Board of Fire Commissioners


Carolyn Brennan
Edward T. Rigney, Jr.
David  Ervin


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