Spirit Station 20th anniversary

20Yr Spirit Station Letter

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Small Town Fire Chiefs Seminar November 6 North Conway NH

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Captain/NHFA, Senior Instructor Jeffrey Whitcomb’s wake

Captain/NHFA Senior Instructor Jeffrey Whitcomb’s wake will be at Ross Funeral at 282 W Main Street in Littleton on Thursday, October 7th, 1600 -1900hrs. All uniformed personnel are asked to be at Littleton Fire Rescue at 230 W Main Street no later than 1830hrs for a fire service walk-through. Fire service parking is at 24 Beacon Street (former Hitchner’s building) in Littleton. Shuttle service will be provided to the firehouse starting at 1600hrs. Class A or department uniform is the dress of the day.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St Rosa Lima Church at 77 Clay Street in Littleton on Friday, October 8th at 1000hrs. Fire service personnel should arrive no later than 0915hrs at 24 Beacon Street with a shuttle service being provided to the church. Following the mass, a procession will march to the St Rosa Lima cemetery for graveside services (a 1.2-mile route). Transportation will be provided for those unable to march. Light refreshments will be served at the firehouse after the graveside service. A shuttle will be provided from the firehouse to return personnel to 24 Beacon Street.
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Thank you Glenn Davis

We would like to thank Glenn Davis for his dedication to the NH State Firemen’s Association for his tenure as President. Glenn forged a path for the Association to continue as the voice of the firefighters of NH and set goals for the Association to achieve. We thank Glenn for his leadership and promise to continue his legacy into the future.

Thank you Glenn Davis!

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A letter from the President of the NHSFA

9/13/2021

New Hampshire State Firemen’s Association

To:  All Members

Reference: Update on your association

From: Glenn Davis, President

Dear Members,

I am in hopes this letter finds you all well! Roughly 14 months ago I wrote to you to advise you on what is happening with your association. I believe that the membership from time to time should be updated on how we are doing so with that please see below.

You may not be aware last fall longtime secretary Karen Eichler and longtime treasurer Rick Eichler retired from their positions on the NHSFA Board to spend more time traveling and being with their grandchildren. I personally would like to thank both of them for their years of dedication and service to the NHSFA. We are hoping to invite them to this year’s annual meeting and appropriately thank them.  We have appointed Derick Danis (New Boston Fire) as our new treasurer and he is doing a fantastic job keeping our finances straight.

Speaking of finances we were lucky again this year to receive roughly $24,000 in charitable gaming money that goes to support the NH Fallen Firefighter Memorial. This money is a great offset to the expense of the eternal flame and keeping the grass mowed and the bark mulch tidy as well as conducting the annual memorial service as well. We are in hopes that in 2022 we will be able to refurbish the memorial as it is now 15 years old and could certainly use a tune-up.

Still speaking about finances we have employed a company and are in the process of a statewide fundraiser. This fundraiser is being conducted over the phone. The callers will not ask you to make a payment directly should the person agree to donate, a donation package will be mailed to them with several options to make that donation. If you are asked about it, more information can be found on the website: https://nhsfa.org/fundraising/

This money will go directly to the association coffers, not the Memorial funds. We are in hopes that within another year we will be able to fund to a one-day educational convention timed with our annual meeting. Possibly further down the road, this fundraiser may also be used to partially fund the Junior firefighter program, (which desperately needs to be re-fired) or perhaps start an account to be used for scholarships for young people going into the firefighting/ EMS career path.

What else is new?

With Karen retiring, we have switched to electronic record keeping with regards to the membership and membership renewals. The person of record in your department that handles these things needs to make sure that we have a good email address for us to correspond to you as we are in the process of going paperless. If you have not received your add/change/ delete form via email please contact us. Also, note that the form generates an invoice to take to your AP department.

SAVE the Date:

We are holding a “live and in-person” memorial service this year on September 25th @ 10:00 Am all would certainly enjoy your presence to honor those NH Firefighters that have fallen in the line of duty as we add four names this year.

