Reginald A. Centracchio knows all about being a first responder.
For years, “Reggie” as he’s known, assumed duties as the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Commanding General of the RI National Guard in 1957 and directed the establishment, organization and maintenance of the state’s military forces until 2005.
Now retired, Major General Centracchio has embarked on what he calls another “highly important mission” that’s an expansion of a program he founded four years ago with the prime objective being for people to say “thank you” to the first responders in his hometown of Scituate.
“Our first responders put themselves in harm’s way every day,” Centracchio emphasized while speaking about the men and women who make up the fire, police and military personnel throughout the state. “On November 6 we’re hoping people will help us pack Rhodes-on-the-Pawtucket [in Cranston] to say “thank you for keeping us safe every day of our lives.”