Executive Committee Meeting Aug. 22, 2011
Attending: Alan Gawel, Eric Epstein, Alex Limbos, Gary Hock, Audra Petrone, Mike Petrone, Gwen Price. Also attending, Lynn Mellis Worthington, Tim Limbos, Jeremy Matson, Veronica Limbos, Jean Speck, Mary Ann Van Valkenburg.
9:15 p.m. Secretary Cathe Mazza left the meeting. L. Worthington took over taking the minutes.
Discussion of amendments to SOP 2-7 Radio Communication Procedures, which were drafted by Tim Limbos.
MOTION by E. Epstein, second by G. Hock, to recommend amending the radio identification regarding the apparatus. Approved with 1 abstention by G. Price.
There was a discussion of the terminology “car” for officers and EMS. E. Epstein made a MOTION, seconded by G. Hock, to strike car and EMS officers. Unanimously approved.
There was a MOTION by M. Petrone, seconded by A. Limbos, to recommend SOP 2-7 as amended to the membership. Unanimously approved.
E. Epstein made a MOTION, seconded by G. Hock, to recommend the amendments proposed for SOP 2-6 Radio Dispatch Procedures, which were drafted by Tim Limbos. Unanimously approved.
Discussion of SOP 4-2 Interior Firefighter Training, which is a new document that has been written to help the Department come into compliance with the OSHA regulations.
M. Petrone made a MOTION, seconded by E. Epstein, to recommend SOP 4-2 with amendments. Approved.
There was discussion of the Juniors SOPs amendments proposed by Jeremy Matson. G. Hock made a MOTION to table, seconded by G. Price. Approved.
On the policies regarding technology, due to the lengthy meeting, L. Worthington suggested emailing her suggestions for changes.
There was a discussion of membership morale. The president said it is an issue that “most definitely” should be discussed by the membership at the September meeting.
M. VanValkenburg and J. Speck asked the officers to consider ways that morale could be improved. A number of ideas were thrown out.
It was stressed that Jon Politis would be speaking here Oct. 29. It was suggested that an email be sent with the info and a link to Jon’s web site. Eric said he’d organize calling the members.
Matt Starr has been overseeing the Department facilities. M. Petrone made a MOTION, seconded by E. Epstein, to also appoint M. Starr as the firehouse coordinator for the remainder of the year.
Lynn Mellis Worthington, acting secretary