Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
East Greenwich Fire Department, Burriville Rescue Squad
FFI, FFII, Hazmat tech, confined space tech, ICS100&200, Rope rescue, First aid/CPR/AED, IS-00003 Radiological Emergency Management, Cameo-Marplot, Aloha, Motorola radio technician service and programming classes, Emergency Vehicle Driving Course, CDL B class X, CDL instructor.
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To help people in a way most people can't.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Being able to help people at thier most desperate time of need.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Safety on one the way and back from any call, also on the fireground.
Hey thanks for the awesome comment. To be honest with you, I always thank you for being an great firefighter but most of all a great friend. You've had my back since day #1. We had so much fun going through the Academy together. I also enjoy working with you . Thanks for all that you do. And how much you make an impact to myself but also the Department. See ya soon!!
Tom-my father works at Station 9 right near prescott street. Larry Weeks is technically still on, but he has been out long term because of an injury he sustained while on the job. He is not scheduled to return to duty and his retirement is pending. I'm not sure where he got injured, I think it may have been a shoulder injury.
My name is Tom Kenney. I’m a 24-year veteran and Fire Lieutenant on the Providence Fire Department. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve recently had my book, Working Class Hero: Memoirs of a Providence Fireman, published by Publish America (ISBN 1-4137-3107-4).
This is the first book of its kind written by a Providence Firefighter in 118 years.
“You can almost smell the smoke and feel the heat. ‘Working Class Hero: Memoirs of a Providence Fireman’ is a three-alarm read. It’s taken from the 23-year on-the-job experiences of a second-generation Providence firefighter who could shrug off tragedy with a flippant remark, time after time after time. Required reading.” (Wally Pickford -The Reporter)
“…his experiences pull the reader in and force them to think about the bravery of firefighters and of their own mortality.” (Kelly Smith - Warwick Beacon)
“Working Class Hero: Memoirs of a Providence Fireman is one man’s action-packed account of twenty-three years of life as a firefighter in busy metropolitan Providence – the third largest city in the Northeast. Experience what it’s like to be taken on one emergency call after another – fires, shootings, stabbings, and more. Encounter situations that are completely unimaginable to the average citizen. Thoughtfully written with the reader in mind, describing each stage of an incident, this book allows the reader to visualize riding along with the firefighters as they pull up to a scene and must take immediate action. In this book, Lieutenant Tom Kenney will take you inside the mind of a firefighter as he makes life and death decisions. Celebrate his victories and suffer his defeats. Glimpse a world few people ever experience. From practical jokes and fun around the firehouse to gut-wrenching real-life tragedies, this book covers it all!”
The book is currently available at Barnes & Noble Book Stores, Borders Books, and online through www.amazon.com and www.publishamerica.com. It is a full size paperback edition, 224 pages, and retails for $19.95.
Tom Kenney can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com & at his webpage at: www.ProvidenceFireman.com.