Coventry Fire District Head Calls Firefighters Terrorists For Having American Flag On Truck And His Sons Are Real Winners Too


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Did you know that there is very little difference between ISIS and firefighters? Yea, us neither, until we read about this story from Coventry, Rhode Island.

An American flag on the back of a fire truck and decals on the truck windows is leading to a new dispute at the Central Coventry Fire District. The firefighters union said they’re being asked to take them off.“The members are very upset,” Firefighters Union President David Gorman told NBC 10 News. “I have a couple members, armed service retired, retired from the guard.”Firefighters and their supporters said it started last year when Fire District Chairman Fred Gralinski likened the flags on the trucks to what you see from terrorists.“They look like a bunch of yahoos,” Gralinski said at a board meeting. “Like in the paper, like ISIS is Syria going to take over a city. I don’t think they need that big flag on the back of the truck. That’s not America to me. Those are a bunch of terrorists. So, I’m going to ask you to take the flag off the truck.”

Gralinski now said through a district spokesman he used a poor choice of words and apologizes for an perceived disrespect of the flag. But he also said they’re not telling firefighters to take the flags or decals off the trucks. There is, though, a new policy.

“All that has to happen is for someone that wants to put a sticker or decal on the first truck to go to the board and ask for permission,” Gregg Perry, who is the spokesman for the fire district, said.

Perry also said they want to check with the military on flag display protocol. But the union president maintains he’s being asked in private to remove the items. He said something else is happening behind the scenes.

“That basically sums it up,” Gorman told NBC 10.


Wait…..what?? Firefighters are terrorists? That’s one way to make friends in town. At first we thought this was from The Onion or something like that. Turns out it’s all too real. In real life an elected official got up at a town meeting and compared firefighters with an American flag on their truck, to the world’s largest terrorist group.

In 2013 Fred Gralinski was elected to the Central Coventry Fire District. The fire district filed for bankruptcy a year ago and almost had a rescue truck and ambulance repossessed for defaulted loans on them. Everything got sorted out and the fire district, which had been in receivership before the bankruptcy case, got back on track.

Then for whatever reason they decided to hire a PR person at a rate of $135 an hour. The person who hired this guy is named Gayle Corrigan, who was hired by the town as a “Management consultant.” And guess what? She’s got quite the past as well:

In a follow-up call to ask Corrigan if she would talk on camera and other follow-up questions about why the district needs a PR person when other fire departments don’t have one, Corrigan accused NBC 10 of harassing her.

Corrigan may be familiar to NBC 10 viewers.

In 2012, when she was hired to run operations in the financially troubled Central Falls, the I-Team reported Corrigan had been fired from a previous job. Corrigan later made news when she was fired from Rhode Island Housing and then got her job back, claiming she had been initially ousted for being a whistle blower.


Yea, stop harassing her with your relevant questions!!! It’s not like she’s being paid by the taxpayers or anything. She answer to no one, and if you ask her any questions that’s harassment!! And hate speech!!! We INVENTED corruption in Rhode Island. Fired in one place for being a dooshnozzle, get hired in another place. Wonder if her Daddy is a judge too!!!

Anyway, a Facebook page called the Coventry Scanner recently posted the video from above about Fred Gralinski calling Coventry firefighters terrorists. People were obviously like, what the hell is wrong with this guy? Ya know, because normal people don’t call firefighters terrorists.

That’s when his brilliant sons Ryan and Brett started chiming in on Facebook and it all started to make a little more sense:


Ryan Gralinski. There’s a winner if I’ve ever seen one:







Good God. He looks like the guy from every Amber Alert ever.

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Now you would think that Daddy, who is an elected official in town, would tell his idiot adult son to shut up. But instead Ryan started doubling down:


He’s been bitching about the fire department for months now:

And somehow his father is in charge of the fire department. Makes sense.

