Longtime East Providence fire chief announces retirement


EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — After nearly 33 years of service at the East Providence Fire Department, Chief Oscar Elmasian has announced his retirement.

“We thank Chief Elmasian for his years of dedication to the city of East Providence and wish him well on his retirement,” Mayor Bob DaSilva said.

Elmasian was named fire chief in September 2013. As chief, he secured a $215,000 grant for fire prevention education and equipment.

Elmasian also held a number of certifications and has been a member of the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs since 2014.

Glenn Quick has been appointed acting chief until the department selects Elmasian’s successor.

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