Three Forks Area Ambulance Meeting Minutes 07/10/2017 Called to order 1832 Members present: Becky, Pete, TJ, Kelly, Traci, John, Jonelle, Natalie, Diana, Connie, Kim and Brad and Board Members Bruce, Jim and Gayle.
Minutes of previous meeting approved. Intro of guests: n/a Correspondence: We received a Thank You note from the English Family. We also received a note from Reach and Belgrade that they appreciate our professionalism.
Old Business: Last Month's Training: Scenarios were a nice change of pace and got everyone out of the building and out and about. Please remember to dress appropriately when we do scenarios because we are out in the public eye (no sandals, shorts, etc).
New Business: Maintenance (Pete): Radio in Amb2 is not keying up sometimes. Lights also would not work on dim, only bright. Radio troubles were noted also during the Sappington Training last month. Please remember the rigs radios are stronger than our handhelds. We are awaiting the delivery date on our new rig. Expect training date soon after the new ambo arrives. It is very different than what we have in service now. Supplies (David): Patches were ordered. Safety (John): Reminder of how important scene control is in light of recent tragic calls. Emotions run very high sometimes with family members and bystanders and we have to try and keep that away from patient and from providers so we can concentrate on the task at hand. Training and Events: July 14th and 15th Three Forks Rodeo, BBQ, Parade etc July 17th CPR Pro Recerts and LUCAS/LP 15 review Aug 21st Driving (classroom) Sept 18th IC Training and Scenarios Oct 16th Geriatrics Nov 3rd, 4th, 5th and 11th: Refresher Course (only AEMT's are required for the 11th) December 14th or 18th Christmas Party
T Shirt Order: If you ordered t shirts TJ will put them in your box.
Rodeo Weekend: ALL HANDS ON DECK THIS WEEKEND PLEASE!!!! Food is covered. Could use some more help with silent auction items/donations from local businesses. Please let TJ know if you can hit up any businesses in Bozeman, etc. There are a few more places in Three Forks also. Bounce House and kids games will be set up across the street at the church. We will have porta potties set up behind station. EVERYONE NEEDS TO BRING MINIMUM 2 DOZEN DESSERTS. We need rodeo crews, town crews, etc.
General Ambulance Issues (Becky): Please remember to document everything we do and use on calls (ie: Moved patient with stair chair to cot, moved patient from cot to ambulance, etc). Stair chair is still missing, if it would have been documented we would know where it ended up. We will order two new stair chairs when we can. Also Blue Cross/ Blue Shield will have an In Network heli stationed in Belgrade. When we call for heli, please just request Medi-vac.
Captains Reports: Pete: Thanks for stepping up, we have been super busy lately averaging 2 calls per day. TJ: Thanks to everyone who has been running calls, we have had a lot of them. Hope to see EVERYONE at the BBQ this weekend. Scheduling: Please get online and fill in when and where you can. Run Reviews for June 2017: We had 26 calls, 11 transports and 15 refusals. Defib and