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Board of Fire Commissioners
Members
 Names Terms
 Gary Petzold, Chairman  2018                        
 Ralph Guyer  2017
 Edward R. Rigney, Jr.  2016

Overview

The Commissioners are a three-member board appointed by the Board of Selectman for staggered three-year terms. Responsibilities include:
  • Assisting with the development and adopting and supporting the Fire Department’s mission and services to the community
  • Making recommendations for improvements as needed to the Fire Chief and Board of Selectman regarding public safety issues in relation to emergency management developments
  • Reviewing annual budget and acting as a sounding board for the initiatives of the Department
  • Assisting with grants and other funding mechanisms for technical equipment acquisitions not otherwise covered in operating budget
  • Serving as a medium for the lay public to share their concerns and compliments
  • Maintaining a collaborative relationship with Town government, Emergency Medical Services, Local Emergency Planning Committee and other local emergency agencies