But as much of a winner as Ryan Gralinski is, Brett might be even more of one:


OF COURSE he’s a 9/11 truther. Because 9/11 truthers have the whole world figured out. After all, they watched a 30 minute video on Youtube from Zeitgeist and now they’re experts. Oh, and Pearl Harbor, the American Revolution, and the Civil War – those were all hoax job conspiracies too:


Stop the fight!!! This man right here has done 15 years of research:




He is way smarter than everyone else!!!

I love conspiracy theorists. These were the D students in high school who hated history and current events because they were too busy getting high in the bathroom. Then they turn 25 and start watching Alex Jones on Infowars and suddenly they’re the foremost experts on American foreign policy.

Look, Turtleboy is always down for a good conspiracy theory. Like, JFK. Everyone with a brain knows the fix was in on that day. No freaking way Lee Harvey Oswald did that all on his own. But you lose credibility when EVERYTHING is a conspiracy. Sandy Hook, 9/11, Boston Marathon bombing, etc. It can’t ALWAYS be a conspiracy. If it is you’re basically in denial that some people out there are just plain evil scumbags.

And once again, instead of Daddy stepping in to tell his other idiot son to shut up, he just let Brett keep on doing his thing:


Yea, everyone should listen to the elected official’s son who calls other people “fucking faggots” on social media when they don’t agree that firefighters are terrorists.

Anyway, it goes without saying that Fred Gralinski should resign. I know you can’t control what your kids say, but clearly it shows that he did NOT slip up when he called Coventry firefighters terrorists. This is something he has obviously talked about around the dinner table growing up, and now he’s raised two loser sons that have completely fallen for his bullshit as well. How morons like this get elected is beyond me. Sometimes the citizens get duped. But now they can make it right and recall this idiot, because obviously he is not fit for public office.



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49 Comment(s)
  • Matt. Om.
    February 9, 2017 at 8:24 am

    If you guys cared about facts you wouldn’t be talking so much shit about people you dont know, or getting news from sites like this. The best thing on here is in the title because Ryan is a winner.
    I know the whole family and the situation very well.
    Ryan’s had HIV his whole life you really gonna sit there and make fun of a guy because he looks sick when hes been straight up fighting to stay alive all these years. Its truly pathetic.
    Why don’t you post the real story about why ryan called these assholes terrorists. Because I would be much more worried about some corrupt bully firemen and politicians going around threatening people and harassing them, and vandlizing property, then some harmless person like ryan, or his brother who can’t even speak sentences.

    Those guys threatened and harassed his family for fucking 3 or 4 years before this and they intentionally made ryan’s post look like he was trashing firemen when the reality is he was just writing back to the cock suckers that did this.
    I’m not defending fred, I’m not even getting into that. But when you start going after a guys wife and kids for political reasons because you didnt get the funding you wanted for your firetrucks or whatever thats despicable. Theres no excuse for the way these professional firemen acted, NONE. It doesn’t matter what his father said, this was after they been terrorizing his entire family, wife and kids included for years.
    You guys need to take a step back and think about how you would feel in that situation. What you would do if someone (regardless of their profession) started going out of their way to fuck with your family. Think about how you might look after going through all the treatments and illness he has went through and was going through in those pictures.
    I’ve known ryan for almost 20 years,and it’s hard not to admire someone like that. I know that if it was your brother or sister or father you would not be talking like that because they smoke bud or they look sick. He used to post pictures almost every day from bed looking like death and you picked the ones he looks worst in on purpose. You guys are sick and if you want to know the real story you should just ask him yourself.

  • brett gralinski
    June 29, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Read the entire situation. The truth of it all and both sides on my facebook. Dont speak of an opinion until you get one. If you have anything logical to say besides blindly accepting the fact your dumb then put it out here ill help you. Its sad truly sad how easily people are influenced. Its a form of mind control. They flsh objects like foot on flag, or show a stereotype doing something and you react. You reeact through no personal experience just conditioning. Sorry i pitty thos who feel they can judge me. Would you call a scientist who understands fusion crazy because you dont understand it? Nope. But you believe him because its what hes educated in. Same principle. Yoiu think its crazy and wrong not through personal experience but simply because you dont understand. How is this anymore arrogant than seeking an education from a teachr? Is she crazy and arrogant cuz she knows something you dont? Truly pitiful you are pitiful.

