Road work update for East Providence:

RIDOT anticipates beginning milling and paving operations with lane closures next week from Sunday night to Thursday night (Approx 8 pm to 5 am) at three intersections. This work is weather dependent.

Bay View and Pawtucket Avenue
Wampanoag Trail and Pawtucket Avenue
Ferris and Newport Avenue

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:

Contact Information

John H. Potvin, Director of EMS

Phone: (401) 431-7901