Southwestern New Hampshire District Fire Mutual Aid System
December 12, 2006 Keene Central Station
The monthly meeting of the organization was called to order by President manning at 1905 hrs. Directors Manning, Eaton, Liller, Goddard, Howard, Diluzio and Chief Szoc were present. Communication Supervisor Tirrell and Radio Tech. Goodnow were also in attendance. Directors Stoughton, Redin, Zerba, Daley, Lake, Boynton and Hewitt called to advise they would be unable to attend tonight’s meeting.
Minutes of 11/8/06 meeting: M/S/P
Treasurer’s Reports: M/S/P
Coordinator’s Report: Presented by Chief Szoc
New Location Committee: Chairman Tirrell gave a presentation on the activities of the committee including a field trip to Lakes Region and Capital Area to view their recently upgraded communication centers. The committee has also reviewed different options on the space requirements for a future center. A proposed layout should be available for the February BOD Meeting.
Capital Improvement Plan: No Report
By-Laws Committee: No report
Regional Training Committee: The next training will be the Gordon Graham Seminar scheduled for January 7, 2007 at 1300 hrs. at the Keene Country Club.
Public Relations Committee: No Report
2007 Budget/Assessment Letter: Chief Szoc advised that letters went out to all members describing the 2007 budget and the 2007 assessments.
Radio Designation Implementation: Director Goddard advised the committee did meet and discussed the private ambulance designations. A recommendation was approved and Director Goddard and Chief Szoc will meet with Rescue Inc. on the committee’s recommendation.
2006 Fire Act. Grant: Chief Szoc was sorry to advise that we received word today that although our grant was worthwhile we were being denied because of lack of funding.
2006 NH Homeland Security Competitive Grant: Chief Szoc advised that the review process on the applications has begun and they hope to make the awards sometime after the 1st of the year.
New Phone System: Chief Szoc advised that we have had a walk-thru with the company and the project is expected to begin the middle of January.
Regional Specialized Teams: Chief Szoc advised that several groups are looking at having specialized regional teams in the future. One group has had Atty. Prigge attend one of the meetings to look at the legal aspects of the proposals. Further discussion and information should be coming in 2007.
Trumpet: The Trumpet has been published and sent out to all members.
Web Page: Supervisor Tirrell advised the Web Page has been done over with a new design and format. This new format will allow them to update the information quicker and easier.
Mt. Sunapee Test Site: Chief Szoc advised the test site has been in service for about a month and proves to be a worthwhile addition. Proper license and application forms will be completed to make this a permanent site.
Christmas Certificates: M/S/P to provide staff with Christmas Certificates as in the past.
Deputy Coordinator’s Position: Chief Szoc advised that Mrs. Callahan gave him a book with some of the past minutes of the BOD Meetings. An interesting fact in reading them was that a Deputy Coordinator Position was approved in June of 1987 something many people were not aware of including himself.
1945 hrs. Director Diluzio had to leave the meeting.
Correspondence: Chief Szoc read thank you notes from Chesterfield Fire for the donation and acts of sympathy in the passing of Chief Perham, Dublin Christian Academy for the use of the Fire Safety Trailer and Hinsdale Fire for the use of the Fire Safety Trailer, a donation was also accepted from Hinsdale Fire for the trailer.
Adjournment: Meeting was adjourned at 2010 hrs.
Paul Szoc, Clerk