2021-09-02 Minutes


              Location: First Baptist Church Oneonta
  Date: September 2, 2021
  Time: 1900 hours




  September 2021 Meeting Minutes








  • Representatives of each member department were accounted for: Allgood, Bangor, Blountsville, Brooksville, Cleveland, Dallas/Selfville, Holly Springs, Locust Fork, Mount High, Murphree Valley, Nectar, Oneonta, Pine Mountain, Remlap, Ricetown, Royal, Straight Mountain, Summit, Susan Moore, West Blount.
  • Associate members present: EMA, 911/Comms, Special OPS, Alabama Fire College




Previous Meeting Minutes


  • Motion to Accept:  Chief Ayers - Royal
  • 2nd Motion to Accept: Chief Wade – Murphree Valley
  • Minutes were approved with no objections




Financial Reports


  • Motion to Accept: Assistant Chief Frye - Ricetown
  • 2nd Motion to Accept: Chief Mansord - Brooksville
  • Reports was approved with no objections




Old Business


·         No Old Business






Committee Reports


Chair’s Report


·       Chris Hill attended the District 2 meeting at Snead back in August.




  • Fuelman Report - Our annual budget is $50,000. We have used $59,837.68 so far. Monthly Budget is $4,167.00. We have used $6,055.51.
  • Several Departments applied for the Homeland Security Grant
  • Blount County Schools Assistant Superintendent Chris Lakey wants to start some new drills with each school, each hallway has been color coded and they are asking all first responders to help with the drills.






  • Anyone who works for another agency Neal is asking anyone talking on the radio to not call Firebase “Fire Alarm.”
  • Bids are in the Newspaper for 3 weeks for radio system.
  • There are 5 new employees on the radio at 911 please if you call 911 introduce yourself to help familiarize you with them.






·       The Pumper class was a success


·       Surface water class is September 7th and is full


·       Swift water class is September 10th and is full as well


·       The Rope II class was very good


·       Fire College week is 10/6-10/10 at the Alabama Fire College anyone interested in attending can sign up on the Fire College website.




Fire Prevention


·        No Report


Explorer Post


  • No Report




·        No Report




Special Ops


  • Still trying to get a trailer to hold equipment.


St. Vincent's Blount


  • No Report




  • EMSA will start October 1st.


·        Expect more BLS ambulances in the EMS system dues to Paramedic shortage.


·        NREMT has waived education limits for 2022 recertifications.


·        ADPH has 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.


·        The EMS Conference will be October 31st – November 4th www.alabamaemsconference.com




Blount EMS


·        Blount EMS will be hosting their yearly training if anyone needs it


  • Several departments have completed the Stroke training already.
  • Call volumes are up and crews are tired but making it.


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


·        Alabama Fire College Week is October 6th-10th with the Alabama Fire College Weekend being October 9th. 20-25 names will be added to the Firefighter memorial.


·        You can go to the Alabama Fire College website to sign up for Instructor 1 the cost is $45.


Red Cross


  • No Report




  • No Report


Jr. FF Camp


  • No Report








NEW Business




·        The Covered Bridge Festival is October 9th.


·        A nominating committee was assigned to Jon Head, JJ Ivey, and Mel Wade for the 2022 year.




With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1950 hours. 


The next meeting will be held on October 7th, 2021 at Holly Springs 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