The board shall select from among its members a chairperson and adopt and promulgate rules and regulations to govern its procedures. Any vacancy occurring in the board shall be filled in the manner in which original appointments are made. No person shall receive any compensation for services rendered as a member of the board. Each member of the board shall be reimbursed for his or her actual and necessary expenses as provided in sections 81-1174 to 81-1177 for state employees. The board shall meet at such times as the business of the board requires and at such places as may be established by its chairperson. When requested to do so by the State Fire Marshal, it shall be the duty of the board to make a study of the specific problems, questions, or appeals presented to the board. No member of the board shall sit in hearing upon any question in which such member or any corporation of which he or she is a shareholder or employee is a party.