Hianloland Fire Department was established in 1940 on the grounds of the once 'Hianloland Farm' (now known as the W. Alton Jones Campus of URI) to aid in fire control. The Hianloland Fire Department covers the Western portion of West Greenwich. The Department provides fire protection and prevention, emergency medical and emergency rescue to the town's more than 6,135 citizens (2010 Census). Located in West Greenwich, Rhode Island, the Department boarders the Town of Exeter, Coventry and Connecticut's Town of Oneco. The Fire Department serves a diverse area, including industrial areas, residential neighborhoods, farmlands, Wickaboxet Management Area and the Arcadia State Park. The Department provides its services free of charge. Extensive training is ongoing and remains current for both fire and rescue personnel. The Department is active in the community; holding annual Clamcake and Chowder dinners and craft fair fundraisers. In addition we provide no charge CPR training to the community, perform courtesy wood stove inspections, and sponsor Boy Scout Troop 35 and Cub Scout Pack 7.
The mission of the Hianloland Fire Department is to provide the highest quality fire protection, emergency medical services, fire prevention, safety education and community services to the citizens of and visitors to the Town of West Greenwich. Our service delivery is enhanced through training, education, planning and teamwork. We will achieve our mission safely while remaining economically responsible through the effective and efficient use of all resources. Hianloland Fire Company will also provide mutual aid coverage to surrounding communities when needed.
Personnel and Equipment:
The Department includes more than 25 volunteer emergency response personnel. Ranging from EMT's to Firefighters, these volunteer EMS/Fire responders work at fire and rescue scenes alongside other volunteer firefighters from surrounding Fire Departments within the Town of West Greenwich. The Department is a volunteer company. We are an independent and private corporation. Hianloland Fire Company is a capable to handle any true emergency and is well-respected fire service with a dedicated core group of committed volunteers. Apparatus available to serve the Town of West Greenwich: - 2 Engine/Pumpers - 2 Tankers: Capable of Handling Rural Firefighting - Brush Truck - Advance Life Support Rescue - Water Rescue Boat - Utility Vehicle - ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle)