Message to the Taxpayers from OC Nominee Matthew Manni
By Web Admin
June 17, 2019

My name is Matthew Manni and my purpose for writing is to submit my name for consideration to the operating committee at Dunn’s Corner Fire Department. I have been a resident on Healey Brook Drive in Charlestown since 2001 and I currently serve as Assistant Fire Marshal with the Town of West Warwick Fire Department. I have served as a career firefighter with this department for the past 24 years and currently hold the rank of Lieutenant. I have held an Assistant Deputy State Fire Marshal’s license since 2011 when I was appointed Fire Inspector with the West Warwick Fire Prevention Division under the leadership of retired Fire Marshal James Bobola.

I wish to serve on your operating committee because I firmly believe that all firefighters should be well equipped and trained to meet the ever-evolving emergencies that first responders face on a daily basis. While Charlestown and Westerly are highly seasonal towns, a growing residential and commercial populace requires a fire department that can adapt and grow with those populations and the needs that accompany them. I believe the experience I have to offer will serve as a valuable asset to the district and its operational goals.

In addition to my credentials outlined above, I am a graduate of CCRI and Providence College where I received my bachelor’s degree in Fire Science. I have also previously served as a dispatcher with the Charlestown Police Department. Currently, I serve as a per diem traffic constable with the Charlestown Police Department and have done so since October of 2009. Finally, I am a veteran of our country’s armed forces (1989 – 1995) having served as an Army Tactical Satellite/Microwave Systems Operator, and have also served as an aircraft firefighter for the RI Air National Guard.

Your consideration of my submission is greatly appreciated.

Respectfully submitted,

Matthew C. Manni