Greetings to all our members: Those that have renewed; those whom have yet to do so; and those that are new. Your participation and membership is appreciated and worthy.
It is hard to believe that it is already the second month of the second quarter in the year 2015. After such a long winter it is nice to finally have some good weather.
Many great things are happening in the society: We continue to see some excellent training opportunities at the NH Fire Academy co-sponsored with the Society. January we again, sponsored and co-hosted the NFPA CFPE course which was well attended. In February we had to cancel the training scheduled as well as the quarterly business meeting, due to Mother Nature. We made up for it in March by rescheduling February Training on NFPA 25 and also scheduling the Kitchen Hood Investigation class offered by Phil Ackland. No training was scheduled for April, and here we are in May.
May 14, 15 is a two day Residential Sprinkler Class offered by the National Fire Sprinkler Association and In June on the 18th we are co-sponsoring a NFPA 72 Full Day seminar with Guest Speaker John Swanson Deputy State Fire Marshal, Minnesota.
We are nearing the completion process of the ICC paperwork to become an ICC Chapter. This will allow us to offer CEU with the training we offer.
June 3, will be the first meeting of the stakeholders for the NH Fire Sprinkler Coalition. I look forward to the society taking the lead on this and hope to see many of you get involved.
If all works well, we would like to have a dinner style banquet to recognize the Sprinkler coalition as well as the ICC chapter recognition, more on this in the future.
There are many things we can be thankful for, each in our own way and on our own terms. I am thankful I have the opportunity to guide this ship into the future and hope you are all on board for as long as the trip goes.
On behalf of your Board of Directors, I thank you for your membership, participation, and support, as we make forward progress.
Hope to see you at some of the upcoming trainings,
Stephen R. Gallagher