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2016 Meeting Minutes


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

January 26, 2016

On January 26, 2016 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business. 

Present were Donnie Cuckler, Scott Wickham, Doc Overly, Jason Fields, Jeff Minshall, and Randy Armbruster.

MARCS Radios are at the Sheriff’s Office.  All in use radios are programmed to the new 7X system.

Wildfire Class scheduled for February 20, 2016 at Waverly FD.

Scott has contact for AEP and will call to schedule the training.  They would like to have at least 40 for the training.  It was suggested that we invite EMS, EMA, Law Enforcement, ODOT, County Engineer, Linemen in Training.  If the course can be scheduled we will try to host it at the fairgrounds building instead of Benton.

Jason discussed Camp Creek dues.  They have past years dues that are delinquent.  The Association and Camp Creek do not have paperwork to show whether or not they were paid.  Officers felt that we should write the past dues off.

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM February 23, 2016 at Benton Twp FD.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

January 26, 2016

 The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by FBP Fire Department on January 26, 2016.  President Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Wickham, Fields, Overly, Armbruster, and Minshall.  There were 11 Departments, 31 Members, and no guests from FBP Deputy Director, Ohio Valley Firefighters Association and Ohio Fire Chiefs Association.  Due to other obligations, FBP Site Director Fred Hughes spoke to the Association and welcomed everyone. He shared his thankfulness for providing valuable assistance to the plant and also stated that the plant would be available to help the Association.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $4,859.68; Savings account balance $97.64.  Received $1.83 interest on checking and $.06 on savings.  Bills are: Jessica’s Attic $94.00; B&C Communications $457.00; SBA $24.96.  Jason suggested that we pay 5 years to SBA for the Jasper Tower Lease for $124.80.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Doc Overly and seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Committee Report 

None

Old Business

Marshal’s Grant-Nothing new. 

Wildfire Course Saturday February 20, 2016 0900 at Waverly FD.  WFD will provide a lunch.  Jason will forward the number attending to ODNR.

Scott has information on AEP Electrical Safety Class. AEP is asking for 40 to attend.  Association will invite all first responders, law enforcement, county and state road crews.  Scott will set the class up for February 23 at the fairgrounds.  The Association will take care of food since Benton was slated to host.  If the training cannot be scheduled then we will be at Benton.  Scott will forward the details ASAP.

New Business  

FBP provided site maps for first responders that have pre-determined landing zones and other information for on-site emergencies.  If you need more contact Chief Andronis.

Good of the Association 

Volunteer Firefighter Course to be held at Waverly FD Monday February 1, 2016 at 1800. 

Pebble Twp. FD has their new air bags in service if anyone should need assistance. 

Multiple other trainings available and will be sent via email.

Member’s Sick or in Distress 

None

Guest Speaker

Gregg Smith introduced Ben Kelley as the manager at Pike State Forest.  He will oversee Pike, Brush Creek and Richland Furnace.  In the coming weeks they will assemble as crew.  For fire season a new call out sheet will be sent to dispatch.  Gregg will also be out doing FEPP inspections soon.

Stewart Baldwin of Air-Evac spoke on pre-determined landing zones.  He presented a list of those sites and asked for input on modifying those sites. 

Ohio Fire Chief’s Association was present to discuss their Association and benefits.  Matt Nobel and Jack Ruff gave the presentation. 

Door Prize

Multiple from FBP

Training

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Jeff Minshall at 9:00 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Benton Twp Fire Department on February 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.  If the AEP training is scheduled the Association will host at the Pike County Fairgrounds.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

February 23, 2016

 On February 23, 2016 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business. 

Present were Donnie Cuckler, Scott Wickham, Jason Fields, Jeff Minshall, and Randy Armbruster.

MARCS Radios are at the Sheriff’s Office.

Nothing from Ohio Fire Marshal on MARCS Grant but should be awarded within the next week.

Wildfire Class had 24 attending.

AEP Electrical Safety Course will be held March 29.  Scott has had discussions with Dennis Martin about getting the multi-purpose building for the training.  Scott has asked for no cost use and was asked to contact Connie Goble.  Fred Hughes of FBP indicated that they will pay for food costs. 

Association dues are coming in with a few still owing.

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM March 29, 2016.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

February 23, 2016

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Benton Twp. Fire Department on February 23, 2016.  President Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance,Invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Wickham, Fields, Armbruster, and Minshall.  There were 10 Departments, 17 Members, and guests from Air Evac and Servpro.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report 

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $4,184.89; Savings account balance $97.64.  Received $1.01 interest on checking and $.00 on savings.  No bills due.  We received dues from Piketon and Jackson Twp.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports 

None

Old Business

Marshal’s Grant is due to be awarded next week.

Wildfire Course had 24 students.

AEP Course will be March 29.  Scott suggested starting at 6:30 PM.  He has contacted Dennis Martin of the fair board and was instructed to call Connie Goble.  Scott is asking for the building to be used free.  FBP will provide the food.  Jason will send invitations.

New Business  

Jason presented information from the recent county communications meeting and the Ohio Development Office Safety Capital Grants. Departments are eligible for up to $100,000 for facilities, equipment, vehicles. Deadline to apply is March 11.

Question on when the disaster all call tones are used verses the warble alert tone.  Disaster tone is supposed to be used for a tornado or other immediately threatening situation, for meeting notifications or when multiple departments need to be advised of something.  Warble tone is for general notification of changing weather conditions, snow emergency levels and non-emergent notifications.  Donnie indicated that he would speak to dispatchers to confirm use.

Good of the Association 

Rarden FD will be hosting an auto extrication training on April 2 at 10 AM.

There are many other announcements and trainings coming up.  They will be emailed.

Member’s Sick or in Distress 

None

Guest Speaker

Serv Pro did a presentation on their services that are available to victims of crime, fire, meth and weather related damages.  They also will do free safety surveys for area businesses to aid in pre-disaster planning. 

Air Evac announced that the predetermined LZ’s are completed for the county.  They may be amended/modified and added to as needed.

Door Prize

Multiple

Training

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jeff Minshall and seconded by Scott Wickham at 8:30 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be on March 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Pike County Fairgrounds.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

March 29, 2016

 

No Officers Meeting was held.

 

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

March 29, 2016

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted at the Pike County Fairgrounds on March 29, 2016.  President Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm for AEP Electrical Safety Training.  Invocation by Pete Shaffer and adjournment for the meal and training.  Recall to order at 7:25 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Wickham, Fields, Armbruster, and Minshall.  There were 10 Departments, 36 Members, and guests from AEP. 

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report 

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $4,861.66; Savings account balance $97.64.  Received $.97 interest on checking and $.00 on savings.  Paid $9.80 for postage stamps.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Mark Andronis.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports 

None

Old Business 

AEP Training was well attended and went very well.  FBP took care of the food costs.  Scott Wickham asked the Association to reimburse him for costs associated with the AEP Training.  He paid $100 to fair board for insurance and $50 for drinks.  Motion by Randy Armbruster, seconded by Jerry Wessel to reimburse Scott Wickham $150 for expenses.  Motion carried.

New Business

Waverly FD had to do some modifications/moving of cascade/fill hose and asked the Association to pay the costs.  Motion by Jerry Wessel, seconded by Mike Carrico to pay Breathing Air Systems $417.85.  Motion carried.

Scott suggested that the Association do more training for our members.  He asked that members make suggestions and bring them to the next Association Meeting.

First Aid/CPR Training will be scheduled for the entire county in the near future.

Good of the Association 

Next meeting will be hosted by Brush Creek FD.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

AEP

Door Prize

None

Training

AEP Electrical Safety Course

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Scott Wickham at 7:42 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Brush Creek FD on April 26, 2016.  An officers meeting will be held at 6:30 pm and regular business meeting will be held at 7:30 pm.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

April 26, 2016 

No Officers Meeting was held.

 Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

April 26, 2016

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Brush Creek Fire Department on April 26, 2016.  Paul Swickard called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge and Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Swickard, Fields, Armbruster, and Minshall.  There were 7 Departments, 17 Members, and no guests.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Mark Andronis and seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $3,709.20; Savings account balance $97.70.  Received $.99 interest on checking and $.06 on savings. No bills due however there will be mailing costs for the certificates of training.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Dave Cruea.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Nothing

New Business  

Brush Creek FD hosting a basic wildfire course on May 22 beginning at 0800.

Jason suggested that we review and update our Constitution-Bylaws and Mutual Aid Agreement before the end of the year. 

MARCS programming template needed for county.  Jason is gathering MOU’s.

Good of the Association

Waverly FD Annual Fish Fry May 7 @ 10 am until sold out.

Porter FD is hosting a fundraiser for Charlie Floyd family.  Details were not available at meeting.

Rarden FD has a pop cooler for sale.  Make offer.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Charlie Floyd Family and Porter Twp. FD.

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

None

Training

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Jerry Wessel at 8:20 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Jackson Twp. FD on May 31, 2016.  An officers meeting will be held at 6:30 pm and regular business meeting will be held at 7:30 pm.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

May 31, 2016

On May 31, 2016 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business. Present were Donnie Cuckler, Jason Fields, Paul Swickard, Doc Overly and Jeff Minshall.

Pike County Fair was discussed.  Discussions of what to do, where to do it etc.  Officers feel it’s a great PR tool and will bring it up to the membership.

The OFM MARCS Grant is slowly coming along.  Radios should be in any day at B&C.  Programming template still needs to be completed however is a slow process at MARCS.

Jeff suggested forming a permanent committee to work on issues between association members, departments, agencies, dispatchers etc.  He offered to lead the committee.  Officers felt it was a very good idea and it will be brought up to the members. 

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM June 28, 2016.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

May 31, 2016

 The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Jackson Twp Fire Department on May 31, 2016.  Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge and Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Swickard, Fields, Overly, and Minshall.  There were 9 Departments, 23 Members, and 1 guest.  Bill French of Pike County ARES Club.

Secretary’s Report 

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Doc Overly and seconded by Roger McAllister.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report 

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $2,779.93; Savings account balance $97.70.  Received $.73 interest on checking and $.00 on savings. Received $50 dues from Peebles. No bills due.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Roger McAllister.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports 

None

Old Business 

All MARCS MOU’s are received except Jackson County.  MARCS is working on the template.  It was suggested by members that instead of each department having a separate talk group channel to only have a few Fire Grounds or TAC’s.

New Business

Jeff suggested forming a permanent committee to work on issues between association members, departments, agencies, dispatchers etc.  He offered to lead the committee.  The purpose would be to foster a working relationship among everyone that we interface with.  Motion by Jeff to form the committee, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.  Anyone interested should contact Jeff.  More will be discussed next month. 

Pike County Fair will be held July 31-August 6.  Discussion on fair booth was held.  It would be staffed outside the same as last year if it is approved by fair board.  Donnie will speak to the board.  More discussions will be held next month.

Good of the Association 

Terry Cooper Memorial Ride Saturday June 4.

Jackson Twp FD Car Show July 17 at the Government Center Lot.

Member’s Sick or in Distress 

Randy Phipps, FBP FD is still unresponsive in hospital.  T-shirts are for sale if there is anyone interested.  See Mark Andronis/

Randy Armbruster’s wife will be undergoing surgery on Wednesday for cancer. 

Guest Speaker

Bill French with Ohio/Pike County ARES (Ham Radio) discussed their group, capabilities and what all they can do in case of emergencies, disasters or communication failures.

Door Prize

Multiple compliments of Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl Fire Equipment.

Training

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jeff Minshall and seconded by Tyler Wessel at 9:03 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Waverly FD on June 28, 2016.  An officers meeting will be held at 6:30 pm and regular business meeting will be held at 7:30 pm.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

June 28, 2016

 On June 28, 2016 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business. 

Present were Donnie Cuckler, Scott Wickham, Jason Fields, Paul Swickard, Doc Overly, Randy Armbruster, and Jeff Minshall.

Jeff’s committee has met and discussed many items that will enhance the PCFFA, members and other agencies.  Jeff spoke to the EMS Director, Kevin Jenkins, regarding what frequency to use on landing zone scenes.  Pike EMS wishes for all fire departments assisting to use Pike County TAC which is 155.2050 with a PL 77.0.  This is the old EMS frequency.  Jeff reported that he has had a lot of discussions with many individuals over the past month to ascertain their suggestions and concerns.  Some departments feel we need to be using a box alerting system.  Others have asked to not “stack” pages since many pagers are timing out and are not getting the message.  It was felt that the best course of action is to keep meeting and take some time to digest the discussions before suggesting anything to implement.

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM July 26, 2016.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

June 28, 2016

 The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Waverly Fire Department on June 28, 2016.  Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge and Invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Wickham, Swickard, Fields, Overly, Armbruster, and Minshall.  There were 13 Departments, 30 Members, and 1 guest, Adam Bowsher from Vogelpohl Fire.

Secretary’s Report 

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Scott Wickham and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $2,678.22; Savings account balance $97.70.  Received $.59 interest on checking and $.00 on savings. Bills due: Jessica’s Attic $50.00.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Jeff Minshall reported on his committee and what has happened since our last meeting.  The committee has met and identified some area that need to be worked on.  They have also spoke to different agencies that we interface with to see what they would like for us to improve on.  Kevin Jenkins, Pike EMS Director, asked us to operate on the old EMS frequency which is now EMS TAC 155.2050 PL 77.0 for all landing zone calls.  The committee has received a lot of great comments and suggestions.  For alerts, some departments are asking to not stack pages since pagers are not recording the message and are timing out.  The suggestion is to tone out the initial department then the mutual aid department.  For MVA’s with entrapment it is suggested to tone out 2 rescues.  For runs for downed trees, lines etc. while they are a bit bothersome the committee felt that local policy should dictate their response.  The committee is going to digest all the information, meet again and report back at the July meeting. 

Old Business

MARCS template is being built by MARCS.  No date for completion is known.  Also, the deadline to have all the radio’s on line by July 1 is no longer an issue.  MARCS and the OFM have worked that issue out. 

Pike County Fair.  Piketon FD will need help with the demo derby’s and possibly other events.  Scott Wickham asked those wishing to help to contact Ryan Clemmons. 

Pike County Fair Booth discussed.  There is interest in setting it up again.  Jason will email a schedule to members.  Donnie is working on getting approval from the Fair Board.  We will finalize the plans at the July meeting.

New Business

None

Good of the Association

Jackson Twp. FD Car Show July 17 at the Government Center Lot.

Benton Twp. FD fish fry at Longs Retreat on July 2 from 11-4.

FF I Transition Course starting 6 pm Monday July 11 at WFD.

Pebble FD has the county hose tester if anyone needs to use it. 

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Randy Phipps, FBP FD has been moved to OSU Dodd’s Hall for rehab where he continues to improve;

FF Tom Cooper Sr. passed away;

Randy Armbruster’s wife Valeria improving after surgery and will begin cancer treatments soon;

Flooding in West Virginia.

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

Multiple compliments of Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl Fire Equipment.

Training

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Scott Wickham and seconded by Randy Armbruster at 8:30 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Piketon FD on July 26, 2016.  An officers meeting will be held at 6:30 pm and regular business meeting will be held at 7:30 pm.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

August 30, 2016

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Pebble Twp. Fire Department on September 30, 2016.  Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge and Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Wickham, Swickard, Fields, Armbruster, and Minshall.  There were 11 Departments, 35 Members, and 1 guest Larry List from County Fire Protection. Our guest spoke first.  Larry presented information on what all County Fire Protection can do to assist fire departments with testing of ladders and other equipment. 

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Rob Deering.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was not available.

Committee Report 

Reminder that Chief’s will be meeting at 6:30 PM on November 29, 2016.

Old Business

MARCS radios are being installed.  About half of them are now done.

MARCS pagers from Unication are now being sold by Jesse Stanley.  The cost is $895 each.

Scott Wickham thanked everyone who helped Piketon FD during the fair.

New Business

Pike EMS asked the Association departments to help them on runs where they may have a code, unresponsive or with lift assists.  Members stated for them to call.

Good of the Association

Pebble thanked everyone for the help on the Williams Warehouse fire.  Also the county hose tester is available for pickup.  Sunday October 2 they are holding a Pork Tenderloin Dinner from 11-4.

Rarden has some equipment for sale-light bars and 3” hose.  Rarden White Tail Deer Festival will be held September 9-11 with parade on 9-11.  Everyone welcome.  Line up at the community center.

New Covenant CCCU will be hosting a fire responders worship on 9-11 at 10:30 AM with dinner following. 

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Randy Phipps, FBP FD is slowly improving at home.

Guest Speaker

Larry List of County Fire Protection.

Door Prize

Multiple compliments of Pebble Twp. FD.

Training

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Scott Wickham and seconded by Rob Deering at 8:21 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Camp Creek Twp. FD on September 27, 2016.  An officers meeting will be held at 6:30 pm and regular business meeting will be held at 7:30 pm.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

September 27, 2016 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Camp Twp. Fire Department on September 27, 2016.  Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge and Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Swickard, Fields, Armbruster, and Minshall.  There were 8 Departments, 21 Members, and no guest’s.  Camp Creek FD presented Firefighter Alvie Miller with a plaque to recognize his 20 years of service to the Camp Creek Fire Department and his retirement.

Secretary’s Report 

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’ Report was read with checking account balance of $2,678.22 and saving’s account balance of $97.70.  No bills.  Motion for approval by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried.

Committee Report 

Reminder that Chief’s will be meeting at 6:30 PM on November 29, 2016.

President Cuckler appointed a nominating committee for our 2017 association officers.  Serving are Jerry Wessel, Mark Andronis, Paul Swickard and Nakoa Spradlin.  If you are interested in serving as an officer please speak to one of the committee members.

Old Business

MARCS radios are all installed except for Scioto which is scheduled for Wednesday.

Jerry Wessel asked which radio system the county is going to be using once every department has MARCS installed.  It was decided that it would be discussed during the chief’s meeting on November 29th.  It was stated that once on the scene that everyone should be using a TAC channel.

New Business

Ben Kelley, Manager of Pike State Forest updated everyone on wild fire season.  There will be an operator and dozer stationed at Pike Forest during fire season.  Ben suggested calling early on to advise them of a fire since they do not monitor Pike County Fire.  If the fire is after hours or the weekend they will have to call in a crew.  Ben also mentioned that ODNR has developed mutual aid talk groups for MARCS to cover Pike Forest, Shawnee Forest and Scioto Trail.  Ben also stated that in February he would like to run another basic wildfire course possibly in the Beaver area.  He also explained the importance of reporting all fires no matter the size.

Good of the Association

Basic Firefighter Course 6 PM Monday November 7 at WFD.

Pebble Twp FD pork tenderloin dinner October 2 from 11-4.

Waverly FD hot dog roast October 29 at 5 PM.

Halloween Camp Out at Pike County Fairgrounds with BBQ Contest sponsored by the Pike CTC VoAg.

Eastern Schools Fall Fundraiser is hosting a chili cook off on November 5.

Beaver Oktoberfest and parade weekend of October 6-9.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Randy Phipps, FBP FD improving at home.

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

Multiple compliments of Camp Creek FD

Training

First Responders Role in Rural Fire Investigation

Adjournment 

Motion to adjourn by Tyler Wessel and seconded by Rand Armbruster at 8:30 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Beaver FD on October 25, 2016.  An officers meeting will be held at 6:30 pm and regular business meeting will be held at 7:30 pm. 

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

October 25, 2016

 On October 25, 2016 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business. 

Present were Donnie Cuckler, Scott Wickham, Paul Swickard, Jason Fields, Doc Overly, Randy Armbruster, and Jeff Minshall.

Discussed nominations and what trustees were up for election in 2017. There were no exact records on who was serving the 2 and 3 year terms.  Officers felt that the committee needed to nominate and specify who was serving what years. 

Officers and chiefs will meet at 6:00 PM November 29, 2016.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

October 25, 2016

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Beaver Fire Department on October 25, 2016.  Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge and Invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Swickard, Fields, Armbruster, Minshall and Overly.  There were 11 Departments, 30 Members, and 2 guest’s Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl and Ed Helphinstine of the American Red Cross.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Wayne Jayne and seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’ Report was read with checking account balance of $2,678.28 and saving’s account balance of $97.70.  No bills.  Received $50 dues from Camp Creek last month.  Motion for approval by Wayne Jayne and seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Motion carried.

Committee Report 

Reminder that Chief’s will be meeting at 6:30 PM on November 29, 2016.

Nominating Committee reported as follows.  For 2017 Officers: President-Tyler Wessel, Vice President-Adam Smith, Secretary-Nathan Waddle, Treasurer-John Southall, Agent-Paul Swickard, Trustee 3 year term- Doc Overly, Trustee- 3 year term-Randy Armbruster, Trustee 2 year term-Jeff Minshall. 

