Foreign Fire Insurance Board

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The Foreign Fire Insurance Board is established by ordinance to impose a fee to be paid by foreign fire insurance companies collecting premiums on the sale of fire insurance on properties located in the Chatham Fire Protection District, prescribe the amount of said fee to be paid by foreign fire insurance companies collecting premiums, and to establish the Foreign Fire Insurance Board to manage said fees collected by the District under and pursuant to the Fees Statute.

The Chatham Fire Protection District Foreign Fire Insurance Board is comprised of seven "sworn members" who are either full-time, part-time, or volunteer firefighters or officers in good standing of the Department. They are the Fire Chief and six additional members whom are elected from the membership of the Chatham Fire Department each February. The Board's Officers are the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer, and Secretary whom are elected each year. Elected members serve a two-year term on the Board.

The Board has the power to approve expenditures of monies for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the Department. No funds shall be used (i) for the personal benefit of any person, (ii) for any person, use, or function not directly related to the Department, (iii) for food or beverages, or (iv) for any recreational or entertainment equipment or activity.