2021-07-01 Minutes

                                                                                       Location: Pine Mountain
  Date: July 1, 2021
  Time: 1900 hours

  July 2021 Meeting Minutes
       https://www.blountcofireandemsassociation.org

Attendance
•    Representatives of each member department were accounted for: Bangor, Blount County Rescue Squad, Blountsville, Brooksville, Dallas/Selfville, Holly Springs, Locust Fork, Mount High, Murphree Valley, Nectar, Oneonta, Pine Mountain, Remlap, Ricetown, Rosa, Royal, Snead, Straight Mountain, West Blount.
•    Associate members present: EMA, 911/Comms, Forestry, Special Ops, Alabama Fire College

Previous Meeting Minutes
•    Motion to Accept:  Peak – Straight Mountain
•    2nd Motion to Accept: Chief Ivey – West Blount
•    Minutes were approved with no objections

Financial Reports
•    Motion to Accept: Benson - Royal
•    2nd Motion to Accept: Assistant Chief Stockton – Dallas Selfville
•    Reports was approved with no objections

Old Business
•     No Old Business


Committee Reports
Chair’s Report
•    Some Departments have already used all their proxies for the year.
•    The next AAC meeting is in September.
EMA
•    Fuelman Report - Our annual budget is $50,000. We have used $45,091.49 so far. We have 3 months remaining in the budget year.
•    If you are needing ICS 300 & 400 please get with Don.
•    The Homeland Security Grant Applications are opening up soon.

911
•    The Motorola connection is very slow, still working to make this happen.

Training
•    Rope 1 & 2 are August 23rd, 24th, and 25th 9AM-6PM at Palisades.
•    A Swift water and Surface water class is in the making again.

Fire Prevention
•    No Report
Explorer Post
•    No Report
Forestry
•    Matt will have Grant checks at the next meeting, now any member of the department can pick them up.
•    Forestry is looking a new hire for a wildlife position in Shelby County if you are interested please get with Matt.
Special Ops
•    No Report
St. Vincent's Blount
•    Medicine Pickup is going great. Remember the hours are Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM
BREMSS
•    EMSA will start October 1st.
•    Train the Trainer is now available.

Blount EMS
•    Advanced EMT class started July 1st.
•    Weslie told everyone a good job with calls.
Law Enforcement
•    No Report
State Fire Marshall
•    No Report
Coroner
•    No Report
District Attorney Office
•    No Report
Survival Air
•    No Report
 Air-Evac
•    No Report
RAMS
•    No Report
Alabama Fire College
•    Alabama Fire College is working to get a Critical Stress Debriefing to go all over the state. You can call the 1-800 number if you need help.
•    The new website is out but it needs updating for each department. Please get with Chief Willis about getting updated information to them for your department.
Red Cross
•    No Report
VOAD
•    No Report
Jr. FF Camp
•    Very Successful Camp, had 36 kids and over 45 instructors.


NEW Business

•    5” LCD hose from New Jersey and New York the hose is now at Tuscaloosa, per 2801 if you need some get with him and he will get it from Tuscaloosa and bring to you. If you need hoods, gloves, gear, boots, etc. get with him.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1950 hours.
The next meeting will be held on August 5th, 2021 at Mt. High/Ricetown at 1830 for meal

Meeting Locations – 2021

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




Jessica Green
Secretary
Blount Co. Fire & EMS Association



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