Saturday, May 28, 2016        

Veterans’ Memorial Service – Monday, May 30th

American Legion Balfour-Cole Post 64, Smithfield Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2929 and its Ladies Auxiliary, will hold a joint memorial service at the Veterans’ Memorial, Deerfield Park, Smithfield, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th beginning at 10:30 AM.

A parade of colors will kick off the ceremony at 10:30 AM with honor guards from the Smithfield Police Department and the Smithfield Fire Department.

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Also see: Veterans & War Memorials in Smithfield and “Why Memorial Day” by Skip Sweeney in the Smithfield Times.

 

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Free Tire Recycling – Saturday, June 4th

tires-usedFree Tire Recycling Event for Smithfield Residents
Saturday, June 4, 2016
9:00AM-1:00PM
Smithfield DPW- 3 Spragueville Rd.

– No Commercial Businesses
– No Appointment Needed
– No Rims
– Passenger Tires Only

Additional Questions: Call DPW Recycling 401-233-1034 X105

Summer Tennis Program & Registration

tennis-racket-470Summer Tennis Program: The Town of Smithfield will hold its registration for the summer tennis program on June 6th and June 13th from 3:30-5:30 pm at the Senior Center in Deerfield Park, rain or shine.

The registration fee is $40 per individual and $60 per family. It is open to players of all ages. Lessons will begin on Monday June 20. For information call the Smithfield Recreation Office at 349-0612.

URI Watershed Watch Program Seeks Citizen Scientists To Monitor Water Quality In State’s Water Bodies

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The URI Watershed Watch program is seeking new volunteers to help monitor water quality in local waterways from May through October.

The program has been working with volunteers to collect data on water quality in the state’s lakes, ponds, streams and bays since 1988.

The data the volunteers collect is used by watershed conservation organizations, policy makers, regulators and state and local officials to make decisions that improve and protect the health of local waters.

See the full flyer here (.pdf)

2016 Smithfield Fire Department Analysis

 

sfd-logo-100The Smithfield Fire Department is happy to announce the release of the recent fire department study titled the “Analysis of Fire Department Facilities and Operations of the Smithfield Fire Department”.

The study was conducted by Kramer & Associates Group which is a fire service consulting group located in Blue Ash, Ohio.

Read the full report here (.pdf – 19MBs): 
Analysis of Fire Department Facilities and Operations of the Smithfield Fire Department

 

Nixle Community Notifications

Sign up for alerts from Smithfield Public Safety & other public safety agencies in your area.

   Press Release 

 SMITHFIELD’S PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES ASKS RESIDENTS TO SIGN-UP TO RECEIVE LOCAL ALERTS

Smithfield Residents Can Now Receive Real Time Public Safety Messages Through Nixle

Frequently Asked Questions About Nixle

(Smithfield, RI)- The Smithfield Public Safety Agencies (Fire Department, Police Department and Emergency Management) have partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.

As a resident, there are several simple ways to register:

  1. Text your ZIPCODE to 888777 from your mobile phone.
  2. Go to www.smithfieldfire.com, www.smithfieldpd.com, or www.smithfieldri.com and sign up via the Nixle Widget.
  3. Sign up directly at Nixle https://local.nixle.com/register/

Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device. Residents may also customize their alert settings by going to www.nixle.com and creating a User Profile.

“Town safety officials look forward to the implementation of Nixle to keep the citizens of Smithfield better informed of the events in town that may have an effect on their daily lives“ , says Chief Robert Seltzer.

The service is secure, reliable and easy to use for our organization.

All Alerts will be targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts from Smithfield’s Public Safety Agencies.  Nixle Alerts can be sent via Text, Email, Voice, Web, Social Media, and the Nixle Mobile App in an instant.  Nixle is partnered with NLETS for unmatched data security, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Blue Alert Network, and Google for unmatched reach and two-way information exchange.

We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself.

About Nixle

Founded in 2009, Nixle provides a mass communications hub built exclusively for government to provide secure, reliable, and relevant information to residents in real-time.  Today, over 7,200 Agencies around the United States rely on Nixle for Community Engagement and Emergency Communications. Nixle’s exclusive partnerships with NLETS, Google and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children allows local police departments nationwide to send immediate alerts and advisories. For more information, visit www.nixle.com.

