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Board of Fire Control

The Board of Fire Control was established in 1947. The Board is governed by RSA 153:2, which stipulates its composition. The text of RSA 153:2 is included below:

153:2 Membership and Organization. – There shall be a state advisory board of fire control consisting of 11 members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the council. The members shall be persons with experience and background in:

(1) a manufacturing industry
(2) the storage of petroleum products and in standard safety precautions with reference thereto
(3) the position of forest fire warden and who is a chief of a volunteer or full-time fire department
(4) fire insurance underwriting, including knowledge of national standards of construction, causes of fire loss and regulations pertaining to fire safety
(5) the position of chief of a municipal fire department
(6) a registered architect
(7) a chemical engineer
(8) an electrical engineer
(9) the position of chief of a volunteer fire department
(10) natural gas distribution
(11) propane gas distribution

Members shall be appointed for terms of 5-years. One member of the board shall be designated as chairman thereof by the governor.


  • Next Meeting: November 16, 2016 at 10:30am. All meetings take place at the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal's Office located at 110 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH unless otherwise stated.
  • Minutes
  • Exhibits

Board Members

Floyd W. Hayes, III - Bedford
12/01/1993 - 7/08/2018
Petroleum Industry
Steven C. Freitas - Salem
4/10/2014 - 7/08/2018
Chemical Engineer
Brian B. Boudreau - Rochester
9/02/1992 - 9/2/2017
Propane Gas Distribution
John D. Ela - Concord
7/08/2010 - 7/08/2021
Manufacturing Industry
Chief Norman Skantze - Swanzey
1/01/2012 - 9/27/2019
Forest Fire Warden
Chief Alan Clark - Sugar Hill
12/22/1993 - 7/08/2019
Volunteer Chief of Fire Dept.
Richard M. Heath - Bow
2/26/1992 - 7/08/2017
Electrical Engineer
William L. Mead, Sr. - Franconia
9/05/2007 - 7/08/2017
Martin U. Michaelis - Amherst
7/21/1975 - 7/08/2020
Chief Daniel Andrus - Bow
7/08/2010 - 7/08/2020
Chief of Municipal Fire Dept.

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