We would like to congratulate Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Teixeira for being recognized as RI State Grange Firefighter of the Year - 2019. Firefighter Teixeira was selected as Little Compton Grange 32 Firefighter of the Year for 2019 earlier in 2019 and was submitted to RI State Grange Firefighter of the Year. He was selected and recognized yesterday at their Annual State Grange Session. Firefighter Teixeira was also selected as Tiverton Lions Club - Little Compton Firefighter of the Year - 2019 earlier this year.
Firefighter Teixeira became a Little Compton Firefighter in 2016. He has been instrumental in obtaining two FEMA - Assistance to Firefighter grants; in 2018 for $211,000 for a Joint grant for the Little Compton and Woonsocket FDs for PowerLoad Stretchers; and again this year, 2019, for $97,000 for new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (Air Packs). Firefighter Teixeira has become a NFPA 1041 Firefighter Instructor, a Child Passenger Safety Technician (training required to install car seats); and is currently completing his EMS Instructor Coordinator certification. He is currently the Vice President of Little Compton Firefighters Association IAFF Local 3957, and took the lead in starting the Associations Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa.
Firefighter Teixeira's name will be submitted to the National Grange and the Grange Northeast Leadership Conference for consideration of their respective Firefighter of the Year Awards! Congratulations Firefighter Teixeira!