It has come to our attention that the Governor will swear in Chief Paul Parisi as Fire Marshal at the Salem fire headquarters this Friday, July 20, 2018 at 1030 hours. All are welcome to attend.
YOU ARE INVITED
Next Tuesday, July 10
ARRIVAL: 10 AM
Join members of the New Hampshire Fire Service
As Governor Christopher T. Sununu signs Senate Bill 541
The Firefighter Presumptive Cancer Statute
Portsmouth Fire #2
3010 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, NH 03801
ATTIRE: Duty uniform or business casual
Many people have worked hard on your behalf to see this issue come to fruition. Let’s pack the room to show
Concord how important this issue is to us!
After the signing, attendees are invited to the Tuscan Kitchen on Lafayette Rd. for light refreshments and a cash bar courtesy of the PFFNH
From the eagle tribune;
SALEM, N.H. — Gov. Chris Sununu is expected to nominate Salem’s fire Chief Paul Parisi to the role of state fire marshal on Tuesday.
“Chief Parisi has had a long and distinguished career protecting the people of Salem, and I am excited to have him lead the team over at the Division of Fire Safety,” Sununu in a statement on June 5. “Chief Parisi brings a unique perspective to the state fire marshal’s office, and I have no doubt that he will work to ensure that New Hampshire continues to be the best state for business in the many years ahead.”
Parisi would replace Bill Degnan, who had held the fire marshal position since 2004 before retiring recently.
The governor’s Executive Council is expected to vote on the nomination on June 20. If approved as state fire marshal, Parisi would step down leave the Salem Fire Department, in which he has served for nearly three decades.
“I am humbled and honored to be recommended by Commissioner Barthelmes and nominated by Governor Sununu for the position of state fire marshal,” Parisi said. “I have spent nearly 30 years in the New Hampshire Fire Service, and am very excited to get to work in this new position. I look forward to working with all of the stakeholders of the Division of Fire Safety. Together, we can build solid relationships, and continue to keep New Hampshire safe for our residents and visitors.”
Salem Board of Selectmen Chairman Everett McBride, told The Eagle-Tribune that Parisi will be a great state fire marshal. McBride said that Town Manager Chris Dillon will lead the process to replace Parisi, and that he was confident there will be a formal selection process.
The next meeting of the NHSFA is scheduled for Thursday May 17th at Bedford Fire Department, 55 Constitution Dr Bedford NH at 6 PM in the Fire Department training room on the 2nd floor. All members are welcome to attend.
It has been a tragic couple of week. York PA, New York, West Virginia, Ohio. It is a dangerous job we all do but step back and pay attention to your surroundings. Interior, exterior, driving. Be careful. We cant do the job if we aren’t there.
Our condolences to all the families of the fallen……..
The next meeting of the NHSFA will be at Rochester Fire Department Headquarters March 15th at 7 PM. All NHSFA members are welcome to attend. See our spotlight department of the month this month!
To the members of the NH Fire Service. As a member of the NHSFA in support of the NH Fire Chiefs and the NH Firefighters Union we encourage you to contact your state representatives to support SB 541. Please write your representative to learn more about this bill so we can protect the future of our firefighting members.
I am writing today in support of SB 541, an act establishing a fund to reimburse costs associated with Firefighters who contract occupational cancer.
The fire service has long suspected that cancer rates in Firefighters were higher than the general population. We now have the data to support this. Studies by the University of Cincinnati and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health establish a relationship between our occupation and certain cancers. With this information, the New Hampshire Fire Service has aggressively taken steps improve our educational initiatives to make sure that all members of the New Hampshire Fire Service are aware of the dangers and risks associated with our profession. We have adopted new practices that will assist with limiting our exposure from cleaning, inspecting and maintenance of our protective clothing and consistent air monitoring at fire scenes to make sure quality decisions can be made regarding respiratory protection. All of these improvements certainly limits the risk, but does not eliminate it.
SB 541 will establish a funding mechanism for Firefighters suffering with occupational cancer. This fund will pay for treatment as well as wages when the Firefighter cannot work. This is consistent with HB 671 which was signed into law in 1987 by Governor John Sununu.
SB 541 also establishes a requirement for a comprehensive medical physical as outlined by the National Fire Protection Association standard 1582. Further, it will require a Firefighter to have a tobacco-free lifestyle. The physical program will be phased in over three years, with financial support coming from reimbursement through this program.
We would encourage you to review SB 541 in totality for further specific details.
Christine Jameson Testifies on Cancer Coverage Bill
Powerful testimony this afternoon in Senate Finance from Christine Jameson, whose husband Kyle, a Hampton Firefighter, died of cancer in 2016. She and others in the fire service are supporting SB541, sponsored by Senator Dan Innis, which would provide a mechanism to finally make cancer a *funded* worker's compensation claim for New Hampshire firefighters.
Posted by Adam Sexton WMUR on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The next membership meeting of the NHSFA will be 7 PM March 15th. Meeting place TDB at this time. Meetings are open to all members of the NHSFA.