The Narragansett Fire Department responds to a range of fire suppression-related incidents involving both residential and commercial buildings, brush, vehicles and dumpsters/trash fires.
All personal on the Narragansett Fire Department are cross trained to perform both fire suppression and emergency medical care tasks. This fact allows us to be extremely flexible with our responses to any type of incident.
A typical response to a structure fire includes the two nearest engines, the ladder truck from Station 1, and an ALS equipped ambulance from the furthest station.
A typical response to a brush fire includes the two nearest engines.
A typical response to a car fire is the nearest engine and rescue.
The trend nationwide for the Fire Service is for the majority of emergency responses to be requests for medical aid. The Narragansett Fire Department follows this trend extremely closely.
All personal on the Narragansett Fire Department are cross trained to perform both fire suppression and emergency medical care tasks. This fact allows us to be extremely flexible with our responses to any type of incident, and allows us to respond to more incidents.
Within Narragansett, there are 3 rescues. Rescue 1 is the primary Rescue and based out of Station 1 in the Pier. Rescue 2 and 3 are cross manned with Engine 2 and 3 at the outlying stations.
A typical medical response when all trucks are in service is the nearest Engine and Rescue 1.
If Rescue 1 is not in service, or currently on a call, the response is the nearest Rescue and Engine.
The Town of Narragansett is a beach community with large areas of coastline, with a large amount of that coastline being rocky outcrops.
In 2013 Outdoor Life wrote an article describing the 3 most dangerous fishing spots in the U.S. (Outdoor Life), with the number 1 most dangerous spot being Hazard Rock, in Narragansett.
The department has trained Rescue Swimmer Technicians, who are able to handle such threats and rescue people from the water. The department also recently acquired a rescue jet ski to assist in such operations.
Likewise, through the hard work of members on the department, the Narragansett Fire Department was rewarded to grant to acquire a 30 foot fire boat, to assist with Fire Suppression and Water rescue tasks in the town of Narragansett.