Where can I go to get my blood pressure checked?
Any fire or EMS station close to you will be happy to check your blood pressure at no charge to you. Remember to check your blood pressure often if you have high blood pressure, family history, or other high risk factors.
Where can I find out about CPR classes?
Email us and we will contact you with further information
Can I schedule a tour of the fire station for my organization?
Absolutely, please contact fire headquarters to schedule a tour. We are also happy to bring a fire truck to an event as long as it is in the Town of Cumberland and as operations allow.
What do I do if my fire extinguisher needs to be recharged?
There are several companies that specialize in sales, testing and maintenance of extinguishing products. They are listed in the phone book or online.
When an emergency vehicle is approaching that is displaying emergency lights and sirens, what should I do?
By Rhode Island law, you are required to pull to the right and stop regardless of what lane you are in. This allows fire apparatus adequate and clear lanes to safely and quickly continue its response.
Why do so many fire apparatus respond incidents?
When there is a fire alarm activation, or there is a report of a fire, the dispatcher most commonly sends; 3 engine companies, 1 ladder truck, 1 ALS ambulance, and 1 chief officer .This is the result of strategic planning and preparation coordinated by the fire chiefs in accordance with national guidelines.
Why does the “fire truck” go to medical / EMS calls?
It is the policy of the Cumberland Fire Department, That all career firefighters are required to maintain a Emergency Medical Technician License. This licenses allow the crews to provide emergency life saving care to the sick and injured. Cumberland Fire District apparatus are licensed non-transport BLS (Basic Life Support) ambulances, Allowing the licensed staff to perform life saving medical procedures. Our companies assist the paramedics from Cumberland EMS division to provide the best care possible for our patient. Cumberland Fire believes the citizens deserve the best care possible, this is why we respond to any and all emergency medical calls in the Town of Cumberland.