McCain Campaign Announces New Hampshire First Responders Coalition Leadership

MANCHESTER — U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today released its New Hampshire First Responders Coalition Leadership.

"John McCain understands that the first line of defense in any terrorist attack or emergency is the first responder community -- the local law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical professionals committed to ensuring the public's safety," said Sheriff Jim Hardy, New Hampshire Co-Chair of the McCain First Responder Coalition. "Unlike any other candidate, John McCain is a leader who has the experience necessary to support our first responders and streamline communications between our public safety and emergency management professionals."

John McCain thanked the coalition members, stating, "Sheriff Hardy and this coalition will be critical to providing advice on the challenges facing law enforcement and first responders in New Hampshire. I commend their efforts to ensure the public safety in the face of emergencies and acts of terrorism, and I am proud to have their support."


NH Coalition Co-Chairs

Tilton/Northfield Fire Chief and Past President of NH Association of Fire Chiefs Steve Carrier Grafton County Sheriff Doug Dutile

Cheshire County Sheriff Richard Foote

Hillsborough County Sheriff Jim Hardy

Merrimack County Sheriff Scott Hilliard

NH Coalition Vice Chairs

Former Grafton County Sheriff Charles Barry

Former Rockingham County Special Deputy Sheriff Rep. Gene Charron

Retired Windham Firefighter Jody Cizmadia

Grafton County Deputy Sheriff Barbara Dutile

Former Belknap County Sheriff Stephen Hodges

Rochester Fire Captain Willy Hoyt

Portsmouth Police Commissioner Jack Kelley

Webster Police Chief & Emergency Management Director Brian Milano

Former Volunteer Firefighter Scott Moodie

Former Hillsborough County Sheriff Walter Morse

Full-time Concord Firefighter Brad Newbery

Epping Fire Ward Donald Oakes

Hanover Police Officer Alan Patterson

Tamworth Police Chief Dan Poirier

New Castle Volunteer Firefighter Peter Rice

Former Hampton Police Chief John Roden

Londonderry Police Chief Joseph Ryan

Former Bradford Senior Patrolman Shawn Spooner

Dalton Police Chief John Tholl

Mont Vernon Director of Emergency Management Steven Workman