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Minutes of Redding Paramedic Alliance, 12/03/2015

AGENDA: Redding Paramedic Alliance

RECEIVED 12/07/2015 3:24pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Minutes

MEMBERS PRESENT: JULIA PEMBERTON, WADE ROESE, SEAN MORRIS

ALSO PRESENT: MATT CASSAVECHIA, AMY ALCOTT, SEAN MCKINNEY

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 17:12

THE MINUTES OF THE JUNE 11TH 2015 MEETING WERE READ.  THERE WAS A CORRECTION NOTED: WRFD DAY CREW HOURS ARE 6AM TO 6PM.  MINUTES WERE ACCEPTED AS CORRECTED.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:                               

JULIA PEMBERTON BROUGHT UP THE ISSUE THE $1000 TAX ABATEMENT.  THE ABATEMENT CANNOT BE RAISED OR CONSIDERED NON TAXABLE WITHOUT AN ACT OF LEGISLATION.  JULIA SUGESSTED THAT OUR LOCAL CONGRESSMEN TAKE ACTION ON THE MATTER.  THERE ARE ALSO OTHER INCENTIVES THAT CAN BE DISCUSSED TO ATTRACT POSSIBLE VOLUNTEERS TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS FROM THE COST (COALITION OF SMALL TOWNS).  WRFD WOULD LIKE THE INCENTIVE INCREASED. RR DOES NOT THINK THAT THEIR MEMBERSHIP WOULD CHANGE REGARDING THIS ISSUE.

WADE ROESE STATED THAT THE REDDING 100 YEAR CELEBRATION AS WELL AS THEIR FIREMANS BALL WERE WELL ATTENDED.

MATT CASSAVECHIA PRESENTED A REPORT OF PARAMEDIC ACTIVITY BETWEEN ALL THREE FDS IN THE COMMUNITY.  WADE REQUESTED THIS AT THE LAST MEETING. THIS REPORT IS ATTACHED. GFD HAS THE MOST PARAMEDIC ACTIVITY.  SEAN MORRIS NOTED THAT THIS IS ONLY HALF OF GEORGETOWN’S CALLS.  GFD USES BOTH DANBURY HOSPITAL MEDIC AS WELL AS NORWALK HOSPITAL MEDICS.

NEW BUSINESS:              

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO ISSUES PENDING.

SEAN MORRIS MENTIONED THAT THE DISPATCHER MADE A MISTAKE TODAY (12/03/2015) SENDING WRFD TO A GEORGETOWN CALL.  THIS HAPPENS FROM TIME TO TIME.  THE DISPATCHER ADMITTED HIS MISTAKE.  IT WAS AGREED THAT THE QUALITY OF EACH DISPTCHER VARIES AT REDDING COM CENTER.

OPEN FORUM:                 

THERE ARE NO COMPLAINTS OR ISSUES.

SEAN MORRIS ASKED ABOUT THE GRANT AVAILABLE TO STOCK BLS AMBULANCES WITH 12 LEAD HEART MONITORS.  MATT STATED, AS DISCUSSED AT AN EARLIER MEETING, THAT WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT PARAMEDIC COVERAGE IN THIS AREA.  THE 12 LEAD EKG PROGRAM S ARE DESIGNED FOR MORE REMOTE AREAS WHERE PARAMEDIC COVERAGE IS UNAVAILABLE.  SEAN STATED THAT THE HOSPITAL HAS REQUESTED EARLY INTERVENTION.  BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION OF THE MEDIC IN BETHEL, THERE IS A 5-7 MINUTE DIFFERENCE IN RESPONSE TIMES FOR THE DANBURY HOSPICAL MEDIC COMPARED WITH RR AND WRFD.  MATT STATED THERE IS NO IMMEDIATE NEED FOR THIS 12 LEAD EKG IN THIS COMMUNITY.

THERE ARE NO OTHER PENDING ISSUES

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 17:25

SUBMITTED BY AMY ALCOTT