December 2015 Meeting Minutes 12/7/2015
Meeting was called to order and opened by Stacy at 1830. Members present: Stacy, Becky, Kim, TJ, Connie, John, Diana, David, and Cindy as well as Board Members: Gayle, Bruce, Mary and Jim.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: November 2015 minutes approved.
Introduction of Guests: No guests in attendance.
Correspondence: Thank You letter was received from Rolling Glen HOA for use of the building along with a $50 donation. Poppy Dahl's dad also expressed his gratitude for professionalism received from all members at our service.
Old Business: Feedback was given on Refresher (last month's training) that was held in November. Most felt it flowed very smoothly, at a pace that kept it interesting. One criticism was given that more time should have been focused on High Performance CPR. New 5.11 backpack is put together and available to view during and after meeting. If no objections are made it will be placed in service after the meeting in 1st out rig. New cot and stair chair are approximately 10-12 wks out.
Maintenance: Light bulbs and screws for flag pole are taken care of. Back up alarm on rig was looked at and appeared to be working. FYI 1st out rig will be rotated soon to rig with best tires. Keep in mind 1st out rig will remain in center bay because it is closest to the floor drain.
Supplies: All supplies on board are ordered. New IV tourniquets are on a blue roll, and scored every 18" to pull off. Discussed obtaining a new powered suction unit, one that runs on AAA batteries and one that charges off the Lifepak 12's batteries. After finding out that the Lifepak 12's batteries cannot be charged on Lifepak 15 charger (which is in 1st out rig), consensus was to order the unit with AAA batteries to avoid confusion.
Training and Events:
Dec 12th and 14th - LUCAS training with TJ. Dec 12th from 0800 to noon and Dec 14th from 1800 to 2200. All members have to attend this training to be able to deploy this device. Reminder we will not be deploying on calls until final approval from Dr. Lowe, and after hospital staff receives required training. Make up training will be provided if you are unable to attend either of these dates.
Discussion on future training intervals to quarterly (one Sat for 4-6 hrs, every 3 months) instead of monthly evening trainings (2 hrs). Thought is longer training time will allow for training to be more thorough and allow for addition of scenarios. Agreed to try quarterly training starting January 2016. Date to be determined.
Mar 17th and 18th STEMI Conference. Please let your Capt know if you are interested in attending, limited availability.
Safety Officer: Congratulations and a big Thank You to Cindy, she is our new Safety you. Reminder to be clear and precise with communication when using the cot, will discuss in further detail at next business meeting or quarterly training.
General Ambulance Issues:
Becky: Please be more diligent and remember to fill out your trip reports. Don't forget to write down any supplies used to ensure proper billing.
Stacy: Pagers and radios seem to be working better although 10-12 min delays on Active 911 from pagers has been noted. Two Repeaters, one being the Round Springs repeater, had problems found and repaired. Please let Stacy know if you have any further problems.
4 Wheeler (Kim): Congratulations to Jeanette Baluski of Three Forks, she won the 4 wheeler. Final numbers added to the website. Fundraiser was very successful. Big Thanks to Kim for all his hard work as well as all who sold tickets.
Sac Fund Raiser (Cindy): Event is still postponed, will discuss at future meeting in Jan/Feb 2016.
Captain's Reports: TJ: no known issues. We might be short staffed for Christmas, please step up if you can. Page will go out if schedule is blank. Thanks and Much Appreciation for all everyone does. New Ball caps and beanies are in and were available for members to view. Please let TJ know if you want one, you can take off your points earned. Members are welcome to order uniforms, etc from Balco themselves if they wish, at their expense. If you are wanting to use points to order things, please let your Capt. ot TJ know. Sam and Pete were not in attendance.
Scheduling: Most days are covered, please check schedule and fill in where necessary. With the upcoming holidays and members going out of town, extra help might be needed. Please step up if you are around and not traveling. Remember to let your Captains know if you are going to be unavailable.
Run Reviews: November runs were discussed.
Defib and Inventory: Team 3 (Sam's team). Sam will be emailing assignments.
Board Report: Board meeting will be held tomorrow night. New powered suction unit will be submitted for approval. Horseshoe tree is on display at Main St Office for Silent Auction coming soon. All proceeds to go to Three Forks Ambulance.
Next Meeting: January 4, 2016
Meeting adjourned at 2020.