Old Business

The Nominating Committee report was heard with nominations opened for floor nominations with none heard.  Motion close nominations by Randy Armbruster, seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried.  Officers will be voted on at the November 29, 2016 Association Meeting at Elm Grove FD.

New Business

None

Good of the Association

WFD is hosting their hot dog roast before the annual Halloween Parade at the Waverly Athletic Complex.  Parade lineup is also at the complex.

Nakoa Spradlin indicated that there have been a lot of fire’s involving people smoking while using oxygen.

Rarden Annual Halloween Carnival Friday from 6-11 PM.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

Adam Bowsher asked for member departments to help him complete some FD Information Forms for Vogelpohl.  Ed Helphinstine of the Red Cross discussed their mission and services.  He asked for a heads up on all fires even if the occupants are needing services at the time of the fire.  They may need help hours or days later.  He also said that their canteen service is available but the staff is coming from Scioto County.  Ed also said that they are in need of volunteers to help with their disaster services and canteen for Pike County. 

Door Prize

Multiple compliments of Vogelpohl

Training

None

Adjournment 

Motion to adjourn by Wayne Jayne and seconded by Doc Overly at 8:32 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Elm Grove FD on November 29, 2016.  An officers/chief’s meeting will be held at 6:00 pm and regular business meeting will be held at 7:30 pm.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

2015 Meeting Minutes


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

January 27, 2015

 

On January 27, 2015 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Donnie Cuckler, Scott Wickham, Jason Fields, Randy Armbruster, Jeff Minshall and Jim Boyce.

Communications is progressing slowly.  We need a stakeholders meeting ASAP however it has been difficult to get a meeting scheduled.  We owe Business Radio Licensing $3,615 for work already completed.  Bill has been submitted to Commissioners but has not been paid.  Suggested that we get a stakeholders meeting and go from there.  We still have the option of paying “our” part of the bill but it is currently not separated out to do that.  It is estimated that there is an additional 3-4,000 of FCC/FAA work left to accomplish.  Once finally completed we will undergo a county wide agency reprogramming.  Jason to continue to work on and report back.

Decided that until FCC work is complete that our Grant Program should be put on hold. 

Dues Report submitted.  There are a few delinquent from last year or years past however, 2015 dues are already coming in and we are in good shape.  It was suggested that we visit the bylaws and establish a set fee for corporate memberships.

Jason requested an Audit Committee be appointed to review 2014 records.  Randy and Jeff will serve.

2015 meeting calendar discussed and explained.  It was suggested that the July meeting always be held at Piketon so that we can prepare for the county fair.  It may have to be moved up a week from time to time due to the timing of the fair. 

Discussed training.  Association would like to conduct some additional training possibly at FBP burn building and maybe do some 1 day schools.  More to come.

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM February 24, 2015 at Scioto Twp FD.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

January 27, 2015

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Benton Twp. Fire Department.  President Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Wickham, Fields, Armbruster and Minshall.  There were 12 Departments, 24 Members and 2 guests from Pike County EMS and Vogelpohl Fire Equipment.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Jason Fields with checking account balance of $6,062.70; Savings account balance $97.40.  Received $2.54 interest on checking and $.06 on savings accounts; and bank fee of $1.00 on savings account; no bills to be paid.  Dues received from: Beaver, Huntington, Rarden, Peebles. Received donation from FBP $1,000.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jim Boyce and seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Donnie appointed Randy Armbruster and Jeff Minshall to audit books for 2014.

Old Business

Jason reported that FCC work is progressing slowly.  A stakeholders meeting will be scheduled as soon as possible.  More to come.

Discussed search and rescue, live burn training in the spring time at FBP.

Wildfire Training will be February 7 at Jackson Twp and February 21 at Pebble Twp from 9-4.  Scioto County CTC will also be hosting training on March 7 from 8-3.  This class has been updated and is recommended that anyone who has taken it in years past take this update.  CEU’s awarded!

FCC licensing is going well and should be able to complete the reprogramming by January or February 2015 depending on how quickly the Commissioners and other stakeholders respond. 

FBP Drill is still in the planning stages.  If you have interest in participating and/or have a particular evolution that you would like to see done please contact Chief Boyce or EMA.

New Business  

Federal Excess Property Inspections will begin soon by Forestry.  The Ohio Wildfire Reporting System has been overhauled recently.  Username is your departments “FDID #” and password is “fire” all lower case.  After the initial log in you can change the password.

Basic Fire Class February 2 at WFD 6 PM/ All evening classes.  NIMS 100/700, physical, GED or diploma are required.

Discussion on why FD’s are not being dispatched on MVA’s.  Recent runs were discussed where there was a delay and an extrication was needed in very adverse weather.  It was suggested that if you hear EMS being alerted and your department has not then to automatically respond and let dispatch know of the error.  It was also suggested that per the sheriff’s request to call him and discuss the situations.  Donnie will speak to his supervisor about the situation.

FBP will soon has job postings for 2-3 FF/EMT’s. 

Good of the Association

None

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

Jared Cosey of Pike EMS spoke on transitions at Pike EMS and invited the Association to take part in a chili cook off between first responders for bragging rights on February 28 at Piketon Church of Christ.  This will be a meet and greet with the public.  Call Chuck Davis for more information.

Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl was present and made himself available after the meeting for Q/A.

Door Prize

Compliments of Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl Fire Equipment and Benton Twp. FD.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Randy Armbruster at 8:32 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Scioto Twp. Fire Department on February 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

February 24, 2015 

*Secretary Fields was absent.  Minutes were taken by Rachel Corwin.

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Scioto Twp. Fire Department.  President Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by __________ and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Wickham, Overly, Armbruster and Minshall.  There were 9 Departments, 17 Members and guests from FBP.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $7,463.99; Savings account balance $97.40.  Received $1.29 interest on checking.  No bills to be paid.  Dues received from: Waverly $50.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jim Boyce and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

FBP Drill June 13, 2015.  If your department has a particular training or scenario that you would like to do at the drill please let the EMA know by May. Any departments who would like to participate in the drill or have any questions please direct them to Stephen Corwin at the EMA.

Wildfire Class Saturday February 28 at 9 AM Pebble Township FD.

New Business  

None

Good of the Association 

None 

Member’s Sick or in Distress 

None

Guest Speaker

Forestry spoke and provided training and information on their wildfire reporting system.  Improvements have been made on the mapping.  The only parts that are required are the red dots on the on-line report.  You can also complete a paper report if you have trouble logging in to the online report.  To log in use your departments FDID number and the password is all lowercase “fire”.  Once logged in you can change the password.  If you have questions you can contact Tom Schuman.  The website also has some new information, Smokey Bear video and song for kids.

Door Prize

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Doc Overly and seconded by Randy Armbruster at 8:30 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Jackson Twp. Fire Department Station 2 on March 31, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

March 31, 2015

On March 31, 2015 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Donnie Cuckler, Scott Wickham, Jason Fields, Randy Armbruster, Jeff Minshall, Doc Overly and Paul Swickard.

FCC License Work has been paid by the County Commissioners.  We can begin re-programming after we have a communications committee meeting which will be scheduled soon.  There will be some expenses involved in the re-programming of dispatch consoles and for anyone who we do not have software for. 

MARCS Radios need to be upgraded/rebanded to new platform ASAP.  MARCS will be in Scioto County to reprogram for free if interested in having them done otherwise contact B&C.

Feel the Heat or similar program may be a good idea for our elected people so that they understand our problems that we face and how the departments operate.  Jason has information on a similar program.

Are we going to do a fair booth?

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM April 28, 2015 at Waverly FD.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

March 31, 2015 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Jackson Township Fire Department on March 31, 2015.  President Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Wickham, Swickard, Fields, Overly, Armbruster and Minshall.  There were 9 Departments, 25 Members, 3 guests from FBP and 4 from the Pike County Shriners.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Jim Boyce and seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $7,425.20; Savings account balance $97.40.  Received $0 interest on checking.  No bills to be paid.  Dues received from: Pebble Twp. $100.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

FCC License Bill has now been paid by the Pike County Commissioners.  Re-programming will begin after next PCFFA meeting and following a meeting with the stakeholders.

FBP Drill June 13, 2015.  Please direct any questions to Stephen Corwin at the EMA Office.

Wildfire Class Saturday May 2 at 8 AM at Scioto County CTC. 

New Business  

Tower obstruction lights are out and are being worked on by JOS Towers.  The tower took a lightning strike which caused the damage.

Harold Cooper of the Pike County Shriners discussed a grant program that is sponsored by their burn foundation which if awarded will pay for thermal imaging cameras for each member department.  They received pricing from multiple venders and the nest price is from Vogelpohl and Adam Bowsher for an MSA TIC for around $5,000 each.  Application were available at the meeting and must be turned in by Friday April 3, 2015.  Jason will notify the absent members.  Pete Hale also discussed the Shriners Hospital burn care, emergency medical air/ground care and general transportation that is funded by the Shriners at no cost to the family.  The Association thanked the Shriners for their continued help, dedication and efforts.

Mark Andronis recognized Chief Jim Boyce for his many years of service to the A-Plant and the Fire Department.  Chief Boyce will retire April 1, 2015.  The Association members thanked Chief Boyce for his help, service and dedication to the PCFFA.  Chief Boyce spoke briefly on his retirement and also introduced Mark Andronis as the interim Chief of the FBP Fire Department.  Chief Andronis made it clear that they will be there to help the Association if they are needed.

Good of the Association

Scioto Ambulance District is selling their MARCS mobile and portable radios.  Make offer.  For more information please call 740-259-0755.

Scioto Township FD Chinese Auction Saturday April 4, 2015 at Pike County Fairgrounds.

Pebble Township FD Pulled Pork Dinner Sunday April 12, 2015 12-5 PM

FF I @ Waverly FD Monday April 6, 2015 at 6 pm.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

Mark Adkins of 1-800-BOARDUP spoke to the Association about their organization and also spoke on BOX 65.  If there is a fire or some sort of disaster where the structure needs to be secured or boarded up you can call the 800 number and ask for their services.  It is free of charge unless there is insurance that can be billed.  While not all of Pike County is covered under his territory he suggested calling and giving the 45690 zip code.  They will come to anywhere in Pike County but is zip code driven.  If their services are needed you call the 800 number and then he or another representative will call you for details and information.  He also welcomed the Association to come to a BOX 65 meeting to learn more about their rehab unit.  They are assisting other counties in establishing units.

Door Prize

Fire Helmet donated by Vogelpohl and Adam Bowsher.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jeff Minshall and seconded by Doc Overly at 8:30 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Waverly Fire Department on April 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

April 28, 2015

 

On April 28, 2015 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Donnie Cuckler, Scott Wickham, Jason Fields, Randy Armbruster, Jeff Minshall, Doc Overly and Paul Swickard.

FCC License Work/Reprogramming- BRL has received payment for licensing work and will be submitting applications to FCC.  Reprogramming & Tone Template was discussed.  The deadline for programming is July 1, 2015.  The 911 center will undergo programming shortly after that date.  Any department/agency who has not reprogrammed will not be able to receive alerts after the consoles are reprogramed to the new tones.  Officers felt that the Association should pick up any programming costs for departments who do not have programming software and/or cannot afford the expense.

Feel the Heat discussed for our elected officials.  Jason suggested a program that the IAFF has that is similar to the Ohio Fire Academy’s.

Pike County Fair is approaching.  Are we doing an outside booth like last year?

Pike County Bicentennial is ongoing with events throughout the county.  There will be a 3 day event in Waverly June 19-21 with a parade featuring transportation of the past on the 19th.  The committee is encouraging everyone to participate.  Lineup is at the Old Waverly HS.  

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM May 26, 2015 at Pebble Twp. FD.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

April 28, 2015

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Waverly Fire Department on April 28, 2015.  President Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Wickham, Swickard, Fields, Overly, Armbruster and Minshall.  There were 10 Departments, 23 Members, 1 guests from Vogelpohl.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Mark Andronis and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $7,426.73; Savings account balance $97.46.  Received $1.53 interest on checking and $.06 for savings.  No bills to be paid.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Wayne Jayne and seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

FBP Drill June 13, 2015.  Please direct any questions to Stephen Corwin @ 897-4109 or Steve Arnold @ 897-3511 at the EMA Office.  Those who are participating in the drill are encouraged to be at the Pike County EMA at 9 AM Wednesday April 29.

FCC License Bill has now been paid by the Pike County Commissioners.  Re-programming can begin following a meeting with the stakeholders.  Jason will send out a draft template for additions and corrections.  Deadline to reprogram is July 1, 2015.  Association will pick up any programming cost that members may have.

New Business

Piketon FD requested a date for a volunteer fire class.  Possibly not until the fall.

Good of the Association

Deputy Bruce Ferrell recently passed.  Visitation will be Wednesday 5-8 PM at Botkins.  Funeral will be Thursday at 2 PM with burial in Richmondale.  Fire/EMS/LEO are encouraged to be a part of the procession

Waverly FD Fish Fry May 2 from 10 AM until sold out

Rarden FD Fish Fry & Health Fair May 22 from 11 AM

AFG Grant Awards are underway; Ohio Fire Marshal Grants are being announced soon; Rail Car Safety Class will be held in Portsmouth; OVFFA Live Fire/LP Gas Class; Meth/Hash Oil Class at Peebles.

Waverly Church of Christ is holding a First Responders Worship Celebration on May 22 at 10:30 AM and Cary in Dinner at 12:30 PM.  Everyone welcome.

Pike County Bicentennial Events are ongoing.  Events in Beaver and Waverly.  Waverly Event will be June 19-21 with a parade on the 19th featuring transportation of the past.  First Responders are encouraged to send their apparatus especially antique.  Jason will send out the information.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

Adam Bowsher was on hand to answer any questions and to demonstrate some new equipment.

Door Prize 

Fire Helmet donated by Vogelpohl and Adam Bowsher.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Wayne Jayne and seconded by Jerry Wessel at 8:25 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Pebble Twp. Fire Department on May 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

May 26, 2015

On May 26, 2015 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Donnie Cuckler, Scott Wickham, Jason Fields and Paul Swickard. 

Discussed the county wide reprogramming.  Deadline is July 1.  The 911 center will be scheduled the following week after the holiday weekend.

Discussed upcoming county fair.  Is an outside booth area similar to last year the best way to go?  Do we even want to do it this year?  If we are going to a better location is desired.  Also discussed building the small plywood houses that kids could shoot water at providing we can find the pattern and have a location suitable for water. We would also need some fire prevention materials.

County bicentennial was discussed.  There are multiple events scheduled throughout the county.  June 19-21 is the next big weekend.  There will be a parade on Saturday June 20 with a theme of transportation over 200 years.  Old fire equipment and apparatus are encouraged. 

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM June 30, 2015 at Camp Creek Twp. FD.


Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

May 26, 2015

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Pebble Township Fire Department on May 26, 2015.  President Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Rick Perkins and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Wickham, Swickard, and Fields.  There were 10 Departments, 29 Members, no guests. 

Secretary’s Report 

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Paul Swickard and seconded by Roger McAllister.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report 

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $7,528.26; Savings account balance $97.46.  Received $1.53 interest on checking.  No bills to be paid.  Received $100 dues from Camp Creek 2013, 2015.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports 

None

Old Business 

Possible volunteer fire class in July at SCCTC.  Waiting on approval. 

FBP Drill for June 13, 2015 is coming together as planned. 

Radio reprogramming needs to be completed by July 1.  911 Center will be completed the following week after the holiday.  TJ Oyer said that he would come and check truck antennas at no cost to any department wishing to have them metered.  Jason will re-send the programming template.

New Business  

Discussed upcoming Pike County Fair.  Do members wish to do an outside booth and demonstration area like last year?  We need input by next meeting.  The thought is to seek a better location maybe near the rides at the edge of the track where we could be near the kids.  Also, possibly build the simulated house fronts that kids could squirt water at. Fire prevention materials would also be needed.  

School bus extrication training June 27 at Rubyville from 8-5.  Please RSVP.

Good of the Association

None 

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

Multiple donated by Pebble Twp. FD 

Training 

A short video on electrical hazards was shown after the meeting.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Scott Wickham at 8:40 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Camp Creek Twp. Fire Department on June 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

June 30, 2015 

On June 30, 2015 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Donnie Cuckler, Jason Fields, Doc Overly, Jeff Minshall and Paul Swickard.

Discussed Shriners TIC Grant.  We received information that we have been approved for $7,000 rather than $5,000.  The contact that Jason had said that the Shriners will send each department a check and they will make their TIC purchase and then show proof of purchase.  Officers felt that we should urge members to consider using Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl since he has been so helpful with the grant.  It was also reported that Adam would be bringing MSA Demo TIC’s to tonight’s meeting.

Radio programming will be completed next Tuesday/Wednesday.  Waiting on a date from B&C so that they can be at Pike and Scioto 911 centers.

MARCS is donating a radio that can be installed at the 911 center for fire department use.  Current install estimates are $300 however we believe that is only for a desk install and not tied into the console. Jason will get the information.  Officers feel that the Association should consider the install expense.  Sheriff Reader has committed to paying the user fee. 

Pike County Fair booth and coverage discussed.  We have no information on the events or a booth location.  To be discussed at the business meeting.

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM July 28, 2015 at Piketon FD.


Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

June 30, 2015

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Camp Creek Township Fire Department on June 30, 2015.  President Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:10 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Swickard, Fields, Minshall and Overly.  There were 10 Departments, 27 Members, 1 guests from Vogelpohl Fire Equipment.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by TJ Oyer and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report 

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $7,629.84; Savings account balance $97.46.  Received $1.58 interest on checking.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by TJ Oyer and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business 

FBP Drill went very well.  Chief Andronis thanked the Association for the continued support.  FBP received very good feedback from the participants and evaluators and look forward to implementing their suggestions.

Programming needs to be completed by next week.  We are awaiting a confirmation from B&C for Tuesday or Wednesday.  Once the console programming is completed the old alert tones will be removed.  If you have and questions or concerns please contact Jason Fields ASAP.  Members also suggested that we program a double tone for all fire departments and to also ask the sheriff’s office to shorten the dispatch message.  Motion by Paul Swickard, seconded by TJ Oyer to program double tones and request shortened dispatch messages.  Motion carried.  Jason will take care of notification. 

MARCS Radio for the 911 center was received.  Chief Elliott made a few contacts recently and the MARCS Administrator, Darryl Anderson was able to arrange a donation of a new mobile/base radio. We received an estimate of $300 to install the radio however, we feel that is only for a desk top install and want it to be integrated in the dispatch consoles.  Jason will speak to B&C and obtain clarification and an estimate.  Association discussed paying the cost of the install however no decisions can be made until we get more information.

Fair Booth was discussed.  Members were interested however few details were available since we have not seen a fair schedule.  Jason sent a request for us to be located on the track nearer the ride area but has not heard anything back.  Decided to table the discussion until the July meeting. 

School Bus Extrication Training at Scioto County went very well and had a large turnout.  A few Association members were able to register and attend.  It was suggested that we hold a training in fall.  Jason will make the contact.

Discussed the Shriners Thermal Imaging Grant.  We received information that the original $5,000 camera was rejected and they have allotted us approximately $7,000 for each camera.  We were advised by a Shriner Member that the Shriners would issue each department a check and they could select their vendor.  They would then need to show proof of purchase.  Adam Bowsher was on hand with several demonstrator MSA TIC’s.  Officers reported that members should consider purchasing their TIC’s from Vogelpohl since they have been so helpful during this grant process.  Adam provided everyone packets with all the camera information, features and pricing.

New Business

Chief Hines sent word that there is a need for 10 firefighters on July 4 to assist with a demolition derby.  Firefighters need to arrive by 6 pm with derby starting at 7pm.  No apparatus is needed only manpower.  Contact Chief Hines for more information.

Good of the Association

Benton Twp. FD will be holding a fish fry July 4 at Longs Retreat from 11-4 pm.

Terry Cooper Memorial Ride has been postponed due to poor weather and will be rescheduled.  Members are urged to participate in the ride for Team Coop.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl

Door Prize

Multiple donated by Vogelpohl and Camp Creek FD

Training

Members wishing to see the MSA Demo Thermal Imaging Cameras and the new MSA SCBA’s were urged to stay after the meeting for information and training provided by Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl.

Adjournment 

Motion to adjourn by Doc Overly and seconded by TJ Oyer at 9:00 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Piketon Fire Department on July 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.


Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

July 28, 2015 

On July 28, 2015 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Donnie Cuckler, Scott Wickham, Jason Fields, Doc Overly, Jeff Minshall, Randy Armbruster, Paul Swickard and Ryan Bentley.

Discussed the MARCS Grant.  Jason explained the funds that were received from the Pike County Development Office.  The funds were supposed to be used for all Pike County First Responders however the package that was put together would only serve law enforcement in the Waverly area.  The error is being corrected and all finds will be directed towards purchasing MARCS radios for county agencies.  We have approximately $112,000 to spend.  Jason is conducting a needs assessment now and is working with first responders, development and the commissioner’s office.  Lengthy discussion held.

TIC Grant.  According to an email received from Brock the cameras are all ordered and should be arriving around 8/22/15.

Fair Booth needs staffed. 

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM August 25, 2015 at Beaver FD.

 

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

July 28, 2015

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Piketon Fire Department on July 28, 2015.  President Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 7:56 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Wickham, Swickard, Fields, Armbruster, Minshall and Overly.  There were 12 Departments, 28 Members, 2 guests from Air Evac Stewart Baldwin and Tony Anteau. 

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Wayne Jayne and seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report 

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $7,731.39; Savings account balance $97.52.  Received $1.55 interest on checking and $.06 on savings.  Received dues from Piketon $50, Elm Grove $100. Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Mark Andronis.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports 

None

Old Business 

Programming has been completed with minimal issues.  All Call seems to be working well.  The tone for FBP and Jackson Twp are close.  Jackson’s tone is tripping FBP pagers.  

Pike County fair is set to begin at the end of the week however the booth will not need to be staffed until next Monday-Saturday.  The time may be flexed from noon to around 8 PM daily.  The Fair Board President gave us permission to use the track area near the ride midway.  Schedule was passed around.  Donnie will make sure we have a tent, chairs and table.  Jason Corwin will make sure fire prevention materials are available. 

Piketon FD is requesting help with demo derby.  Same as in past years.  If your department is interested in helping please contact Assistant Chief Ryan Clemmons.  Ryan also stated that departments are welcome to assist in any of the events that need fire department coverage. 

MARCS Radio will be installed soon. The cost is $1,490 which will install it in the radio rack and integrate it into the consoles.  

MARCS Grant.  Questions were answered regarding the MARCS Grant.  Some members felt that the MARCS system would not benefit Pike while others were concerned over the price of the radios. As of now each department is slated to receive a mobile/base and 3 portables.

Thermal Imaging Cameras should be arriving around August 22 according to Brock.

New Business  

Economic Development Office is asking for assistance with completing surveys regarding income.  Once completed the surveys will be added to a data base and hopefully we get the entire county qualified as Low-Moderate Income (LMI) which means we will receive more funding.

Good of the Association 

Elm Grove recently took delivery of a new tanker which they had with them for members to see. 

Member’s Sick or in Distress 

None

Guest Speaker

Air Evac staff were on hand to discuss their services and offered to help in any way possible.  Also, they discussed establishing pre-designated landing zones in our county.  They also can provide Landing Zone Classes. Their information was made available to all members.

Door Prize

None

Training 

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Randy Armbruster at 8:30 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Beaver Fire Department on August 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.


Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

August 25, 2015

On August 25, 2015 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Scott Wickham, Jason Fields, Doc Overly, Jeff Minshall, Randy Armbruster, Paul Swickard and Ryan Bentley. 

TIC Grant-TIC’s will be delivered to Pebble Twp. FD on September 15 where Brock has a representative from Bullard coming to demonstrate the cameras.

Discussed the MARCS Grant- Moving along well.  Waiting on a PO to be issued for 30 mobiles and 30 portables.  Commissioners meeting on Monday at 10:30 to further discuss MARCS.. All are welcome to participate. 

Fire Marshals Grant-Once this grant becomes available all county fire departments need to apply for the MARCS grant. 

Development Grant-There will be a new grant coming out in the future, once the rules are in place that will purchase MARCS equipment.  We also hope to ask for 911 equipment and enhancements.

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM September 29, 2015 at Rarden FD.

 

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

August 25, 2015

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Beaver Fire Department on August 25, 2015.  President Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:35 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:26 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Wickham, Swickard, Fields, Armbruster, Minshall and Overly.  There were 9 Departments, 19 Members, 2 guests from Ohio PUCO.  The guests did their presentation on the mission of PUCO and also covered their available grants for hazmat training.

Secretary’s Report 

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Jeff Minshall and seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report 

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $7,883.01; Savings account balance $97.62.  Received $1.62 interest on checking and $.10 on savings.  Bills: $40 to Ryan Bentley for sign. Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jeff Minshall and seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business 

TIC’s are to be in by September with a training class on September 15 at Pebble Twp. 

MARCS Grant progressing well.  Waiting on PO to be issued for 30 mobiles and 30 portables. 

New Business  

Chief Hines asked if anyone was having issues with communicating with Med Flight.  He has a recent issue with a double helicopter landing. No other members have had any issues.

Jesse Stanley will be leaving B&C for a new position.  If you have any business pending please direct questions to Ralph. 

EMA has new VHF radios for fire, ems and law enforcement in their communications center.

Wildfire Grants are open from August 18-September 30. 

Question was asked by Chief Elliott regarding how dispatch handles controlled burns.  They responded on a reported structure fire however the address given was incorrect.  Also, the landowner stated that he called in twice to advise dispatch of the burning. It was stated that typically the information is posted on the computers so the dispatchers will know.

Good of the Association

Volunteer Fire Course October 5 6 pm at Waverly FD.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Mike Stanley’s grandmother passed.

Guest Speaker

Ohio PUCO spoke during our meal time.

Door Prize

None

Training

PUCO

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Randy Armbruster at 8:50 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Rarden Fire Department on September 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

September 29, 2015

 On September 29, 2015 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Donnie Cuckler, Jason Fields, Jeff Minshall, Randy Armbruster, Paul Swickard.

TIC Grant-TIC class went well.  Stockdale and Beaver need to pick up their cameras.  Discussed having another class this winter or early spring.

Discussed the MARCS Grant-They have been ordered but no information is available. 

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM October 27, 2015 at Elm Grove FD.


Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

September 29, 2015 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Rarden Fire Department on September 29, 2015.  President Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:10 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Swickard, Fields, Armbruster, Minshall.  There were 10 Departments, 22 Members, guests from Air Evac.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Mark Andronis.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $4,545.65; Savings account balance $97.52.  Received $1.64 interest on checking and $.00 on savings.  Bills: $3,299 to B&C. Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jeff Minshall and seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

TIC’s are all in.  The class at Pebble was very good.  The Bullard rep was very informative. 

MARCS Grant-The MARCS radio from DAS is still not on sheriff’s inventory due to paperwork issues.  For unknown reason we have not been able to meet with the sheriff.  If we cannot get a meeting it was suggested that the Association take on the radio costs to progress things along.  Jason will send a letter to the sheriff. Motion to pay for the costs of the radio by Swick and seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Discussed Medflght communications and frequency.  It is important that the sheriff’s office make sure to tell them to be on EMS TAC 155.2050 77.0.  It is also important that the fire departments monitor that frequency to communicate with them.  We will contact them to make sure they are programmed correctly.

Forestry Grant due September 30.

New Business

Pike EMS has an interim director Kevin Jenkins.  He also has a new email address.

Gregg Smith of ODNR forestry briefed everyone on the happenings with them.  An S-130/190 course will be offered free at West Portsmouth/Washing Twp FD.  A basic wildfire course will be offered in the spring.  Waverly FD will host.  Gregg spoke on the upcoming wildfire season.  Also he spoke on the Ohio deployments that have been made by forestry and others to California, Oregon and Alaska.  A new call out list has been provided to the dispatch centers.  He also asked that before calling for a dozer to be on scene, size up the fire and then call. 

Mobile Fire Lab will be at Washington Twp and there are several opening available.  Jason will send the information.

Good of the Association

Fish Fry at Pike Lake 11-4 on Saturday.

Volunteer Fire Course October 5-6 pm at Waverly FD.

Oktoberfest and Parade Sunday October 4.

Halloween Carnival Rarden FD October 30.  Raffle $500 prize

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

Brock Entler of Finely Fire and Air Evac

Door Prize

Air Evac, Finley and Rarden

Training 

Video on gas emergencies

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Swick and seconded by Jerry Wessel at 8:40 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Elm Grove Fire Department on October 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

October 27, 2015

 

On October 27, 2015 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Donnie Cuckler, Scott Wickham, Paul Swickard, Jason Fields, Jeff Minshall, Randy Armbruster.

TIC Grant-All are in and working well.

Discussed the Ohio Fire Marshal’s MARCS Grant-Received application from Waverly and Benton.  Must have them turned in to me by Tuesday November 3 so they can be reviewed before mailing.

Community Development MARCS Grant-All radios are in and are upstairs at the sheriff’s office.  It is uncertain how many radios each department will receive since the sheriff required 12 mobiles rather than 10 and he also received 10 portables which were not in the original requests. Jason has requested additional funds from the county commissioners to fill in all the gaps until additional funding can be secured.  

MARCS programming templates are being worked on so that all fire/ems radios match and all law enforcement radios match.  Very lengthy process of getting the templates and MOU’s in place.

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM October 27, 2015 at Elm Grove FD. 

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

October 27, 2015

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Elm Grover Fire Department on October 27, 2015.  President Donnie Cuckler called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Cuckler, Wickham, Swickard, Fields, Armbruster, and Minshall.  There were 9 Departments, 25 Members, guests from West Union FD.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Wayne Jayne and seconded by Mark Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $4,441.92; Savings account balance $97.58.  Received $1.27 interest on checking and $.06 on savings.  Bills: postage to mail grants and B&C $105. Motion for approval and to pay bills by Wayne Jayne and seconded by Jeff Minshall.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

The MARCS radio has been added to the sheriff’s inventory and the code plug should be arriving soon.

State Fire Marshal’s MARCS Grant-We need all applications by Tuesday November 3.

New Business  

Nominating Committee Appointed.  Serving are Scott Wickham, Randy Armbruster and Mark Andronis.  If you are interested in serving as an officer or have a recommendation please see the committee.  We are late appointing the committee and although they will report their findings at the November meeting nominations will still be accepted from the floor.  Elections will be on November 24, 2016 at Stockdale FD.

Good of the Association

Waverly Halloween Parade and Hot Dog Roast- Trick or Treat will be from 5-6:30 PM, Line up for parade is at the old school parking lot at 7 PM.  Parade will be at 7:30 PM.  Free hotdog roast at the old school from 4-7 PM.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

Training 

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Mark Andronis and seconded by Scott Wickham at 8:26 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Stockdale Fire Department on November 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

November 24, 2015

On November 24, 2015 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Scott Wickham, Doc Overly, Jason Fields, Jeff Minshall, and Randy Armbruster.

MARCS Radios are at the Sheriff’s Office.

Wildfire Class scheduled for February 20, 2016 at Waverly FD.

Scott suggested that we schedule another AEP Safety Class during the winter months.

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM October 27, 2015 at Elm Grove FD.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Business Meeting

November 24, 2015

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Stockdale Fire Department on November 24, 2015.  Vice President Scott Wickham called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Wickham, Fields, Overly, Armbruster, and Minshall.  There were 8 Departments, 28 Members, and no guests.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read with checking account balance of $3,558.30; Savings account balance $97.58.  Received $.93 interest on checking and $.06 on savings.  No Bills.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Doc Overly and seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Nominating Committee reported that they felt that the officers should remain the same for 2016.

Old Business

Elections of Officers for 2016. The Nominating Committee’s report was discussed and the floor opened up for any other interested members.  Hearing none the floor was closed and the committee’s recommendations accepted.  Motion to accept by Scott Wickham, seconded by Mark Andronis.  Motion carried.  2016 Officers are: President-Donnie Cuckler, VP-Scott Wickham, Secretary/Treasurer-Jason Fields, Agent-Paul Swickard, Trustee’s-Doc Overly, Randy Armbruster and Jeff Minshall.

Ohio Fire Marshal’s MARCS Grant was submitted however Kim Hodnett sent the requests back as the quotes verses the requests did not match.  The issue was with the $500 per radio special pricing from Motorola. Jason requested the quote to be me modified and resubmitted.

New Business  

Discussed having AEP come and perform another electrical safety education course/demo during the winter months.  Possibility of holding at the fairgrounds again.

Good of the Association

Breakfast with Santa at Rarden December 5 from 8-12.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Donnie Cuckler’s wife, Malinda, is hospitalized with blood clots.

Robert Gardner of Rarden is in Bristol.

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

None

Training

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Doc Overly and seconded by Jeff Minshall at 8:29 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by FBP Fire Department on January 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.  There will be no December Meeting.

Respectively Submitted,

Jason Fields

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

2014 Meeting Minutes

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
Officers Meeting
January 28, 2014

On January 28, 2014 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Jeff Minshall, Connie Cuckler, Jason Fields, Paul Swickard, Doc Overly and Randy Armbruster.

Jason reported that he and Tim Boyd met on January 22, 2014 and switched the bank account from Tim to Jason.  Jason presented a letter indicating such and also requested an audit to be conducted as per the Associations Constitution and By-laws.  Jason also noted that there are no problems or issues but feels that it is good protection for the Association, Tim and him.  Jeff appointed Doc, Swick and Boyce to the Audit Committee.

Jason also requested additional signers on the account in the event that he is unable to perform the duties of Treasurer.  Letters were given out to the Trustee’s and Agent which authorizes them to be a signer.  Also he requested that checks be signed by 2 people and when at all possible no checks will be issued unless at a meeting.

Discussed departments who are delinquent in dues.  Jason to prepare information to see who owes past dues.  

Speakers need to be approved and if they are not Association Members they will be asked to speak first so that they are not on the receiving end of our business meeting.  Also, all speakers should be approved or notice given to the Secretary.

Discussed 2014 schedule.  It is ok as written and ready to be emailed and printed.

Other

Discussed FOOLS Chapter
County Fair
Fire Schools
Feel the Heat
County Safety Day

Felt that all ideas are great but the important thing is that we do not lose our heritage but do what we can to promote all firefighters being a part of their Association.

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM February 25, 2014 at Jackson Township FD.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA




PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
January 28, 2014

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Scioto Twp. Fire Department.  President Jeff Minshall called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jerry Wessel and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Minshall, Cuckler, Fields, Overly, Armbruster and Minshall. There were 11 Departments, 39 Members and 2 guests from Finley and Vogelpohl Fire.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Jason Fields with checking account balance of $16,539.99; Hazmat $897.16.  Savings account balance $5.19.  No bills to be paid.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Jason met with Sheriff Henderson briefly and asked for a sit down meeting to discuss areas of concern.  Meeting to be scheduled soon.

Alert Tones have been re-aligned.  EMS is on their own alert sound.  Tone plan was emailed out to all departments.  Jason spoke with 

Jerry Walker who is still working on all the licensing.  It inadvertently got placed under some other items and forgot  about.  However Jerry is now back working on them.

There are 14 students in the FF I class and should finish in April.

New Business  

Swick requested that the Association release the hazmat fund balance to him and he will start a separate bank account.  The amount owing is $897.16.  Motion to approve request by Tim Boyd, seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried.

State Fire Marshal Grants are due January 31, 2013.  They must be postmarked on that day.

Good of the Association

Swick indicated there will be a 40 hour free hazmat tech class starting in May for those who are interested.  Classes will be held on the weekends at Jackson FD.  See Swick for more information.

Blood Drive February 21 at Rarden FD and Rarden FD Country Music Shows are held every Friday night at their Community Center.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None Reported however Jason did ask that if there are any needs weather sick, injured, surgery or deaths to please let him know so he can send a card or flowers.

Guest Speaker

Guests were Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl Fire and Brock Entler of Finley Fire.  

Door Prize

Multiple given thanks to Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl  Fire and Brock Entler of Finley Fire

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Tim Boyd and seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Jackson Twp. Fire Department on February 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
Officers Meeting
February 25, 2014

On February 25, 2014 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Jeff Minshall, Connie Cuckler, Jason Fields, Paul Swickard, Doc Overly.

Discussed Audit that was conducted and all books were found to be in good order.  Jason purchased Quicken Software  for $114.99 and a deposit rubber stamp for $19.95.

Jason suggested that based on records that we have to zero out all grants accounts and start from new.

Discussed dues report.  Jason was able to put together who has paid since 2003 to current.  Discussed what to do with those who are delinquent.  One department indicated they could not afford the yearly dues.   

Jeff had a discussion with Sheriff Henderson about communications.  A meeting still needs to be set between he and the representatives from the Association.

Discussed back up system that Huntington Twp is using.  Jason will try to meet with Corwin to see if it will work in Pike County.

Still need to do the radio test in Western Pike County and then have a county communications meeting.  Hopefully as weather improves this test can be accomplished.

Holiday Dinner idea discussed.

Discussed member awards.  What are we doing for charter members or those who are retiring from the fire service?  

Records retention policy needs to be looked into.      

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM March 25, 2014 at Waverly FD.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
February 25, 2014

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Jackson Twp. Fire Department.  President Jeff Minshall called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Swick and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Minshall, Cuckler, Fields, Swickard and Overly.  There were 12 Departments, 32 Members and 1 guests from Vogelpohl Fire.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Jim Boyce and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Jason Fields with checking account balance of $5,798.03; Savings account balance $4.19.  Received dues from Huntington, Peebles, Brush Creek.  No bills to be paid.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Paul Swickard and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Audit Committee met and found all books to be in good order.

Old Business

Jason spoke with Tracy Evans of the Sheriffs Office.  He is our new liaison and suggested that we come up with items that need to be discussed and schedule a meeting.  Jason Fields, Jason Corwin and Shannon Elliott will meet with them.

New tones discussed.  They have been reprogrammed in the console and can be programmed into pager and radios at any time.  Still waiting on FCC licenses.  

Reminder of the upcoming Hazmat class to be help at Jackson Fire Department in May.

New Business  

Gregg Smith of Forestry spoke to the Association and gave and update on many items including federal excess property; 50/50 grants which are waiting on approval; fire reports can be submitted on line or by paper but need to be turned in ASAP; passed out fire laws; wildfire class to be held in the winter; dozer procedure discussed.  Gregg suggested doing a good size up and call early.

Time for yearly bench testing.  Jason asked departments to get with him after the meeting to discuss testing so that he can set it up.

Jason asked that all departments check their departments demographic information that he has on file and make additions or corrections at the end of the meeting.

Discussed holding a family day or holiday party. Committee appointed to check into this.  Donnie Cuckler, Jason Corwin and David Edgell will serve.

Good of the Association

Swick indicated there will be a 40 hour free hazmat tech class starting in May for those who are interested.  Classes will be held on the weekends at Jackson FD.  See Swick for more information.

Rarden FD Country Music Shows are held every Friday night at their Community Center.  Also they had a great turnout at their blood drive.

Pebble FD Fish Fry march 2 from 12-5 PM.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None Reported 

Guest Speaker

Guests were Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl Fire

Door Prize

Compliments of Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl  Fire

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Wayne Jayne and seconded by Jim Boyce at 8:32 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Waverly Fire Department on March 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
Officers Meeting
March 25, 2014

On March 25, 2014 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Jeff Minshall, Donnie Cuckler, Jason Fields, Paul Swickard, Randy Armbruster.

Dues are coming in with almost all of 2014 collected.  Also have collected several of the past years dues as well.  Discussed what to do about a department that is several years in arrears.  Decided that the best course is to follow our procedures and rules in place and to not deviate.  

Donnie spoke with the Sheriff about a back up system to dispatch paging system and he is in favor of this.  More discussions on that soon.

Nothing to report on the family day or holiday party.

Discussed a fire prevention safety day.  

Possible grants were discussed.

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM April 29, 2014 at Pebble FD.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
March 25, 2014

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Waverly Fire Department.  President Jeff Minshall called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 7:55 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Minshall, Cuckler, Fields, Swickard and Armbruster.  Doc Overly was ill.  There were 11 Departments, 30 Members and 2 guests from Vogelpohl Fire and All American Fire Equipment.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Wayne Jayne and seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Jason Fields with checking account balance of $6,281.27; Savings account balance $3.19.  Deposited $502.09 for dues and interest.  Bills due are AECU $18.85, Jessica’s Attic $62.  Received dues to date from Waverly, Beaver, Piketon, Elm Grove, Camp Creek, Pebble, Benton, Stockdale, FBP, Rarden, Huntington, Peebles, Brush Creek and Scioto Twp Jackson County.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jim Boyce and seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Family Day/Holiday Party Committee had no report.

