Board of Director's Meeting - August 12, 2015


DIRECTORS PRESENT President Ken March, Vice President Dave Chamberlain, Treasure Chris Liller, Secretary Ted Tillson, Chief Phil Tirrell, Directors Harry Boynton, Tom Redin, Dan Eaton, Harry Nelson, and Tom Goddard

The meeting was called to order at 1902 hours.


MEETING MINUTE A motion was made by Director Eaton, seconded by Director Nelson and unanimously voted by the board members present to accept June 2015 Board of Director's meeting minutes. Motion passes.

TREASURES REPORT Chief Tirrell provided a detailed report on where we are financially with the operational budget and the radio repair shop. A motion was made by Director Eaton, seconded by Director Liller, and unanimously voted by the board members present to accept the Treasure's report. Motion passed.

COORDINATORS REPORT Chief Tirrell presented a comprehensive report on his monthly activities for the month of July and mid-August 2015 these activities are above the normal day to day operational activities. A motion were made by Director Boynton, seconded by Director Redin, and unanimously voted by the board members present to accept the Coordinator's report. Motion passed.


By-Laws Committee - Nothing

Regional Training Committee - Nothing

Public Relations Committee - This Fall there will be an open house at Head Quarters.

Director Eaton has contacted Adam Secton, a taped interview is scheduled and Director Eaton will try to get Adam to complete a feature on NH Chronicle about SWNHDFMA.


Chief Tirrell has received 14 applications for the part time dispatcher's position which they have narrowed down to 6 - 8 applicants.

Chief Tirrell advised the Board all equipment at the Charlestown site had been removed. The only item not returned is a laptop computer, which the Charlestown Fire Chief stated he will return once he completes his pay roll.


Chief Tirrell advised the Board he will be advertising for a full time dispatcher position.

Chief Tirrell led a discussion on replacing one of the Deputies. Chief Tirrell talked about many different options on how to best replace Deputy Johnson and her current responsibilities including changing the job description. Three people have sent letters expressing interest in the position, the application dead line is August 25th and by mid to end of September a new Deputy will be selected.

Chief Tirrell has received grant money for Vermont Yankee which he has placed into the capital improvement account. This account provides the best interest rate. There was a discussion on how best to utilize this money, however on action was taken.

PERSONNEL ISSUES - There will be two fulltime staff members going out on maternity leave starting around November and December of this year. Chief Tirrell has asked the other staff members to help fill positions for this period of time.

CORRESPONDENCE A letter from Charlestown's attorney was received and discussed.


The meeting was adjourned at 2010.

Respectfully Submitted,

Ted Tillson, Recording Secretary