Providence firefighter unexpectedly dies

Providence firefighter unexpectedly dies


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Providence Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its members.


Courtesy of the Tiverton Fire Department

Providence’s firefighter union posted on social media that Cipriano Illiano died at the age of 41.

Cip, as he was known, worked for the Tiverton Fire Department from 2010 to 2013 before continuing his career in Providence.

The union describes him as a proud father and passionate supporter of the Special Olympics.

“Cip was loved and will be missed by many,” the union posted. “We extend our sincere condolences to his family and all who knew him during this incredibly difficult time.”

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.