Old Business

Communication meeting has not happened with Sheriff as of yet.  Waiting on date to meet.  The sheriff was not able to attend this evening do to business that required his attention.

Nothing has been scheduled on SCBA bench testing.  If you have units that need testing please see Jason ASAP.

New Business  

Ron Ison spoke on MARCS and discussed Relm radios that are available for around $750 each.  He had demo units with him for 
members to see.  Discussed MARCS, yearly user fee’s and coverage.

Good of the Association

Pebble FD is hosting a Fish Fry on Sunday April 6 from 12-5 PM.

Basic Fire Class to be held at Waverly FD starting on Monday May 5, 2014 at 6 PM.

Adena Health System is hosting a picnic on May 17 from 4-7 PM

Rarden FD has free used turnout gear for anyone who may need it.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None Reported 

Guest Speaker

Guests were Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl Fire and Dwight Adkins and Charlie Chapman of All American Fire Equipment.

Door Prize

Compliments of Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl  Fire, Charlie Chapman and Dwight Adkins of All American Fire Equipment.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Scott Wickham and seconded by Wayne Jayne at 8:20 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Pebble Twp. Fire Department on April 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
Officers Meeting
April 29, 2014

On April 29, 2014 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Jeff Minshall, Donnie Cuckler, Jason Fields, Paul Swickard, Doc Overly, Randy Armbruster.

Family Fun Day to be held possible in September at Bristol Park.  

Discussed using Two Tone Detect Program to help support getting dispatches out to cell phones.  Waverly FD has radio and computer that can be used.  Need dup to date roster with phone numbers in order for this to work.  Waverly FD will cover any purchases, expenses and Association can reimburse.

Need to send a letter to Franklin.

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM May 27, 2014 at Camp Creek FD.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
April 29, 2014

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Pebble Fire Department.  President Jeff Minshall called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Minshall, Cuckler, Fields, Swickard, Overly and Armbruster.  There were 10 Departments, 28 Members and no guests.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Jason Fields with checking account balance of $6,320.78; Savings account balance $102.20.  Deposited $201.51 for dues and interest.  Transferred $100 from checking to savings to cover $1 monthly mailing fee.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Family Day to be held at Bristol Park in September.  Members are asked to send their ideas to Donnie and Jason Corwin.

Old Business

Communication meeting has not happened with Sheriff as of yet.  Minimal communication with the Sheriff.

SCBA bench testing was held on April 23.  Some departments did not show again this year.

Possible will be doing a radio test date on the West side Saturday May 3 if everything comes together for that day.

New Business  

2 tone detect was discussed.  This program is free and will enable the Association to control the program.  It will receive the page tone and once received it will record the dispatch message and then text it to members cell phones.  Waverly FD has a computer that can be used and a radio.  If there are any costs Waverly FD will cover and then Association can reimburse.  We will need a roster of members names and cell numbers, carriers, unit numbers in order to put this system into place.  Jason will send.

Franklin Township has not paid any dues since 2006 with the exception of 2008 and has advised the Association that they do not have the means to pay the yearly dues or arrearage.  Motion by Doc Overly and seconded by Jerry Wessel to remove Franklin Township FD from the Association pursuant to our Constitution and Bylaws.  Motion carried.

Members would like to do a one stop test of pumps, ladders, rescue tools and SCBA’s.  It was suggested that we obtain prices from multiple venders on what they would charge to do this.  Shannon Elliott will obtain prices from Dills, Finley, American Test Centers, Vogelpohl and others.  To report on at next meeting.
Discussed mayday and RIT.  What do we do if a mayday is called?  What is the county policy?  What do dispatchers or other departments do when they hear a mayday?

Idea of a Box 66 which would be a fire scene support organization discussed.  Is this a good idea?  How could it be staffed and funded?  It would be a support to the fire departments and could be done by retired members, community volunteers, wives etc.  More information needed.  Ross County recently has started this service.

MARCS discussed.  Recent car crash in the Beaver area resulted in two helicopters being landed on the roadway which blocked in the squads.  EMS did the communications via MARCS and left the fire department out of the loop.  Members also said that squads are using MARCS to come to fire and other scenes and they can not reach the squads.  Also, FD’s are not being toned for MVA’s and LZ’s.  Whenever a dispatch issue or any communication issue occurs it would be a great idea if members could document the date, time, location and details of what has happened so we have the information available to address with the Sheriff or Communications Committee.

Forestry Grant was received for $20,000 which is a 50/50 matching grant.  Discussed what to use the funds for.  Ideas were repeater for West side, MARCS-FD radio for dispatch.

Good of the Association

Waverly FD Annual Fish Fry Saturday may 3 10- whenever the fish runs out.

Basic Fire Class to be held at Waverly FD starting on Monday May 5, 2014 at 6 PM.

Pebble FD raffle for shotgun and memorial motorcycle ride by the Red Knights on June 7.  Start at Pebble and end at Pebble.  All proceeds will go toward Terry Cooper Relay for Life Team.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None Reported 

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Jim Boyce at 8:55 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Camp Creek Twp. Fire Department on May 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
Officers Meeting
April 29, 2014

On May 27, 2014 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Jeff Minshall, Donnie Cuckler, Jason Fields, Paul Swickard, Randy Armbruster.

Sheriff’s Office requested to know what to do with all the old dispatch call logs for fire departments.  Need to have call logs on computer so that no paper ones are generated unless needed.  We will maintain what we have wherever dispatch records are maintained but use computer starting in June 2014.  Donnie will work on this with the Sheriff.

Forestry Grant discussed.  How can we spend the funds?  Also discussed not having the matching $10,000 available without an outside source.  Association has interest in a MARCS radio for dispatch, seeing that every county department can self dispatch if needed, west side receive and transmit issues.  We will open the grant up to all Association departments to see what their funding needs are and then we can let them know what amount of funding is available to them.  All projects must be turned in by June 24, 2014 meeting to be considered.  

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM June 24, 2014 at Beaver FD.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
May 27, 2014

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Camp Creek Fire Department.  President Jeff Minshall called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Minshall, Cuckler, Fields, Swickard, and Armbruster.  There were 11 Departments, 30 Members and 1 guest.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Jason Fields with checking account balance of $6,322.08; Savings account balance $101.20.  Received $1.30 interest.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Family Day still being worked on.

2 Tone Detect still being worked on.  Members are asked to provide names, numbers etc on the provided up sign up sheet.  There is some interference noted on the initial testing that has to be worked out.

Old Business

Possible will be doing a radio test on June 7 depends on availability of folks and weather.   

Ladder, pumps, rescue tools, SCBA testing.  Shannon had pricing from Dill’s to do ladders, pumps and tools.  They can do MSA SCBA’s as well.  More information needed.

Forestry Grant discussed.  Are departments interested in getting in on the 50/50 grant?  What are their needs?  Discussed from the Association level was buying a MARCS unit for dispatch and we still are in need of something for the west side but due to matching funds not being available we may not be able to pursue that project.  Departments are asked to submit projects and costs by June 24, 2014.

New Business  

None

Good of the Association

Benton FD Cruise In’s scheduled for June 21, July 19, August 16 and September 20 from 6-9 PM across from the corner Market.

FF II August 4 at Waverly FD 6 PM

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None Reported 

Guest Speaker

Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl

Door Prize

Camp Creek donated knife

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Scott Wickham and seconded by Jerry Wessel at 8:40 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Beaver Fire Department on June 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
Officers Meeting
July 22, 2014

On June 24, 2014 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Jeff Minshall, Donnie Cuckler, Jason Fields, Paul Swickard, Doc Overly, Randy Armbruster.

Discussed outside fair booth.  All is coming together.  Not sure of the location that we are supposed to be at. Donnie will head it up.  Association will provide cooler, ice, pop and water and Swick will provide canopy’s to help shade the area.  Jason Corwin to get fire safety materials as well.  Once Donnie locates an area to set up he will let us know so we can get the word out.

Sheriff will be moving antennas and radio equipment to the hospital water tower if awarded the CDBG grant.

West side radio testing was done with the best site being Greenbrier.  The cost for a simulcast site is much higher than expected.  Jesse has estimated around $70,000 for a single site.  Official quote has not yet been received.

Discussed Association paying for all the radio licensing and reprogramming with the grant funds.

2 Tone Detect is up and running however not many departments have turned in their members papers.

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM August 26, 2014 at Elm Grove FD.


Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
July 22, 2014

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Piketon Fire Department.  President Jeff Minshall called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Minshall, Cuckler, Fields, Swickard, Overly and Armbruster.  There were 8 Departments, 21 Members and 3 guests.  Sheriff Henderson, Major Evans and Adam Bowsher.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Doc Overly and seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Jason Fields with checking account balance of $6,324.73; Savings account balance $99.27.  Received $1.30 interest, bank fee of $1.00 on saving account and no bills.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Scott Wickham and seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Family Day was discussed.  Date will be Saturday September 13 at Canal Park in Waverly from 12-3 PM.  More information will be coming.  Please share with your members!

2 Tone Detect still being worked on.  Members are asked to provide names, numbers etc on the provided up sign up sheet ASAP.

Old Business

Forestry Grant Discussed.  We did complete the West side testing and Greenbrier seems to be the best site.  We are still waiting on a quote from B&C for the repeater but it appears the cost will be around $70,000.  Option discussed right now are paying for a battery back up system, voice system to let us know when the system is down, MARCS radio for sheriffs office and all radio licensing and reprogramming.  It was also suggested that we contact Generac to see about setting the time from 20 seconds to immediate.

Fair booth/duty discussed.  We will do an outside booth and demonstrate equipment.  The original area discussed was down by the barns on the lower area but members discussed having it near the upper barns.  Donnie will have the first duty day on Monday and will secure a location and then notify the Association.  Time will be in the afternoon to around 8 pm each day.  

Fair coverage for demo derby and other events discussed.  Please contact Ryan Clemmons if you would like to help.  Piketon FD extends their thank you for the help.  Chief Wickham welcomes rookies to help hump hose!

New Business  

SBA bill presented for Jasper Knob tower rent.  Yearly fee is $24.96.  Motion by Randy Armbruster, seconded by Paul Swickard to pay 5 years of rent.  Motion carried

Good of the Association

Rarden hosting an LZ class on August 10 at 1 PM and September 27 Hazmat Ops training.

Jackson Twp hosting Omega Days Festival September 26-28.

FBP will possibly have a layoff in the near future.  Chief Boyce stated that he had no idea of what effect that it may have on the plant fire department at this time.

FF II class at Waverly FD August 4 at 6 PM.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None Reported 

Guest Speaker

Sheriff Henderson thanks the Association for all that they do for the county and his department especially with the missing person searches that have taken place this year.  He reminded the Association of the upcoming fair and asked members to be extra eyes and ears.  He also extended an invitation to come in and see him or contact him with any issues.  He also welcomes a meeting with the Association after the fair to discuss any concerns that departments may have.

Door Prize

Compliments of Adam Bowsher and Vogelpohl Fire

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Doc Overly and seconded by Scott Wickham at 8:50 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Elm Grove Fire Department on August 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.


Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
Officers Meeting
August 26, 2014

On August 26, 2014 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Jeff Minshall, Donnie Cuckler, Jason Fields, Randy Armbruster. Others: Jim Boyce

Family Day is on hold for now.  Not a lot of interest has been expressed and there is a huge fundraiser scheduled for that day at the park.  Possibly may try to do a holiday get together in December.

Discussed Forestry Grant.  The required funds are not available so trying to purchase anything on our own is not feasible.  Officers felt that it would be best to open the grant up as we have in the past to member departments for communications reimbursement.  All invoices and checks must be turned in by September 15, 2014.

Boyce spoke on the possibility of plant layoffs and that they will be hosting the meeting in October with the location in the office trailers as before.  They are also planning to update members on site hazard overview.

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM September 30, 2014 at Stockdale FD.


Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA



PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
August 26, 2014

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Elm Grove Fire Department.  President Jeff Minshall called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Minshall, Cuckler, Fields and Armbruster.  There were 11 Departments, 34 Members and 3 guests.  Brock Entler of Finley Fire Equipment and Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl Fire Equipment.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Scott Wickham and seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Jason Fields with checking account balance of $6,226.24; Savings account balance $98.27.  Received $1.30 interest, bank fee of $1.00 on saving account and bills paid were check 1501 to Jessica’s Attic for flowers $70.00.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jim Boyce and seconded by Tim Boyd.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Family Day will be postponed or cancelled.  There has not been much response from departments showing interest.  We may possibly hold a holiday meal/party in December or attempt something for next year.

2 Tone Detect is up and working but still need members information from several departments.  Members are asked to provide names, numbers etc on the provided up sign up sheet ASAP.

Old Business

Forestry Grant Discussed.  Since we do not have the required commitment of $20,000 the officers propose to open the grant to all member departments who have purchased communications equipment and to submit their invoices and copies of their checks to the Treasurer no later than 4:00 PM September 15, 2014.  Once received we will calculate what we will be able to reimburse each department.  The requested information can be given to the treasurer or dropped off at Waverly FD.  Motion by Roger McAllister, seconded by Tim Boyd to withdraw the previous motion to purchase a repeater and other communications equipment and offer the grant to member departments for communications equipment reimbursement as stated above.  Motion carried.

Fair booth/duty discussed.  It was reported that the outside booth went very well and members felt it would be a good idea to pursue/expand on it next year. 

Jim Boyce spoke on the possible lay offs that may affect FBP.  They are unsure if there will be any firefighters affected at this point.  He will keep us updated if there will be any changes to the department.

Pump and Ladder Testing was discussed.  Members asked if the county has set up anything.  Nothing has been reported to the Association.  Finley will be at Rarden in September if anyone would like to come there and Adams County will be holding their annual testing as well.  Vogelpohl, Finley and Dills all do the pump testing in our area.

New Business  

Jason shared information on the Ohio State Term Bid to members and encouraged everyone to get on board.

Jim Boyce spoke on the 2015 FBP Plant Exercise that will be held in the spring.  FBP will be hosting the October Association Meeting and will be held in the same location as last time which is in the large trailers to the right of the main parking lot.  Signs will be posted.  The plant will be giving everyone an update on site specific hazards on that evening.

MARCS Grant was mentioned and is due on August 30.

Good of the Association

Jackson Twp hosting Omega Days Festival September 26-28.

Fire Marshal will be in Rarden Thursday September 28 at 9 AM and White Tail Deer Festival at Rarden September 4-7.  Parade Sunday at 3 PM line up at 1 PM at community center.

Benton FD holding its last cruise in on Saturday September 20 6-9 PM across from Corner Market.

Hazmat Awareness September 3 and 4 (This is two separate classes). Hazmat Operations September 9-10.  Hosted by Jackson County EMA and is FREE.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Retired FF Don Allen of Stockdale passed and Doc Overly of Beaver is in Riverside recovering from a Stroke.

Guest Speaker

Finley and Vogelpohl will be around after the meeting if you need anything.

Door Prize

Compliments of Adam Bowsher and Vogelpohl Fire

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Ralph Law at 8:34 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Stockdale Fire Department on September 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.


Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

September 30, 2014

 

On September 30, 2014 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Jeff Minshall, Donnie Cuckler, Jason Fields, Paul Swickard, Randy Armbruster, Doc Overly. Others: Jim Boyce, Gregg Smith

Forestry Grant has been turned in however we only had receipts for $7,218.  There is a possibility that we will not get the grants since we did not fulfill the scope of the grant.

Holiday Dinner was discussed.  The idea would be to hold a December appreciation/awards dinner.  Need to see if there is county wide interest.

FBP is supposed to be donating $1,000 to the association.

Pump/ladder testing is scheduled for those wishing to participate however it is not a county wide project at this time.

Discussed Association doing a 1 day fire school with limited number of classes.

Discussed Association paying for compressor maintenance.

Discussed FCC licenses and the possible cost of around $3,000 to get them completed.  Officers felt we should commit funds to this so that we can get it done.

Greg Smith from ODNR Forestry discussed doing basic wildfire classes.  February 7 at Jackson Twp and February 21 Pebble Twp. 

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM November 25, 2014 at Huntington Twp FD. 

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

September 30, 2014

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Stockdale Fire Department.  President Jeff Minshall called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Minshall, Cuckler, Fields, Swickard, Overly and Armbruster.  There were 12 Departments, 43 Members and 2 guests.  Brock Entler of Finley Fire Equipment and Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl Fire Equipment.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Tim Boyd and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Jason Fields with checking account balance of $6,057.58; Savings account balance $97.32.  Received $1.34 interest on checking account and $.05 on savings account; bank fee of $1.00 on savings account and bills paid were donations in memory of Greg Barch and Randy Armbruster mothers to Williams-Wilson House and Pike County Outreach Council for $50 each.  This was in lieu of sending flowers.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jim Boyce and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

No family Day but there is a possibility of a December Dinner if there is enough interest.

2 Tone Detect is working but still need member’s information from several departments.  Members are asked to provide names, numbers etc on the provided up sign up sheet ASAP.

Old Business

Forestry Grant Discussed.  The grant was turned in however since we were not able to fulfill the scope of the initial grant there is a possibility that we will not be receiving the funds.  We only turned in $7,218 of $20,000.

Jim Boyce spoke on the funding that is supposed to be coming to the plant.  Also, his department will not be affected and should be able to operate in the same manner as always.

Pump and Ladder Testing will be October 3 at Benton Twp for those interested. 

New Business  

FCC Licensing and Reprogramming was discussed.  With the information we have right now we think all the FCC work can be completed for around $3,000.  Once the FCC work is completed every department will have to reprogram tones and frequencies.  Motion to pay up to $3,000 towards the project by Jerry Wessel and seconded by Tyler Wessel.  Motion carried

Issues with LZ’s discussed.  The last several scenes that have required LZ’s members have not been able to talk to Med Flight.  There is an apparent radio issue on their end.  Jerry Wessel did send them our frequencies so they will hopefully get added soon.  Others have said that they have had to use radio or cell phones with dispatch and MARCS.  The county had decided years ago to use the old EMS frequency of 155.205 for helicopter scenes however it is not being used.

FBP plans to do ID badges for new members at the next meeting. 

Greg Smith spoke on Forestry items.  Fire reports are coming in very well.  If there is any information that they need to know please use the notes section to explain or send message.  Basic Wildfire class will be held February 7, 2015 at Jackson Twp NEW station and February 21 at Pebble Twp.

Good of the Association

Oktoberfest October 2-5 with parade on Sunday at 3 pm.  Lineup 1:30 at EHS and Red Knights will be holding a raffle for Toys for Tots funds; 

Pebble FD hosting pulled pork dinner October 12 from 12-5 pm;

Rarden FD hosting a fall carnival at their community center October 17 at 6 pm; 

Basic Fire Class November 3 at 6 pm at WFD

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Doc Overly is healing and back with us!

Guest Speaker

Finley and Vogelpohl will be around after the meeting if you need anything.

Door Prize

Compliments of Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl Fire and Brock Entler of Finley Fire.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Wayne Jayne and seconded by Scott Wickham at 8:30 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by FBP Fire Department on October 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

October 28, 2014

 

On October 28, 2014 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Jeff Minshall, Donnie Cuckler, Jason Fields, Paul Swickard, Randy Armbruster, Doc Overly. Others: Jim Boyce

Forestry Grant has been rejected for not meeting the scope of the grant and Rick indicated that he was missing paperwork.

Holiday Dinner was discussed however we have not received feedback from departments.  Officers felt it was best to cancel and try again next year.

Discussed communications.  Current repeater frequencies have been renewed. Jerry Walker is working to wade through the licenses, clean them up and reapply.  Jason will meet with the commissioners to see what portion they will pick up.

Nominations Committee needs to be appointed by Jeff with elections being held at our November meeting.

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM November 25, 2014 at Huntington Twp. FD.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

Officers Meeting

November 25, 2014

 

On October 25, 2014 the Officers of the PCFFA convened to discuss Association Business.  Present were Jeff Minshall, Donnie Cuckler, Jason Fields, Randy Armbruster

Communications is progressing and hopefully by January or February 2015 we can complete the project with reprogramming of frequencies and tones.  Jason will meet with Commissioners to discuss costs, follow up with Business Radio Licensing and set a meeting with the stakeholders.  It was suggested that we hold off on paying any of the costs as it will be hard at this point to decide what our part would even be.  At some point we will need MOU’s from all agencies to one another and County.

Nominating Committee suggested Donnie President, Shannon Elliott or Scott Wickham Vice President, Jason Secretary-Treasurer, Trustees remaining the same as Doc, Randy and Jeff.

Forestry Grant can be applied for however due to issues with the 2014 cycle it was suggested to hold off this round.