    • Chris From Georgia
      June 30, 2016 at 9:11 am

      Brett, go fuck yourself!!!

    • ProfessorM
      June 30, 2016 at 9:50 am

      God damn it Brett, I wasted 46 seconds of my life listening to your bullshit before I could get back to my tablet to shut it off. Fuck you Brett. I want my 46 seconds back.

  • brett gralinski
    June 29, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    What does it seriously prove you can post pictures that are available public? In honesty i respect the flag its the ones who hide behind it that are disgracing it. I actually dont believe or feel exactly how it appears. Im trying to get the simple message out people should educate themselves and i point them to save time dodging disinformation and trolls. I dont get into were i think implications go. I try to piss people off to make them desperatly passionatly want to prove me wrong. Out of the hundreds that do so…. no more than a handful ever spoke again of it.

  • June 25, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Here is my reply to all the people who took part in this who don’t have a clue whats going on.

  • sweeps
    June 19, 2016 at 4:28 am

    Ryan is allright but his brother brett is a piece of shit . Most of you people really don’t even know whats going on.

  • June 4, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    These three Idiots don’t respect the people or country that keeps them safe and free to be idiots and assholes. They are more than welcome to leave. I’ll help them pack

  • Jon
    June 4, 2016 at 11:53 am

    If anyone of the Gralinski’s live in the Coventry Fire District, the better hope they never need an emergency vehicle. There was a Fire Chief near my hometown years ago who did things like this to his fire department. His house had a small fire in it and he called the fire department. The arrived, parked across the street and watched it burn to the ground. Didn’t put one drop of water on it. So much for screwing with the firefighters.

  • Bill Riordan
    June 3, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    I thought that Fred had to be the biggest asshole in the USA….bit then I saw his sons comments.

  • Joseph schmo
    May 31, 2016 at 8:42 am

    The looks of these two remind me of “Deliverance”!! All that’s missing is the banjo!

  • Sterling Turtle Rider
    May 31, 2016 at 12:58 am

    The meth look is strong with these two…

  • LLC
    May 30, 2016 at 11:02 am

    WTFFFFFF this guy’s twitter. If you think the bio is odd, the posts are insane.

    Ryan Gralinski –
    I’m 34. I’ve had HIV since I was born and found out when I was 12. If aids cant kill me neither will u

    • Matt. Om.
      February 9, 2017 at 7:34 am

      What’s so Insane about it? He is merely stating facts. Hes had aids since he was born thats a fact. If aids can’t kill him neither will you. Thats a fact. Whats so insane about it? The insane part is you fucking idiots read one thing about someone on website like this and your ready to murder someone, without even a basic understanding of whats going on. Its not about news or facts its about getting clicks on his site and making him money.

  • LLC
    May 30, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Don’t everyone clutch your pearls at once now…

    May 18, 2016
    Address: 89 LONSDALE ST Apt. #4 W WARWICK, RI
    Age: 34

  • Joseph Schmo
    May 30, 2016 at 8:59 am

    WOW!! I think my six year old grandson can spell and lay out a sentence better than these SCHMUCKS can! They all truly represent the one reason I can think of to appreciate abortion.

  • Jake from State Farm
    May 30, 2016 at 8:29 am

    This is why TB rocks. Great piece reporting & exposing these people. The internet lives forever and so will their embarrassment (whether they claim they don’t care or not)

  • Gary
    May 29, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I’m in CA and even hardcore Libs know to not disrespect the firefighters. Yikes why does he still have a job. Oh and to the family next time you need a cop or firefighter please call Alex jones. Or you cat.

