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NH Fire Standards and Training Commission
Commission Members

Commissioner of Safety or Designee: VACANT
Assistant Commissioner, NH Department of Safety
Commissioner of Education or Designee: Timothy Carney
Administrator, NH Department of Education
Attorney General or Designee: Nancy J. Smith, Esq.
Senior Assistant Attorney General, NH Department of Justice
Chief of Forest Fire Service: Brad W. Simpkins
Chief, Forest Protection Bureau, Division of Forests & Lands
Department of Resources & Economic Development
State Fire Marshal: J. William Degnan
Director, State Fire Marshal, Division of Fire Safety
NH Department of Safety
NH Fire Chiefs Association - Career Chief: Robert Buxton
Chief: Hudson Fire Department
Term expires: November 12, 2015
NH Fire Chiefs Association - Volunteer Chief: Stephen M. Carrier (Commission Chair)
Chief, Gilford Fire & Rescue
Term expires: November 12, 2015
Professional Fire Fighters of NH - IAFF: David Lindh, Jr.
Dover Fire & Rescue
Term expires: November 12, 2015
Fire Instructors & Officers Association of NH: William Campbell
Lieutenant, Nashua Fire & Rescue
Term expires: February 15, 2017 and
Federation of Fire Mutual Aids Association: Kevin Pratt
Chief, Raymond Fire Department
Term expires: June 16, 2016
NH State Firemen's Association: Jeremy Thibeault (Commission Vice Chair)
Captain, Hanover Fire Department
Term expires:August 1, 2015
Insurance Industry of NH: Kerry M. LeBlanc, ARM
Technical Loss Control Consultant, Hanover Insurance Group
Term expires: April 14, 2016
NH Municipal Association: J. Michael Joyal
Term expires: November 16, 2015
NH Permanent Firemen's Association: Richard P. McGahey
Captain, Manchester Fire Department
Term expires: February 15, 2017
NH Fire Prevention Society: Peter Lennon
Fire Marshal, Manchester Fire Department
Term expires: February 14, 2017
Executive Officer: Deborah Pendergast
Director, Division of Fire Standards andTraining & Emergency Medical Services
NH Department of Safety
Chair Emeritus: Henry W. Munroe
Chaplain: Ronald Anstey
The NH Fire Standards and Training Commission was set up according to RSA 21-P.
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