Rhode Island News

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Obituary: Jeffrey R. Henault, former Woonsocket firefighter; Chairman, Executive Board of RI State Assoc. of Firefighters

Jeffrey R. Henault, 38, of Madeleine Ave, died, Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Landmark Medical Center with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Andrea B. (Butera) Henault. Born in Milford, MA son of Ronald H. and Constance R. (Pariseau) Henault of Woonsocket. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving from 1998 - 2002. He was a 1998 graduate of WHS. Jeffrey was a firefighter for the Woonsocket Fire Department for fourteen years. He is the current Union President of Local 732. He was the past vice president of the First District for the RI State Association of Firefighters and the current Chairman of the Executive Board of RI State Association of Firefighters. He was an active member of the Firefighters Relief Association. He was a coach and active board member for Woonsocket Little League. He was an avid hunter, and enjoyed spending time with his fire department family, reminiscing about his Marine days, and most of all following his children around to every sport and school event they had.
Woonsocket Call

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Providence rush hour crash causes truck fire and injures 1

One person is injured after a car crash on I-95 North right near Exit 22 A-B-C. The crash all started after a car smashed into a work truck right before 4 p.m. which had hundreds of people stuck in traffic for hours. The truck’s gas tank was ruptured from the collision which caused the truck to light on fire, according to Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Brian Mahoney. Fire crews were called to the scene around 3:45 p.m. and the scene was cleared around 5:15 p.m. At one point all lanes of traffic were closed for a brief time before crews were able to open one lane. The injuries that the person suffered from the crash are non-life threatening, according to Mahoney. The cause of crash is under investigation.
WLNE-TV ABC 6 Providence

Tensions flare between firefighters, city of Pawtucket

Tensions between the union representing firefighters in Pawtucket and the city administration are boiling over into public view. The union, IAFF Pawtucket Firefighters Local 1261, filed a grievance last week after an assistant chief was suspended for two days over his refusal to change a report about another firefighter who was badly injured on the job. Mayor Donald Grebien, meanwhile, put off a political fundraiser he had planned for Monday at the Pawtucket Country Club because the union had planned to picket it. “Unfortunately, the fire union bullies mayors statewide as they protect their residents they are elected to serve,” the statement said. “We will not provide the fire union this opportunity to intimidate those planning on attending the fundraiser.” The two sides are not only fighting, they’re fighting over what they’re fighting about: The city says the planned protest was much ado about contract negotiations, while the union says it’s raising concerns about safety for its membership and the people of Pawtucket.
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