I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your president for the upcoming year. The NHFPS has been working diligently on behalf of all of its members to represent the fire service and fire prevention professionals in key arenas to promote our mission which as stated in our by-laws: The purpose of the NH Fire Prevention Society is to unite, for mutual benefit, the members engaged in fire prevention and code enforcement and to promote cooperation and assistance among interested groups through education and communication.
2012 proved to be a very challenging legislative environment for fire inspectors and code enforcement pro-fessionals throughout our state and nation. The Board of Directors and I worked collectively with all stake-holders to address these proposals in a manner that continued to promote New Hampshire’s strong safety record!
We have been working diligently to keep the membership informed through both e-mail and our website. This year will usher in some changes as we transition to a new vendor to handle our business services. We will continue to maintain a high profile of transparency through the legislative section of our website, which will be updated regularly. We will continue to offer educational programs for our members and to facilitate education through other organizations through support and sponsorship.
To that end, we are a volunteer organization. We are constantly looking for members interested in taking a greater role. Our organization will only thrive if we continue to attract new member who take an active role in the organization. Currently, we are looking for members interested in the following committees: Training, Nominating, Legislative, Public Education, and By-laws. Remember, this is YOUR organization - a little involvement goes a long way.
It is my distinct honor to serve as your President. The Board of Directors and I welcome your feedback and suggestions as to how we can make our organization stronger. We look forward to continued organizational growth with increased involvement in 2013!
Yours in fire safety,