Fire Advisory Board

Meetings:
  • The board's committee meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and its regular meetings start at 7:30 p.m.
  • Third Thursday of every month
  • All meetings are at the Office of Emergency Services, 2 Academy St. in Mayville with the exception of the July picnic meeting and November meeting.
  • The November meeting is held on the third Wednesday of the month in Maple Springs, NY and is a joint meeting with the Fire Chief's Association and the Fire Police.
Members:
The board is made up of 24 members with 6 members from each of the 4 Battalions in Chautauqua County. There are also several non-voting ex-officio members. Board members are appointed by the County Executive and subject to the approval of the County Legislature. Members serve a 1-year term and current members include:

Member:                                                            Term Expires:
 
  Representing 1st Battalion:
  • Lawrence Barter                                             January 31, 2017
  • Jeffrey Griewisch                                            January 31, 2017
  • Steve Lehnen                                                  January 31, 2017
  • Allen Parker                                                    January 31, 2017
  • Brian Purol, 1st Vice Chair                              January 31, 2017
  • Christopher Wichlacz                                      January 31, 2017

Representing 2nd Battalion:
  • Al Akin                                                            January 31, 2017
  • Lyle Holland                                                   January 31, 2017
  • Matthew Oehlbeck                                         January 31, 2017
  • Mark Smith                                                     January 31, 2017
  • Burl Swanson                                                 January 31, 2017
  • Ronald Trippy, 2nd Vice Chair                       January 31, 2017

Representing 3rd Battalion:
  • Scott Bailey                                                   January 31, 2017
  • Chet Harvey                                                  January 31, 2017
  • Ronald Johnson                                            January 31, 2017
  • Jackson Knowlton                                         January 31, 2017
  • Sam Salemme, 3rd Vice Chair                      January 31, 2017
  • Randall Shampoe Jr.                                    January 31, 2017

Representing 4th Battalion
 
  • Lance Hedlund                                             January 31, 2017
  • Lloyd Johnson Jr.                                         January 31, 2017
  • Jeff Molnar                                                    January 31, 2017
  • Peter Samuelson, Chairman                        January 31, 2017
  • Greg Scott                                                    January 31, 2017
  • Barry Swanson                                             January 31, 2017

Ex-Officios:
  • Dennis Barmore
  • Gloria Burke
  • Trevor Butts
  • Anthony Cavallaro
  • Stephen Cobb
  • Richard Cole
  • Anthony Faso
  • Robert Frank
  • Sheriff Joseph Gerace
  • Mike Gleason
  • John Griffith
  • Noel Guttman
  • Daniel Imfeld
  • William Johnston
  • Steve McAninch
  • Neil McNeight
  • Charlie Smith
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Chautauqua County Fire Advisory Board advises the County Legislature, County Executive, and Fire Departments on matters pertaining to fire and emergency medical services. They also aid fire departments and related agencies in providing quality fire protection and public safety programs.