CIRS Minutes December 11, 2013

Meeting Minutes

Date: December 11, 2013
Time: 05:45 pm
Location: Islesford Fire Station
Attendance: 4

Katelyn Damon, Chief + Secretary
Allan McCormick, Assistant Chief
Cory Duggan, Secretary
Nick Hadlock

  1. Call to Order Katelyn Damon calls the meeting to order at 17:50
  2. Review Minutes from November 13, 2013.
  3. Cory Duggan makes a motion to accept the minutes as written. Allan McCormick seconds the motion. Vote: yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

  4. Financial Report
  5. a. September 2013
    i. 3 Credits of $2,029
    1. $950 from TCI for Gems Class
    2. $200 donation
    3. $854 money raised from bake sale
    ii. 2 Debits
    1. $1,150 for gems class and books
    2. $100 Maine EMS License
    a. Balance as of 9/30/13 $4,578.38
    b. October 2013
    i. 1 Debit
    1. $17.39 To Cranberry General
    a. 1 Credit
    i. $675 reimbursement from TCI.
    Balance as of 10/31/2013 $6,196.06

  6. Old Business:
  7. 1. Budget/ Capital Plan for the next 5 years
    a. Katelyn presents the department with a printout of the proposed 2014 budget. The service had over-budgeted in 2013, so based on numbers spent to the date of the meeting the service went through each line item and lowered or raised the figures to better meet the needs of the department. Overall the CIRS budget is down compared to 2013.
    b. The service is in the market for an ambulance for Islesford. Work is being done to scope out what is available for a used, early to mid 2000's ambulance. Based on projected reserve amounts the service will be able to spend around $12,000-$15,000 on the ambulance for Islesford. The purchase will not be made until after town meeting in March to make sure that all fund requests are approved as well as having to wait for reserve funds to be finalized from the town's auditor.

  8. New Business
  9. a. 2013 Call Debrief
    i. Considerably fewer calls in 2013 compared to 2012. That being said, we still need to focus on scene safety as well as focusing efforts on getting the public to call 911 to report an emergency.
    b. 2014 Training Plans
    i. It is suggested that the service put on a water rescue training. Suggested for June. Katelyn is to look into pricing and hiring a person to put on this training for the CIRS and surrounding departments.

  10. Monthly Agenda Items:
  11. a. Training ?
    i. It is suggested that each service member give a 10 minute presentation on something that they learned this year at the Samoset for January training.

  12. Other Business
  13. a. None at this time.

  14. Setting of Action Items
  15. a. Cory and Katelyn will work on pricing out ambulances.

  16. Future Agenda Items?
  17. Adjournment
  18. a. Katelyn Damon moves to adjourn the meeting at 1830. Allan McCormick seconds the motion. Vote: yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.

Respectfully Submitted,

Katelyn Damon