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Welcome New Fire Chief, James Beaudoin



The Alton Board of Selectmen have announced the appointment of James Beaudoin of Alton, NH as the Town’s new Fire Chief effective July 23, 2018. Mr. Beaudoin was selected from a pool of approximately 22 candidates after a lengthy and thorough process involving essay questions, an Assessment Center and two interviews. The Board of Selectmen confirmed the appointment at a Selectmen’s Meeting held on June 18, 2018.

Beaudoin comes to the Alton Fire Department after serving 14 years with the Town of Bow having achieved the rank of Captain/Paramedic, 19 years with the Town of Gilmanton achieving the rank of Deputy Fire Chief, and as an Adjunct Faculty Member with the New Hampshire Technical Institute for three years.

Beaudoin stated he is looking forward to working for the Town and this advancement in his Fire/EMS career. Living in Alton, although on the outskirts, is a plus for this position.

The Board of Selectmen are pleased to welcome Mr. Beaudoin. Selectman Philip Wittmann stated he was “impressed with the information he received on Mr. Beaudoin”. Select Chair Cydney Shapleigh stated Beaudoin “will be a good fit for the Department and the Town”. Town Administrator Elizabeth Dionne stated she is “happy to have Beaudoin joining the Alton team” and that “retiring Chief Ridley will work together with Beaudoin for a short transitional period”.

Beaudoin resides in Alton with his wife Heidi.

Please join us to meet your new Fire Chief at the Alton Central Station, 65 Frank C. Gilman Highway (Route 140) on Monday, July 23, 2018, from 5 - 7pm. The Fire Department is pleased to provide a light meal involving a variety of refreshments in addition to grilled items. See you on the 23rd.

Contact person: Elizabeth Dionne, Town Administrator
Contact number – 875-2113

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