Manitowoc County EMS Association Meeting Minutes                                7/25/12

Host:  Mishicot Area Ambulance


The July 2012 meeting of the Manitowoc County EMS Association was called to order at 1900 by President Siehr.  The educational speaker was Dr. Marjorie Delo.  She spoke on a concussion and head injuries; what they are, how we recognize them and how we treat them.  Time 1900-2000


The meeting was 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 written by Manitowoc and seconded by Newton.      


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

Checking:         $129.58                         New CD Balance:  $5182.49

Savings:           $958.72                        

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


Old Business: 

1.       Contact numbers:  Passed for updates. 

2.       Committee reports:

a.       Radio: Jeff Beyer gave an update that things are going well.  April/May was testing and then there was a software upgrade.  If you have radio issues contact JEFF at  A Mr. Bill Jones will answer but they will answer you.

b.       Medical Director:  Dr. Nelson is setting up some QA now.  HFM is starting cath lab coverage 24/7 very soon which is exciting. 

c.       Protocols:  Have been approved.  Some minor wording changes needed.

d.       Finance:  Ongoing.

e.       Disaster:  Nothing for now/

f.        Education and training:  Always available if needed by groups.  We will be adding an EMS link onto our website to see any seminars we get mails on.  8/15/12 Flight for life will be doing a safety in service in Two Rivers and all are invited but RSVP.  There is also a critical care paramedic class going on at Mequon.

g.      LTC:  Ryan handed out the fall schedule.  There might be an EMT class in Mishicot if enough people sign up.  Ryan encourages you to sign up for classes early. 

h.       Dispatch:  Still with many challenges.  Three new people are starting again.  Always trying to do their best.

i.         Mutual Aid Agreements: ongoing

j.          Website:  Mark Knier will continue to be our webmaster.   

k.       MABAS:  EMS is learning more and more about this and starting to make our pages.  Hopefully to see completion by the end of the year.  Discussion also on the politically correct term for an ambulance vs. rescue squad.  This is ongoing.

l.         Triage Tags:  Ongoing


New Business

  1. Pink Heals:  Missy Miller from Mishicot is part of this organization and gave a talk on what this is.  They are planning a big celebration in October for all to attend.  You can contact them at or 755-2352.  You can order tee shirts if you want to also.
  2. Donation:  Discussion about sending a gift/donation to the Dvoracheck family.  A motion was made by St. Nazianz and seconded by Cleveland to send a $100 gift to the family in memory of their son.
  3. State First Responder:  The memo from the state was again presented to everyone.  Each agency must be registered with the state and each member also registered with the state.  As of 12/31/12 you will no longer be able to legally function as first responders without this.  Please, please contact someone from the EMS board to help you with this if you need help.  We don’t want to see any organization not be able to function.
  4. JDC Board:  Kevin Siehr, Dave Murack as alternate are our representatives.
  5. RTAC:  Is working with SMART triage and has some tags.  They will be doing some train the trainer in October.  We are working on getting some free tags.
  6. Delayed Dispatches:  If you have issues with being sent to an EMS scene, please note these and email or call Theresa from Mishicot.  She is working specifically on this issue.
  7. County Fair:  Reminder that everyone is invited to come and provide EMS coverage for any amount of time at the Manitowoc County Fair.  Please contact Todd Blaser if interested.
  8.  Next meeting: 9/26/12 at Newton.


A motion to adjourn was made by Newton and Mishicot seconded.  Meeting adjourned.


Next Meeting:  Sept. 26, 2012 at Newton


Attendance:  Manitowoc, Mishicot, Two Rivers, Kellnersville, Viking, Two Creeks, St. Nazianz, Cleveland, Collins, Valders, LTC, Newton, Dispatch


Absent: Francis Creek, Maribel, Branch, Silver Creek, Reedsville, Kiel


Submitted:  D. Holschbach, secretary