The Barrington Fire Dept is is a full-time department consisting of 20 firefighters, 4 Lieutenants and 4 Captains working under the direction of Fire Chief Gerald Bessette.
The department works on a 4 platoon system consisting of 5 FF's, 1 Lieutenant and 1 Captain assigned to each platoon. The work schedule is 24/48/24/96 for each platoon. Our members have been affiliated with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) since 1968 and have been designated as Local-1774.
Our headquarters are located at 100 Federal road (Station1). Station 1 houses 2 Engines, a 100’ Ladder, 3 ALS rescue vehicles, A 21' Boston Whaler rescue boat, a 12' Achilles rigid inflatable rescue boat, a Ford-F550 Utility Vehicle, and an Ice Rescue trailer. The BFD is responsible for the protection of 17,000 residents and 15.425 Sq. miles of land and water. Barrington is situated on the Narragansett Bay, 100 Acre Cove, and The Palmer River. There are 4 major marinas in our district.
All Barrington Fire Department members are EMT trained at the Cardiac level with endotracheal intubation certification and 12 lead EKG capability. In addition to fire responses, the the department responds to other types of emergencies including;
1. Marine rescues
2. Medical Emergencies
3. Motor vehicle accidents
4. Hazardous Materials Mitigation
5. Ice Rescue
7. Water Emergencies
8. Confined Space Rescue