July 24, 2008
Meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. The minutes of the June meeting were sent out prior to the July meeting and were accepted as presented.
Financial Report from: July 24
50/50 Drawing from 4H Fairó
Thank you to everyone who helped with set up and represented the LCFFA at the Fair. There were a few small problems, but nothing we didnít live through!
Danny Gillespie created a nice photo display from pictures submitted by the various departments for the fair. We voted to repay Danny for the costs of the display.
Weíd like to keep adding to this display and use it for Fire Prevention as well as the Fair. If you have department photos to share, but didnít get them in this time, please feel free to forward them now and Iíll take care of archiving them and adding them to the display.
There is a meeting scheduled at Bedford Fire on Tuesday, August 5th at 6:30 pm. I contacted Scott Gillespie to see if we could reschedule this meeting but have not received an answer at this time. If he contacts me with alternant arrangements Iíll send out a corrective meeting notice ASAP. Chief Gillespie would like to make a new Fire Prevention Educational program. For this to work it will require an ongoing commitment from the members of the volunteer departments. Please make arrangements for at least one member of your department to attend the meeting on the 5th so they can relay information back to the individual departments. We can have further discussion on this at the next County Wide meeting.
Iím also adding this information to the information I have for each department so this information will also be forwarded to EMA and the Sheriffís department.
Brandon plans to attend the next few meetings to see what kind of progress weíre making and if thereís anything he can do to help. He also pointed out AE is willing to come to each department to do LZ training or medical In-Service. I can forward contact information to Brandon for anyone who would like to set up training.
If you havenít already done it I need a current roster from each department. Please list all members and the officers. I also need phone contact information, at least for the officers. This goes along with the update to the SOP with the Sheriffís department. Please also mark you medical personnel and their cert levels.
300 Day Classes:
Salem August 11-13
ICS 400 for officers is required by October 2009.
Dave Redman from the Purdue Extension office came and talked to us about a Farm Safety class to be put on at the Perdue Farm here in Lawrence County. He hopes to have enough sponsorship that this will either be a no-cost or low-cost training session. He tentatively plans to have this on a Saturday morning, probably from 8-noon. He will contact us with further information when it becomes available. Basically he attended to see if there was any interest from VFDs for this training. Bill Fields will be the instructor.
District 8 Training
Donít forget there is equipment available for use for training. (Ventilation, wall breaking, entrapment, etc) This is available by using the District 8 Training Trailer and Equipment. Just contact Adam Flynn at Bedford Fire for information.
Once the new Fire Training Tower for District 8 is complete it will also be available for live burns and other training. This will be in Bedford, and will belong to District 8.
If anyone has any upcoming fundraisers or training to share please let me know and Iíll forward the information to the rest of the county.