2021-02-04 Minutes


                                                                                                                         Location: Nectar Fire
  Date: Feb 4, 2021
  Time: 1900 hours




  February 2021 Meeting Minutes








  • Representatives of each member department were accounted for: Allgood, Blount County Rescue Squad, Blountsville, Brooksville, Cleveland, Dallas/Selfville, Holly Springs, Locust Fork, Mount High, Murphree Valley, Nectar, Oneonta, Pine Mountain, Remlap, Ricetown, Royal, Snead, Straight Mountain, Susan Moore, and West Blount.
  • Associate members present: EMA, 911/Comms, Special Ops, Blount EMS, and Coroner.




Chairman’s Remarks


  • Recognition of Guest: Brian McMahan (S.E.M.S), and Chad Trammell (District 2)




Previous Meeting Minutes


  • Motion to Accept: John Reed - Nectar Fire
  • 2nd Motion to Accept: Jon Head – Pine Mountain Fire
  • Minutes were approved with no objections




Financial Reports


  • Motion to Accept: Lee Netherton – Snead Fire
  • 2nd Motion to Accept: Jon Head – Pine Mountain 
  • Reports was approved with no objections










Old Business


·        John Reed is waiting until March meeting to discuss Bylaw changes.


Committee Reports


Chair’s Report


  • Association dues, Financial Reports, & truck checkoffs are due by the March meeting.
  • Discussed AAC meeting




  • Fuelman Report - Our annual budget is $50,000. We spent $4,167 in January. 
  • If anyone is interested in an ICS 300 or ICS 400 class get with Don, this would be a 3-day class.






  • The progress on the P25 radio transfer is slower than expected. Neal will meet with Motorola March 22nd to discuss.
  • If anyone is interested in becoming a drone pilot for 911, please get with Neal.
  • If you have any new hydrants in your coverage get the location coordinates to Neal ASAP. 




  • No report




  • Each fire department is required to have a minimum of 192 hours of training to meet ISO requirements. 
  • AFC has several classes posted, Oneonta Fire is also hosting several classes this year. 




Fire Prevention


  • The Billboard has been discontinued, but Dyar Signs has offered to have it moved around the county for 1 year for free.


Explorer Post


  • No Report




  • No Report


Special Ops


  • Have Surface Water Training April 19th – 21st, it is on the AFC website.
  • Swift Water will take place after Surface Water for anyone who has taken Surface Water.
  • Blount County Rescue Squad has a new under water drone that can now be used for underwater search and rescue.




St. Vincent's Blount


  • No Report




  • Expect long wall times due to beds
  • The Stroke plan has changed


Blount EMS


  • EVOC refresher February 24th-26th at 0830
  • If anyone misses the new ZOLL monitor training Blount EMS will host one March 2nd – 4th 
  • Anyone who needs to renew NREMT, only 6 weeks left to do this. 


Law Enforcement


  • No Report


State Fire Marshall


  • No Report




  • No Report


District Attorney Office


  • No Report


Survival Air, Air-Evac


  • No Report




  • No Report


Alabama Fire College


  • No Report


Red Cross


  • No Report




  • No Report


Good and Welfare


  • No Report




NEW Business


  • Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 10AM & 1900hrs AFC will host a State Chief relevant events Zoom meeting from previous months.
  • Ryan Vidischak works for All-Pro Fire & Water


With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2100 hours. 


The next meeting will be held on March 4th, 2021 at West Blount 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




Blount Co. Fire & EMS Association