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.
The Fire Standards and Training Commission is interested in receiving your input on the topics of suspension and revocation of certifications, as well as the concept of credentialing first responders. Below are links to two brief surveys for each topic, if you could spare just a few short minutes to provide your feedback on these topics it would be much appreciated. The Commission is hoping to have your feedback submitted by April 24, 2019.
Suspension and Revocation survey:
We thank you for your time on providing your valuable feedback.
The next meeting of the NHSFA will be April 18th at 6:00 PM at the North Country Training Facility at 6 Trudeau Road, Bethlehem NH.
All members and prospective members of the NHSFA are encouraged to attend the meeting
Berwick Maine Fire Department LODD:
On behalf of the officers of the NHSFA we express our deepest condolences to the members of the Berwick Fire Department and the Barnes family on the passing of Captain Joel Barnes on March 1, 2019.
Captain Barnes paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting his firefighting brethren and the citizens of Berwick in a structure fire on Friday. We honor his heroism and dedication to his profession.
Captain Barnes has been escorted by his department to Concord NH and back to Maine. A 24 casket watch has been in place and will remain until his funeral. He was honored by a large fire service contingent to support his transfer from Dover NH to Old Orchard Beach on Sunday.
At this time a private funeral service is being planned for his family. A fire service event will be planned. At this time there are no details.
A fund has been set up at Kennebunk Savings Bank to support the Berwick Firefighters Association.
Once details are available we will send out a notice.
The next membership meeting of the NHSFA will be February 15th at 10 AM at the Grantham NH Fire Department 251 Route 10 South in Grantham. All members of the NHSFA are welcome to attend.
The next meeting of the NHSFA Board of Directors will be on Friday December 14th at 10 AM at New Hampton Fire Department in New Hampton NH. All members of the NHSFA are welcome to attend.
NH Fallen Firefighter Memorial Supporter decal are ready for purchase. Any NH motorist can now purchase a decal for their NH decal license plate or purchase a decal for their car window to show support of the memorial. Decals are $35.00 for a set of 2 and have a $10.00 annual renewal. All proceeds go to support the NH Fallen Firefighter memorial.
Supporter decal purchase link