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For Immediate Release: January 26, 2016
For More Information Contact:   Chief Robert Seltzer
Smithfield Fire Department
401-949-1330

 

Smithfield becomes Rhode Island’s 12th HEARTSafe Community

HDHeartSafeLgThe Town of Smithfield has been designated a HEARTSafe Community by the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program and the American Heart Association, Providence Affiliate. The HEARTSafe initiative is based on the principle that lives can be saved by being prepared with prevention, early access to care, early CPR, early defibrillation, and early advanced care. The goals of the RI HEARTSafe Community Program are to:

• Increase the number of community members trained in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR);
• Increase the number of first responders equipped with automated external defibrillators (AEDs); and
• Ensure community members receive pre-arrival instructions, prior to first responders arriving on scene, and optimize the prehospital care system.

During the assessment and application process, the Town of Smithfield earned points (or “heartbeats”) for each activity that furthers the goal of saving lives from cardiac arrest.
Examples of activities include CPR/AED classes, placement of AEDs in public places, promoting CPR/AED response through public safety officials, and developing a process to evaluate our community’s HEARTSafe program. Based upon our population, Smithfield needed to earn at least 500 “heartbeats” to qualify for the designation. Smithfield exceeded that number and earned 800 “heartbeats”.

“The response to a sudden cardiac arrest goes beyond the Fire Department,” says Fire Chief Robert Seltzer. “The chances of surviving sudden cardiac arrest greatly increase when bystanders or lay rescuers dial 9-1-1, initiate high quality chest compressions and use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) before emergency apparatus arrive on scene. The Smithfield Fire Department is committed to increasing the rate of survival for those who suffer a cardiac arrest emergency by creating more opportunities for citizens to learn CPR and more opportunities to have publically available AEDs placed within our community.”

The HEARTSafe designation was earned through a collaborative effort between the town’s Fire Department, Police Department, Emergency Management Agency, School Department and Recreation Department. For more information on CPR, contact Captain Jonathan Polak, EMS Coordinator at ems@smithfieldfire.com.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Household Hazardous Waste Collections

Household Hazardous Waste Collections: Eco-Depot is a FREE service for Rhode Island residents who wish to dispose of their household hazardous waste safely and properly.

For a complete list of locations, dates and the types of waste Eco-Depot accepts, please visit  http://www.rirrc.org/resident/household-hazardous-waste/

Electronic Waste Collection Suspended

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Curbside Electronic Collection and DPW Drop-off of Electronics Suspended

Due to circumstances beyond the Town’s control, ORS, the vendor providing Electronic Collection Service and Recycling, will no longer accept e-waste from the Town of Smithfield.  Electronic items that are banned from disposal at the landfill such as televisions, computer towers, monitors, laptops and tablets are considered Hazardous Household Waste and may NOT be placed in trash carts.  Residents of the Town of Smithfield may bring these items to RIRRC, 65 Shun Pike- Johnston, RI for recycling, free of charge.  Normal Hours of Operation: Mon.-Fri: 6:00 am-3:45 pm, Sat: 6:00 am-12:00 pm.  Peripheral items such as keyboards, a mouse, printers, etc. and other electronic equipment that is not considered hazardous, such as DVD players, telephones stereo equipment, etc. may be disposed of in your green lid trash cart.

Other Drop-Off Options:

  • Goodwill: Accepts computers, computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, printers, etc.), stereo equipment, DVD players, telephones, and small appliances like blenders, coffee makers, food processors, hair dryers, etc. – NO TVs or printers.
  • Indie Cycle, LLC.:  Hosts weekly collection events and accepts “anything that uses electricity” EXCEPT light bulbs.
  • Best Buy stores also take back TVs, monitors and other electronics, no matter where item was purchased. Call ahead to your local store to confirm they will accept your item(s). Best Buy takes three items per household per day.

This change by ORS has affected many communities in RI.  RI Resource Recovery (RIRRC) is working to find alternate options for municipalities to provide to their residents.  The Town of Smithfield is considering other programs for electronic waste disposal such as Town Sponsored Drop-off Events.  Please look to the Town’s Trash and Recycling webpage for updates at   http://smithfieldri.com/recycling/ .   For any questions, please call 401-233-1034 X 105.  We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience this may cause.

 

January Trash & Recycling News

 

  • Curbside Electronic Collection and DPW Drop-off of Electronics is Suspended until further notice – read more here

  • The 2016 Trash & Recycling Calendar (January thru June) is available online. Click here for .pdf

  • Christmas Tree Pickup will occur the weeks of January 3rd and January 10th on your regular trash pickup day. Please remove all ornaments, tinsel, stands, etc.
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