CIRS Minutes November 12, 2014


Date: November 12, 2014
Time: 05:45 pm
Location: Islesford Volunteer Fire Department
Attendance: 5

Katelyn Damon, Chief + Secretary
Allan McCormick, Assistant Chief
Hugh Smallwood, President
Cory Duggan, Treasurer
Luke Abell
Tom Powell

  1. Call to Order: Katelyn Damon called the meeting to order at 1746.
  2. Review Minutes from October 08, 2014.
  3. Allan McCormick moves to accept the minutes from October 08, 2014. Cory Duggan seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

  4. Financial Report:
  5. September 2014
    1 Debit:
    $50 to Kelly for Sept. Run
    2 Credits
    $100.00 donation
    $50.00 donation
    Balance as of September 30, 2014: $4,447.76
    October 2014
    1 Debit:
    $285.73 Pancake Breakfast Supplies
    3 Credits
    Donation: $100
    Donation: $300
    Pancake Breakfast: $1,328
    Balance as of October 31, 2014: $5,890.03
    The profit for the pancake breakfast was $1,042.27 after supplies were paid for!

  6. Old Business:
  7. a. Debit Card Update
    Some difficulties have been encountered while obtaining the CIRS debit card.
    The CIRS debit card was obtained as an offset of the IVFD bank account and so therefore if we tried to obtain a debit card it would read Islesford Volunteer Fire Department.
    In order to have a debit card that reads Cranberry Isles Rescue Service, the service needs to hold a meeting and make a motion to close the existing account, as well as make a motion to open a new account for the CIRS only. We then need to fill out a debit card application and have Hugh fill out the paperwork as the president of the organization.
    b. Ambulance Update
    Cory is still in contact with Ron Morin of Sugarloaf Ambulance and he is also going to look to see if there is another dealer that may be closer.
    c. Maximum Ambulance Price (Taken out of order)
    There is discussion on the maximum price that the service is willing to spend on an ambulance.
    Cory Duggan moves to set the maximum price for a used ambulance for Islesford at $10,000, contingent upon selectmen approval. Allan McCormick seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, unanimous. Motion Passes.
    d. EMT Class Update:
    Class is moving along very quickly.
    End date for class is December 13, 2014.
    National Registry test date is set for January 4, 2015.
    e. Medical Cabinet Update
    Medical cabinets have been ordered and are awaiting arrival.

  8. New Business:
  9. a. Head-Lamp Purchase
    Cory Duggan would like the service to purchase head lamps for all responders.
    Luke Abell suggests that the headlamps have a read light to make seeing in the dark easier without blinding others.
    Katelyn states that the group would need to purchase at least 15 headlamps, if the headlamps are $50 each this would cost the group $750. Katelyn moves to authorize Cory Duggan to spend up to $750 on 15 headlamps. Allan seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
    b. Approval SOG #24- Paying for Atlantic Partners EMS Conference
    The SOG was reviewed in October, with only minor changes made.
    The SOG is attached to these minutes.
    Allan McCormick moves to approve SOG #24, Paying for Atlantic Partners EMS Conference. Cory Duggan seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
    c. 2015 Budget
    Katelyn presents a preliminary budget to the service.
    The group suggests budgeting annually to send at least one person to EMT training, to keep responder numbers up.

  10. Other Business:
  11. a. Donation to INH for the use of the space for the Pancake Breakfast.
    Katelyn Damon moves to donate $100.00 to the Islesford Neighborhood House. Luke Abell seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
    b. Tom Powell requests the use of the GCI Ambulance to deliver fire extinguishers.
    Tom would like Mark Alley to drive the GCI Ambulance around on 12/13/14, the date of the Ladies Aid Christmas Fair to deliver fire extinguishers to year round residents. Tyler Kuester will help with deli every and Peter Eldridge will dress as Santa for the event.
    The ambulance is requested because it is easier to maneuver and has more storage space.
    Katelyn Damon moves to let the GCIVFD use the ambulance on 12/13 to deliver the extinguishesrs as long as an AVOC/ EVOC certified driver operates the ambulance. Cory Duggan seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.
    c. Samoset-
    The group discusses car pooling and rides off and back to the Samoset.

  12. Monthly Agenda Items:
  13. Training:
    Communications Powerpoint: TBA
    Next meeting: December 10, 2014 5:15pm

  14. Setting of Action Items:
  15. Katelyn will try to obtain a debit card at the NEH Bar Harbor Bank branch before heading to the Samoset. The card will be used temporarily until the CIRS can split their account out from under the IVFD.
    Cory will order headlamps.
    Katelyn will work on the 2015 budget.
    Cory will write a $100 check to the INH.

  16. Future Agenda Items
  17. Vote to create new bank account.

  18. Adjournment
  19. Katelyn Damon makes a motion to adjourn the meeting at 1836. Cory Duggan seconds the motion. Vote: Yes, Unanimous. Motion Passes.

    Respectfully Submitted,
    Katelyn Damon

# 0903
SOG # 24 - Paying for Atlantic Partners EMS Conference

It is the policy of the Cranberry Isles Rescue Service to provide the best care possible for their patients, to do so the Cranberry Isles Rescue Service must maintain highly trained EMS volunteers.

EMT basics are required to maintain a license by completing 38 hours of continuing education over a 3 year period and first responders must complete 26 hours of continuing education over a 3 year period. In order to do this in a cost effective and timely manner, members must attend the Atlantic Partners EMS conference yearly.

All members are eligible to attend the Atlantic Partners EMS conference, but in order for the CIRS to pay for conference fees, lodging and meals the CIRS member must meet the following criteria; hold current CPR card, have attended at least 2 CIRS trainings within the past 12 months, held at least one scheduled on-call shift per month- length can be either 12 or 8 hours (or the equivalent of one shift per month, if a seasonal member) and have completed the mandatory trainings as outlined by the Maine Bureau of Labor, including but not limited to; blood borne pathogens, respiratory protection training, lock-out/ tag-out, hazmat awareness, traffic control training and fire extinguisher training.