Manitowoc County EMS Association Meeting Minutes                                  5/26/2021

Host:  Francis Creek First Responders


The May 26, 2021, meeting of the Manitowoc County EMS Association was called to order at 1900.    


The meeting was called to order and the educational portion of the meeting began.  Our speaker was Jeff Stumbras the executive director of HSHS Behavioral Health ED to Recovery Program.  He spoke on a program that St. Nick’s hospital in Sheboygan is beginning where they can prescribe Naltrexone or buprenorphine from the ED.  It is a state funded program which they have had extensive training in.  They have some funding to help people who need it and the outpatient services to connect participants to also.  He also did an educational presentation on opioid use, treatment, and teaching on ways to help these people whom we can refer to this program. They will send us an educational link when available and some brochures.  They are looking at a June 1 go live.  1900-2015.


The meeting was then called back to order and roll call was taken.  No quorum was present. 


The secretary’s report was presented.  It was noted Amy Kohlmann wanted to be added to last month’s attendance.


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

Checking:         $3566.27                                  

Savings:           $5098.42                                                 


Old Business: 

1.       Contact numbers:  Asked for any updates and previous ones have been updated on-line.   Email the webmaster via the website if you have any more updates.  Please update your emails, contact people, and phone numbers by emailing the Manitowoc County EMS website. 

2.       Committee reports:

a.       Radio:   Combing with JDC Steering.

b.       Medical Directors: No update

c.       Protocols:  The state has updated the scope of practices items and they are out. There will be a 60-day period to look at the protocols and comment and you can customize the protocols to what your dept. wants.  Amanda Bates was hired in the EMS position at the state.

d.       Finance:  Nothing to report currently.

e.       Disaster:   Chief Blaser is working on a tabletop with LTC.  Board will get dates for this by the next meeting.  We will coordinate with the Rescue Task Force drills also.

f.         Education and training:  Some virtual training and education were shared. 

g.       LTC:  LTC is offering customized training for agencies.  They are getting ready for the new curriculum which will roll out from the state changes.

h.       Dispatch:  see emergency government but noted that they loved their baskets for Telecommunicators Week.

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

j.         Emergency Management:  Travis reports no dispatch changes except no covid alerts.  The Haz-Mat change for contracting with Appleton is approved.  ID Cards should be getting an update again.  I am responding can work for fire calls too. ID card updates:  Contact or 920-683-4360. 

k.       JDC Steering Committee: see radio. 

l.         MABAS:   E-MABAS is up and running. 

m.     EMS Day:  No update:  Chief Blaser stated he would take the lead on this.  He states he will get some free PSA’s done for us.

n.       MTSO:  no update

o.       RTAC:  Del Zuleger is the new RTAC coordinator. is his RTAC email with for the site.  Phone 920-606-4346.  The RTAC website is up and remodeled with current dates. 

New Business: 

1.       COVID Vaccines:  people or agencies interested in a COVID vaccine now need to get one in the community, pharmacy, or a large group could contact the Health Department and they could come to you if schedules.

2.        Next meeting date:  7/28/21 in 1900 in Reedsville (switched with Kiel).   

3.       Disaster Drill:  A discussion was made to make our Sept. meeting become a rescue task force training. 



A motion to adjourn was made by Francis Creek and a second was made by Two Creeks.   Meeting adjourned at 2050.


Attendance:  Francis Creek, Two Creeks, Branch, Collins, Kellnersville, Newton, Mishicot, Emergency Government


Submitted:  D. Holschbach, secretary




Deb Holschbach            Newton                                                

Alyssa Johanek             Two Creeks/Mishicot                            

Kayla B                         Emergency Gov.                                   

Theresa Becker             Mishicot                       



Hannah Pfeffer              Francis Creek

Mark Knier                    Newton                                                

Jean Green                   Collins                                                 


**Need names of additional participants from meeting please.