MISSISQUOI VALLEY RESCUE, INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
March 12, 2012
Opened the meeting: The meeting opened at 1909 hours.
Attendance: Lynn Billado, Vice-President; David St. Pierre, Secretary/Treasurer; Crystal Lampman, Director one; Jaime Greeno, Director two; Tony Labor, Director three. Paul Rocheleau, President and Joshua Ramsdell, Director four out on an ambulance call. They will be in later.
Secretary’s report: Crystal made a motion to accept the Secretary’s report as printed, seconded by Lynn. No discussion. The motion carried.
Treasurer’s report: Tony made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report as printed, seconded by Crystal. No discussion. The motion carried.
Vice-President’s report: Jason Cross has finally decided to become a member/employee of MVR. He has done all of the necessary paperwork. Jason has also done about ½ of his orientation. Ashley Choiniere is getting better. She will be getting a letter of release from her physician soon. She is supposed to be released on or about March 26th, 2012. Lynn is putting the finishing touches on the April schedule which will be out soon.
Building Maintenance: The quarter’s trailer has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Several personnel have been sick there and we wanted to make sure that it was cleaned.
Vehicle Maintenance: The day crew fixed the rear door on Unit one. We had to order parts so we could fix it. Crews need to remember not to slam or force the rear doors on the trucks. The coolant light is coming on again in Unit one. Unit two is due for a service. Unit one is getting close as well.
Supply: We have received our order from Moore Medical. Dave has acquired zip-lock bags. New EPI pens have been ordered and are due in soon.
Communications: We have received two pagers that have been repaired. We have purchased some new lithium-ion batteries for our portables. The new batteries will be handed out to only the personnel with defective batteries that will not hold a charge. The FCC denied our request for a repeater frequency. We are going to have to reapply. Central Dispatch has installed a new console and would like to know immediately if we encounter any radio problems. Some other agencies have experienced garbled transmissions.
Public Relations and Fund Raising: We had an excellent turn-out for the bowling party. Everyone had positive comments and had a good time. We may have to do more in the near future. Dave has ordered PR materials for the “Take Back the Night” project and for the Open House scheduled for September 2012. We can use these materials for Franklin County Field Days as well.
Training: The Ice Rescue course is scheduled for the end of March. Ray is coordinating with Colchester Cold Water Rescue for this course. This course will give us certification as Ice Rescue Technicians. We have scheduled Respiratory training with Stacie Rose on March 28th, 2012 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Lynn and Crystal have shown interest in becoming AHA CPR Instructors. Dave will order Core Instructor courses for them. Dave has also ordered the instructor materials to give the “PEARS” course, (Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization). This is an 8 hour course.
District One Representative: Clement Roger has been elected as the new District One chair. The Transition courses should start in May 2012. The EMT-B Transition course will be about 14 hours. The AEMT transition will be about 16 hours. There will be no written exam for either of these programs. The new protocols will be forthcoming. Fairfax Rescue will be sponsoring an EVOC course in April 2012. Contact Mike Spaulding for more information.
Board of Director Member Reports:
Secretary/Treasurer: We have been notified and invited to Richard “Dick” Thompson’s retirement party. Dave would like to make him and “Honorary Member for Life.” Dick would receive a plaque at the party and his name would be added to the plaque in the bay. Lynn made a motion to elect Dick for this position, seconded by Crystal. No discussion. The motion carried and was unanimous.
Director One: We need to send current information and pictures to Joan Beaudry so that she can update our website. Josh has agreed to become a liaison for the squad for this purpose.
Directors Two: Nothing.
Director Three: Nothing.
Director Four: Nothing.
Old Business: The evaluations are complete except for Dave’s. Dave has been going over each employee’s evaluation with them as they come in.
New Business: Nothing.
Scheduling: April’s schedule is due out anytime. There are some weekends open.
Adjournment: Crystal made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Lynn. No discussion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 2055 hours.