December 5th, 2016
Members Present; Stacy, TJ, John, David, Diana, Jonelle, Cindy, Kelly, Brad and Board Member Jim.
Meeting Called to order at 1832.
Minutes of Previous Meeting approved. Introduction of Guests: none
Last Month's Training: Patient Moving and Lifting went well. Practiced loading patient on cot manually, as if there were no batteries. Also used the stair chair to bring patient down flight of stairs.
Mason's Dinner: Details have yet to be confirmed, please contact Kim with any suggestions you have.
Maintenance (Pete): Rig priority may be changed up to make sure 1st out rig has the best tires. 1st out rig will remain in the middle bay regardless.
Supplies (David): Everything has been ordered and Peds kits have been updated to accommodate child with trach.
Training and Events:
December 2016: No Training. Happy Holidays.
January 16th, 2017: Blood borne Pathogens and Sexual Harassment January 2017 Holcim Training: TBD
February 2017: TBD
Safety Officer (Cindy): Due to time constraints, Cindy has passed Safety Officer position to John.
T shirt order: Order has been placed and should be done sometime in January. Any Other:
General Ambulance Issues (Stacy): Please make sure you log gas fill ups in the book
stored above sun visor and put receipt with your PCR. Please remember to fill rigs with Red Diesel, #2 is preferred. Please create paper trail for EVERY page, EVERY call, EVERY time... even if we are cancelled you should be filling out either a No Patient Contact
Refusal or Patient Contact refusal. Holiday Party will be discussed at next Business
Meeting. Recent studies have shown that public perception of Hands Only CPR being effective in pediatrics as well as adults, which have been shown to be false. Please be
aware of this and take the opportunity to re-educate the public if prompted. Rumors have been circulating that Whitehall Ambulance was to take over a portion of our
service area, including Lewis and Clark Caverns and Jefferson Co. all the way to the
river. County Commissioners have put a stop to this and backed the line up to the top of Cardwell Hill. Whitehall now has a city only ambulance and a separate ambulance for outlying areas of their district. Pediatric patient on Lower Madison has been released from Seattle and will be home this week. All calls to this address prioritized C and above will auto page AMR and Reach. If we transport this patient, we will be going Norris Hwy to rendezvous with AMR. Please be careful on dirt roads, there are a few blind narrow
corners between patients house and the pavement. Also radios do not reach along that section of road; you may have to wait till blacktop to get reception again.
TJ: Please welcome new Member, Natalie Johnson. She is on TJ's team. She can ride as 3rd or 4th.
Sam and Pete were not in attendance.
Scheduling: Please sign up online. Pages will go out if schedule is empty.
Run Reviews: As of Nov 30th, 2016 our calls for the year are as follows: 240 calls total, 105 transports compared to the same time last year with 273 calls, 114 transports. November 2016 runs were discussed.
Defib and Inventory Team 3, assignments should go out. Next Meeting January 2nd, 2017.
Meeting Adjourned 2000.