Discussed the Association Grant Program and a recent request.  Our current issue is the original funds that were there have been no other appropriations.  It was suggested that we hold off until we establish the 2015 budget.

Officers will meet again at 6:30 PM January 27, 2015 at Benton Twp. FD.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

November 24, 2014

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Huntington Twp. Fire Department.  President Jeff Minshall called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Minshall, Cuckler, Fields and Armbruster.  There were 10 Departments, 35 Members and 1 guest from Vogelpohl Fire Equipment

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Jim Boyce and seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Jason Fields with checking account balance of $6,060.16; Savings account balance $97.34.  Received $1.30 interest on checking account and bank fee of $1.00 on savings account; no bills to be paid.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Wayne Jayne and seconded by Tim Boyd.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Nominating Committee recommended 2015 Officers: President Donnie Cuckler, Vice President Scott Wickham, Secretary/Treasurer Jason Fields, Agent Paul Swickard, Trustees Doc Overly, Randy Armbruster and Jeff Minshall.

Old Business

There were no nominations from the floor for officers.  Motion by Wayne Jayne, seconded by Tim Boyd to accept the Nominating Committee’s recommendations for 2015 Officers.  Motion carried.

FCC licensing is going well and should be able to complete the reprogramming by January or February 2015 depending on how quickly the Commissioners and other stakeholders respond. 

FBP Drill is still in the planning stages.  If you have interest in participating and/or have a particular evolution that you would like to see done please contact Chief Boyce or EMA.

New Business  

Scott Wickham asked if anyone was interested in doing live burn training at FBP.  There seems to be interest and will be worked on in the coming year.

Good of the Association

Rarden FD will hold a breakfast with Santa on December 6 and they also have for sale by sealed bids an equipment van.  Bids are due December 22 for those interested.  Contact Chief McAllister for more information.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl was present and made himself available after the meeting for Q/A.

Door Prize

Compliments of Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl Fire Equipment

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Scott Wickham and seconded by Wayne Jayne at 8:40 PM.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Benton Twp. Fire Department on January 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  An Officers Meeting will held at 6:30 PM as well.

Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer PCFFA


No December 2014 Meeting

Happy Holidays

2013 Meeting Minutes

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

January 29, 2013

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Huntington Township Fire Department.  President Roger McAllister called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jerry Wessel Jr. and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:10 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were McAllister, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Armbruster and Minshall.  There were 10 Departments, 29 Members and no guests.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Wayne Jayne, seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with no additions or corrections.  There is $6,148.38 in checking, $998.35 Hazmat accounts for a total of $7,146.73.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Randy Armbruster, seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Forestry Grant still pending in Columbus.  Awards should be made soon.

Association dues need to be turned in ASAP.  Several departments have not paid for 2012 and are delinquent past years too.  Motion by Wayne Jayne, seconded by Scott Wickham to send letters to delinquent departments to see if they intend on remaining members of the Association.  Motion Carried.

Radio reprogramming to begin as soon as all licenses are updated.

New Business

FF 2 at Waverly FD February 4, 2012 at 6 PM.

36 Hour at Waverly FD sometime in April.

Wildfire class needed.  A date will be set and sent to all member departments.

Good of the Association

Members need to watch their continuing education hours.  Apparently some firefighters have gotten caught not having proper documentation of their CEU’s.  The FD needs to have a master file with the training information, sign in, date and times in order to be valid in case of an audit.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None reported

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Scott Wickham, seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Motion carried at 8:30 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Camp Creek Twp. Fire Department on February 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

February 26, 2013

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Camp Creek Township Fire Department.  President Roger McAllister called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Swick and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 7:50 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were McAllister, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Overly, Armbruster and Minshall.  There were 9 Departments, 20 Members and 2 guests.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Randy Armbruster, seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with no additions or corrections.  There is $5,954.34 in checking, $998.35 Hazmat accounts for a total of $6,952.69.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jerry Wessel Jr., seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Forestry Grant still pending in Columbus.  Awards should be made soon.

Still have pending Association dues.  Please get them paid ASAP.

Radio reprogramming to begin as soon as all licenses are updated.

FF II has 11 in class and is going well.

Wildfire class May 11 at Waverly and Porter Twp on March 9.

36 hour basic class sometime in April.

New Business  

Some departments have been solicited by a company stating that their SAM registrations are not valid and stated that they could help for $500.  This is a scam!  SAM registration is free.  Jason will send a message to all departments advising them of the scam.

Good of the Association

Many upcoming trainings available and Jason will email to everyone.

SOFAIA seminar at Shawnee State march 6-8; Biological Training Class in Columbus; Any department who has members that were not certified under the new requirements or who lapsed can enroll in a free basic class at the Ohio Fire Academy.  The free training will be held on March 16-17 and 23-24.  Free lodging and training however there are pre-requisites that have to be met along with registration ASAP.

Pike County Fair will be upcoming soon.  Are we interested in doing a booth and would you do inside or outside?  Need ideas ASAP.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Ralph Law reported that the Williams Family lost everything due to a house fire.  They live out of the area but asked to remember them.

John Spriggs of Valley Township passed.

Guest Speaker

Dwight Adkins of All American Fire Equipment introduced himself and provided a door prize.  He is the salesman on Camp Creek's new tanker.

Adam Bouser of Vogelpohl Fire Equipment reminded folks that he was available to serve their needs and also provided a door prize.

Door Prize

2 given away thanks to All American and Vogelpohl. 

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Doc Overly, seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried at 8:15 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Beaver Fire Department on March 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

March 26, 2013

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Beaver Fire Department.  President Roger McAllister called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jerry Wessel and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 7:50 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were McAllister, Swickard, Fields (had to leave before business was conducted, notes by Tim Boyd), Boyd, Overly, Armbruster and Minshall.  There were 12 Departments, 28 Members and no guests.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Jerry Wessel, seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with no additions or corrections.  There is $__________ in checking, $998.35 Hazmat accounts for a total of $__________.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Randy Armbruster, seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Forestry Grants are being awarded now.

Discussed Pike County Fair Booth.  It has been suggested that we do something outside with apparatus to display and if there is manpower to also have an inside booth.  Need ideas and suggestions.  We can probably get fire safety/prevention materials through the Fire Marshals Office.

Wildfire Class Saturday May 6 at 9 am.  Hosted by Waverly FD.  There is a possibility of a May wildfire course in Highland County.

Online wildfire reporting also discussed.  If there are any questions please contact the division. 

New Business  

None

Good of the Association

Dogwood Festival and Parade April 25-28.  Parade is on Sunday at 3 PM.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

None 

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Scott Wickham, seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Stockdale Fire Department on April 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

 

 PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

April 30, 2013

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Stockdale Fire Department.  Vice President Paul Swickard called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Keith Shook and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:10 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Swickard, Fields, Minshall and Armbruster.  There were 7 Departments, 22 Members and 1 guest.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Scott Wickham, seconded by Jeff Minshall.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

There was no treasurers report available.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Forestry Grant has been awarded to the Association.

Tone plan is completed for county.  At some point soon we need to get a county wide reprogram scheduled.  The console will be the first to be programmed so that folks can get used to the new tones.  Swickard appointed a committee of Jason Fields and Donnie Cuckler to work on the reprogramming.

Wild Fire Class Saturday 5-11-13 at 0900.

There is a need to have a county communications committee meeting.

Question regarding departments who have not paid their dues.  Have we received anything back from them?  Brush Creek is the only department to respond.

New Business  

Jason asked if there is a need to review and update the Constitution and By-Laws or Mutual Aid Agreement?  Nothing decided at this meeting.

Good of the Association

Waverly FD Fish Fry Saturday May 4 from 10-4

Finley Fire has their annual open house on Sunday May 19.  Everyone is encouraged to attend and invited.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

Adam Bowser and Brock Entler

Door Prize

Several passed out thanks to Adam and Brock.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Scott Wickham, seconded by Jeff Minshall.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Elm Grove Fire Department on May 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

May 28, 2013

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Elm Grove Fire Department.  President Roger McAllister called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were McAllsiter, Swickard, Fields, Armbruster, Minshall and Armbruster.  There were 12 Departments, 26 Members and no guest‘s.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Scott Wickham, seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

There was no treasurers report available.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Forestry Grant is being worked on.

Tone plan is completed for county.  At some point soon we need to get a county wide reprogram scheduled.  The console will be the first to be programmed so that folks can get used to the new tones.  Swickard appointed a committee of Jason Fields and Donnie Cuckler to work on the reprogramming.

Wild Fire Class had 11 attending.

There is a need to have a county communications committee meeting.

Jason asked if there is a need to review and update the Constitution and By-Laws or Mutual Aid Agreement?  No action taken.

County Fair is coming up in July.  Are we planning on doing something?  We need input ASAP.

New Business  

FBP Drill Saturday October 26 at the plant.  If there are any particular scenarios or trainings that you would like to see incorporated in the drill please call Chief Boyce at 897-3641.

Jason Corwin spoke on Fire Marshals Muster June 27 from 10-3 at the Fire Academy and anyone wishing to host an NFIRS update class see him and he will schedule.

FF I transition class at WFD on June 3 at 6 PM

Live LP Gas class at West Portsmouth upcoming this Saturday if anyone is interested.

Piketon FD will be needing help covering the Pike County Fair.  If there are any departments interested please see Chief Wickham.  Chief Clemmons will most likely be heading it up.

Good of the Association

Wayne Jayne has a fire truck for sale.  See him for details.

Jackson Twp Fish Fry June 8 from 11-4

Elm Grove Days June 14-15

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Scott Wickham, seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Scioto Twp-Jackson County Fire Department on June 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

June 25, 2013

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Scioto Township Fire Department.  President Roger McAllister called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 7:50 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were McAllsiter, Swickard, Fields, Overly, Armbruster, Minshall and Armbruster.  There were 9 Departments, 19 Members and no guest‘s.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Paul Swickard and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Tim Boyd was working but sent in the following report.  Checking account $5,820.01, Hazmat $897.16.  Bills are $500 to B&C, $89.95 Jason Fields, $50 Jessica’s Attic, $101.19 Hazmat.  Motion for approval by Swickard and seconded by Boyce.  Discussion held on B&C bill.  Jason reported that it was for the county tone plan and can be reimbursed through county commissioners.  Motion carried

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Pike County Fair discussed.  Any interest in a booth? The cost will be approximately $120 for booth and 2 passes.  Lengthy discussion.  Seems there is not enough interest to build and staff the booth.  Motion by Minshall to not do booth and seconded by Doc.  Motion carried.

FBP Drill discussed.  Still planned for October 26.  There will be more information at the August Meeting which will be hosted by FBP.

NFIRS update class Monday July 15 at 7 pm at Pebble FD.  Porter Twp hosting class on Tuesday August 6 at 7:30 PM.

B&C will be reprogramming consoles soon.  

New Business  

Hocking County Fire School 8 AM September 8 at Oak Hill High School.  Anyone interested needs to register.

Good of the Association

Forestry presented a map showing where wild fires occurred in the fall and spring fire seasons.  Reminder that Forestry no longer has Forest Officers and if an investigation is needed Parks will send an officer to investigate.  Everyone was encouraged to make sure they are filing their fire reports in a timely manner and also encouraged everyone to do them on-line.  

Rarden FD will have surplus equipment for sale in the near future.  They will have a list of what is available soon.

Reminder that there is no July meeting due to Pike County Fair.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jim Boyce, seconded by Donnie Cuckler.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by FBP Fire Department on August 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm.   There will be no July meeting.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

July, 2013

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was cancelled due to the Pike County Fair.  The next meeting will be hosted by FBP Fire Department on August 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

August 27, 2013

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by FBP Fire Department.  President Roger McAllister called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:10 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were McAllsiter, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Overly, Armbruster and Minshall.  There were 12 Departments, 44 Members and 2 guest‘s.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Doc Overly and seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with checking account balance of $5,773.23, Hazmat $897.16.  No bills to be paid.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Wayne Jayne and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried

Committee Reports

Jason reported that B&C will be re-programming consoles soon and that the new tones will be programmed and stacked with the existing tones so that departments can get used to the tones and will also enable them to start the re-programming of each departments radios.  Also, there will be a county communications committee meeting tentatively set for Tuesday September 3 at 5 PM at the Government Center.

Old Business

Steve Skeens spoke on the FBP Drill that is set for Saturday October 26 around the hours of 0800-1300.  There will be a need for approximately 3 mutual aid departments but will also need assistance with controllers and evaluators.  Please contact Chief Boyce if your department would like to assist or help in any way with the drill as  player or control staff.  More information will be available soon via email.

Communications Meeting tentatively set for Tuesday September 3 at 5 pm at the Government Center.

Forestry Grant needs invoices turned in by next months meeting.

Mutual Aid, Constitution and By-Laws need to be retyped and Jason suggested reviewing them at this time and make any needed changes.

When departments are tones as automatic mutual aid or mutual aid there is not a reason to ask what to bring every time.  If the run is in a hydrated area respond with a pumper and if it is a rural area respond with a tanker.  If it is a rescue type of response then respond with a rescue and if it is a wild land fire bring a brush truck.  If you are requesting anything different then the requesting department need to make that know ASAP through dispatch or directly to the responding department.  Most fires will be a tanker and manpower response.  If your tanker can pump then that may be very appropriate for most mutual fires.  Follow the mutual aid agreement and your departments operating guidelines.

New Business  

Communications issues were discussed.  Recently the entire count system went down on August 21 and no one was aware of it for several minutes.  There were no protocols followed and there was a delay in restoring the system.  Hopefully many of these issues can be discussed and worked out at the September 3 meeting.  There needs to be a back up to the back and someone coordinating the system.

It was also suggested that we work on a policy that when we respond that we make sure dispatch is aware that we are responding, that we are responding the appropriate apparatus and that we also state the number of firefighters who are responding.

Good of the Association

Basic Firefighter Class at Waverly FD starting on October 7 at 6 PM.

Rarden White Tail Deer Festival is being held on September 6-8 with a parade at 3 PM Sunday. Line up is at 1 PM.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

There will be a wild fire class sometime in September after the festival.  No date set yet but will be hosted by Rarden and Shawnee Forest.

Union Twp FD is hosting a First Responder class starting on October 2 and will be held each Monday and Wednesday for 10 weeks.  Contact Union Twp FD or Greg Barch for details. 

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

FBP staff.

Door Prize

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jim Boyce and seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Rarden Fire Department on September 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

September 24, 2013

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Rarden Fire Department.  President Roger McAllister called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jerry Wessel and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:10 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were McAllister, Fields, Boyd, Armbruster and Minshall.  There were 10 Departments, 35 Members and 2 guest‘s, Brock Entler and Adam Bowsher.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Guy Reynolds.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with checking account balance of $6,711.81, Hazmat $897.16.  No bills to be paid.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jim Boyce and seconded by Guy Reynolds.  Motion carried

Committee Reports

Nominating Committee was appointed by McAllister.  Serving are Randy Armbruster, Donnie Cuckler and Jerry Wessel.  They will select a slate of candidates and report at our October meeting.

Constitution and By-law and Mutual Aid Committee appointed by McAllister.  Serving are Randy Armbruster, Jason Fields, Donnie Cuckler, Jerry Wessel and Jim Boyce.

Old Business

Jason reported on the recent Pike County Emergency Communications Meeting.  The commissioners have given the approval to have B&C perform county wide system maintenance.  We are also going to study to see if we can raise the tower height 100-200 feet.  Jason reported that the console would be programmed with new tones on October 10 but there needs to be a cut off date as to when all departments are to be reprogrammed.  Motion by Randy Armbruster to have all radio equipment re-programmed by January 1, 2014.  Seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.

Forestry Grant paperwork have all been submitted to Jason who will send them on to ODNR district office soon.

Jim Boyce spoke on the FBP Drill that is set for Saturday October 26 around the hours of 0800-1300.  Steve fell and fractured his leg and will be out of commission for an extended period of time.  Any questions may be directed to Boyce or the plant EMA office.  

Next Communications Meeting tentatively set for Monday November 4 at 5 pm at the Government Center.

Basic Wildfire class at Rarden FD on Friday September 27 at 6 pm.

EMR at Union FD October  7.

New Business  

Forestry Mutual Assistance Agreements have been mailed to all departments and need to be returned ASAP.  The Eastern Area Fall Fire Report predicts a normal fall fire season.  Forestry response will remain as it has in the past years.  If you think that you need a dozer call early so that an operator can be immobilized.  For Pike County responses the operator will most likely report to Scioto Trail and respond from there.  Investigation will also remain as it has through the Park Officers.

Jason asked if there was an interest in trying to schedule ISO to come and speak to the Association.  Members agreed to set something up for the winter months.

Good of the Association

Scioto Township Pike County Fish Fry Saturday October 5 from 11-4

Finely Fire will be doing pump testing in the area if anyone is interested.  The cost is $125 per truck and they can do 2 trucks at one time.  It was suggested that we maybe consider setting up an annual test day at a central location. 

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

Brock and Adam both present and said that they were available if anyone had any needs.  They would be available after the meeting and both donated door prizes.  Brock has a demo tool to show.

Door Prize

Multiple given thanks to Rarden FD, Finley Fire and Vogelpohl Fire.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Jeff Minshall.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Piketon Fire Department on October 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

October 29, 2013

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Piketon Fire Department.  President Roger McAllister called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were McAllister, Swickard,  Fields, Boyd, Overly, Armbruster and Minshall.  There were 11 Departments, 36 Members and 1 guest, Adam Bowsher.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Doc Overly and seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with checking account balance of $6,763.19, Hazmat $897.16.  No bills to be paid.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Scott Wickham and seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried

Committee Reports

Nominating Committee is still working on nominees and will present their slate of candidates at the next meeting.

Communications Committee met before the meeting to discuss everything that has taken place over the past month.  One issue is FCC licenses and the need to get them up to date and licensed under the county to help offset the issues of expired licenses.  The tentative date for everyone to be reprogrammed by January 1, 2014 will need to be modified due to the licensing issues.  System has been pm’d by B&C and all radios are lined as near to perfect as they can be.  Tower had a loose guy wire that had to be repaired.  Bad coax connector at the Beaver tower that was repaired.  Tower can not be raised as it is maxed out on height. There will be an upcoming meeting with Sheriff and reps from EMS, Fire, etc to try to work out any issues that may be preventing us from working more effectively.  

Constitution and By-law and Mutual Aid Committee also met prior to tonight’s meeting.  All documents have been updated and cleaned up which should help them read more clearly.  They will be posted to the website and then voted on at the November meeting.

Old Business

Jim Boyce reported on FBP drill.  All went well and as planned.  FBP extended their thanks to the Association for their help and participation.  Next drill will be in 2 years.

Forestry Grant paperwork has been submitted and reimbursement should be received soon.

ISO has been contacted and requested that we send a request on an official letterhead.  Letter to be sent soon. 

Basic Fire Class just finished with 13 in class.

New Business  

AFG open November 4.  Jason offered his help to all departments.  Please don’t wait until the last minute though.

FF I transition class to start January 6, 2014 at Waverly FD 1800 hours.  This is a FREE class being paid for by grant.  Class size is limited to about 16.

2014 Forestry Grant will be out soon.  Please watch for a mailer.

Next county communications committee meeting will be Monday November 4 at 5 PM.

Good of the Association

Rarden FD is hosting weekly country music shows at their community center.

Boy Scouts are doing a food drive Association members are urged to support them.

B&C Communications will be holding a 50th year open house November 20.

Waverly Halloween parade will be 7 pm October 31.  All welcome!  WFD hosting a free hot dog roast afterward across from FNB. 

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

Adam Bowsher on hand for anyone wishing to speak to him.

Door Prize

Multiple given thanks to Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl Fire.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Doc Overly and seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Benton Fire Department on November 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

October 29, 2013

Committee Meeting’s

Present were Randy Armbruster, Jeff Minshall, Jerry Wessel, Jim Boyce, Donnie Cuckler, Jason Fields, Roger McAllister

Discussed the Constitution and By-laws proposed changes.  Jason emailed all changes to the committee members for review.  Committee briefly went over the changes and decided to post them to web site for a month and then vote on them at the November meeting.  Changes mostly only cleaned them up and made them less wordy.

Mutual Aid Agreement proposed changes.  Jason emailed all changes to the committee members for review.  Committee briefly went over the changes and decided to post them to the web site for a month and vote on them at a later meeting.  Agreement is mostly the same as it always has been.

