The minutes from the previous meeting were moved to be approved by Pete and 2nd by John.
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Maintenance – Ambulance #2 is headed in for A/C repair on July 14th. Ambulance #1 will have a windshield replaced possibly next month. It was also discussed that if your group is due for Inventory/Defib checks in two months, then the next month will be that group’s month for outdoor maintenance/upkeep. Ie: Group 1 is set to do Inventory/Defib for July, so Group 2 will be asked to do grounds keeping. Some outdoor landscaping plans were mentioned.
Supplies – It was decided by the group to step up the quantities of some items in the ambulances. Our call volume has increased, so it’s better to be over-prepared than to get in a situation that we are short on necessary, life-saving supplies. It was also discussed that we switch to Thomas Pack type packs as to be able to carry more items into the scene instead of separate trips and bags that must be fetched and then remembered upon departing the scene. David mentioned that he has considered resigning from the supply ordering position as he is not being notified of needed supplies and being bypassed instead of being allowed to fulfill his duty. Sam asked him to please order some prep razors to keep in the defib rather than the bic razors that are not efficient in an emergency situation. A recent call proved that it took way too long with the bic razors to get the chest exposed to apply a 12-lead on a cardiac patient and time is invaluable in that case.
Training& upcoming Events –
July 17th & 18th: Three Forks Rodeo and all its festivities – PLEASE try to be available to help out on calls and standby’s. We will have 2 rigs in the parade with the 4-wheeler.
July 18th: Family Fun Day fundraiser (more details below)
July 20th: MANDATORY Driving course training at Imery’s at 18:30
July 21st: Willow Creek Fire – Rope Rescue training at Rhonda Buckallew’s at 19:00
July 25th: Headwaters Bank Run 5K, 10K, & ½ marathon – the 4-wheeler will be on display for raffle tickets sales
July 25th: Murdoch’s Outdoor Day at the Logan Gun Range – we will have an ambulance on standby at this event as well as the 4-wheeler on display the last half of the day for raffle ticket sales.
July 26th: Willow Creek Days – we will have an ambulance in the parade and the 4-wheeler out for ticket sales.
August 7th & 8th: Fly-in
August 7-9th: Rockin the Rivers – will need more hands around town to cover an expected high call volume.
August 15th: Manhattan Potato Festival – we are going to have a joint booth with Denny Delaittre (representing David Delaittre Memorial Park) to sell raffle tickets and baked goods.
August 17th: CPR Recert – Dr. Lowe and Kevin Lauer will be guests
August 18th, 19th, & 20th: Active Shooter training with GCSO – we will need volunteers to help put this on as well as be responders. We can only be prepared if we practice so please help out if you can. Contact Pete or your captain if you can contribute
November 6-8th & 14th: AEMT Refresher – this will be the only one for the next 2 years. It is at no cost to our members. All training levels will attend. Please make arrangements to be there.
In the upcoming months, we hope to have more interagency trainings as well as the skills stations again.
General issues: Becky – when you find that an item is out in the cabinet and needs reordered, PLEASE write it on the run sheet so that it can be replaced in a timely manner.
TJ – The 4th of July weekend left a very scant crew. With a large number of calls all weekend, the same few people were on all calls and are very frustrated and tired. Please consider helping out your team more by being available to relieve those that run frequently.
Cindy voiced her frustration with the lack of dedication from the members and willingness to help on the weekends and evenings.
Ideas were discussed on solutions. Please remember to use the online calendar to update your availability, unavailability, or extended absences so that we might be able to help fill the short-handed times better. We are a team and our community depends on us to be there when they need us.
Family Fun Day fundraiser: SATURDAY, JULY 18TH
The event will be from 1pm-5pm on Saturday, but help will be needed Friday evening about 18:00-20:00 and Saturday morning about 08:30 to help setup.
This will be one of only a couple fundraisers each year from here on out so please contribute. This is also a very important time to show our community who we are so wear your Class A dress uniforms. We will need lots of help to start, periodically during the event, and after for clean-up.
Every member is asked to bring 2 dozens treats for dessert!
Captain’s Reports: Pete – as of June 30th, all members have met their quota of calls and are in good standing with the service with the exception of only a few members.
Sam – “Thanks” to those that have helped out with calls and to Team 3 for taking care of duties at the station this month.
TJ – asked members to step-up and take calls and be more available to relieve the members that make a majority of the calls. There will be a schedule put in place for the 5 IV-certified people to rotate weekend requirements.
Scheduling: there are still a few holes in the schedule so please get on the online calendar and help out. Also, there is a selection to make yourself available to help the shift supervisor or unavailable on certain days. By stating your “unavailability”, it is hoped that others will trade out their priorities to be able to help out in covering our service district. Remember that if you mark yourself available to the shift supervisor to help out, that they are relieved to know they will have assistance and don’t bug out on them without letting them know ahead of time.
Runs were reviewed for the month of June.
Defib and inventory is the responsibility of Team 1.