Time to depart:

As I am typing this letter I wanted to let you know, that I have retired from the board as of 9/02/2021. I like all of us have found my family and work requirements have changed and I can no longer give the Association the type of leadership it requires and deserves. I started in this organization in 1984 as strictly a member and have been on the board for more than 10 years (I don’t recall when I came in) and took over the president’s position in 2017. With the agreement that I would serve the three-year term and be done… So here we are four years later, the association is in a very good place the time has come.

I wish to thank all of you (especially the board) for your support during my tenure as you know we have made a ton of progress in these last four years. I would also like to ask that you an NHSFA member to become involved it’s your association and it needs your help, we are doing great things… Be a part of it!  The annual meeting and election of officers will be held in November this year (time, date & location TBA) In the Meantime 1st VP Tom Green and 2nd VP Pete Donovan will be handling the president’s duties.

Regards,

Glenn M Davis

President (RET)

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NH Fallen Firefighters Memorial September 25th

A reminder of the NH Fallen Firefighters Memorial on the 25th at 10 AM. Open to the public on the Fire Academy Grounds. All are welcome. Fire Personnel and families are welcome to attend,

 

 

 

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Twentieth anniversary of 9/11

On this solemn day, we pause to remember the 2977 people who lost their lives in a horrific and cowardly act of murder that cost the lives of so many innocent people and first responders. We never forget the heroic acts of 343 FDNY members and the police and EMS who stepped in to help others. The heroic acts of people on flight 93 and those at the Pentagon.

May we never forget the members and all the efforts of everyone who helped to look for victims and became victims themselves of the cancerous effects of the pile.

May we never forget the survivors and the families who endured the PTSD and the loss that happened on this horrific day.

Never Forget

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FT Captain Position – Concord

Posting External

Attached is the posting for the full time Captain’s position (Fire Service Instructor Supervisor).  This is posted externally as well as internally.  Closing date is October 7, 2021.

Interested candidates can apply by going to www.nh.gov, Online Services, State Employment.  Fire Service Inst/Supv – Fire Training Captain (position #18478).

 

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State Fire Marshal and Director of State Fire Academy Announced

SEAN TOOMEY APPOINTED NH STATE FIRE MARSHAL;
JUSTIN CUTTING APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR OF STATE FIRE ACADEMY
CONCORD, N.H. – Today, the Executive Council unanimously confirmed the appointments of Sean P. Toomey as State Fire Marshal and Director of the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Fire Safety, and Justin A. Cutting as Director of the Department of Safety Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services. Governor Sununu nominated both at the May 19, 2021 Governor and Council meeting.
“I have great confidence that Marshal Toomey and Director Cutting will serve the State of New Hampshire well, and that together with our entire team at the Department of Safety, they will working tirelessly to advocate for the safety and well-being of Granite Staters,” said Governor Chris Sununu.
“I am excited to have Marshal Toomey and Director Cutting join the Department of Safety leadership team. Both Sean and Justin have broad knowledge of firefighting and fire safety issues, and will further the Department’s mission to enhance the safety, security and quality of life in New Hampshire,” said Robert L. Quinn, Commissioner of the Department of Safety.
Marshal Toomey of Warner, NH, most recently served as Deputy State Fire Marshal since 2018 and a chief officer with the Warner, NH Fire Department since 2012. Marshal Toomey is a licensed fire protection engineer since 2003 and attained his firefighter certification in 2004 as a call firefighter with the Goffstown Fire Department. He has extensive training and experience in building safety, fire codes and fire investigations. Marshal Toomey will manage the Division of Fire Safety and is responsible for overseeing fire investigations, fire safety regulations, coordinating state agency response to hazardous materials incidents, modular building standards and providing support to the State Board of Fire Control.
“I thank Governor Sununu and Commissioner Quinn for nominating me and to the Council for confirming me as the State Fire Marshal,” said State Fire Marshal Sean Toomey. “I look forward to continuing my work in the Department of Safety and the Division of Fire Safety. It is a tremendous honor to serve as the State Fire Marshal.”
Director Cutting of Hampton, NH, most recently served as Deputy Fire Chief of the Hampton Fire Rescue. Director Cutting started his career as a call firefighter with the Town of Enfield Fire Department. In 1996, he joined the Hampton Fire Recue as a firefighter and rose through the ranks as paramedic, lieutenant, captain and deputy chief. Director Cutting will manage the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services which includes the Bureaus of Fire Training, Emergency Medical Services, and Certification and Support. Director Cutting is responsible for operations of the State Fire Academy in Concord and the Raymond S. Burton Fire and EMS Training Facility in Bethlehem, developing and administering training programs for firefighting, fire protection, rescue and emergency medical services, and licensing emergency medical care providers, instructors, training agencies, service vehicles and service units.
“Providing leading-edge training to the State’s firefighters and emergency medical providers, and licensing emergency medical providers is vital to the State’s safety and success,” said Director Justin Cutting. “I am thankful to Governor Sununu, the Executive Council and Commissioner Quinn for the opportunity to serve as the Director of this first-class organization.”
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Fire Standards and Training Commisssion Representative needed.

