Manitowoc County EMS Association Meeting Minutes                                  3-28-2018

Host:  Newton First Responders


The March 28, 2018 meeting of the Manitowoc County EMS Association was called to order at 1900.  The educational presentation was done by Curt Green Manitowoc County Coroner.  He spoke on crime scenes, maintaining evidence, over dose and overdose death scenes, coping with death scenes, scene/call confidentiality, and conversations with survivors.  1.5 hours. 


The meeting was resumed after education.  Roll call was taken.  A quorum was present. 


The secretaryís report was presented and a motion was made by Branch to approve the minutes and Two Creeks made the second and the motion carried.    


The treasurerís report was given and ending balances were given as follows:

Checking:         $3421.46                                  

Savings:           $5051.53                                      


All 2017 statements are back except for Silver Creek.  2018 statements are out tonight.  A motion was made by Kiel to accept the treasurerís report as presented and Collins seconded the motion.  Motion carried.


Old Business: 

1.       Contact numbers:  Passed for updates. 

2.       Committee reports:

a.       Radio:  All members are encouraged to use channel 2 as much as possible.  Reminder that we are trialing IFERN for MABAS calls when a box alarm is called.  The only thing on county fire that should be said is that we are enroute or on scene.  There are some new pagers & portables coming that scan IFERN.  Repeated note as it is important.

b.       Medical Directors:   None presented.  Reminder from last meeting get your renewals in.

c.       Protocols:  Looking at formats and evidence based protocols.

d.       Finance:    Working on 501 C status.  Some discussion on why to actually have that status.  Discussion to drop this action.

e.       Disaster:   Mishicot has volunteered for a 2018 disaster drill with some type of active shooter or larger format.

f.         Education and training:   Reminded of resources as needed for agencies.

g.       LTC:  2018 schedule is out and was emailed to everyone.  There is an EMR to EMT bridge class out this year.

h.       Dispatch:  The new CAD system went into effect and has issues.  Be patient.  We will get the dispatchers baskets for Communicatorís week.

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

j.         JDC Steering Committee:   No meeting.

k.       MABAS:  Chris Dallas spoke on what a strike team is and what is required to respond.  A strike team is actually any 5 resources working together.  There was actually such a call on the night prior.  The ambulances met at a designated spot and went to Green Bay together.  You should be given information on where to go and what radio frequency to use.  There is a 90 minute response for the team and you can be deployed for 6-9 hours.  Another reminder to use IFERN for MABAS box alarms.  Manitowoc County is the first out for many Brown County Cards.  More drills are coming.

l.         EMS Day 2018:  The date is Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Copps in Manitowoc.  Please plan on attending.

m.     RTAC:  Theresa gave some updates including many legislative updates including 911 dispatch CPR, Bill 97, Stop the bleed, and license renewals for 3 years.  There is a falls program being revised again.

n.       HERC:  Debbie gave some updates.  All information is being emailed.


New Business


1.       Next meeting:  May in Reedsville at 1900.

2.       Disaster trailer:  The trailer needs an enclosed home of 10 x 30.


A motion to adjourn was made by Cleveland and seconded by Collins.  Motion carried.




Present:  Valders, Mishicot, Newton, St. Nazianz, Branch, Cleveland, Collins, Two Creeks, Francis Creek, Manitowoc, Kiel, and Reedsville

Absent:   Silver Creek, Two Rivers, Kellnersville, Maribel



Submitted:  D. Holschbach, secretary