MISSISQUOI VALLEY RESCUE, INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
DECEMBER 12, 2011
Opened the meeting: The meeting opened at 1903 hours.
Attendance: Paul Rocheleau, President; Lynn Billado, Vice-President; David St. Pierre, Secretary/Treasurer; Crystal Lampman, Director one; Keith Ploof, Director two; Anthony Labor, Sr., Director three; Chris Uzell, Director four; Member Jaime Greeno. Applying for employment: Brian Benoit, Greg Gaudette.
Secretary’s report: Keith made a motion to accept the Secretary’s report with corrections by Director four, seconded by Lynn. No further discussion. The motion carried.
Treasurer’s report: Tony made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as printed, seconded by Crystal. The board went over the report quickly. No questions noted. The motion carried.
Vice-President’s report: Greg and Brian were present applying for employment with MVR. Lynn has gone over both applications. The Board discussed these applications, asked questions and went over the duty schedule. Both applicants are applying for drivers positions. Lynn has checked references for both men. Keith made a motion to accept both men on a 90 day probationary period, seconded by Tony. No further discussion. The motion carried. Both men must attend an orientation program set up by the squad prior to being placed on the schedule. Clem Roger has shown an interest in working for MVR. Lynn will make contact with him to see if he is really interested.
Building Maintenance: The day crew installed a wood floor in the entrance way of the quarter’s trailer. A tray for boots was also acquired for that area. The bay and quarters have been decorated for Christmas.
Vehicle Maintenance: We have problems with Unit one. The valve extenders are leaking on the right rear tires. The truck also needs a front end alignment. Dave has scheduled times at J & L Service Center. They have a new lift which is capable of lifting our rigs and can also do front end alignments. Unit one also needs a full service. For the time being, the valve extender has been taken off of Unit two. It also needs an inspection.
Supply: The new supply order has arrived. We should be good until early next year. We are still using our credit with Moore Medical. Please label the Zoll AED pads new or old. We have also ordered the new “Z” pads for the AED/PLUS.
Communications: We continue to have pager problems. The new narrow band license is in progress. We are thinking of phasing out the pagers. We will continue with the repeater project and look for other funding.
Public Relations and Fund Raising: The Christmas party is set. Tim Westover will be our DJ. The new job shirts might be ready for the party. It looks like the party will be well attended. “Jingle Bells!”
Training: Protocol Review is the training topic of the month.
District One Representative: Transition programs may be available until January 2012. Practical testing for the EMT-B class will be held on December 17th, 2011 at the Barlow Street School, starting at 0900 hours. The EMT-B course will be starting in January 2012 with approximately 20 students. No word on the AEMT course. Last word was that not enough students have signed up for the course. Clem Roger will be coordinating both courses.
Board Member Reports: VP, Secretary/Treasurer, Directors 1,2, 3 and 4: Nothing to add!
Old Business: Nothing noted.
New Business: The new Stryker cot has been ordered. The Board feels that the company should have a debit card. This will allow certain personnel to purchase items without using personal credit cards. Dave will look into getting this item.
Scheduling: Lynn has the January schedule ready. Greg and Brian will need to have their orientation programs done prior to being placed on the schedule. All employees need to check with Lynn prior to scheduling themselves for duty. No duty time is automatic. No one can fill in openings on the schedule except Dave or Lynn. Employees are no longer allowed to write their names on the printed schedule form.
Adjournment: Chris made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Crystal. No discussion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 2055 hours.