RUBBISH COLLECTION CHANGE FOR THANKSGIVING DAY: THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, RUBBISH AND YARD WASTE NORMALLY COLLECTED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, WILL BE DELAYED ONE DAY, AND COLLECTED ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24th. REGULAR FRIDAY COLLECTION WILL BE DELAYED ONE DAY AND COLLECTED ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25th. RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO HAVE THEIR RUBBISH AND YARD WASTE CONTAINERS AT THE CURB LINE BY 6:00 A.M. THE REGULAR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY COLLECTIONS WILL RESUME ON THURSDAY, November 30th, AND FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1st.

East Providence is a Heartsafe Community

In May, 2012, The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announced that the City of East Providence is now a certified Rhode Island HeartSafe Community. 

To earn the HeartSafe designation a community must meet a number of criteria including: training its citizens in CPR, placing Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) throughout the community and on emergency response vehicles, dispatching Advanced Life Support to appropriate medical emergencies, creating effective emergency response plans for municipal and school buildings, and evaluating and improving the community’s Chain-Of-Survival and overall cardiac health. 

East Providence is the 4th community in Rhode Island to earn the HeartSafe designation. 

To learn more about HeartSafe Communities visit: 

http://www.health.ri.gov/programs/heartdiseaseandstrokeprevention/index.php
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ 
http://millionhearts.hhs.gov

Contact Information

John H. Potvin, Director of EMS 
jpotvin@eastprovfire.com

Phone: (401) 431-7901