the old bridge. Please park on the bridge deck. 2. The left lanes of Route 24 northbound and southbound at Exit 6 (Fish Rd.) could …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Telephone solicitors are calling and falsely stating that they are raising money on behalf of the Tiverton FIRE Department.
Tiverton residents are being targeted in an alleged fundraising scam where telephone solicitors are seeking donations for a "local" fire department. Tiverton Fire Chief Rober Lloyd said that neither the department or the local firefighters union are currently involved in fundraising campaigns. "This kind of solicitation is against our charter," said Lloyd. "The union, which is a fraternal organization, did run telephone campaigns in the past, but they do not anymore." Jay Andrade, of Local 1703, said the department was recieving multiple calls about the solicitation. "We are not currently soliciting donations for the Local [union] or the department," he said. At least one elderly Tiverton woman fell victim to the scam, and recieved a bill…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Portsmouth Youth Sailing tells how 12 children were saved after their boats went adrift Tuesday on the Sakonnet River.
A previous report stated a young woman helped rescue eight children, but Patch has now learned two instructors were responsible for rescuing the young sailors. Portsmouth Youth Sailing resumed its summer camp Wednesday, only a day after 12 children were rescued after their boats went adrift on the Sakonnet River. Ted Gersen, president of Portsmouth Youth Sailing, provided clarification in an e-mail about what he called an "unfortunate incident" atSandy Point Beach Tuesday. According to Gersen, Portsmouth Youth Sailing held its Captain Camp at Sandy Point Beach yesterday. Approximately 12 children and three instructors took part in the program. After land activities and a required swim test, "instructors launched six Optimist Dinghy …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Tiverton Fire Department and Tiverton Harbormaster assist in rescue.
In what began as a fun afternoon of sailing turned into a frightening turn of events for the Portsmouth Youth Sailing school Tuesday at Sandy Point Beach. Eight children were rescued unharmed after their boats were blown off course by strong winds. A woman was transported to the hospital for treatment after being in the water for more than an hour. Her medical condition is unknown tonight. Portsmouth firefighters received a 911 phone call around 5:15 p.m. for "a distressed sailboat." When police and firefighters arrived at Sandy Point Beach, they soon learned it was not one sailboat involved, but six. "When we got here, we learned it was a sailing school," said Portsmouth Deputy Fire Chief Michael Cranson. Portsmouth Youth Sailing …
The Tiverton Police and Fire departments are looking to hire a single full-time emergency service dispatcher.
Tiverton is accepting applications for a full-time police and fire dispatcher. According to Tiverton Police Chief Thomas Blakey, the position opened recently when an employee left and the hiring will not impact the town's public safety budget. "It's not a new hire, I'm just looking for the authorization to fill the position of a dispatcher who has moved on," said Blakey at Monday's Town Council meeting. Dispatch applicants must be United States citizens and possess a High School diploma or equivalent. Qualified dispatch applicants should demonstrate an ability to communicate by receiving and dispatching fire, police and ambulance emergency service calls to appropriate authorities and personnel using a variety of communication methods and …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Four Rhode Island Fire Departments and the Navy assisted in fighting an early morning fire on Bristol Ferry Road.
A Portsmouth firefighter was transported to Newport Hospital Wednesday morning for treatment of "overexertion" after a two-alarm blaze gutted a small studio on Bristol Ferry Road. [Updated at 10:57 a.m.] The firefighter has since been treated and released from the hospital. He will rest at home today, according to his supervisor. Portsmouth firefighters were called to 502 Bristol Ferry Road at 5:47 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a structure fire. Firefighters, who were first to arrive, witnessed heavy smoke coming from the first and second floors of the two-story, vacant house. The small house, located 300 feet up a driveway from the main road, was unoccupied at the time. The small structure was being used mainly for storage, according …