BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
November 14, 2012
The McCall Fire Protection District Commissioner’s meeting was called to order at 0700 by Commissioner Binder at the fire station, 201 Deinhard Lane, McCall. Commissioner Kirk and Commissioner were present. Chief Billmire, Assistant Chief deJong, Captain Van Middendorp, Captain Caple, Firefighter Dyrud, Jason Clay, Matt Caldwell and Pat Dumont were also present.
The minutes of the October 10, 2012 meeting were not approved as written. Commissioner Binder made a motion that the minutes be tabled until they are rewritten, Commissioner Noah seconded this motion and the motion carried.
The financial report was read
It was moved and seconded to pay all of the bills as listed on the agenda.
Chief Billmire stated that he has had a couple of meetings with Cabin Creek on the Meadow Bear Project. They have identified a couple of the major property owners and have set up a meeting with them to discuss this mitigation project for their subdivision. The next meeting will be November 27, 2012 at 6:00 pm.
Commissioner Noah made a motion that we adopt the updated Policy Manual as of today, November 14, 2012. Commissioner Kirk seconded this motion and the motion carried.
Chief Billmire discussed the revised MOU with Riggins EMS, Commissioner Binder made a motion to accept the MOU as written, Commissioner Kirk seconded this motion and the motion carried.
Commissioner Noah made a motion that we add an item to the old business and discuss the protocol for moving probationary firefighters to full status. Commissioner Binder seconded this motion and the motion carried unanimously. In the new policy manual it states that when the probationary period is completed, that firefighter is interviewed with a panel consisting of one person from administration, one person from the full time staff and one volunteer. At this interview they will discuss the firefighter’s attendance and evaluation of the probationary period. This panel makes a recommendation to the Chief, who makes the final decision.
Chief Billmire informed the Commissioners that the new EMT Basic class started on Monday. He also stated that we have an agreement with the hospital for purchasing medication and that is working out well. Assistant Chief deJong stated that we will be purchasing a new cardiac monitor next month.
Assistant Chief deJong stated that he is working on setting up an annual inspection program for all commercial occupancies in our District.
Chief Billmire stated that we had a drill on back-county rescue this month. We also have had training on EMT instructor, fire operations, apparatus operation, RIT team and we still have some fire fighters working on their blue card. Captain VanMiddendorp informed the Commissioners that we also did training at the high school with the staff on emergency action skills.
Firefighter Caldwell informed the Commissioners that we will have a graduation ceremony for the probies on November 28th at 6:00 pm. Chief Billmire informed the Commissioners that we are starting the process for a new group of volunteers; we will review applications and do background checks.
Chief Billmire informed the Commissioners that the fire boat is out of the water, winterized and put in the Elo station. Dusty did the final mechanical work on Truck 11. We put new tires on 52. The snow mobiles will be serviced in the next couple of weeks.
Chief Billmire informed the Commissioners that he put an ad in the Star-news and the Statesman for a part-time paramedic. We have received a few applications. Michael Wells is currently working on updating our web site. Chief Billmire and Captain Olson have put together a recognition form, when we receive a letter from someone we have helped, the letter will be attached to the form and put it in the member’s personnel file.
Assistant Chief deJong informed the Commissioners that he has been working on getting the different water supplies around our District certified, which will lower the ISO rating for the people that live around that water supply.
Chief Billmire informed the Commissioners that he has started to implement the annual firefighter physicals for all the full time personnel starting January 1st. They will schedule their physical during their birthday month.
Commissioner Noah made a motion to go into executive session pursuant to Idaho Code 67-2345 (b), Commissioner Binder seconded this motion and the motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Binder called the public meeting back to order at 0910.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 0910.
Thomas Binder, President
Robert Kirk, Secretary