Members Present: Stacy, Pete, Traci, Jonelle, Diana, David, Natalie, Kelly, Connie, Brad, and Board Members Jim, Gayle, Bruce and Susan.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: approved with the following additions. Stacy attended an Economic Development/Chamber of Commerce Meeting to discuss different ways increase our Ambulance service and get out in the community more. It was suggested the building could be used as the site of the next Red Cross blood drive, request was approved, and Connie is to coordinate.
Introduction of Guests: Barb Mutter was in attendance as our newest Board Member as well as Matt Bugland and Dick Aune, both from the local VFW. The VFW has offered to generously donate a new flag pole capable of flying two flags to the Station that is capable of withstanding 100mph winds. The VFW will also maintain this new flag pole for the Ambulance Service. Kelly will coordinate with VFW to see this project thru completion.
Correspondence: Bruce received praise from a resident of Clarkston and Jim heard gratitude from a resident of the Madison Valley.
Last Month’s Training: Pelvic Splinting with Dr Birrer was very well received. Super informative and refreshing to have a liaison from BDH with such an extensive EMS/Paramedic background. Traction splinting was also reviewed.
KG Appreciation Dinner: December 12th @1800 at KG Ranch.
Notebook for Image Trend on rigs: still pending
Mission Statement: A couple copies of the new Mission Statement have been printed and posted at the Station. Members agreed to have a larger, more formal copy made that will be framed and hung on the wall in the station. Thanks to John for all his hard work and to Main Street Office for the printing.
New Ambo Update: Amb3 has arrived and is now officially in service and is the 1st out rig. Most everyone was able to attend the driving course in it over the weekend, if you haven’t please get with Pete to get signed off before you can drive it. Amb2 has had some issues with the radio not scanning. Please be careful opening the back doors of Amb3 while parked in the station with regards to the dump feature, the trash cans along the wall could get crushed by the doors if the dump feature is activated. Amb3 is governed at 82mph currently during the break in period as controlled by the computer. Amb3 takes Blue Def fluid that can be purchased with the gas card inside the gas station, but you have to go in and sign for it. It should be a while before any Blue Def is needed, and is filled in the drivers side with the blue cap next to the gas cap. Gas cap is green for Diesel, but please remember we run Red Diesel in all rigs.
Run Sheets change: Run sheets will be receiving a make over to a larger, easier to see format. Once printed, they will be put into all rigs.
Chest Seals and Tourniquets: We agreed to increase the amount of chest seals and tourniquets we carry in case of MC event like we saw in Las Vegas, chest seals are in but we are still waiting for tourniquets.
Command Structure: Members present voted for change of Command Structure or to leave it the way is currently sits. Results 10 yay for changing the current structure, 3 nay for leaving it the way it sits. Some of Brad’s proposed changes were discussed, we will follow up on what these changes might be at future meetings. Kelly made a motion to vote for change of current Command Structure to a Chief/Asst. Chief, Traci 2nd’d.
Christmas Stroll: Brad said the Christmas Stroll went very well, he saw lots of new interest in joining the service, and we also received donations. Small flyers were passed out to give to any prospective members we may come into contact with.
January 12, 13, 14 and 20th will be the Refresher.
Emt Class: scheduled for Late Feb 2018.
Maintenance: Amb2 had knob for headlights go missing, knob has been replaced. If you have something break on one of the rigs please let Pete know. Amb1 is in at SCS Wraps being repaired then will have to be re-inspected.
Supplies: All on board have been ordered. Susan is waiting for shopping list for town.
Safety: Discussed winter safety and tips for safety when along roadsides. Please remember to park Ambo in front of Fire Trucks on MVA’s for maximum safety. Please place the maximum amount of metal in between you and any oncoming traffic or hazards. On Alpha and Bravo pages, we are not running code for our safety. We all know about the moth effect, and how people are drawn to the lights.
Issues/Comments: Pete purposely didn’t wash the rigs before Thanksgiving to see if someone else would step up and help out. No one did and the Ambulances were dirty for the night of the Xmas stroll. There are many things that have to be done other than just running calls and meetings. We all need to pitch in and help alleviate some members having too many responsibilities. Stacy wants everyone to remember if the pager goes off, a report has to be generated. Yes, even for refusals and cancellations. Everyone needs to start writing their own reports, if you cant sign on to Image Trend get with Stacy or TJ asap!
Inventory and Defib checks Pete’s team.
Scheduling: Please go online and sign up. We have lots of gaps in coverage.
Run reviews were discussed for November. Please make sure you are typing at least a couple sentences on narrative if utilizing Image trend to generate your narrative.
Next Meeting January 8th, 2018