Providence Fire celebrates its 160th anniversary

By Alana Cerrone

March 1 marks 160 years in operation for The Providence Fire Department.

Providence Fire was founded on March 1, 1854, and remains the second-oldest continuously-operating professional fire department in the nation.

“I am honored to celebrate the 160 year anniversary of this great department. I appreciate the hard work of the members of the Providence Fire Department and the sacrifices they make everyday to keep our community and families safe.  I am especially proud of the work they do for the city of Providence.” said Fire Chief Clarence A. Cunha.

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