2022-11-03 Minutes

Location: Palisades Park

Date: November 3, 2022

Time: 19:00

 

November 2022 Meeting Minutes

  https://www.blountcofireandemsassociation.org

 

Attendance

·        Representatives of each member department were accounted for: Allgood, Bangor, Blount County Rescue Squad, Blountsville, Brooksville, Cleveland, Dallas Selfville, Holly Springs, Locust Fork, Mt. High, Murphree Valley, Nectar, Oneonta, Pine Mountain, Remlap, Ricetown, Rosa, Royal, Snead, Straight Mountain, Summit, Susan Moore, West Blount

·        Member Departments not present: N/A

·        Associate members present: EMA, 911, Special Ops, BREMSS, Lifeguard, St. Fire Marshall’s Office, Coroner, DA’s Office, VOAD,

·        Associate Members not present: Forestry, St. Vincent’s Blount, Law enforcement, Lifesaver, RAMS, Survival Flight, Red Cross, Alabama Fire College

 

Guests

·        Shane Holliday, Sunbelt Fire, Ryan Vidishak

 

 

Previous Meeting Minutes

·        Motion to Accept: Payne

·        2nd Motion to Accept: Peek

·        Minutes were approved with no objections

 

Financial Reports

  • Motion to Accept: Payne
  • 2nd Motion to Accept: Robertson
  • Reports were approved with no objections

 

 

 

 

 

Old Business

·         Covered Bridge Festival was on October 8th.

·        If your department is working Varsity Football games, make sure to turn in the form to HCA to be paid.

 

Committee Reports

Chairman

·        AAC Meeting 11/10/22.

·        Discussed new tax credit for FFs, EMTs, and Paramedics who volunteer

·        Please file formal complaints against Lifeguard if you have them; there is a formal process for complaints. Email AAC.

 

EMA

·        Fuel man- new year 10-1 with a $100,000 budget

·        October- $12,590

·        Homeland security grants

 

911

·         Radios are not ready yet

·        3 weeks ago a backup problem was found

·        LEO has radios

·        November 14th- backup connection

·        Look for emails for radio installs

 

911 Board Rep.

·        same as above

·        don’t forget to get licensure credit hours by March – EMS challenge for example

 

Special Ops

·        looking to get new and improved equipment

 

BREMSS

·        you can now get all EMT, EMT-A, and Paramedic hours online

·        LMS is currently closed for general use for the transition to the new system

·        No cost for our 7 counties

·        December 8th- BLS instructor

·        EMS banquet- BREMSS office November 15

·        EMS conference November 7-11

 

Lifeguard

·        Things are going well

·        Radio issues

·        There are now radios in the ambulances

 

State Fire Marshall

·        “Appreciate y’all, call us if you need us”

Coroner

·        Be cautious with drug overdoses; be cautious of fentanyl

·        There is no such thing as a routine call; be aware of your surroundings

VOAD

·        Gathering officers

·        Veteran’s Day parade November 5th

Jr. FF Camp

·        Camp is June 6th-9th 2023

·        Working on gathering sponsors

·        Forming a camp committee

 

NO Report from the following Departments:

Training

Fire Prevention

Explorer Post

Forestry

St. Vincent’s Blount

Law Enforcement

District Attorney’s Office

AL LifeSaver

RAMS

Survival Flight

Alabama Fire College

 

   NEW Business

·        Diesel fuel shortage- limits on how much can be bought by stations and customers

·        Light towers- please keep them serviced and full of fuel

·        Hayden Christmas parade December 6th

·        Oneonta Christmas parade December 13th

·        Locust Fork River mile markers

·        Ryan V- November 19th Morris Chili Fest

 

Motion to spend HAZMAT money for Special Ops

·        Motion to accept: Payne

·        2nd motion to accept: Peek

·        Motion approved with no objections

 

 

 

 

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2001.

The next meeting will be held on December 2nd at Oneonta with a meal at 1830.

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Locations – 2022

 

Jan 6 – Remlap                                                 Feb 3– Nectar                                                 March 3 – West Blount
April 7 – Susan Moore                                   May 5 – Blountsville                                       Jun 2 – Straight Mnt
Jul 7 – Pine Mnt                                               Aug 4 – Mt. High/Rtown                                       Sept 1 – STV-Blount
Oct 6 – Holly Springs                                      Nov 3 – Palisades                                            Dec 1 – Oneonta

Abby Hill

Secretary

Blount Co. Fire & EMS Association

 

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