CIRS Minutes August 13, 2014

Meeting Minutes

Date: August 13, 2014
Time: 05:45 pm
Location: Islesford Volunteer Fire Department
Attendance: 6

Katelyn Damon, Chief + Secretary
Allan McCormick, Assistant Chief
Cory Duggan, Treasurer
Luke Abell
Peyton Eggleston
Nick Hadlock

  1. Call to Order: Katelyn Damon called the meeting to order at 1753.
  2. Review Minutes from July 09, 2014.
  3. Allan McCormick moves to accept the minutes from July 09, 2014. Peyton Eggleston seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

  4. Financial Report:
  5. June:
    1 Debit:
    $80.83 reimbursement to Cory Duggan for ordering plywood to build a locking case for the TV at the firehouse.
    0 credits
    Balance as of June 30, 2014: $4,466.21
    3 Debits totally $807.24
    $465 to Joe Wellman for training.
    $298.54 reimbursement to Katelyn Damon for IDR lunch.
    $44.00 to KDK printing for Sweatshirt for Charlotte Williamson.
    0 Credits
    Balance as of July 31, 2014: $3,658.67

  6. Old Business:
  7. a. Debit Card Update
    Cory has gotten the application for the debit card.
    b. Toughbook Update:
    Katelyn has ordered the Toughbook.
    Paid with the IVFD paypal account. CIRS will need to reimburse the IVFD $1309.42 for the expense.
    c. Ambulance Update
    Nothing new to report.

  8. New Business:
  9. Manikin Purchase:
    The service decides to not purchase any manikins at this time as there are a few other purchases the service would like to make instead.

  10. Other Buisness:
  11. a. EMT Class:
    Katelyn found out today that there is the possibility of an EMT class happening in Somesville from mid- September to mid- December.
    The class will take place on Thursdays and will allow participants to travel off on the commuter ferry. The class is ideal because participants will not need to stay off 1-2 days a week to participate in class.
    Katelyn would like to pursue sending 4 people to the class. She estimates spending around $8,000 to train the four people, which includes tuition, boat fares, meals, and possibly a few nights off on the handful of Saturday classes that are required.
    Allan McCormick moves to pursue the class and to spend up to $8,000 to send four people to class. Peyton Eggleston seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.
    b. Medication Cabinets
    Katelyn has been researching heated medication cabinets to allow both fire department’s to turn their thermostats down. As of now, the thermostats need to remain at 60 degrees to allow for the proper storage of the Epi-Pens that are carried on both ambulances.
    With the purchase of a specialized medication cabinet the Epi-Pens could be stored in the cabinet at a regulated temperature, allowing for the IVFD and GCIVFD to turn down their thermostats.
    The cabinets are produced by Thomas EMS and cost $1350.00 each.
    Allan McCormick moves to allow Katelyn Damon to spend up to $3,000 on two cabinets for the ambulances on GCI and Islesford, the figure is to include the hard wiring of the cabinets to the ambulances. Peyton Eggleston seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
    c. Ambulance Response
    Katelyn would like to stress the importance of the ambulance responding to all calls, even if there is only one responder, or if the call is down a narrow driveway. The ambulance can be staged nearby, if the road is narrow or the driver is uncomfortable maneuvering the ambulance alone. The time saved by having the ambulance on scene and equipment readily available is key.

  12. Monthly Agenda Items:
  13. a. Training:
    Sept- Joint training with IVFD- Extrication?
    August 26: Training. Go through equipment, traction splint, toughbook, etc.
    b. Next meeting: September 10, 2014 5:45pm

  14. Setting of Action Items:
  15. Katelyn will work on signing folks up for the EMT class.
    Hugh will coordinate the joint training with the IVFD for September.
    Katelyn will work on ordering the medication cabinets for the ambulances.

  16. Future Agenda Items:
  17. Adjournment
  18. Katelyn Damon makes a motion to adjourn the meeting at 1831. Allan McCormick seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

    Respectfully Submitted,

    Katelyn Damon