Town of Barrington Fire Department 100 Federal Rd, Barrington, RI02806 The Town of Barrington Fire Department is comprised of a full-time staff of 25 stationed at the headquarters in the…More Public Safety building on Federal Road and a volunteer staff of 12 at the Hampden Meadows station. Each firefighter and EMT receives the same training and equipment to respond to fires, motor vehicle accidents, emergency medical incidents, marine rescues and the handling of hazardous material spills. The department also handles calls such as pumping water out of basements, home renovation inspections, medical transport and tank removal. The total number of calls to the department typically exceeds 2,000 a year, according to Fire Chief Gerald Bessette. Among the firefighting and rescue equipment are two engines, a ladder truck, three rescue vehicles and two boats for marine rescues. Six-member platoons staff four shifts to provide around-the-clock protection. EMTs are trained at the cardiac level with additional certifications.
Peter A. DeAngeles Jr. is Barrington's town manager. His office provides day-to-day support and direction for the…More operation of all municipal services, including the police, fire, public works, building, and administrative departments. DeAngelis prepares the annual municipal budget for the Town Council. His office often gets directly involved in handling problems brought to the town by residents. "We're a good place to start," DeAngelis said. "I take pride in being accessible, with an open door policy." He describes his mission as offering full, efficient, and high-quality services while maintaining a safe community and "doing our best to stay fiscally sound" for all residents and taxpayers alike.