Firefighters invited to farewell luncheon

Firefighters invited to farewell luncheon

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

The Saturday, Sept. 14 event starts at 1 p.m. and 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, who was inspired by the Fire Department in Hyannis, Mass., which held a similar event earlier this year.

which coincided with 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.