Firefighters invited to say goodbye to old headquarters

Firefighters invited to say goodbye to old headquarters

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Bob Lincoln is organizing a farewell dinner open to any firefighters who served during the 45-year history of the current fire headquarters, which is being replaced this week with the new safety complex up Mineral Spring Avenue.

The Aug. 31 event, running from 1 to 4 p.m. will feature a catered lunch on the apparatus floor.

“This is the last chance for firefighters, past and present, to see the old building before it is re-purposed,” said Lincoln.

“I had this inspiration from the Hyannis Fire Department doing this very thing earlier this year.”

He said he’s expecting about 60 people to attend.

The date of the event has special significance, as it is the 30th anniversary of the end of the last duty shift of call firefighters, and the start of the full-time career department in North Providence.

Tickets are $15 per person. Email bob.lincoln@verizon.net for reservations as soon as possible.