BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA

MEETING NOTICE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

LOCATION: SWNHD FIRE MUTUAL AID HEADQUARTERS
32 VERNON ST.
KEENE, N.H.

DATE: Wednesday
August 10, 2016

TIME: 1900 Hours

AGENDA: Introduction of Guests:
Approval of the June 8, 2016 minutes
Report of the treasury
Chief’s monthly activity report

COMMITTEE REPORTS: By-Laws Committee
Regional Training Committee
Public Relations Committee

OLD BUSINESS: Charlestown: Attorney
Additional talk back frequencies

NEW BUSINESS: Request from the Union that they plan to start negotiations.
Vehicle replacement quest

PERSONNEL ISSUES:

CORRESPONDENSE: 91:A request Lisa Jacobs, Fitzwilliam

OPEN DISCUSSION: Suggestions for the good of the order

ADJOURNMENT:

DR. HARRY CARTER IS COMING TO KEENE SEPTEMBER 24TH

Mark your calendars for a day long seminar with Dr. Harry Carter on Saturday September 24th at The Best Western Hotel in Keene. More details on the seminars will be posted soon!
About Dr. Harry Carter:
Dr. Harry R. Carter, FIFireE, CFO, is a veteran chief fire officer, an internationally-known municipal fire protection consultant, author, writer, and lecturer. He currently serves as a fire commissioner and is Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners for Fire District #2 in Howell Township, New Jersey. Dr. Carter has also served on the adjunct faculty of a number of community colleges in New Jersey, as well as the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He formerly served on the faculty of the School of Public Safety Leadership at Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He retired in 1999 as a Suppression Division Battalion Commander with the Newark Fire Department in New Jersey. During his tenure in Newark, he served as Chief of Training, Commander of the Hazardous Materials Response Team, and Administrative Assistant to the Fire Chief. He is also a past Fire Chief and former Training Officer of the Adelphia Fire Company, located in the Adelphia section of Howell Township, New Jersey. He currently serves as the fire company Chaplain. He also serves as Chaplain for the East Freehold Fire Company in Freehold Township, New Jersey.

Dr. Carter is a Fellow of the United States of America Branch of the Institution of Fire Engineers, Great Britain (FIFireE). He is currently serving as Immediate Past President for the branch. He is a Life Member and former President of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and is also a former President of the New Jersey Association of Fire Districts and the New Jersey Society of Fire Service Instructors. He is a Life Member of the National Fire Protection Association.

He has been a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine since 1990, and has been a long-time participant at their Firehouse EXPO in Baltimore, Maryland. His weekly commentary appears on the front page of Firehouse.Com where he is their senior correspondent. He also serves as a contributing editor for the Pennsylvania Fireman.

He has been a frequent contributor to Fire Chief and Fire Engineering magazines. For many more than 15 years he wrote a monthly column for The Voice, the membership magazine of ISFSI. A frequent lecturer at seminars in the United States and Canada, Dr. Carter has appeared at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) since 1979. He has lectured in twenty-six of the United States and in three Canadian Provinces. He is an honorary Citizen of the Province of Nova Scotia.

He has authored or co-authored fourteen textbooks and written more than 2,500 articles for all of the major fire service trade journals and websites, as well as peer-reviewed journals. He has also been published in the New York Times, and the Asbury Park Press.

VERMONT TRAINING

Vermont Fire Academy
Firefighter I and II Course Announcements
Vermont Fire Academy

APPLICATIONS FOR
FIREFIGHTER I
AND
FIREFIGHTER II COURSES
ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.

Interested students are encouraged to submit a General Admission Application to reserve their seat.

Click here for a General Admission Application
The Vermont Fire Academy is pleased to announce the following course locations and orientation dates. Classes will be held on weeknights and weekend days. Course schedules are being finalized.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old by January 1, 2017.

For updated information, visit our website.

Firefighter I Course Locations:
Location
Application Deadline
Course Start Date
Time
Class Meeting Night
Barton @Glover September 1, 2016 September 14, 2016 1800 Wednesday
Brandon/
Middebury @Brandon August 25, 2016 September 8, 2016
1830 Thursday
Chester
August 8, 2016 August 22, 2016
1800
Monday/
Thursday
South Hero August 23, 2016 September 6, 2016 1800
Thursday
Swanton
August 26, 2016 September 9, 2016
1800
Tuesday
Windham County August 9, 2016 August 23, 2015
1800
Tuesday/
Thursday

Firefighter II Course Locations:
Prerequisites: Currently certified at Firefighter I and Hazardous Materials Operations Levels
Location
Application Deadline Course Start Date Time Class Meeting Night
Bristol August 16, 2016 August 30, 2016 1830
Monday
Newark/
Orleans@ Orleans August 25, 2016 September 8, 2016 1800 Thursday
Rutland Town August 11, 2016 August 25, 2016 1800 Thursday

Firefighter I/II Combined Course Location:
Location
Application Deadline
Course Start Date
Time
Class Meeting Night
Lyndonville August 29, 2016 September 12, 2016 1800 Monday
Tunbridge
August 15, 2016
August 29, 2016
1800
Monday/ Thursday
Williston August 17, 2016 August 31, 2016 1800 Wednesday

Vermont Fire Academy
93 Davison Drive
Pittsford, VT 05673

Phone: 1-800-615-3473 / 802-483-2755
FAX: 802-483-2464

ASSISTANT CHIEF LYNCH LEAVING BRATTLEBORO FD

BRATTLEBORO >> Assistant Fire Chief Peter Lynch is leaving the Brattleboro Fire Department to take a job with the state.

Lynch, a resident of Dummerston and a member of the department for the past 34 years — nine as the assistant fire chief — was taking the job as the state’s chief of fire service training for the Vermont Division of Fire Safety in the Department of Public Service. His last day in Brattleboro will be Aug. 26 and he starts with the state on Sept. 4.

“Peter began his fire service career as a volunteer with the Dummerston and Brattleboro Fire Departments,” said Chief Michael Bucossi. “I want to thank him for dedicated service to this community and wish him well this new challenge that is sure to help firefighters throughout the state and the area.”

Lynch has been a long-time member of the Vermont Fire Service Training Council Curriculum Committee and a part-time instructor.

“I am really looking forward to my new job and I am grateful to everyone in the town of Brattleboro for helping me get to this point,” said Lynch.

During Thursday’s Select Board meeting, Chairman David Gartenstein commended Lynch’s work on the fire facility upgrade project and his work following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

“Pete led the development of the school crisis emergency response plan and showed significant leadership within the town and the region coordinating with other departments, public safety agencies and the school district,” said Gartenstein. “The emergency response plan has really been a model, not just here in Brattleboro but also across the state.”

Town Manager Peter Elwell noted that Lynch will not be moving and he will still be seen around town, working with local fire departments.

“Peter is a really class act,” added board member Dick DeGray. “You’ve been a real asset to the community and to the Brattleboro municipal family. We wish you the best.”

Lynch has also been the town’s health officer for several years. The town is in the process of finding a replacement.