CIRS Minutes February 12, 2014


CIRS Meeting Minutes

Date: February 12, 2014
Time: 05:45 pm
Location: Islesford Fire Station
Attendance: 8

Katelyn Damon, Chief + Secretary
Allan McCormick, Assistant Chief
Cory Duggan, Treasurer
Elliott Hadlock
Nick Hadlock
David Rackliff
Kelly Sanborn (via Telephone)
Hugh Smallwood

  1. Call to Order: Katelyn Damon called the meeting to order at 1741.
  2. Review Minutes from January 08, 2013
  3. Cory Duggan moves to accept the minutes from January 08, 2013. David Rackliff seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes

  4. Financial Report:
  5. December 2013
    2 Credits:
    $100 donation from GCI resident.
    $200 donation from LCI resident.
    0 Debits
    Checking account balance as of 12/31/13: $6484.06
    January 2014
    0 Credits
    0 Debits
    Checking account balance as of 1/31/14: $6484.06

  6. Old Business:
  7. Ambulance Update
    Cory Duggan has had no correspondence with Ted Carroll since 1/10/14. Mr. Carroll told Cory that the CIRS was on the list of organizations to donate a used ambulance to. Mr. Carroll was optimistic that the service would receive a used high mileage ambulance for low cost if not free.
    Mr. Carroll works at the large ambulance company.
    The ambulance would be 10-15 years old with high mileage.

  8. New Business:
  9. a. EMS Boot Camp Update with Hugh Smallwood (In Person!)
    Hugh is visiting from Baltimore and briefs the service on the upcoming EMS boot camp trip that he has been organizing.
    The trip is set to take place from March 23-March 28.
    Each member who is going will travel to Baltimore on Sunday, March 23 2014 and return to Maine on Friday March 28, 2014.
    Each member participating in the event will do two days ride along on a Baltimore city ambulance and then a 2 day rotation at Baltimore Shock Trauma.
    So far the members participating are: David Rackliff, Paul Fernald, Kelly Sanborn, Margaret Houghton, Luke Abell and Emily Wright.
    Possibly attending are Cory Duggan and Allan McCormick.
    Hugh Smallwood has enough air miles to cover three service members down and back.
    Margaret Houghton is working with Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service to have them pay the bill for her and Paul Fernald.
    Hugh states that it will cost $318 per person to fly from Portland to Baltimore.
    Cory Duggan moves to spend up to $1,500 to send 3 people to Baltimore. Katelyn Damon seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
    Hugh informs the group that members traveling to Baltimore will stay with local folks (Peyton Eggleston, Robin and Stephanie Fernald, etc.) Meals will be provided for them while they are there. Members need only worry about paying for incidentals while in Baltimore and travel to Portland and special clothing for the trip.
    Hugh states that people traveling to Baltimore will need to wear blue or khaki pants. He thinks that the LL Bean Katahdin Ironworks pants would be a good pant to purchase. Everyone will want to wear a comfortable hard soled shoe and their CIRS shirts.
    There is discussion about potentially purchasing a pull-over for service members to have and wear while in Baltimore.
    b. Help with TV Purchase for Firehouse:
    Katelyn presents the CIRS with the idea of helping the IVFD to purchase a TV for the fire house. The TV the IVFD decided on is a 50” Samsung LED HDTV SmartTV. Costing $739 which includes an appropriate sized wall mount.
    The TV would be used to help facilitate trainings now that the IVFD has interet. It is a SmartTV so it will connect to the internet and allow for music to be streamed to the TV or videos to be watched. It will also allow for the possibility of remote training and “skyping” in other service members while away.
    Cory Duggan expresses reservations about purchasing the TV. He thinks that it seems weird for the firehouse to have a TV. He is also worried about the security of the TV.
    Service members discuss this issue.
    Cory volunteers the time of himself and Jim Amuso to build a locking box for the TV to help secure it. He estimates that it will cost around $150 to build the box, which can be split with the fire department.
    Cory Duggan moves to expend up to $800 for the TV including wall bracket and a security box with lock. Allan McCormick seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

  10. Monthly Agenda Items:
  11. a. Training
    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Samoset Topics.
    5-10 minutes each on a topic of interest from the Samoset. (Ooops! I forgot about this!)

  12. Other Business:
  13. None

  14. Setting of Action Items
  15. Katelyn will email Hugh with license numbers for service members who will be participating in the Baltimore trip.

  16. Future Agenda Items:
  17. 2014 Training Ideas

  18. Adjournment
  19. Katelyn Damon make a motion to adjourn the meeting at 1815. David Rackliff seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

Respectfully Submitted,

Katelyn Damon