Communications Committee met to discuss all the recent happening with the system and tower.  System has been PM’d by B&C, tower has been inspected by JOS Tower.  Lighting issues were found and fixed.  Someone had removed the top red bulb from the tower and did not replace it. Coax connector was found to be bad at the Beaver tower and repaired by JOS.  Clevis on bottom guy wire was about to come lose and was repaired by JOS.  They will return to do more work at a later date.  Jason spoke with Jeremy Masters of the sheriffs office and they are working to set up a meeting with Fire, EMS, Sheriff, etc and dispatch to work out any issues or problems that may be keeping us from working together better.  FCC issues discussed.  Tower can not be raised due to its structure and engineering.  Additional repeaters needed.  Next County Communications Meeting will be held November 4 at 5 pm.  Everyone urged to attend.

Jason Fields, Secretary


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

November 26, 2013

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Benton Twp. Fire Department.  President Roger McAllister called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jerry Wessel and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were McAllister, Fields, Boyd, Armbruster and Minshall.  There were 11 Departments, 24 Members and 4 guests from Jackson FD.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Randy Armbruster and seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with checking account balance of $5,917.47; Hazmat $897.16; Total Balance $6,814.53 No bills to be paid.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Jim Boyce and seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried

Committee Reports

Constitution and By-law and Mutual Aid Committee recommended to accept all changes that have been made.  Motion to accept documents by Jeff Minshall, seconded by Jerry Wessel.  No discussion.  Motion carried.

Nominating Committee recommends Jeff Minshall, President; Donnie Cuckler, VP; Jason Fields, Secretary/Treasurer; Paul Swickard, Agent; Roger Overly, Randy Armbruster, Jeff Minshall, Trustee’s.  Terms are one year except Agent who will serve 3 years, Roger Overly 2 years, Randy and Jeff Minshall 3 years.  Motion to accept Nominating Committee’s recommendations by Randy Armbruster, seconded by Wayne Jayne.  No discussion. Motion carried.

Communications Committee- Still waiting on licenses from FCC.  Tower has pending work that needs to be completed.  Discussed pending issues with the system that needs immediate attention.  Issues are not getting any better on West side.  Benton requests that folks use a TAC channel when trying to communicate on the West side as they can not get out on repeater.    Next Communications Meeting December 2 at 5 PM.

Old Business

FF I at Waverly FD January 6.  They have 15 open seats as of this meeting.  See randy or Lathe.

New Business  

Dispatcher issues discussed.  FD’s are being dispatched several minutes after EMS for MVA’s and other emergencies.  Wrong FD’s being sent many times.  Jason advised that he is still waiting on a meeting date to sit down with Sheriff Henderson, EMS and others who may have an interest.

Discussed MARCS user fee’s.  There are no more free rides everyone has to pay the monthly user fee.

Jason filed for the 2013 Forestry Grant and applied for communications in the amount of $20,000.

Good of the Association

Beaver has 64 kw generator for sale $8,000.

Rarden hosting country music shows every Friday at their community center.

AFG Grants are due soon. 

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Gerald Ison Family suffered a house fire.

Guest Speaker

Doug Reed of Jackson FD spoke to members.

Door Prize

Multiple given thanks to Adam Bowsher of Vogelpohl  Fire and Benton FD.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Wayne Jayne and seconded by Donnie Cuckler.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Scioto Twp. Fire Department on January 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA











2012 Meeting Minutes

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

January 31, 2012

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Elm Grove Fire Department.  President Randy Armbruster called the meeting to order at 7:37 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Armbruster, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Overly and Minshall.  There were 13 Departments, 30 Members and 1 guest present from Finley Fire Equipment (Brock Entler).

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Scott Wickham, seconded by Charlie Brunner.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd.  Account balances are Hazmat $998.35; General $7,711.40.  2012 dues are now due.  There are some outstanding bills for the forestry grant that need attention.  Departments that are effected will be notified.  Motion to approve report and pay bills by Jerry Wessel, seconded by Charlie Brunner.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Boyce discussed the plant drill.  All went well and thanks for the help.  Certificates for those participating will be mailed.

Disaster tones still being worked on.  Need everyone’s current radio information in order to finish planning.

Fire Marshals grants due January 17.

Meth training to be held at our May meeting at Piketon.

Railcar Class on February 18.  Need registrations turned in asap.

AFG discussed.  Several have received their turn down notices. 

New Business  

Basic Fire Class at Waverly FD on February 6, 2012 at 6 PM

Good of the Association

Scioto Twp Jackson County has moved to their new location at 4701 SR 776. 

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

Brock Entler of Finley Fire Equipment stated that they will be holding another open house on May 20.

Door Prize

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jerry Wessel, seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried at 8:20 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Scioto Twp-Jackson Fire Department on February 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

February 28, 2012

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Scioto Twp Fire Department Jackson County.  President Randy Armbruster called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Armbruster, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Overly and Minshall.  There were 13 Departments, 30 Members and 3 guests present from Dill’s Fire and Safety and ODNR Forestry.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Paul Swickard, seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd.  Account balances are Hazmat $998.35; General $6,472.18.  Motion to approve report and pay bills by Jerry Wessel, seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Railcar class was a success and had great attendance.  There are some outstanding bills for food that need to be reimbursed to Waverly FD.

Meth Class May 29 at Piketon FD unless more room is required.  We will need to start earlier so that the training and meeting can be completed.  Motion by Ed Reed, seconded by Jim Boyce to move the meeting time to 6:30 PM.  Motion carried.

Basic Fire Class has been moved to March 26, 2012 at 6 PM at Waverly FD.

New Business 

Chris Dodson was introduced as the new Ranger for Pike State Forest.  He will be working out of Chillicothe and will be covering numerous counties.  A dozer will be available at Pike Forest however get your call in early as it will take a while to get an operator in.

Basic Wildfire Classes will be held at Coalton on March 10 and at Waverly FD on March 17.  Classes begin at 9 AM.

There will be training on the new Ohio wildfire reports in the very near future. 

Division of Fire Services is doing a survey seeking opinion on whether to add Hazmat to the required firefighter training.

Jason reminded members to subscribe to the EMS/Fire List Serve.  There are areas for Fire/EMS/Instructors/Chief’s etc to sign up for updates.  There are no informational mailings anymore and this is their way to get the word out.  Information may be found on the Ohio Division of EMS web site.

Wayne Jayne commented on the Beaver Repeater and felt it needed serviced.  Jason explained that there is no maintenance agreement on any of the radios so nothing was getting any preventive maintenance.  Discussion held and Randy Armbruster will call B&C for repair Wednesday morning.

Good of the Association

Jason spoke of multiple upcoming trainings.  All information will be sent via email to members.

The March meeting will be held at Fluor B/W.  Boyce is not sure the meeting location but will communicate the information as soon as he finds out.

Scioto Twp-Jackson Chicken and Noodle Dinner Saturday March 3, 2012 at 5 PM. 

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Kevin Havens past member of Porter Twp FD has passed and Bruce Ferrell’s girlfriend passed.

Guest Speaker

Chris Dodson and Todd Weaver of ODNR Forestry spoke about the happenings with forestry, training and wildfire information.

Tony Johnson of Dills Fire and Safety spoke about his recent purchase of the company.  He has a service garage in Jackson.  Also employs Mike Jackson of Elm Grove and Richard Eubanks of Jackson.  Call him for any of your needs.

Door Prize

Multiple given to members from ODNR Forestry. 

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Scott Wickham, seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried at 8:30 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Rarden Fire Department on March 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


 PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION 

April 26, 2012

 The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Rarden Fire Department.  Vice President Paul Swickard called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:20 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Swickard, Fields, Boyd and Minshall.  There were 5 Departments, 18 Members and 0 guests present.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Jim Boyce, seconded by Roger McAllister.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Treasurer Tim Boyd.  Hazmat $998.35; received $600 dues; received $2,000 corporate donation from ACP.  General fund balance $7,072.72.  Motion to accept report and pay any bills by Roger McAllister, seconded by Jeff Minshall.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Meth Lab Awareness Training May 29, 2012 at Piketon FD.  Need a head count by mid May  Also, we will be starting at 6 PM instead of 7:30 that evening.

New Business  

Discussed Fair and weather Association is going to do a booth.  Suggested having an outside booth this year and possible inside as well.  It was thought that we could get the area that ODOT used to use at the top of the hill and we could display a truck and equipment along with every department’s information.  Also, have fire prevention items to give away.  Need to get prices for the booths, confirm location.

Discussed Fire Prevention Week and getting every department on board with an open house.  Also, it was discussed about doing a county wide feel the heat program or citizens academy similar to that of the Ohio Fire Academy so that our elected folks and even citizens can see, feel and maybe better understand where the money is going and better understand the fire service.

Good of the Association

Waverly FD Fish Fry Saturday May 5 from 10-4

ACP donated $2,000 to the Association.  Out thanks to them for their generosity.

Basic Fire Class meeting 6 PM Monday April 30 at Waverly FD.  Needing at least 6 to start a class.

Numerous upcoming trainings.  Jason will email them to everyone.

Discussed designing an Association t-shirt.  Waverly has a vender and will check on prices.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Terry Cooper of Pebble FD-cancer

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

Numerous given away compliments of Rarden FD.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jim Boyce, seconded by Roger McAllister.  Motion carried at 8:55 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Piketon Fire Department on May 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


 PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION 

May 29, 2012

 Monthly meeting was not held due to training which was conducted by the Ohio BCI on Meth Labs.  The June meeting will be held at Benton Twp FD on June 26, 2012.


Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION 

June 26, 2012

 The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Benton Township Fire Department.  President Randy Armbruster called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Armbruster, Swickard, Fields and Minshall.  There were 10 Departments, 24 Members and 3 guests present.  Guests were Tony Johnson, Richard Eubanks from Dill’s Fire and Safety and Sharon Purdy of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Doc Overly, seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

No report was available

Committee Reports

 None

Old Business

Discussed the fair booth and members felt that we should do it.  Need rosters from all member departments to display and members to man the booth Monday-Friday from 12 PM- 4 PM and 4 PM-8 PM.  There will be some costs associated with the booth construction etc.  Motion by Paul Swickard to pay costs of the booth, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.  Jason is to get schedules out to all departments.

New Business  

Scott Wickham discussed the fair and the need for some help covering events.  They especially will need help on derby nights.  Any member or departments wishing to help should contact Scott to coordinate a date and time. 

AFG is open until July 6 at 5 PM.  Call Jason if you need any help.

Pike County Fair will be in session the week of our July Association Meeting.  Motion to cancel the July meeting by Jim Boyce, seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried.  Jason will send notifications.

Good of the Association

Benton Twp car show will be held on July 15.  They are seeking sponsors for their event.  Motion by Scott Wickham to sponsor a trophy, seconded by Jeff Minshall.  Motion carried.  They are to see Tim for a check.

Pebble Twp FD/EMS will be holding a benefit for Terry Cooper on July 1 from 12-4 PM.

Rarden FD has 2 used trucks for sale.  Information has been sent out to members to bid.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Terry Cooper of Pebble FD-cancer

Guest Speaker

Dill’s Fire/Safety-Tony Johnson and Richard Eubanks

Sharon Purdy of the Nation Fallen Firefighters Foundation presented an overview of their organization, available training and assistance.  Continuing education hours awarded.

Door Prize

Numerous given away compliments of Dills and Sharon Purdy of NFFF.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Doc Overly, seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried at 9:00 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Jackson Twp Fire Department on August 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm.


Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


 PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION 

July 31, 2012

 

Monthly meeting was not held due to Pike County Fair.  The next meeting will be hosted by Jackson Twp FD on August 28, 2012.

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

 PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

August 28, 2012

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Jackson Township Fire Department.  President Randy Armbruster called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Armbruster, Fields, Boyd, Overly and Minshall.  There were 10 Departments, 22 Members and no guests present.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Jerry Wessel, seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with no additions or corrections.  There is $6,650.05 in checking, $998.35 Hazmat accounts.  Bills due are $130 for fair booth and $25 to Ohio Secretary of State for Incorporation.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Doc Overly, seconded by Jim Boyce.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Fair booth was not well attended by members.

Fair went fine this year.  Piketon FD received plenty of help for the events.

New Business  

Waverly FD will be hosting Association meeting in September.  We will be doing training on the new Wildfire Reporting System.  We will meet at the WPD classroom for the training.  Additionally we will need to meet at 6:30 PM.

Firefighter Transition Course at Waverly FD.  Need to be registered by August 30.

Articles of incorporation are due to be updated with the Ohio Secretary of State.  They have been updated and are ready to be mailed.  There is a $25 fee.

Jason discussed recent County Communications Committee Meeting and what is being worked on since the last meeting over 2 years ago.  This meeting was in response to issues that occurred after the June 29 storm.  Many issues need worked out with respect to the tower, lighting, security, backup generators and backup battery power.  Also, the EMA has MARCS portable radios available for every FD and there is no charge to use them for emergency situations and checks.  There may be a 1 time programming fee depending on where you get it done.  And what are member’s thoughts on going to a page only channel for Fire/EMS and then use the other frequencies for communications.

Good of the Association

Jason Corwin, Fire Safety Educator with the SFM Office has fire safety information and materials available to all departments.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Terry Cooper of Pebble FD-cancer, undergoing chemo and radiation.

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jerry Wessel, seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried at 8:40 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Waverly Fire Department on September 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


 PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

September 25, 2012

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Waverly Fire Department.  President Randy Armbruster called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Swick and adjournment for the meal and training on Ohio Wildfire Reporting.  Recall to order at 7:15 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Armbruster, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Overly and Minshall.  There were 11 Departments, 31 Members and 1 guest from Vogelpohl Fire Equipment present.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Wayne Jayne, seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with no additions or corrections.  There is $7,700.03 in checking, $998.35 Hazmat accounts.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Wayne Jayne, seconded by Doc Overly.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Forestry Grant still pending in Columbus.

Anyone with Scioto County radios will need to convert to narrow band in the near future.

Some certificates are missing from wildfire classes and the county fire school that was held in Stockdale.

New Business  

Pike County Sheriff is holding their annual Halloween Bash in October.  Suggested that the Association support the event.  Motion by Wayne Jayne to donate $200 toward the event, seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Good of the Association

Waverly Halloween Parade October 31.  Line up at old high school lot.

Waverly FD hosting a hot dog roast after the parade at the site of the old sheriff’s office.

Scioto Twp-Wakefield Fish Fry October 6 10-5

Benton Twp Fish Fry October 6 11-5 at Pike Lake

Oktoberfest Thursday-Sunday with parade at 2 pm Sunday.  Line up at Eastern schools.

Wayne Jayne has 1997 GMC E-One brush truck for sale.  4x4, 35,000 miles, a/c, from Florida.  See Wayne for more information.

Jason Corwin, Fire Safety Educator with the SFM Office has fire safety information and materials available to all departments.  Energizer battery has grant available for smoke alarm batteries.  Deadline to apply is October 8.  Project Safe is also available through the SFM Office.  And, November 1 applications can be submitted for pov stickers.  Jason Corwin has all information.

NFIRS Reporting Office is flagging certain reports due to lack of information such as loss amounts, mutual aid run issues, FDID numbers required for the mutual aid departments and incident numbers are required, responses longer than 20 minutes etc.

Departments are delinquent in dues.  Please get with Tim Boys ASAP.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Terry Cooper-cancer, Robert Deering-appendectomy, Carl South of Rarden passed.

Guest Speaker

Adam Bower of Vogelpohl Fire Equipment

Door Prize

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jerry Wessel, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried at 8:00 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Pebble Twp. Fire Department on October 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


 PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

 October 30, 2012

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Pebble Township Fire Department.  President Randy Armbruster called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Swick and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Armbruster, Swickard, Fields, Boyd and Minshall.  There were 8 Departments, 24 Members and 1 guest from Division of Forestry.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Jerry Wessel, seconded by Swickard.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with no additions or corrections.  There is $7,676.61 in checking, $998.35 Hazmat accounts.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Roger McAllister, seconded by Jim Boyce.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Forestry Grant still pending in Columbus.

Anyone with Scioto County radios will need to convert to narrow band in the near future.

Anyone who is missing certificates should be able to print them on line via the Ohio Fire Academy.

Radio reprogramming should begin sometime in December.

New Business  

Nominating Committee appointed by Armbruster.  Serving are Swickard, Boyce and McAllister.  They will meet ASAP and will report at the November meeting.

Valley Township will not be hosting the November meeting and do not wish to considered members of the Association.  Jason will check with Scioto Township and if they are not available we will check with Huntington Township.  Jason will advise the membership.

Good of the Association

Pebble Twp thanked everyone for their help with Terry Cooper’s visitation and funeral.

Trick or treat moved to November 1.  Waverly Halloween Parade will be held at 7:30 PM.  Waverly FD bon fire and wiener roast after the parade at the old sheriff’s office site.

Jingle Bell Festival and Parade November 17.  Line up at 5 PM in Bristol Village.

Pebble Twp FD raffling off a handmade gun cabinet for toys for tots.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Wayne Jayne family lost everything in a house fire.  Anyone wishing to donate can send items to Beaver FD or checks can be sent to Jason.  It is not recommended to send anything via mail to their home address at this time.  Motion b y Jerry Wessel to donate $200 to the Jayne Family, seconded by Jeff Minshall.  Motion carried.

Guest Speaker

Greg Guess of ODNR Forestry spoke of all the recent changes taking place at Forestry.  Greg will be the point of contact for our area in Chillicothe.  He will serve as the fire coordinator, FEPP and training.  Chris Dodson will be moving to Lake Hope State Park as an officer as of October 31.  There are no longer forest officers and fires will be investigated via parks but only under certain circumstances.  A dozer is available at Pike Forest but the operator is not local.  Greg recommended getting reports in ASAP and in the comments section should contain some information about the fire.

Door Prize

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jerry Wessel, seconded by Jeff Minshall.  Motion carried at 8:23 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Scioto Twp. Fire Department on November 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

 PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION 

November 27, 2012

 The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Scioto Township Fire Department.  Vice President Paul Swickard called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Swick and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Overly and Minshall.  Randy is ill.  There were 9 Departments, 28 Members and no guests.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Doc Overly, seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with no additions or corrections.  There is $6,398.37 in checking, $998.35 Hazmat accounts for a total of $7,396.72.  Motion for approval and to pay bills by Roger McAllister, seconded by Danny Justice.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Nominating Committee reported their recommendations.  President Roger McAllister, VP Paul Swickard, Secretary Jason Fields, Treasurer Tim Boyd, Trustees Doc Overly, Randy Armbruster and Jeff Minshall.

Old Business

Forestry Grant still pending in Columbus.

Anyone who is missing certificates should be able to print them on line via the Ohio Fire Academy.

Radio reprogramming to begin in 2013.

Election of Officers for 2013.  No nominations from the floor.  Danny Justice moved to close the nominations and accept the recommendations of the Nominating Committee.  Jerry Wessel Seconded.  Motion carried.

New Business  

New ERG books were passed out to those departments in attendance.

Good of the Association

Discussed Valley Township and their membership.  They do not wish to be members.  Also, discussed other departments who have not been attending meetings and/or have not been paying their yearly dues.  Motion by Jerry Wessel to send letters to Valley and Franklin to see what their intentions are.  Seconded by Jeff Spires.  Motion carried.

Rarden hosting breakfast with Santa on 12/1 from 7-11 AM

Huntington to host the January meeting.  No meetings in July or December 2013.  Jim Boyce to make calendars.

Discussed NFIRS reports and changes.  New federal standards are in place so please make sure that your software will be compatible or will be able to update to the standard by January 2013.  More info to come on this topic.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Randy Armbruster

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

None

Adjournment 

Motion to adjourn by Wayne Jayne, seconded by Danny Justice.  Motion carried at 8:45 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Huntington Twp. Fire Department on January 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

 

2011 Meeting Minutes

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

January 25, 2011


The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Piketon Fire Department on January 25, 2011.  President Randy Armbruster called the meting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 7:45 pm with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Armbruster, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Overly, Minshall and Stanley.  There were 13 Departments, 35 Members and no Guests present.  

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with corrections to treasurer’s report reflecting November account balance of $8,552.77.  Motion for approval by Scott Wickham, seconded by Charlie Brunner.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with no additions or corrections.  Account balances are Hazmat $998.17; General $8,554.10.  Motion for approval by Ed Reed, seconded by Mike Stanley.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

When do we want to try to schedule the meth lab training?  Special night or on a meeting night?  Members advised Jason to schedule it and let everyone know.

Forestry Grant- Scott Trego has prices as follows.  Pagers $408 1 ch, $455 2 ch with stored voice for both models, Portables without display $270, with display $370ish, base radio $925 and UHF portables $350.  Deadline to have everything purchased and turned in is in May.

