January 27, 2022

Rave Out as Seekonk Fire Chief


David Rave is out as the town’s Fire Chief, following the dismissal of domestic assault charges last week in Warwick District Court.

“The Board of Selectmen voted to rescind the appointment of David Rave as Fire Chief effective July 23rd, following a disciplinary hearing that was held on July 21st,” Town Administrator Shawn Cadime said in a statement.

Rave, 53, was arrested June 18 at his Cranston home. He was ordered held on a $1000 personal recognizance. Rave had been placed on paid administrative leave following his arrest.

 Rave began working for the town last August following the retirement of former Chief Michael Healy, who is currently a member of the Board of Selectmen.

In 2019, selectmen had hired a consulting firm to screen candidates. Public Safety Consultants, LLC of Pocasset were paid $11,900 each for the police and fire departments.

Cadime declined to comment on the search to replace Rave.


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