Spirit Station 20th anniversary

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Updated Brick order form NH Fallen Firefighter Memorial

The brick order form has been updated for the memorial. If you would like to support the memorial restoration project, you can purchase a custom brick. Please be aware the address has changed to MHSFA PO Box 10512 Bedford, NH 03110

Attached is the brick order form. Brick orderform 2022

The NHSFA reserves the right to approve all bricks for placement.

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NH Fallen Firefighters Memorial Restoration project

Dear Member,                                                                                                June 2, 2022

Thank you for your membership in the New Hampshire State Firemen’s Association. Since 1899 our organization has been providing valuable benefits, championing important legislation, and awareness for the firefighters of the Granite State.

In addition to providing benefits, your membership dues in our organization also helps to maintain and preserve the New Hampshire Fallen Firefighters Memorial. In 2006, the “Call to Brotherhood” initiated by the NH Corp of Fire Chaplains and the Lambert family and so many others that helped to build our memorial is still just as strong today! 16 years after its creation, our organization continues to preserve and maintain the memorial that honors our fallen.

Beginning early this year, your organization and the memorial committee began planning the first full restoration of the memorial. This includes several much-needed repairs, which include rebuilding the main staircase that has begun to settle, causing each stair to be uneven. Other repairs include replacing the stone eternal flame bowl that has cracked in several places, leveling the entire patio surface, and repositioning the granite benches that surround the memorial patio. The cause of many of these issues is simple time, and the different weather events we experience each that impact the memorial.

After months of planning and consultation with professional contractors, the cost to complete the restoration project exceeds $30,000. We have contracted with a professional company to begin the restoration project in mid-July and will be completed prior to September 1st so that it does not impact the annual 9/11 remembrance hosted by the New Hampshire Fire Academy or our annual memorial service.

We cannot complete this restoration without your help! Since its creation, our organization has paid the annual expenses to maintain the memorial, which includes the cost of the propane to fuel the eternal flame, preparation and planning for the annual memorial event, monthly landscaping costs, and brick repairs. So how can you help? Purchase a brick for the memorial patio to honor a friend, family member, department member or your department, or by making a personal donation to the memorial. Without your help and support, we would not have this hallowed ground to honor our fallen friends, family, and co-workers. It is our mission and duty to continue the legacy that began 16 years ago!

The last weekend in September is reserved for our annual Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Service. Please mark your calendars, share the date with your department members, and please plan to attend to support our firefighters and the families of our fallen member

Should you have any questions about the restoration project, please do not hesitate to contact any of the following:  Thomas Green, President 603-472-5188, Chris Wyman, 1st Vice President 603-670-4785, Earl Lincoln, Memorial Committee Chairman 603-759-5474

Sincerely,

Thomas F. Green

President

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Next Meeting of NHSFA May 19 6:30 PM Bedford Fire

The next meeting of the NHSFA will be held at Bedford Fire in the training room on the 2nd floor at 6:30 PM. The zoom link for the meeting is

Derek Danis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: May 2022 NHSFA meeting
Time: May 19, 2022 18:30 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Bedford Fire is celebrating its 100th Anniversary on June 22, 2022

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FUNdamentals Fly-Fishing Class for First Responders Sunday May 1st. 2022. 10am-16pm.

FUNdamentals Fly-Fishing Class
Sunday, May 1st. 2022. 10am-16pm.
New Hampton Fire Department. 26 Intervale Drive, New Hampton, NH 03256
Being “on the job” can be stressful, the FUNdamentals of fly-fishing class aims to help first responders
develop a solid base of knowledge for fly-fishing and give you the skills to get out on the water, de-stress,
and reconnect with coworkers and friends.
FUNdamentals of fly-fishing is an introductory- level comprehensive introduction to the sport of fly-fishing,
intended to teach the basics of equipment, strategies, and fishing safety to those who may be new to the
sport or who have started fly-fishing but lack the knowledge and confidence necessary for success.
To Enroll: Please email your interest & contact information to erickamero@gmail.com
Confirmation of enrollment and an information packet will be emailed to you.
This free class is limited to 12 participants. All necessary equipment will be provided.
This program is generously provided by the Pemigewasset Chapter of Trout Unlimited
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NHSFA January 20th meeting on Zoom

Derek Danis Treasurer of the NHSFA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Minutes from last meeting November 2021 Annual meeting minutes

Topic: NHSFA January 2022 Meeting
Time: Jan 20, 2022 18:30 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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NHSFA Annual Meeting Nov 18 6:30 PM on Zoom

The annual meeting of the NHSFA will be held on zoom due to Covid 19 concerns. Recent upticks in segments in NH make sense to have the annual meeting on zoom.

We hope this will be the last time for this change in the meeting. We all want to be sure to keep everyone safe.

The information on the meeting is below. The online meeting is open to all members.

Topic: NHSFA Meeting
Time: Nov 18, 2021 18:30 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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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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