HELP WANTED

The New Hampshire State Firemen’s Association is actively looking within its membership for a member to sit on the New Hampshire Fire Standards and Training Commission as a representative of the NHSFA.  The commission meets every other month on the 1st Thursday at the Fire Academy from 0930-1100. The successful candidate shall regularly attend the commission meetings as well as report the commissions activities to the NHSFA board at its directors’ meetings. (Also, every other month) This position is eligible for mileage and meeting attendance stipend as per NHSFA bylaws. If you are interested in this position, please provide your resume and a short narrative of your Fire Experience to president@nhsfa.org for presentation to the NHSFA board. Note: the NHSFA board will approve three persons for final consideration and selection of one candidate by the Governor and Council as stated below.

 

 

TITLE I
THE STATE AND ITS GOVERNMENT

CHAPTER 21-P
DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

Fire Standards and Training Commission

Section 21-P:26

21-P:26 Commission. –
I. There shall be a fire standards and training commission consisting of 16 members, including the commissioner of safety or designee, the commissioner of education or designee, the attorney general or designee, the chief of the forest protection, the director of the division of fire standards and training and emergency medical services, and the state fire marshal, who shall each serve during his or her continuance in such office, and members of each of the following associations or groups chosen by the governor, with the approval of the council, from a list of 3 qualified members submitted by each association or group:
(a) Two representatives of the New Hampshire Association of Fire Chiefs, at least one of whom shall be a chief of a full-time fire department, and one a chief of a volunteer department.
(b) One representative of the Professional Firefighters of New Hampshire-International Association of Firefighters.
(c) One representative of the Fire Instructors and Officers Association of New Hampshire.
(d) One representative of the Federation of Fire Mutual Aid Associations.
(e) One representative of the New Hampshire State Firemen’s Association.
(f) One representative of the insurance industry of New Hampshire, which members shall be recommended by the New Hampshire Association of Domestic Insurance Companies.
(g) One representative of the New Hampshire Municipal Association.
(h) One representative of the New Hampshire State Permanent Firemen’s Association.
(i) One representative of the Fire Prevention Society.
I-a. The director of the division of fire standards and training and emergency medical services shall be a nonvoting member of the commission.
II. Each member shall serve a term of 3 years, provided that no such member shall serve beyond the time he ceases to hold the membership which qualified him for appointment to the commission.
III. Members shall serve without compensation except that they shall be reimbursed for their regular and necessary expenses in the performance of their duties as members of the commission.
IV. Members shall annually elect from among themselves a person to serve as commission chairman and another to serve as commission vice-chairman. The director of the division of fire standards and training and emergency medical services shall serve as the commission’s executive officer. The commission shall hold no fewer than 4 regular meetings a year at such times and places as the chairman shall fix, either on his own motion or upon written request of any 4 members.

Source. 1989, 388:3. 1994, 389:11-13. 1998, 321:4. 2002, 257:2. 2003, 319:104. 2004, 171:28. 2005, 149:2, eff. Aug. 20, 2005.

Section 21-P:26 Commission. (state.nh.us)

Section 21-P:28 Powers and Duties. (state.nh.us)

Boards and Commissions – Division of Fire Standards and Training & Emergency Medical Services, NH DOS

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New Hampshire State Firemans Association 2020 annual meeting

New Hampshire State Firemans Association 2020 annual meeting

When Sat Oct 17, 2020 10am – 11:30am Eastern Time – New York
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glenn@lakesfire.com – organizer

Glenn Davis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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