Discussed corrections to meeting calendars.  Valley will host  the July meeting.  

New Business  

Several new chiefs were introduced,  Elm Grove Mike Carrico, Camp Creek Nakoa Spradlin, Pebble Jerry Wessel and Rarden Roger McAllister.

Several departments owe dues for 2010.  Benton, Brush Creek, Camp Creek, Elm Grove, Franklin and Scioto Pike and Jackson.  Boyd stated that if this is error to please show him a cancelled check and he will make th corrections.

Randy has some ideas for the Association and asked that members take them back to their departments to discuss.  Fire prevention booth at fair where each department would take turns manning it.  Association t-shirt, training and in-service at meetings.
  
Doc stated that Jackson County approached him about starting an honor guard and making use of our extras.  He has a meeting scheduled with them Wednesday evening at 7 pm.  This is open to all who are interested.

Discussed the radio alerts for weather advisories and snow emergency levels.  Members asked that they not be done for snow emergency levels.  Nakoa will take care of this at the sheriffs office.

Also, the warble page that is going out over the air for EMS is causing pager issues.  When EMS and Fire are dispatched together the warble for EMS is broadcasting over fire too.  Discussed texting alerts.  Only one dispatcher does this however it would be very handy if all could find the time to do them as a back up to what we have now.  Randy stated that the sheriff would be visiting at some of our meetings to discuss issues with us.

Training committee appointed.  Mike Stanley, Jason Fields and Jeff Minshall.

Good of the Association

Basic Fire Class February 7 at 6 pm at Waverly FD

Jason asked those who wish to receive emails to give Jason their email address.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

Multiple given

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Mike Stanley, seconded by Charlie Brunner.  Motion carried at 8:30 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Benton FD on February 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION 

February 22, 2011

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Benton Township Fire Department on February 22, 2011.  President Randy Armbruster called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 pm with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Armbruster, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Overly, Minshall and Stanley.  There were 15 Departments, 45 Members and no Guests present.  

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Doc Overly, seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with no additions or corrections.  Account balances are Hazmat $998.35; General $8,555.92.  Also, Benton, Brush Creek, Camp Creek, Elm Grove, Franklin, Scioto Pike and Jackson owe dues.  Motion for approval by Wayne Jayne, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Training Committee met and recommended a 1 day class to be held on May 21, 2011.  Members are asked to take the information back their department’s to see how many will be interested in the training.  Mike will check with the Ohio Fire Academy to see if there is anything available through their outreach program.

Old Business

Jason will have date for the Meth Lab Training at our next meeting.

Forestry Grant is being worked on and orders should be placed within the week.

Association Brain Storming ideas will be discussed at next months meeting so everyone has more time to be thinking of things that the Association can be doing.

Honor Guard meeting did not take place.  Doc stated that the Jackson County folks did not show.  Jim Boyce stated that they have some shirts and pants that they will donate to the Honor Guard.

The weather alerting dispatching for snow levels has been taken care of.  Dispatchers are simply advising the levels without setting off all the tones.  Discussed alerting for severe storms such as tornadoes.  Dispatch will alert everyone with a single tone to announce the severe weather.

New Business  

James Pitts is the new chief at Brush Creek.

USEC is making plans for a graded exercise in September.  If you have special interests that you would like to have included in the exercise please speak with Chief Boyce.

Good of the Association

Mark Hassle, Manager of Pike State Forest was present to discuss fire reports.  Please make sure that you send the reports to the office instead of emailing to Dave Adkins.  Dave is currently on leave.

Valley Twp provided their contact information.  Jerry Cornwell, Chief 357-9162, Valley Station 259-4280.

Chief Cornwell discussed SB5 and urged everyone to contact their representative’s regarding this legislation ASAP.

Benefit for the Moore family February 26 at Jasper School.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Dave Adkins

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

Multiple given

Adjournment 

Motion to adjourn by Jerry Cornwell, seconded by Ralph Law.  Motion carried at 8:35 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Scioto Township-Pike FD on March 29, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

 

April 26, 2011

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Jackson Township Fire Department on April 26, 2011. President Randy Armbruster called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:15 pm with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Armbruster, Swickard, Fields, Overly, Stanley and Minshall.  There were 9 Departments, 22 Members and no guests present.  

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Doc Overly, seconded by Jerry Wessel. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Jason Fields in absence of Tim Boyd who was working.  Account balances are Hazmat $998.35; General $7,661.06 totaling $8,659.41.  Motion for approval by Doc Overly, seconded by Mike Stanley.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Still working on a 1 day class.  No information received on a topic or how many would attend.  We will discuss again at a later meeting.

Old Business

Meth Lab Training September 15 at 6:00 PM.  Need to secure a location.

Fair booth was discussed.  Everyone feels it is a great idea.  No idea of cost for the booth.

FF Transition class is going well.  There are 10 in the class.

Jerry Chapman has left forestry and is not at Pike any longer.  In the interim please contact Mark Hassel.

Brush Creek FD will be having a basic fire class starting May 2 at 8:00 PM.

Pebble FD dinner was cancelled.

New Business  

Randy Tharp from Akron Brass will be the guest speaker at the May meeting.  He will be doing training as well.  It is suggested that you bring turnout gear.  Continuing education hours will be awarded.  A tour of the new sheriff’s office dispatch center will also be available to those who are interested.

Randy reported that he has a speaker lined up for the June meeting a well.  Advantech will demonstrate their extrication tools.  It was suggested that we see about getting a couple of cars to cut up.  Also, coat, gloves, helmet and eye protection will be needed.  If there is a cost of the vehicles the Association will cover the cost.  Continuing education hours will be awarded.

Jason asked about establishing a county wide disaster tone.  Members felt it was a good idea.  Jason is to check into the particulars and report back.

Good of the Association

Waverly FD Fish Fry May 7 10 AM to 4 PM

Rarden FD Fish Fry May 7 12 PM to 8 PM.  Rarden is also selling cookbooks.  Cost is $11.95

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Paul Swickard recovering from surgery, Doc Overly doing better, Carl South and Robert Gardner retired from Rarden FD not doing well.

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

2 given away

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Doc Overly, seconded by Roger McAllister.  Motion carried at 8:39 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Waverly FD on May 31, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

May 31, 2011

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Waverly Fire Department.  President Randy Armbruster called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 pm with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Armbruster, Swickard, Fields and Minshall.  There were 9 Departments, 25 Members and 2 guests present from Akron Brass.  

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Jerry Wessel, seconded by Jim Boyce. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Jason Fields in absence of Tim Boyd who was working.  Account balances are Hazmat $998.35; General $7,604.31 totaling $8,603.23.  Motion for approval by Wayne Jayne, seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Nothing

Old Business

No information on fair booth as far as cost and availability.  We will discuss in June.

Jason presented information on the county disaster tone.  Cost estimates are not yet available as most departments have not turned in their information for pagers and radios. 

USEC plant exercise discussed by Jim Boyce.  As of now the proposed dates are Saturday October 15 or Wednesday October 19.  If your department is interested please call Steve Skeens at 897-2983 or Jim Boyce.

Reminder that next month’s meeting will be at Pebble Twp and rescue training will be provided.  Jerry will contact Heistad's to get a couple of cars.  Members who wish to participate hands on will need to bring turnout gear.  Continuing education hours will be awarded.

Scott Trego spoke about the Forestry Grant and the need to get it closed out.  Scott also brought radios and pagers for Stockdale and Scioto Twp.  Jason will deliver them.  All invoices need to be paid by each department and then they will be reimbursed 50% from the Association.  Due to a few setbacks the deadline to close the grant is upon us.  Scott asked if the Association could pay a portion of the $9,242 and then be reimbursed.  Pebble Twp FD will make up the rest of the needed funds since the Association does not have the entire amount needed.  Motion by Wayne Jayne, seconded by Jerry Wessel to pay necessary grant expenses and be reimbursed by the State.  Motion carried. 

New Business  

Discussed Pike Forest and its rumor of closing.  The manager has been transferred out and all workers are based out of Scioto Trail.  Not sure how this will affect fire season.  No communication has been made with the Association or any departments.

Hazmat Tech Class will be held on Saturday/Sunday June 3-4 and Saturday June 11 from 8 am-5 pm at Jackson FD.  If you are interested please speak with Paul Swickard.  There is no charge for the training.

Jason discussed narrow band information that will be required by January 2013.  There is a website with all the information at the FCC site.  Basically all current frequency’s that are wide band will have to be narrow band by the mentioned date.  There is an application process that everyone will have to go through.  All current frequencies will have a 4th digit added.  Everyone was urged to start working on this now.

Also discussed the recent fire repeater outage and maintenance.  The main tower site was down for several hours.  The only site that was broadcasting was the Beaver site.  Most departments did not know the system was down; there are no backup procedures in place at the county level.  There is supposedly a mobile communications truck that is available but not sure if it is up and running or not.  The county communications committee has not met in about 8 months.  Every department needs a backup alerting system at their station.  Randy will contact commissioners to schedule a communications meeting.

Good of the Association

Rarden Deer Festival will be coming up September 9-11.  Roger McAllister urged departments to enter the greased pig contest.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

Larry Flowers, Ohio State Fire Marshall spoke to the Association, gave a brief history of his fire service and how he became the new marshal.  He also passed out business cards and encouraged everyone to call on him if they had any questions, comments or concerns.

Akron Brass was also on hand to demonstrate equipment.  The demo took place after the meeting adjourned at the old high school lot.

Door Prize

Several given away

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Wayne Jayne, seconded by Roger McAllister.  Motion carried at 8:45 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Pebble Twp FD on June 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

June 28, 2011

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Pebble Twp Fire Department.  President Randy Armbruster called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal and training on vehicle rescue from Advantech Fire and Emergency Equipment.  Recall to order at 9:30 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Armbruster, Swickard, Fields, Overly and Minshall.  There were 7 Departments, 21 Members and 1 guest present from Advantech Rescue.  

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Doc Overly, seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Jason Fields in absence of Tim Boyd who was working.  Account balances are Hazmat $998.35; General $1,297.41 totaling $3,297.41.  Check was written for $7,362 to cover costs of the Forestry Grant.  Motion for approval by Doc Overly, seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Nothing

Old Business

Fair Booth information was presented.  The cost of the booth will be $90 and the cost of 4 passes will be $80.  The booth would be manned Monday-Saturday from 12-4 PM and 4-8 PM August 1-6.  The booth would need to be manned with at least 2 firefighters per shift.  Is their interest in doing this?  Lengthy discussion held.  Randy has some ideas for the decorating.  Jason to send email to departments to see if there is interest and commitment.  There are 11 shifts that need covered.  We will only run the booth on Saturday from 12-4 PM.

Jason gave an update on the disaster tone.  He is still waiting on departments to provide their radio and pager information in order to get an estimate.

Discussed the fire repeater outage from last month.  The problem was at the main site with the repeater.  They removed the repeater from Beaver in order to get the main site back up.  The system went down in the late evening but service was not called for until the next day.  There is no maintenance contract in place for the system which means in part there is no preventive maintenance taking place. 

Several departments still owe 2011 dues.  Jason emailed letters to all members reminding them.

New Business 

Since Pike Forest has closed they will not be hosting the August meeting.  Sheriff Henderson has agreed to host the August 30 meeting.

Jason asked if there was interest in applying for a regional communications grant through the AFG.  Nothing decided.

The application period for the AFG should be open sometime in July.

Good of the Association

Basic Fire Class at Scioto County.  Orientation July 5 at 6 PM.  Pre-requisits for the class are Hazmat Awareness and Basic Wildfire.  Both classes are being offered at Porter Twp.  Hazmat is Saturday July 9 from 9-3 and Wildfire is Saturday July 16 from 9-3.

Due to funding cuts Scioto County has abolished its Hazmat Team.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Greg Barch-surgery on feet; Rob Deering-patellar tendon surgery

Guest Speaker

Brandon Baker of Advantech gave presentation.

Door Prize

Several given away

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Doc Overly, seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried at 10:00 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Valley Twp FD on July 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

July 26, 2011

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Valley Twp Fire Department.  President Randy Armbruster called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Armbruster, Swickard, Fields, Overly, Stanley and Minshall.  There were 10 Departments, 30 Members and 2 guest’s present from All American Fire Equipment.  

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Jerry Cornwell, seconded by Jason Corwin.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Jason Fields in absence of Tim Boyd who was working.  Account balances are Hazmat $998.35; General $2,746.21 totaling $3,744.56.  Association owes Waverly FD $170 for fair costs.  Motion for approval by Doc Overly, seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Nothing

Old Business

Fair booth and passes have been paid for by Waverly FF Association at a cost of $170.  Need rosters from all Association departments so that they can be displayed in the booth.  Wed and Thurs 12pm-4pm still needs filled.

Piketon FD will need additional help on Friday and Saturday for the derby’s.  If interested bring engine or rescue or just manpower.  Please contact Assistant Chief Ryan Clemmons.

Doc reported that AEP will be at the Beaver Association meeting to present their Electrical Safety Training.  They would like to invite all FD’s, EMS, Law Enforcement, County and State road crews.

USEC is finalizing their plans for their October 25 disaster drill.  Chiefs will be contacted to see if they are participating or not and there will be a pre-drill walk through/training.  Please contact Chief Boyce if you have any questions.

New Business  

Received application for membership from Huntington Twp FD in Ross County.  They were pre-inspected and found  to be well suited for membership.  Motion by Jerry Cornwell, seconded by Jerry Wessel to accept them as members.  Motion carried.

USEC will be at the next meeting to do ID badges for anyone who may need them.

Randy stated that the fair booth will require some funds to construct and felt it could be done for about $100.  Motion by Jason Fields, seconded by Doc Overly to approve $100 for booth construction.  Motion carried.

OFCA Leadership Workshop on Recruitment and Retention will be held on August 5-6, 2011.  Jason requested the class to be held in or nearer to Pike County.  They will take the information to the board and see if it can be scheduled for 2012.  This is a FREE class.

EMA has MARCS radios at their office for any department who wants them.  Contact Butch Simonton.

Discussed Hazmat run that Valley Twp responded to where there was a small propane tank used in a meth lab.  BCI was called but did not respond a cleanup crew as no one wanted to be responsible for the cost of the cleanup.  Valley took possession of the tank and secured it.  Apparently the rule is whoever generates the call pays the bill.  BCI has licensed contractors to perform the clean up but again they will charge the requesting agency or the generator.   

Good of the Association

Chief Cornwell introduced retired fire chief and current township trustee Larry Millott and thanked him for his help and support for this meeting.  Chief Millott spoke to the Association and provided thanks for coming to Valley Twp.  Chief Cornwell also thanked his members for their help in preparing the station and food for the meeting.

Valley Twp will be hosting a Basic EMT Refresher starting August 6-September 3.  Classes will run on Saturdays at their station.

There will be a Firefighter II class starting on Monday August 1, 2011 at Waverly FD at 6pm.  If interested please contact Pike CTC or speak with Randy Armbruster.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Greg Barch-surgery on feet; Rob Deering-patellar tendon surgery

Guest Speaker

Charlie Chapman of All American Fire Equipment was on hand to discuss any needs that members may have.

Jason Corwin of the State Fire Marshal’s Office was also present to discuss his role as a fire safety educator.


Door Prize


Several given away by All American Fire.

Adjournment


Motion to adjourn by Jeff Minshall, seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried at 8:50 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Pike County Sheriff’s Office on August 30, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


 PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION 

August 30, 2011

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Pike County Sheriff’s Department.  President Randy Armbruster called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Armbruster, Swickard, Fields, Overly, Stanley and Minshall.  Treasurer Tim Boyd arrived later in the meeting.  There were 8 Departments, 22 Members and 1 guest’s present from ODNR Forestry.

Sheriff Henderson thanked everyone for their attendance and encouraged everyone to let his office know if there is anything that they can do to be of service.  

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Doc Overly, seconded by Charlie Brunner.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Jason Fields in absence of Tim Boyd who was working.  Account balances are Hazmat $998.35; General $9,573.29 totaling $10,571.64.  Association received the reimbursement for the Forestry Grant totaling $9,000.  Pebble FD has been reimbursed their portion of the grant and Waverly FD has been reimbursed $284 for the costs of the fair booth.  Motion for approval by Jim Boyce, seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Nothing

Old Business

Randy reported that the fair booth was successful and received some suggestions for next year.  Some of them are appointing a committee in January to organize the booth and moving the booth outside to the area where ODOT used to set up.  Department’s could bring apparatus in to display in that area.

USEC is finalizing their plans for their October 15 disaster drill.

AEP will be at Beaver FD for the live electrical safety inservice.

FF II did not have enough to start and will try to organize the class again.  If there is not enough to start a FF II then they will hold a 36 hour.  More to information follow.

All American Fire has joined the Association.

New Business  

Valley FD has new chief as Arland has stepped down to run as township trustee.  The new chief is Terry Mason.

Greg Barch invited all first responders to New Covenant CCC for a 10th Anniversary recognition of 9-11.  It will be held Sunday September 11 at 10:30 am.  The church is planning to feed all first responders after worship.  Please let Greg know how many members will be attending.

Jackson Twp FD has a house to burn for training and have welcomed others to come and train with them.  Date has not been set at this time.

AFG has been extended until September 16.

Benton Twp has been having multiple problems with the county fire radio especially in the far western areas.  They are having their radios checked soon just to make sure they are all in good working order but feel that something needs to be done to the system.  It was suggested that they contact the county commissioners and try to set up a meeting since the communications committee has not met in about a year.  Lengthy discussion held on how to fix the problems.

Good of the Association

Pebbles and GE are having a basic EMT class.  Greg Barch will be teaching.  The class in Peebles will be starting on September 21.  Greg indicated that Pike may be holding a class after the first of the year.

Scioto CTC will be having a FF II class starting September 13.

Rarden White Tail Deer Festival September 9-11 with greased pig contest on Saturday September 10.

Seminar on grant writing and funding will be held on October 20 in Bolivar, Ohio with a cost of $99

Todd Weaver stated that Forestry may have a new officer soon to help fill the vacancies left by retirements.   

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Jack Blakeman, a founding member of Stockdale FD passed.  Charlie McKee of Breathing Air passed.

Guest Speaker

Heard from Sheriff Henderson and Forest Officer Todd Weaver.  Sheriff Henderson encouraged everyone to visit their new dispatch center before leaving.

Door Prize

Several given away.

Adjournment 

Motion to adjourn by Jim Boyce, seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried at 9:00 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Beaver Fire Department on September 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION 

September 27, 2011

 The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Beaver Fire Department at the Pike County Fairgrounds.  Vice President Paul Swickard called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal and Live Electrical Training provided by AEP.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Armbruster, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Overly, Stanley and Minshall.  There were 11 Departments, 42 Members and several guest’s present from AEP and Pickaway-Ross CTC.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Jim Boyce, seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd.  Account balances are Hazmat $998.35; General $12,573.00.  Association owes Pebble FF Association $2,000 and Rarden FD $1,625 for grant reimbursement.  (No motion for approval was made.)

Committee Reports

Nothing

Old Business

AEP training went very well tonight.

Jim Boyce stated that the disaster drill has been postponed until December 10, 2011 while USEC continues to transfer to their new management under F&B.

Firefighter II is cancelled and they will run a Basic FF in it’s place starting 6 PM November 1, 2011 at WFD.

New Business  

Ohio Fire Academy has new on-line training available for fire and EMS.  Cost is $20 for fire or EMS or $35 for both.  They may consider a group rate for an entire department but you will need to contact the academy for pricing.

Railcar Training to be held at Minford on October 15.  Members felt that it would be better to see if we can schedule the training to be hosted in Pike County.  Jason to check and schedule.  It was suggested that we hold it on a Saturday.

Motion to reimburse Beaver FD $150 for pizza’s that were purchased for the training by Scott Wickham, seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried

Good of the Association

Scioto Twp FD Fish Fry October 1.

Oktoberfest and parade October 7-9 with parade on the 9th at 2:30 PM.  Everyone welcome to participate.

Camp Creek FD Hog Roast October 8 at 12 PM.

Rarden FD Gospel Sing and Bean Dinner October 8 at 5 PM.

Ladder, Pump and SCBA Testing at Peebles on October 14-16.  See Mike Estep for more info.

Ohio Valley FF Association will be hosting a search and rescue training at West Portsmouth on October 21-22.  They will have the Ohio Fire Academy trailer to use.  Each department will need to bring their own responsible person to serve as their instructor. 

Pebble FD Fish Fry October 22 from 11-6 PM.

