Posts Tagged ‘fire’

Hampstead Approves Fire Dispatch Agreement with Londonderry

The Board of Selectmen has unanimously approved a proposed Fire Department Dispatch agreement with Londonderry. Hampstead Fire Chief Michael Carrier said concerns over escalating costs with the Derry Dispatch system drove his department to examine other possibilities, and found the best solution ended up being Londonderry. The new agreement, approved Monday night, will begin July […]

Fire Department Staffing
Questioned At Budget Hearing

Resident Maria Newman spoke out during the Town Council’s public hearing on the budget Monday and asked whether the proposed budget contained money for increased staffing of the fire department. “Where are we at with the fire department situation? The number you are giving right now, is that with the overtime figure in there?” Newman […]

Town Officials Look at Firefighting Costs Facing Town

With a fire official telling the Town Council he would hold them responsible of anything happens because of staffing deficiencies, as previously reported in the Londonderry Times, Town Manager Kevin Smith said the voters have authorized a specific amount of money in the budget for both fire department staff and overtime. And he noted that […]

Fire Budget Talks Heat
Up at Council Meeting

The Fire Department budget discussion with the Town Council became heated when fire union president Bo Butler said he would hold the Council responsible if negative effects resulted from Council inaction on the department’s budget request of $205,000 to fund firefighters. Town Council Chairman John Farrell angrily put the budget book on the dais and […]