David Bengtson began his career in the Woodbury CT. Volunteer Fire Department. He served with distinction and rose through the ranks to become Chief of the Department, a position he held for 8 years before accepting the position of Chief in Moultonborough NH. He has 41 years of real-world experience as a fire chief, state instructor and mentor. As the fire chief/emergency management director in Moultonborough, he is responsible for a 25-member combination department providing fire suppression, emergency medical services, Haz-mat response, rescue services, fire prevention/investigation, and emergency management. Chief Bengtson is a Certified Fire Officer in accordance with NFPA 1021; a Certified Fire Inspector in accordance with NFPA 1031; a Certified Fire Service Instructor in accordance with NFPA 1041; and a Certified Safety Officer in accordance with NFPA 1521. Chief Bengtson is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs; the New Hampshire Fire Chiefs Association; the National Fire Protection Association. He serves as a Director and Executive Committee Member of the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Association; is a member of the Central New Hampshire HAZMAT Team Oversight Committee.