Manitowoc County EMS Association Meeting Minutes 1/23/2008

Host: St. Nazianz First Responders


The January 2008 meeting of the Manitowoc County EMS Association was called to order at 1900 by President Murak. The business portion of the meeting was held first and the educational portion was provided by Life Net by Physio Control about 12 lead EKG’s in the field.

Roll call was taken. A quorum was present.

The secretary’s report was distributed and copies given. There were three corrections made to the minutes with the first being under old business #5a---dispatch: the work "out" should be changed to "in" and the second under new business #3 finance: the number "$500" changed to "$5000" and last under attendance delete "St. Nazianz" from those absent. A motion to accept the corrected report was made by Newton and seconded by Manitowoc. Report accepted.

The treasurer’s report was given and ending balances were given as "the same as November 28, 2007" which was as follows:

Checking: $958.44

Savings: $6,927.88

A motion to accept the treasurer’s report as presented was made by Newton and seconded by Manitowoc. Report accepted.

Old Business:

1. Website: Still in progress. Reminder it is "" or "". Kevin Siehr and Mark Busse continue to work on this.

2. MFD Dive Team: Still unavailable.

3. Calendar of Meetings: Group wants to continue on the 4th Wednesday of every other month. Secretary to make out new calendars and include Two Creeks into the rotation.

4. Mtwc. Tim Veith Update: Manitowoc reports that Tim is home and working on rehab. States that Manitowoc is collecting money and anyone interested should contact the MFD secretary.

5. Committee reports:

a. Dispatch: Connie reports that Paul Hacker will now be the County EMS representative and will be coming to the EMS meeting. He will also be the "go to guy" for any ongoing issues, incorrect pages, etc. There are also ongoing meetings with the medical control group to look at emergency vs. non-emergency issues. More to come.

b. Protocols: There is no completed "nausea and vomiting" protocol yet and work on the STEMI protocol continues. Also looking at a stroke protocol. All protocols that are done are on line.

c. Finance: No issues

d. Disaster: No updates. There are some NIMS classes from emergency government that Dave Murak will email to everyone. Committee to meet in spring to discuss potential changes.

e. Education and training: Medtronics to come to next meeting to show their product. Will be brief. Reminder that if you need us for any direction, educational needs, etc. just ask and we will get you what you need.

f. Medical Director: Dr. Nelson reports that he is now also providing medical control for Sheboygan Fire and that he is picking up some shifts in St. Vincent’s ER. Dr. Nelson would also like for all EMS providers to consider using WARDS for their reporting system because of the nice quality controls and record access that he can get at the medical director’s level.

New Business:

1. Elections: Open positions include treasurer and vice president. Elections were completed with a unanimous ballet cast for the office of Treasurer with a motion by Manitowoc and a second by Newton. Tom Krajnik will remain treasurer. Another motion to accept a unanimous ballot was made by Two Rivers and seconded by St. Nazianz for the office of Vice President. Mark Knier remained the only candidate after Mark Busse declined the nomination. Congratulations to Mark Knier who is the new Vice President.

Your 2008 officers are:

President: Kevin Siehr Vice-president: Mark Knier

Secretary: Deb Holschbach Treasurer: Tom Krajnik

2. Contact sheet: Sent around for corrections and additions. New 2008 list at next meeting.

Motion to adjourn with a motion by St. Nazianz and second by Valders.

Attendance: Cleveland, Collins, Manitowoc, Mishicot, Newton, Reedsville, St. Nazianz, Two Rivers, Valders, Joint Dispatch

Absent: Branch, Francis Creek, Kellnersville, Kiel, Silver Creek, Viking

Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at Two Rivers




Submitted: D. Holschbach, secretary