  • Chris From Georgia
    May 29, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Must be something about that water up north, LOL!!! Seriously good job TB, doing the work that mainstream journalist refuse to do!!

  • Wabbitt
    May 29, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I’d say that I want some of what Ryan is smoking, but I’m fairly certain it’s meth.

  • The Dukes
    May 29, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    So can anyone do some research about what this elected position is, when it is up for reelection, etc.

  • JoeMomma
    May 29, 2016 at 11:50 am

    His problems will soon be over. His daddy will be unemployed after the next election.

  • Denise Roy
    May 29, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Since the fire district is no longer in financial trouble I don’t understand WHY these 2 idiots (Corrigan and that PR moron) haven’t been fired as yet….. Get rid of them and save the district even more money!!!!!!

  • True Reality Speaks
    True Reality Speaks
    May 29, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Are you sure Corrigan didn’t work for Joe Petty or at Mosaic?

  • Wwy
    May 29, 2016 at 3:25 am

    I got lots to say about decisions our bastard politicians make regarding the safety of our troops and our civil life,however it’s our flag,it’s the only flag of true freedom,and only true freedom can change the path of our country removing the flag is a cop out that changes nothing. The confederate flag is being removed all over,racism will go on forever.

  • anononon
    May 29, 2016 at 1:09 am

    It would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic…those pedo-looking sons tell other people to “get a life” while THEY apparently spend their time:
    (1) sleeping or lounging on a couch
    (2) cuddling with their dogs
    (3) on-line…a lot
    (4) watching TV while sitting on a child’s ride-on toy

    • Cocomom
      May 29, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      I agree. I strongly suspect there’s an SSI-SSDI check(s) in their names. Guaranteed & it wouldn’t surprise me if JR is on a predator list somewhere…

  • tombee
    May 29, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Holy shit….those misplaced eyes.

  • Ann
    May 28, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    So I worked at Senesco Marine….that is the company that Gayle Corrigan got fired from, she was the CFO…..why did she get fired you ask? Well, long story short, we had hired contract workers, then there was another new subcontract company, getting paid like everyone else. But here is where it gets interesting, unbeknownst to the company, encluding the CEO, it was GAYLE”S COMPANY! She “negotiated” said terms with the subcontract company’s owner (herself) and paid (herself). Oh and by the way, there were no actual workers! Invented time cards and everything! No social security numbers were needed, because Senesco would just cut her company a check for the entire hours worked. The whole board trusted her and she was embezzling the entire time! I know this because I worked there during her time there….in the office….but smart enough to get away from her claws before it was too late.

    • ProfessorM
      May 29, 2016 at 8:30 am

      Great inside story!! There really is so much of this shit going on out there! I always wonder what separates a person from being an honest hardworking person, to being a sleazy piece of shit! How can someone live their life scamming and not feel bad? I guess it’s a matter of having pride in yourself. I could not live with myself if it were me… But some people just care about cash. Sad.

      • Tom
        May 29, 2016 at 7:25 pm

        The part I can never understand about these professional job-changers like Corrigan is that the towns who next hire them don’t seem to vett them very well, if at all. Why not? This background info is widely available with even casual glances at Google….esp’y once the perp has developed a nasty resume of attempted screwing of towns & companies. Corrigan may have found her match in one Kevin Paicos, who’s changed Town Administrator jobs in more Mass & RI towns than a hobo jumps trains.

        Like Corrigan, his M.O. is to hold down the job for like 30 minutes, then leave under some invented excuse and threaten lawsuits, collecting all manner of settlements and assorted “‘X’ months of paid leave” perks. I think he’s actually done this like 5 times in recent years, including in Southbridge & Foxborough, among others. Plus, he has a military background…most recently, in the National Guard. A real nice guy.

        As Prof M wonders, how DO such people become what can best be described as sociopaths, with no perceivable guilt evident?

      • BobnMic
        May 30, 2016 at 3:13 am

        I agree. Totally. And I am sorry. Totally.

