Manitowoc County EMS Association Meeting Minutes                           7/27/11

Host:  Cleveland First Responders


The July 2011 meeting of the Manitowoc County EMS Association was called to order at 1900 by President Knier.  The educational speaker was Petty Officer Kael Zenahlik from the Manitowoc Coast Guard speaking on the Coast Guard and what they do and can do for us in EMS.   1900-1930. 


The meeting was then resumed.  Roll call was taken.  A quorum was present.

The secretary’s report was distributed and copies given.  A motion was made to accept the secretary’s report as corrected was made by Manitowoc and seconded by Mishicot.  Report accepted with change.    


The treasurer’s report was submitted and ending balances were given as follows:

Checking:         $2131.72                       New CD Balance:  $5166.95

Savings:           $1457.53                      

Six agencies have outstanding dues for 2011.   A motion was made by St. Nazianz to accept the treasurer’s report as presented and Valders seconded it.  Motion carried.   


Old Business: 

1.       Contact numbers:  Passed for updates. 

2.       Committee reports:

a.       Radio:  Lifeline will be getting a message from Nancy Crowley.  Ambulances are now required to document their loaded mileage.  So they will give out a starting mileage of 0.0 and then their ending mileage at the receiving hospital.  We need to wait for dispatch to acknowledge us to be sure they have our numbers.  Discussion on dispatch marking the first portable on scene for EMS providers and then the ambulance or vehicle on scene as both times are needed for quality assurance and legal issues.  We will follow up with dispatch at a meeting and send a letter that we need both times captured.  St. Nazianz made the motion to send the letter and second from Kellnersville.  Important items to include would be the QA times and state requirements.  Todd Blaser to take this to the dispatch meeting.

b.       Medical Director:  Nothing now.

c.       Protocols:  Committee continues to work.  Discussion on agencies having the whole “big protocol book” vs. just what is pertinent to their agency. 

d.       Finance:  The tax ID # will be worked into this area.  Mark to work with Tom.

e.       Disaster:  Ongoing---Mishicot to host this falls 2011 disaster.

f.        Education and training:  Ongoing.  The seminar will have a speaker on Autism and then have the larger seminar again next October and get back on schedule as we had the big spring seminar.

g.      LTC:  new classes coming soon

h.      Dispatch:  See radio. 

i.        Mutual Aid Agreements:  Still waiting on some.  Please push!

j.        County Fair:  Last meeting Manitowoc offered an opportunity for other EMS agencies to provide EMS coverage at the county fair.  People are encouraged to contact Todd Blaser if they are interested in helping.

 New Business

  1. Next meeting:  9/28/2011 at Collins
  2. Nominating Committee:    Positions open this fall include vice president and treasurer.  Nominations were opened and the following occurred:  Nominating committee was formed with Julie from Valders, Curt from Kellnersville, and Lori from St. Nazianz being the committee.  They will present a slate of candidates at the next meeting.
  3. Web site:  Has a blog if you are interested in using it.
  4. State:  Has a new licensing coordinator Helen and Ray Lemke is the new coordinator for first responders and EMT basic.


A motion to adjourn was made by Reedsville and Cleveland seconded.  Meeting adjourned.


Next meeting is September 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Collins


Attendance:  Cleveland, Kellnersville, Manitowoc, Mishicot, Newton, Reedsville, St. Nazianz, Valders


Absent:  Branch, Collins Francis Creek, Kiel, Silver Creek, Two Creeks, Two Rivers, Viking


Submitted:  D. Holschbach, secretary