Providence fire fighters offering free rides home on New Year’s Eve

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) –  Providence Fire Fighters IAFF Local 799 officers are offering free rides home on New Year’s Eve and into New Year’s Day for some in Providence.

Off-duty officers are donating their time from 8:00 p.m. Tuesday into 7:00 a.m. Wednesday to provide safe rides to the community.

“It’s an opportunity to give back to our community by offering a free and safe ride,” said Derek Silva, President of Providence Fire Fighters IAFF Local 799.

Rides are being offered from Providence bars and restaurants back to private residences within city limits. 

“We launched Safe Night six years ago in an effort to cut down on the number of potential drunk driving accidents by offering free rides from Providence bars and restaurants to residents who may not be able to make it home safely on their own,” said Silva.

There will only be a limited number of off-duty Providence Fire Fighters will be available to field calls and offer rides, delays can be expected. 

For a safe ride home, Silva is asking residents call  401.272.7999.

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