CIRS Meeting Minutes 11/13/15

Meeting Minutes

Date: November 13, 2015
Time: 0700
Location: Samoset Resort
Attendance: 10

Katelyn Damon, Chief + Secretary
Hugh Smallwood, President
Kelly Sanborn, Vice President
Cory Duggan, Treasurer
Luke Abell
Margaret Houghton, NEH Ambulance
Jess St. Amand, NEH Ambulance
David Rackliff
Norman Sanborn
Emily Wright

  1. Call to Order: Katelyn Damon called the meeting to order at 0724.
  2. Review Minutes from October 15, 2015.
  3. Kelly Sanborn moves to accept the minutes from October 15, 2015. Cory Duggan seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

  4. Financial Report:
  5. No profit and loss report given.
    Donations received in memory of Susan White.
    Emily Wright to right thank-you notes.
    Upcoming expenses:
    Baltimore trip
    Bank account balance is $14,553.79

  6. Old Business:
  7. a. EMT Class Update:
    Service wants a formal letter written to EMTs who have not finished their written NREMT exams.
    If their tests are not taken within a one year time period- they will also have to re-take their NREMT practical test before being eligible to sit for the written test again.
    Katelyn to work on drafting a letter to send.
    b. Outside lighting update
    Lights are on Islesford.
    Service will hire David Rackliff to install them.
    c. IRS Update
    Katelyn & Cory to meet and go over the paperwork.

  8. New Business:
  9. a. 2016 Budget
    Katelyn presents a 2016 CIRS budget to the group.
    Katelyn has shaved roughly $5,000 off the CIRS budget for 2016.
    b. BLS Skills
    Lifeflight Human Patient Simulator to Islesford? Or possibly combine with NEH Ambulance? Margaret updates that the MDI Hospital usually hosts the simulator for a period of time in the spring.
    Katelyn suggests that the CIRS combine with NEH Ambulance to do a few off island combined trainings- mostly skills based class the Somesville Fire Station.
    It seems easier to transport a few EMTs off than it is for instructors and their helpers and equipment to Islesford, plus it would allow for the added bonus of working with our transporting service.

  10. Other Business:
  11. Other upcoming Trainings:
    NEHAS- PHTLS, Pears
    RCC- Boat Log
    Hugh asked Katelyn to look into whether or not the RCC could log Hugh’s boat as to when it was in or out of service for use by EMT’s.
    The RCC director thought that this may become confusing. She suggested that the service have a board or flag of sorts outside the fire station. When Hugh takes the boat out of service he can raise a flag or take a flag down.
    This seemed like a good low tech solution for the service.

  12. Monthly Agenda Items:
  13. a. Training:
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015: 4:00pm (Cancelled)
    b. Next meeting date:
    Thursday, December 10, 2015: 4:00pm (Moved to December 16- 4:00pm)

  14. Setting of Action Items:
  15. Emily Wright- Thank-You’s.
    Katelyn Damon- Letter
    Katelyn Damon & Cory Duggan- IRS
    David Rackliff- Outside Lighting
    Katelyn Damon- BLS Skills training

  16. Future Agenda Items:
  17. CIRS training agenda & topics

  18. Adjournment
  19. Katelyn Damon makes a motion to adjourn the meeting at 0756. Cory Duggan seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

Respectfully Submitted,
Katelyn Damon