2021-10-07 Minutes


                                                                                                                                  Location: Holly Springs Fire
  Date: October 7, 2021
  Time: 1900 hours




  October 2021 Meeting Minutes








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




Previous Meeting Minutes


  • Motion to Accept:  Chief Head – Pine Mountain
  • 2nd Motion to Accept: Chief Booth - Oneonta
  • Minutes were approved with no objections




Financial Reports


  • Motion to Accept: Chief Reed - Nectar
  • 2nd Motion to Accept: Trustee Sanderson - Summit
  • Reports was approved with no objections






Old Business


·         No Old Business






Committee Reports


Chair’s Report


·       October 28h is the District 2 meeting, per Matt Tuckers boss he is not allowed to represent the Association so will need someone to represent the Association.


·       The Association is getting $1.5 million dollars, this can not be used on an existing bill.


·       $1,087,000 is being given to the Association and the rest is being given to the Sheriffs Department to help with Radios. You will receive 4 truck radios, 8 handhelds, and access for 30 users.




  • Fuelman Report - Our annual budget is $60,000. We have used $1,214.00 so far.
  • Several Departments applied for the Homeland Security Grant, we are not sure on the awards date.
  • Blount County Schools Assistant Superintendent Chris Lakey wants to start some new drills with each school, each hallway has been colored coded and they are asking all first responders to help with the drills. Don has sent out the dates for each school in the county via email.






  • 911 is having more issues with the old system, if you call fire base on the radio and after 2 tries they do not respond call them by px.






·       AO is 10/18 at Oneonta Fire




Fire Prevention


·        No Report


Explorer Post


  • No Report




·        No Report


Special Ops


  • No Report


St. Vincent's Blount


  • No Report




  • EMSA has been extended to January.


·        NREMT has waived education limits for 2022 recertifications.


·        We are still following the released guidance on COVID cases, these documents are posted on the BREMSS website at www.BREMSS.org


·        BREMSS needs the EMSP of the year by November 1. The also need EMD of the year by November 1.


·        Effective September 1, 2021 the BREMSS office new address is 410B 10th Avenue South.


·        There will be no in person BREMSS Banquet this year




Blount EMS


·        Blount EMS will be hosting their yearly training if anyone needs it starting October 13th


  • Call volumes are up and crews are tired but making it.
  • Wall times are terrible right now
  • NREMT goes up in price 12/31, so if you need to recertify please do so by this date.




Law Enforcement


  • No Report


State Fire Marshall


  • No Report




  • No Report


District Attorney Office


  • No Report


Survival Air


·        No Report




  • No Report




  • No Report




Alabama Fire College


·        No Report


Red Cross


  • No Report




  • No Report


Jr. FF Camp


  • No Report








NEW Business




·        You can purchase Radios with Healthcare Money.


·        The nominating committee nominated the following people for the following positions


o   Chairman – Chris Hill


o   Vice Chairman – JJ Ivey


o   Secretary – Jessica Green


o   Treasure – Doug Smith


·        The nominating committee nominated the following people for the following


o   Firefighter of the year – Josh Gibson


o   EMT of the year – Chapman or the Mardis Mill Team


·        More nominations can be accepted from the floor and this will be voted on at November meeting.


·        The meeting locations for 2022 are as follows:


Jan – Remlap              Apr – Susan Moore    Jul – Pine Mtn                        Oct – Holly Springs


Feb – Nectar              May – Blountsville      Aug – Mt. High/Ricetown    Nov - Oneonta


Mar – West Blount    Jun – Straight Mtn     Sept – STV – Blount               Dec – Palisades








With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2030 hours. 


The next meeting will be held on November 4th, 2021 at Palisades 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