2021-04-01 Minutes

                                                                                             Location: Susan Moore
  Date: April 1, 2021
  Time: 1900 hours

  April 2021 Meeting Minutes

•    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, Ricetown, Royal, Snead, Straight Mountain, Summit, Susan Moore.
•    Associate members present: 911/Comms, Forestry, Special Ops, Blount EMS, and AL Fire College.

Chairman’s Remarks
•    Recognition of Guest: Williams Fire Apparatus-Anthony White, All-Pro Fire and Water-Ryan Vidischak
Previous Meeting Minutes
•    Motion to Accept: Chief Storey – Straight Mountain
•    2nd Motion to Accept: Chief Gadihle – Mount High
•    Minutes were approved with no objections

Financial Reports
•    Motion to Accept: Captain Steven Tuck – Rosa Fire
•    2nd Motion to Accept: Chief Gadihle – Mount High
•    Reports was approved with no objections

Old Business
•    The Bylaws are still being worked on by Chief Reed.
•    The committee met and discussed where to spend the money for Hazmat materials, and they opted to buy items such as oil dry, mats, plug indikes. They are still waiting on prices from vendors.
•    Healthcare Authority money – this is due by May 31st, please get this spent.
Committee Reports
Chair’s Report
•    New Fire Chiefs are required to file an ethics report. The website was sent out on the Egroup, and is due April 30, 2021.
•    Mike from ISO if you were inspected in 2015-2016 please expect a call from him.
•    Fuelman Report - Our annual budget is $50,000. We have spent $23,998.98 so far.
•    If anyone is interested in an ICS 300 or ICS 400 class get with Don, this would be a 3-day class.

•    Motorola should have one if not both sites stood up by the end of the year.
•    Working on getting a new text group with Verizon so Verizon carriers will still receive text messages.
•    No report
•    EVD and Mobile water supply class in May.
•    ICS 300&400 train the trainer – have approximately 7 people and need around 12 so if you are interested please get with Josh.
Fire Prevention
•    No Report
Explorer Post
•    No Report
•    If you have issues getting to dispatch call either Forestry directly and they can contact their dispatch.
Special Ops
•    No Report
St. Vincent's Blount
•    No Report
•    No Report
Blount EMS
•    Advanced EMT class will be July 1st through October 31st, the cost will be $700 this will include everything needed. 
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
•    160 Class April 19th, the class will be online and you will go to the Alabama Fire College for your JPRs.
Red Cross
•    No Report
•    No Report

Jr. FF Camp
•    The Jr. FF Camp will be held at Southeastern on June 8th-11th.
•    St. Vincent’s Blount is sponsoring the tee shirts, snacks and sunscreen for the camp

NEW Business

•    Blount County is getting stimulus money, there is approximately $40 or $50 million dollars coming to us. They are trying to use some of this money to help pay for the P25s.
•    Ryan Vidischak spoke about the tornadoes coming through Shelby and Jefferson County, he reminded everyone to please check your homeowner’s insurance for tornado coverage.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2000 hours.
The next meeting will be held on May 6th, 2021 at Blountsville 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