Please review the available membership types and at the bottom of this page select the membership you are applying for
1. Qualifications for Active (voting) member
§ Active members shall be any fire chief, chief of
department, chief engineer, chief fire ward, deputy fire chief, assistant fire
chief, district fire chief, battalion chief, fire commissioner; chief
coordinator of a mutual aid association; chief, deputy chief or assistant chief
of a private or federal fire department; director of fire standards and
training and emergency medical services, and bureau chiefs; state fire marshal and deputy state fire marshals; chief
of forest protection, law enforcement and training officer and regional forest
rangers in the Division of Forest and Lands within the State of New Hampshire
and any fire chief in active service in any city, town, village or fire
district within the State of New Hampshire.
2. Qualifications/Categories for non-voting members.
i. Associate Members
· Associate members shall be members of any federal,
state, town, city, village, county area or private fire agency or organization,
or any person interested in the purpose of this organization.
ii. Advocate Membership
· Membership shall be offered to individuals or entities
that support the objectives of the association.
iii. Life Membership
· Any active member who has retired from the fire
service and has been a dues paying member for ten (10) years, may apply for
life membership. Any individual eligible
for active or associate membership shall not be eligible for life
membership. In the case of the disabled
active member, the ten year rule may be waived.
All applications for life membership shall be referred to the Board of
Directors to establish eligibility. The
Board of Directors may waive this section for extenuating circumstances. All applicants shall be voted into life
membership by a majority of those present and voting, a quorum being present.
iv. Retired Membership
· Any active or associate member in good standing who
has retired from the fire service may apply to the Secretary for a change in
membership category. The individual’s
dues shall be fifty (50) percent of the current year’s dues. In the event the member reverts to active
service, he/she will no longer qualify for this category.