From the National Weather Service:

  • A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
    are either occurring, or will shortly. Any fires that start may spread rapidly and
    become difficult to extinguish.
  • AFFECTED AREA:  All of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
  • TIMING: Through 9 PM this evening.
  • WINDS: North winds gusting 25 to 30 mph across interior
    locations, with 30 to 40 mph closer to the coast. Gusts 45 to 55
    mph across the Cape and Island.
  • RELATIVE HUMIDITY: Minimum values will range from 20 to 35
    percent, with the lowest value across the interior.
  • TEMPERATURES: Generally in 60s
  • IMPACTS: Dry weather and gusty winds will result in critical
    fire weather conditions.

This pandemic has caused our daily lives to be interrupted in various ways. Around this time of year, you would normally see firefighters from different cities and towns swarm the streets in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Unfortunately with health concerns, we feel as though it would not be safe for our members and the public to be in the community collecting donations like years past. This year we will be performing a virtual MDA drive running from August 20th-September 30th . We are relying on our neighbors and friends through social media to help support this great charity. Please share the this post or the link attached to help support the MDA Fill the Boot Campaign under Local 2050 The Smithfield Firefighters.

We thank you for you consideration in donating!

Members of Local 2050

MDA Donation Page

WE ARE HERE & WE CARE!

The Smithfield Fire and Police Departments want to help brighten the days of some of our residents. If the birthday of a loved one happens to be during this time of quarantine, we would like to help!
All you have to do is visit SMITHFIELDFIRE.COM and on the homepage is a link to schedule a birthday cruise by! The link will be posted below.
The Smithfield Fire & Police Department’s will be continuing this while the pandemic is requiring everyone to stay home. Our goal is to hopefully brighten up that special day for you. Together we will beat the Coronavirus!

Schedule a Birthday Parade: https://smithfieldfire.com/birthdays/

The Coronavirus has impacted us all throughout the community. The men and women of the Smithfield Fire Department would like your help to do what we can to help the local business community that has been impacted. We are requesting everyone who is able to do so, following all current rules and guidelines, to make purchases from Smithfield businesses.
All online, delivery or pickup orders of takeout or gift cards from restaurants, purchases from grocery, hardware, and liquor stores, or any other type of business located in Smithfield are eligible.
Take a picture of your receipt and email it to “SFDSLB@gmail.com” or message “Smithfield Firefighters IAFF Local 2050” on Facebook or “sfdlocal2050” on Instagram. One raffle ticket will be allotted for each purchase and on June 1st, 20 winners will be drawn for the following prizes:
• Pizza party in the firehouse with pizza purchased from a local business!
• A ride to school in a fire truck!
• Gift cards purchased from local businesses!
• Gift basket with t-shirts and other goodies!
• And many more…
Email or send via social media your proof of purchase dated April 8, 2020 – May 31, 2020. All entries must be received by May 31, 2020.

04/04/2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organizations are continually looking for practical ways to efficiently disinfect the workplace. Smithfield’s Lt. Joe Potenza saw an article on social media where a fire department used a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus to create a “sanitizing gun”. The simple design consists of an SCBA with the EBSS (buddy breather) capability, an air hose, and a paint sprayer – all of which are readily accessible in the fire service. With the help Lt. CJ Tasca, Potenza put together multiple sanitizing guns for the fire department and police department.

At the beginning of every shift, the crew is to disinfect all areas of their assigned station to prevent the spread of the virus. What used to be a relatively long and tedious process, disinfecting the station is now quick and thorough.

Potenza: “For all my fire department brothers. Lt. Tasca and myself saw other jobs using an old SCBA to sanitize apparatus, office areas, and the rest of the firehouse. So of course we had to try. I am going to share pictures of the process, if anyone has any questions I am more than happy to help! The set up is for two old Scott packs with buddy breathing.”

Local 2050 is proud to announce that we have upgraded our Union’s website. After years of using an older client we decided as an organization to upgrade to newest web service to fit our needs. We decided to stick with UnionCentrics because of the relative ease and customer support. Over the next few weeks this website will be updated to have many features that will benefit the community in which we serve, Smithfield, the Local, and the members of the department.

Our ultimate goal with our website is to provide an area for members to have access to union files, meeting minutes, and fundraisers while also providing a place for the residents of Smithfield to get to know us. If you are new to local2050.com, check out our social media, radio stream, and our history. Enjoy and thank you! -103