        • BobnMic
          May 30, 2016 at 3:15 am

          Toward ProfessorM.

      • Mr. Frosty
        May 30, 2016 at 9:11 am

        What seperates? Usually, there’s a one word answer: Parents.

  • Schernerpyrner
    May 28, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Why am I still in Rhode Island?

  • Reddog
    May 28, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    That’s a lie. Ashley doesn’t own a thighmaster!

    • Ashley's Thighmaster
      May 29, 2016 at 8:07 am

      She does. She just doesn’t use me. That’s why I’m posting here. I’m not being used.

      • Fatfingr Lou
        May 29, 2016 at 3:39 pm

        *sent from my I-phone under the bed*

  • paul
    May 28, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    TB nation rise up and flood this gentleman, and i use that term very loosely, with emails and phone calls until he hangs himself. And i beg to karma….please please be a bitch and let these people need first responders one day.

  • Sal Monella
    May 28, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    The father and two sons have something in common: they are loads that should have been swallowed.

    Anyone, anywhere is allowed to display the US flag if done respectfully and according to the law.

    As a retired firefighter I salute the members who did this and curse this family. May they suffer in their ignorant shame.

  • Worc Taxpayer
    May 28, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Ryan Gralinski looks just like Jeff Spicoli. He even has the stoner look along with the conspiracy theory he thought up while being stoned out of his mind.

    The old man must be just as stoned. His fire district is in financial trouble and he hires a public relations person at $135 an hour. Not just any PR person but one who gets fired from a public sector job! If you get canned from the public sector, where no one ever gets fired, then your best bet for employment is a grocery bagger or greeter at Walmart.

    • Assley
      May 30, 2016 at 8:12 am

      Alkie and stoners I would surmise.

  • Rhode1
    May 28, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    You don’t understand what this is really all about. As a recent emigre to Mass from RI, you need to read between the lines. What this is really all about is that the Firefighters didn’t ask his permission. He is the freakin Chairman of the Fire District, whatever the heck that means, and you WILL ask his permission to put on flag on HIS truck. This is the only power he has ever had, and obviously he is “in charge” around here. If you want to fart on HIS firetruck, you will file the proper forms, and hold it in until permission is granted. Petty little bureaucrats, thinking they actually matter.

    Of course he IS a dooshnozzle, goes without saying. My father always told me that the smaller a person’s sphere of influence is, the bigger the jerks they are. Like the person at the registry that is only responsible for taking your photo is such a jerk about what you can and cannot wear. “Section 43 of the RI DMV handbook says that bow ties have to be a solid color and can only be 5.3 inches wide. Yours is 5.4 inches wide. You will have to come back another day” Some day I will tell you the story about my dad getting arrested for refusing to move from the “Spanish language line” at the Registry. They wouldn’t help him because he didn’t speak Spanish. It was freakin EPIC.

    And don’t even get me started on Little League Board members. Holy crap.

    • anononon
      May 29, 2016 at 1:02 am

      Man, RI must be bad if moving to MA improves your personal rights and freedoms!

  • Ashley's Thighmaster
    May 28, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I’m waiting for that guy Ryan to say ” It puts the lotion in the basket” and then dance around with his pickle tucked between his legs. Scary.

    • True Reality Speaks
      Ashley's Beach Body Fail
      May 29, 2016 at 8:51 am

      Still the best screen name ever!

  • Bill P.
    May 28, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    These people are truly fucked. I don’t know if it’s because they all hate themselves for looking like textbook inbreds, or it’s because there is something genetically wrong with their brains. Either way, they’re dooshnozzles.

    • Jon
      May 29, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      I believe I saw somewhere that one, or all, of them are from West Warwick…and that place breeds nothing but scum…few exceptions.

      Spent a brief period of time living in an apartment down there, when I attended a trade school in the area, with a friend of mine from Worcester. Some of the other residents in the apartment were locals and we got to know a few…and they’re basically all fucked up individuals.

      Would never recommend living there….my god.

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