Hearing for HB1125 – Enabling Municipalities to exempt property taxes for Volunteer Firefighters and EMTs
This is regarding information and the scheduling of the hearing for HB1125. (HB1125: enabling municipalities to adopt an exemption from property taxes for volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency medical personnel).
This bill will assist volunteer firefighter and EMT companies in attracting and retaining personnel. It is an enabling bill that gives municipalities the ability and choice of defining requirements for tax exemptions for the people who protect their communities.
Please note the date and time if you wish to attend the hearing, testify, or both.
To send testimony ahead of the hearing please email committee members at:
If you wish to hand out a copy of your testimony to committee members please make 20 copies.
Text of the bill can be found here:
Municipal and County Government Committee
Tuesday, 1/28/20 at 1:00 PM
Legislative Office Building Room 301
HB1125 enabling municipalities to adopt an exemption from property taxes for volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency medical personnel
Welcome to new advocate members!
Elaine Hughes Real Estate Group
Bank of New Hampshire
Fundraising event for the NH Fallen Firefighter Memorial this week at the River Casino and Sport Bar. All week the proceeds from charitable gaming will go to support the NH Fallen Firefighter memorial in Concord.
The River Casino has been a great support of the memorial helping to raise money to support the ongoing maintenance of the memorial and the gas for the eternal flame. The annual costs for the memorial exceed $8000. per year.
Take your friends to the River Casino and Sports Bar this week to support the memorial 58 High Street Nashua NH. https://therivercasino.com/
On-duty firefighter deaths in 2018
44 Volunteer 33 Career 5 Wildland
82 Firefighters died while on duty.
33 Firefighters died from heart attacks.
42 Firefighters died from activities related to an emergency incident.
30 Firefighters died from activities at a fire scene.
9 Firefighters died while participating in training activities.
10 Firefighters died while responding to or returning from emergency incidents.
Lets be careful out there!
The NHSFA annual meeting will be at 9 AM on Saturday September 21 2019 at the NH Fire Academy
NH Fallen Firefighter Memorial 2019 will be held September 28th at 10 AM. All Fire Service personnel are encouraged to attend and honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to our service.
Honor guards are welcome to participate. Contact Earl Lincoln at Earl Lincoln email@example.com
The next meeting of the NHSFA will be Thursday 8/15 at the Newly renovated Milford Fire station in Milford NH. 6:00 PM
The Fire Standards and Training Commission is establishing a visiting committee to review the Firefighter I & II curriculum. If you are interested in serving on the Visiting Committee please submit your interesting using the form below by Friday, July 26, 2019.
The seating of the visiting committee will take place at the next Fire Standards and Training Commission meeting.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
|NH DOS, Division of Fire Standards and Training & EMS – Concord|
The next meeting of the NHSFA will be at Ashland Fire Department on Thursday 6/13/2019 at 6:00 PM. All members are encouraged to attend.
CONCORD — The Executive Council on Wednesday confirmed that two longtime state officials would fill the top jobs in the Department of Safety.
Bob Quinn of Seabrook, currently serving as assistant commissioner, was confirmed to replace John Barthelmes as commissioner.
Barthelmes is retiring after nearly 12 years at the helm of the state agency responsible for state police and a variety of other public safety services.
Perry Plummer of Dover, currently serving as Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, was confirmed as the next assistant commissioner.
Both votes were unanimous on the five-member council, which acted on nominations from Gov. Chris Sununu.
Quinn has been assistant commissioner of the Department of Safety since 2016. He was appointed director of the New Hampshire State Police in 2010, with the rank of colonel, and oversaw enforcement of criminal, motor vehicle, and other public safety laws, and the regulation of detective agencies and security services.
Plummer was appointed Director of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in 2013 by then-Gov. Maggie Hassan. He previously served as Director of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services, overseeing the Fire Academy, fire training curriculum and certification, and the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
“I will work tirelessly alongside the great men and women in the department and our partners in public safety to continue to improve the security and physical safety of the citizens of New Hampshire,” said Quinn.
Plummer said he would bring his homeland security and fire service perspectives to the Department of Safety Commissioner’s Office.