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2023 Incidents
Jan 27 34
Feb 15 35
Mar 20 31
Apr 25 42
May 24 39
Jun 36 43
Jul 33 67
Aug 35 52
Total 215 343

2022 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 81 43
Feb 34 31
Mar 29 35
Apr 27 45
May 37 46
Jun 39 51
Jul 37 70
Aug 49 51
Sep 37 46
Oct 27 38
Nov 26 39
Dec 30 38
Total 453 533

Past Incidents
Year Total
2022 985
2021 1057
2020 853
2019 783
2018 814
2017 812
2016 821
2015 770
2014 727
2013 758
2012 645
2011 691

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Welcome to the Town of Little Compton Fire Department. The purpose of this web site is to provide you with general information about our department; provide you with specific information about current issue affecting you and your family; update you about our latest incidents and events; and, give you an opportunity to contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

Our site is not only designed to offer you interesting and educational information, but also to reflect the tremendous pride and spirit within our department. We maintain a great respect for our history, and a strong sense of duty towards excellent performance in the present, and we look forward to meeting the challenges of the future. The Little Compton Fire Department is committed to delivering the highest quality of service to the Town of Little Compton in the most effective, efficient, safest, and professional way possible. The fire department provides services in fire suppression, rescue, fire prevention, fire inspection, emergency medical services, ocean rescues and disaster mitigation to list a few.

Our greatest resource, by far, are the 9 dedicated firefighters that currently make up this great department. The firefighters are committed to protecting the Town of Little Compton 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The department has one station which houses 5 different pieces of up-to-date, well maintained fire apparatus.

Whether you are a seeking specific information or just browsing, whether you are a concerned citizen of our community, or simply a curious fire buff; we trust you will find this web site helpful and informative. We welcome your questions or comments.


Best regards,

Richard G. Petrin

Chief of Department

Pool Heater Fire

LCFD L3, September 01

On September 1, 2023, the LCFD responded to the area of Quoquonset Ln for a reported pool heater fire. Upon arrival crews found the pool heater located next to the pool house on an elevated platform. The heater was only smoking at the time of arrival. Crews secured the power and gas to the pool heater and using a pressurized water can extinguished any hot spots. Minimal exposure noted to the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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LCFD L3, August 30

On August 30, 2023, the LCFD responded to Roger's Lane for a reported generator fire. Upon arrival, crews found a generator behind the garage that was actively burning with exposure to an enclosure for the garbage cans. A bystander had used a garden hose to keep the fire under control. The fire was quickly extinguished by fire dept personnel. No injuries were reported, and only minor damage extending ... (Full Story & Photos)

New Hydrant Installed

LCFD L3, August 10

On Thursday, August 10, 2023, Members of the LCFD installed a new dry hydrant on Meeting House Lane across from the Ponderosa. The hydrant has been fitted with a tear drop style low-level strainer specifically designed for shallow streams where depth can fluctuate. We are waiting for one final bracket to be secured for this project to be completed, but the hydrant is functional and currently in ... (Full Story & Photos)

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LCFD L3, July 25

On Tuesday July 25, 2023, the LCFD responded to the Commons in the area of the Post Office for a reported dumpster fire. Upon arrival crews observed a small dumpster approximately 4x8ft in size fully involved. The fire was quickly extinguished by fire dept personnel. Rags and cans of tung oil were found inside the dumpster and it is believed that they spontaneously ignited. No injuries were reported ... (Full Story & Photos)

Generator Fire

LCFD L3, June 28

On June 28, 2023, the LCFD was dispatched to the area Quoquonset Ln for a report of a generator fire. Upon arrival crews found a whole home standby generator actively burning. Crews were able to secure the propane to the generator and extinguish the fire using only a pressurized water can. No extension was noted to residence. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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