Members Present: Stacy, Pete, TJ, Jonelle, John, Connie, Brad, Diana, Natalie, Jeri, Kelly, David and Board Member Jim.
Called to order 1835.
Minutes of previous meeting approved with the addition of discussing changes to current Command Structure.
No guests present.
Correspondence: Pete has heard negative comments around town from folks with police scanners that have been hearing no page acknowledgements and difficulties assembling crews.
Last Month’s Training:
MEMSA Oct 5-8 was only attended by Brad. He was very impressed by the Sim Lab, said it was awesome and had an Ob/Gyn scenario. Farm Implement training leaned towards taking machinery apart vs. cutting out of your way if seen on a call.
Geriatrics 10/6/17 covered many things including radios, suction unit in rig. We got a call during training and had a crew leave to transport.
KG Appreciation Dinner: Current reservations: Jonelle-2, stacy-2, David-5, kelly-3, tj-2, connie-2, brad-4, traci-3, nat-2, diana-2, john-2, sam-4, kim-2. If you have not rsvp’d, please do so with Pete.
Notebook on Rigs for Image Trend: Please remember to put the time and date on reports, or else the report will not be saved. Please log in and play around so you can get comfortable, we will have tablets on rigs within the next couple months. TJ will come to the Station for Image Trend Training this Sat, please coordinate with him if you would like to attend.
Mission Statement: John brought in a great idea for implementing a Mission Statement for the service. Some revisions were noted, the revised copy is attached to the minutes for everyone to read.
Command Structure improvement discussion: Several opinions were voiced including: feeling among several members was the current structure has too many chiefs and not enough Indians, some would like to see structure with Chief, Asst Chief, Training Officer, Maintenance Officer, Secretary, Supplies Officer. Safety Officer, Infection Control Officer, etc. This is ultimately a Board decision, so if you would like to discuss with them please attend the next Board Meeting Nov 13 at 1800.
Training : Refresher has been rescheduled for January 12, 13, 14 and 20th.
Nov 20 at 1800 Dr Birrer from BDH will be coming out to discuss pelvic splinting.
December: No Training Scheduled.
New Truck Update: The new rig has made its way to Helena, but will need to be inspected then brought down to Three Forks, stocked with gear and then re inspected and everyone will have to get signed off before it is put into use.
Maintenance (Pete): Amb 2 heater has been fixed and is working great. Master switch has been being left on again, please remember to turn it off when you park at station. It is located under the drivers seat. Amb 1 is chained up, please remember that you cannot exceed 30 mph while it is chained up.
Supplies (David): none
Safety (John): Old Man Winter is upon us, please exercise caution and stay safe out there. There was a call recently, where Fire requested a sanding truck because of ice, please keep that in mind if you encounter a scene where you need it as an additional resource.
Becky Appreciation: We have run a 1/4pg Thank You for Becky for all her years of service in the Lewis and Clark journal for one month. Other ideas were discussed and it was voted we will get a brick on her behalf at the Depot and have a bench dedicated to her at the Station.
Chest Seals and Tourniquets: Recent events in Las Vegas have brought concerns to light that rigs weren’t stocked with enough chest seals and tourniquets. We all agreed to order more supplies so each rig will have 4 chest seals and 2 tourniquets from now on.
Run Sheets: Pete has created new run sheets that are 2 pages and have much more room to write info, samples were passed around.
Report Narratives: If you use Image Trend option to have it create your narrative, you still need to add a 3 sentence report similar to handoff report because the computer generated report doesn’t explain visual on scene.
Scheduling: Please go online and sign up.
Run Reviews were discussed.
Defib checks and Inventories will be TJ’s team this month, he will send out emails with assignments.
Next meeting 12/4/17