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Providence Fire Department

325 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903

(401) 274-3348



The Providence Fire Department protects human life and property from fire, prevents fire by monitoring property owner compliance with safety ordinances, provides "first responder" emergency and services, and educates the community through school and neighborhood programs.

Free smoke detectors (and carbon monoxide detectors when available) to low income and handicapped residents of one, two and three-family houses in Providence. If you are unable to come and pick up your detectors you can call 243-6034 to have them delivered to you.

Providence Fire Stations:
776 Allens Avenue, 02905
Engine 13

426 Admiral Street, 02908
Engine 12, Rescue 7

630 Atwells Avenue, 02909
Engine 14, Rescue 6

10 Branch Avenue, 02904
Engine 2, Rescue 3

847 Broad Street, 02905
Engine 10, Rescue 1

223 Brook Street, 02906
Engine 9

489 Hartford Avenue, 02909
Engine 6, Rescue 2

201 Messer Street, 02909
Engine 8

136 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, 02908
Engine 15

151 North Main Street, 02903
Engine 7, Rescue 5

274 Reservoir Avenue, 02907
Engine 11

325 Washington Street, 02903
Special Hazards Ladder 1, Engine 3, Rescue 4, Division 1

Fire Prevention Bureau public education branch is responsible for teaching public safety to the citizens of Providence. At no charge, public educators speak to businesses, organizations, schools and at special events about the importance of fire safety.
Some of the methods that are used to spread our public safety messages to citizens and visitors are:
Smoke Trailer/Safety House – Towed to schools and events to teach prevention methods and ways to escape a fire
Presenting at City school’s throughout the school year
Community Events – Attends many community events with smoke trailer, safety brochures, and free smoke detectors.
Business Education – Responds to the needs of local businesses by offering safety training for their employees on evacuation planning and fire drills
911 Phone Call Simulator – Device that teaches young children the proper way to call in an emergency to a 911 operator.
Sparky the Fire Dog – Professional “Sparky the Fire Dog” costume, from NFPA, to help teach fire safety to preschoolers and other young children. Sparky always steals the show and the hearts of both the children and adults that are present!
Public Safety Brochures – Wide variety of public safety related brochures free to the public. English and Spanish.
Safety Materials for children – Hand out many safety related items to children throughout the city. Among these items are plastic fire helmets, coloring books & crayons, pencils, rulers, refrigerator magnets, etc.

Primary Services:

  • Fire Prevention Information  [Show Definition Details]

  • Fire Safety Inspections  [Show Definition Details]

  • Fire Stations  [Show Definition Details]

  • Smoke Alarms  [Show Definition Details]

General Information


CALL 9-1-1 FOR EMERGENCIES; Mon-Fri 8:30AM-4:30PM

Intake Process:

Call to invite a speaker to your business or school. Pick up your detectors at the the office or call 243-6034 to have them delivered to you.

Program Fees:

Smoke/Carbon monoxide detector inspections $30; Re-inspection $60. Fire Inspection $100. Paid at time of inspection. Accepts business checks or money orders, made out to the Providence Fire Department. Cash or personal checks are not accepted.

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