Rarden Halloween Carnival October 28 at 6 PM

Waverly Halloween Parade October 31.  All are welcome.

Jackson Twp FD Live Burn on November 12 at 10 AM.  See Mike Stanley for more information or call 835-6435 or 947-7636.  Search and Rescue can be attended by anyone.  Actual burn only certified firefighters.  Need full and complete turnout gear, SCBA and spare bottle.

Ohio Valley FF Association and Ohio Fire Academy will host the Flashover Trailer on November 12 at West Portsmouth.  More information to come.  Instructed by OFA.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

AEP provided training and Q/A along with take home materials.

Door Prize

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Scott Wickham, seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried at 8:40 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Camp Creek Fire Department on October 25, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

  PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION 

October 25, 2011

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Camp Creek Fire Department.  Vice President Paul Swickard called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 7:55 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Swickard, Fields, Boyd and Minshall.  There were 8 Departments, 15 Members and 1 guest present from Finley Fire Equipment (Brock Entler).

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Scott Wickham, seconded by Mike Estep.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd.  Account balances are Hazmat $998.35; General $9,627.78.  Owe $48.80 to Jessica’s Attic for flowers, Rarden FD $1,625 and undetermined funds to Waverly FD for grant reimbursement.  Motion to approve report and pay bills by Jim Boyce, seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Nothing

Old Business

Discussed Railcar Training and dates of December 10 or 17, 2011.  Members felt it would be best to wait until 2012 to schedule due to disaster drill and holidays.

Disaster Tone discussed.  Still waiting on all members radio and pager information.

Basic Fire Class November 1 at Waverly FD at 6:00 PM.

Live Burn/Search Rescue Training November 12 at 10 AM.  Hosted by Jackson Twp FD. 

Flashover Training at West Portsmouth FD November 12.

New Business  

Fire Marshals Training Grant is open.  Check out their website for more information since they no longer do mailings.

CBRNE Response Training is available if we are interested.  8 hour class and is free.  Members requested training on Hybrid Vehicles.  Jason to check on thee and set up.

Good of the Association

Waverly Halloween Parade October 31.  Line up is at old school.

Information presented on the LODD of the McArther FF.

Information on law suit in PA over fire suppression.

Discussed ladder testing and the liability of not doing them.

Pump testing Thursday at Piketon FD.

Received thank you card from the Moore Family.

Roger McAllister addressed Association over rumors that are being spread regarding Rarden FD.  Many allegations have been made against the FD, Roger and the Mayor.  Roger asked that if you should hear anything to please call him.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

Brock Entler of Finley Fire Equipment

Door Prize

None 

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jim Boyce, seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried at 8:30 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Stockdale Fire Department on November 29, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

 PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

 November 29, 2011

 The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Stockdale Fire Department.  President Randy Armbruster called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:10 PM with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Armbruster, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Overly and Minshall.  There were 8 Departments, 25 Members and 1 guest present from Finley Fire Equipment (Brock Entler).

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Jerry Wessel, seconded by Charlie Brunner.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd.  Account balances are Hazmat $998.35; General $11,690.13.  There are still some outstanding forestry grant bills that are due.  Tim is working on sorting them all out.  Motion to approve report and pay bills by Jim Boyce, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Armbruster appointed a Nominating Committee to select officers for 2012.  This was omitted last month.  Serving are Charlie Brunner, Roger Overly and Jerry Wessel.  They will report later in this meeting.

Old Business

Boyce discussed the plant drill that will be held December 10.  They are still working on planning.  If you have any questions please contact Boyce or Steve Skeens.

Jason reported that he is still working on the county wide disaster tone but is waiting on radio and pager information from several departments. 

Basic Fire Class started with and is ongoing.  Good turnout.

Randy indicated that the plan for 2012 firefighter training is set a class for every month.  If there are enough to start a class then it will begin otherwise they will try the following month etc.  The classes will also be used as makeup classes for those who may have missed part of their initial training.  FF I and II will also be offered.  Ore details to come.

Live Burn Training at Jackson Twp went well.

Flashover Training went well at West Portsmouth.

Jason noted that the Ohio Fire Marshals Training Grant is open and Equipment Grants will be coming out soon and provided some clarification on how to apply.  For the training grant anyone can apply who has an FDID number just the same as always but the equipment grant works differently for private departments.  Those with private status will need to apply under their township and still use their FDID #.  Also, the grants require that you be a member of the dependant’s fund.

Jason asked when to schedule the meth lab training and it was suggested that we see if they can do a shorter class and do it at our March meeting.

Railcar Response Training is set for February 18 at Waverly FD.  CBRNE class has been requested but do not have a date of training.  It is an 8 hour class dealing with hazmat responses on roadways etc.

AFG is due to release awards in December.

New Business  

The nominating committee met and recommended keeping the 2012 officers the same.  No nominations were received from the floor.  Motion by Charlie Brunner to keep the officers the same, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

Good of the Association

None

Member’s Sick or in Distress

Steve Phipps recovering from surgery, Ed Eagles father passed away and Don Allen’s wife passed away.  Flowers were sent to the Eagle and Allen family.  Cards were circulated for Phipps and Allen.

Guest Speaker

Brock Entler of Finley Fire Equipment

Door Prize

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Jerry Wessel, seconded by Charlie Brunner.  Motion carried at 8:35 pm.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Elm Grove Fire Department on January 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

 

 

2010 Meeting Minutes

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

January 26, 2010

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was hosted by Jackson Township Fire Department on January 26, 2010.  Vice President Paul Swickard called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 7:55 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Swickard, Fields, Stanley and Overly.  There were 10 departments, 24 members and 1 guest.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Wayne Jayne to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer Tim Boyd was not present due to work but sent in his report.  Checking balance $12,929.02, less Hazmat $1,304.03 leaving $11,624.99.  Not all of this balance is available as some is already committed to the grants program.  Received dues payments from Waverly and Piketon.  Motion by Jim Boyce to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Randy Armbruster.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

February meeting is scheduled to be at Franklin but will be moved to Waverly FD.  Boyce will bring new meeting calendars next month.

 

Training ideas were discussed.  Mike Stanley spoke about the Ohio Fire Academy weekend that Ross County used to do.  He will get more information.  Ron Syroney stated that Dill’s Fire and Safety puts on an excellent 2 day extrication class and doing a county fire school was also discussed.  Scott Wickham will check on the feasibility of setting up a fall fire school possibly in October.  Swick will check with some of his railroad contacts to see if training can be set up. 

 

New Business

 

Scott Trego stated that the forestry matching grant will be available soon.  Are we interested in applying again?  All felt that is was worthwhile.  Ideas of what to apply for were discussed.  Turnout gear, wildfire gear, portable and mobile radios.  Jason stated that it would be very helpful if each station had a mobile or base radio available to do their own dispatching in case the repeater system goes down or is the case of a disaster.  The limit is $18,000.

 

Members discussed issues with dispatch.  The use of codes and signals is confusing to some.  Examples are the 99 traffic only etc.  A recent run an FD was requesting the run location and was told base was on 99 traffic.  Also some dispatchers are asking FD’s to give them a 19.  Again too many codes and signals and too much use of cell phones during emergency responses.  It will be suggested that the dispatchers use plain English instead of codes.  Members also discussed an ongoing issue with the tones going off for a run but no voice.  Jason explained the issue is that dispatchers who trying to alert several departments over multiple bands are not pushing the simul select button which allows that to happen.  The issue has been going on since April 2001.  It is a lack of training issue that keeps repeating.  This will be discussed with the sheriff as well.

 

Good of the Association

 

Ron Ison was present to discuss the first responder program.  Current Ohio law allows for volunteer EMS systems to man their squads with 1 EMT and 1 FR.  The training is held at the JVS and is 52 hours.  The cost is $225 plus books and the cost of the National Registry exam.  Ron encouraged all departments to get involved in the training especially those running as rescue’s. 

 

Wayne Jayne has a 1984 Chevy mini pumper for sale.  The truck is in excellent condition, has standard transmission, 4x4, winch and many extras.  The truck has approximately 15,000 miles and he is asking around $13,000. 

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

Scott Trego’s wife Sabrina is home and doing much better.  He thanked the Association for their thoughts and flowers. 

 

Guest Speaker

 

Ron Ison

 

Door Prize

 

Eleanor Harris and Andrew Trego

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Doc to adjourn, seconded by Dave Frederick.  Meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM.  Next meeting will be hosted by Waverly Fire Department on February 23, 2010.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                            

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

February 23, 2010

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was hosted by Waverly Fire Department on February 23, 2010.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 7:55 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Wessel, Stanley and Overly.  There were 10 departments, 31 members and 4 guests from Ohio MARCS and All American Fire Equipment.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Doc Overly to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd.  Checking balance $11,727.74; Hazmat $1,304.03.  Deposited $100 dues, dividend $2.75.  Not all of this balance is available as some is already committed to the grants program.  Motion by Jim Boyce to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Mike Stanley.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Ohio Fire Academy Weekend is available.  However, there is a program called Academy on the Road that is available for limited months.  They will do 1 per quarter and there are already 2 quarters signed up.  Mike is still waiting on the information to be sent to him from the Ohio Fire Academy.  All we will need to do is provide the classroom space and food.  The program is free.

 

Dispatch issues still ongoing.  Tones are going out correctly but voice is only going over 1 frequency.

 

Forestry Grant is not out yet.

 

AEP training I not set up yet but Doc is working on it.

 

New meeting schedules were passed out.

  

New Business

 

Bench Testing Schedule will be out soon.

 

Jason stated that there are multiple upcoming trainings.  Please check your email and pass the information around to others. 

 

Good of the Association

 

Basic Fire Class at Waverly FD on Monday March 1.  Need at least 6 to start class.

 

Joe Chandler was introduced as Benton Township’s new fire chief.

Scott Trego discussed issues with Golden Moments Studio also known as GMS out of Batavia, Ohio.  They have had to seek assistance from the sheriff’s office.  Other county FD’s have used them as well with some issues as well.

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

None

 

Guest Speaker

 

Daryl Anderson of Ohio MARCS and All American Fire Equipment.

 

Door Prize

 

Multiple given out thanks to All American Fire Equipment.

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Doc to adjourn, seconded by Mike Stanley.  Meeting adjourned at 9:05 PM.  Next meeting will be hosted by Pebble Township Fire Department on March 30, 2010.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                            

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

March 30, 2010

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was hosted by Pebble Twp. Fire Department on March 30, 2010.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 8:05 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Wessel and Overly.  There were 7 departments, 23 members and 1 guest from Finley Fire Equipment.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Jerry Wessel to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd.  Checking balance $12,962.26; Hazmat $1,132.01.  Dividend $2.51.  Hazmat expenses $172.02.  Not all of this balance is available as some is already committed to the grants program and the Hazmat Team.  Motion by Scott Trego to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Jason presented the classes that are available through the Academy on the Road program.  However we do not know what if any weekends are still available.

 

Nothing new on the AEP training.

 

Question about setting up a hybrid vehicle training.  Brock Entler stated that he has 2 guys that can this training.  It would be power point style training.  Brock is to check and let Charlie know the particulars.

 

Jason discussed the ongoing issues with dispatch and errors with alerting.  The biggest issue is that dispatchers simply are not using the simul-select button in the correct way. 

 

Jason stated that everyone showed up this year for the yearly bench testing.  One suggestion from Warren is to make sure you at least 1 time per month valve on the bottle and turn it back off but make sure you run the air through the air pack and exercise it.  Most of the adjustments that had to be made were due to lack of use.

 

Forestry Grant should be out in May.  Interest seems to be for radios and wild fire gear.

 

New Business

 

Discussed the new 36 hour firefighter training guidelines.  Students would be certified as a non hazard firefighter and in order to be certified to enter a hazardous environment they will need to be certified as a firefighter 1.  It will be up to the chief to see that the student is trained up to the FF 1 either by taking the transition training or training in house.  These new rules are currently going through the approval process at the State level.  The training letter, hours and guidelines were passed around for everyone to see.  Lengthy discussion held.

 

Discussed the States transitioning to a 1 card system.  Starting in 2011 all EMS and FF cards will expire together on your birthday.  EMS will be going through a very similar process of transitioning the cards and phasing in the new expiration dates.  Some EMS folks will gain time while others may lose time to recertify.

 

Dave Adkins was not present but sent in a reminder to get the fire reports in on time either by mail, fax or email.  Jason will email the electronic wildfire report to everyone.  Also everyone was reminded of the time of in service being the time that you are back in your station, cleaned up, fueled and ready for the next response not the time that you leave the scene or first get back in your station.  Time is money!

 

Wayne Jayne discussed a grant that is available through Pepsi.  Ross County has filed for the grant and everyone is asked to log in and vote for their project.  You move up the ladder by getting votes.  Membership thought this was a great idea.  6x6 ATV’s that would be used for wildfires was discussed.  Jason to check into the information and report back.

 

Jason asked for the Association’s position on transitioning to MARCS.  To outfit every FF, EMT, LEO, EMA and everyone else who will need to talk will cost around 2.5 million.  Grants are available but they are more tuned to multi county requests.  Adams County is applying for grant money and asked Pike County to get on board with them.  Jason stated that when it comes time to vote for or against the transition at the County Communication Committee they need feedback from all concerned on what to do.  There is a huge concern over the $20 per unit per month cost.  Jason will present the concerns to the Committee.

 

Good of the Association

 

FF1 transition class at Waverly FD starting Monday April 5.

Members Sick or in Distress

 

None

 

Guest Speaker

 

Brock Entler of Finley Fire Equipment

 

Door Prize

 

None

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Wayne Jayne to adjourn, seconded by Doc Overly.  Meeting adjourned at 9:10 PM.  Next meeting will be hosted by Pike State Forest on April 27, 2010.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                            

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

April 27, 2010

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was hosted by Pike State Forest on April 27, 2010.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Wessel, Stanley and Overly.  There were 10 departments, 26 members and Aaron Kloss guest speaker from Forestry.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Scott Wickham to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd.  Checking balance $13,115.03; Hazmat $1,132.01.  Dividend $2.77.  Deposited 150.00 for dues.  Not all of this balance is available as some is already committed to the grants program and the Hazmat Team.  Motion by Mike Stanley to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Nothing new on hybrid car training.

 

Nothing new on AEP training.

 

Academy on the Road is available any time after June.  Motion by Wayne Jayne to hold weekend training on October 16-17, 2010, seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Jason will bring the list of available classes to the next meeting.

 

Discussed the Pepsi Refresh Grant.  Jason reported that Ross County’s grant did not fair to well.  First step is submitting the project and having it accepted and then everyone must vote for 1 month.  There is a lot of work in submitting the project and lots of competition.  Scott Trego stated that Copenhagen has a grant program too that is very competitive. 

 

MARCS meeting at Scott Twp FD in Adams County on May 5 at 6:30 PM.  This will be to discuss a regional MARCS grant project using AFG. 

 

MARCS meeting on May 11 5:30 PM at the Pike County Government Center to discuss a possible transition to MARCS.  There will be reps from Motorola corporate, MARCS and possibly others who will have grant and funding information.  Need every department represented.

 

Forestry Grant should be out in May.  Interest seems to be for radios and wild fire gear.

 

Finley Fire is available to do pump testing for $150 per pump on May 11-12 and May 18-19.

 

New Business

 

USEC would like to meet with all departments and redo any of the ID badges that need to be replaced or add any new members.  Please email or contact Cheryl Bauer at USEC EMA and let her know when you would them to come to your department.  They can also come to an association meeting to catch anyone who may have been missed.

 

Discussed not having a Forest Officer available on wild fires.  In the past Dave has always responded as the calls were dispatched or if needed he could be called and would respond upon request.  As it stands now he lives on the East side of the county and would have to drive to Pike Forest to pick up his patrol vehicle and then respond but not without having the blessings of the managers.  Pike Forest manger stated that he was following the policy that was given to him.  It was questioned why other forest officers take their vehicles home and are able to respond.  It was then suggested that we write a letter to state our complaints.

 

Dave Adkins reminded everyone to call Forestry for assistance.  Call early so that the crew can get prepared and enroute quicker.  Also, there may be a delay as they may be on fires or coming from their homes.  The goal is to call and have them do the work with the dozer rather than work yourselves to death.

 

Good of the Association

 

AFG open from April 26 to May 28, 2010     

 

Peebles FD hog roast April 30 at 5:00 PM

 

Waverly FD Fish Fry May 1 from 10-4

 

Red Knights Poker Run May 1 at 10:00 AM.  Meet at Beaver FD

 

LP Gas Training at Porter Twp May 15 1:30 PM

 

Benton Twp Open House 12-5 PM

 

Finley Fire Open House May 23 from 11-4:00 PM

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

Scioto Twp-Jackson County FF Chris Krannitz passed away on April 21, 2010.  Funeral held on April 25.

 

Guest Speaker

 

Aaron Kloss discussed Fire Wise program, payments and fire reports. Also, discussed the busy fire season, injuries and deaths associated with spring fire season. 

 

Door Prize

 

Andrew Trego

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Randy Armbruster to adjourn, seconded by Doc Overly.  Meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM.  Next meeting will be hosted by Beaver FD on May 25, 2010.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                            

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

May 25, 2010

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was hosted by Beaver FD on May 25, 2010.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Fields, Boyd, Stanley and Overly.  There were 9 departments, 22 members and 3 guests from Finlay Fire Equipment.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Randy Armbruster to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd.  Checking balance $11,917.72; Hazmat $1,132.01.  Dividend $2.61.  Not all of this balance is available as some is already committed to the grants program and the Hazmat Team.  Motion by Scott Trego to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Discussed the Ohio Fire Academy on the Road and the available classes.  Everyone was encouraged to share the class lists with their membership and we will decide at our June meeting.  Mike Stanley is to contact the OFA and obtain additional information.

 

Discussed the MARCS radio meetings.  Members are not interested at this time mainly due to the user fees.

 

Forestry Grant is due June 21.  Scott Trego needs to know who all is interested and will contact chief’s.

 

New Business

 

Discussed having a Meth Lab Training in Pike County.  Waverly FD offered to host the training.

 

Good of the Association

 

BCI Meth Lab Training at Peebles May 26 1-5 and 6-10 pm

 

Peebles FD Car Show ??

 

Memorial Day Breakfast and Parade at Stockdale.  Breakfast is at 7-9:30 am and parade is at 9:30.  Beaver Memorial Day Parade is at 11:30 am.  Lineup at Beaver FD.  Dinner afterwards at Beaver Emmanuel UM Church.

 

Pierce Big Show at the OFA on June 11-12, 2010 from 8-4 pm

 

 Members Sick or in Distress

 

Paul Swickard in ARMC recovering from heart attack and stents.

 

Greg Barch recovering from blockage and stents.

 

Chief Norman Nace of Green Twp FD Adams County passed away.  Viewing May 26 from 6-9 pm and funeral is May 27 at 1 pm.

 

Guest Speaker

 

Finlay Fire Equipment presented information on their services and equipment.  They introduced John Staker as one of their new service technicians for our area.  They also spoke about doing ladder, rescue tools, pump and SCBA testing for the Association.  They will provide some available dates to do the all in one testing for next year. 

 

Door Prize

 

Multiple drawn compliments of Finlay Fire

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Mike Stanley to adjourn, seconded by Joe Wright.  Meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM.  Next meeting will be hosted by Camp Creek Twp FD on June 29, 2010.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                            

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

June 29, 2010

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was hosted by Camp Creek FD on June 29, 2010.  Vice President Paul Swickard called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Swick and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Stanley, Wessel and Overly.  There were 9 departments, 21 members and no guests present.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Jerry Wessel to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer Tim Boyd was not present but sent the following report in.  Checking balance $11,920.26; Hazmat $1,132.01.  Dividend $2.54.  Not all of this balance is available as some is already committed to the grants program and the Hazmat Team.  Motion by Wayne Jayne to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Roger McAllister.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Discussed the Ohio Fire Academy on the Road and the available classes.  Members selected the following courses for the academy to consider.  Farm Rescue Extrication-12, Vehicle Extrication-12, Fire Ground Tactics-12, Hybrid Vehicle Rescue-6, Everyone Goes Home-4, Accountability-4, Mobile Fire Lab-4, Ventilation-12, Search and Rescue-12.  Mike is to contact academy to see how many of these courses they can get instructors for.  Mike will also contact lathe Moore at the JVS to see if we can use the school for classes and to also check on them possibly catering. 

 

Forestry Grant has been submitted by Scott Trego.

 

Jason to check on Meth lab training for this fall through BCI.

 

New Business

 

None

 

Good of the Association

 

Basic FF Class at Minford starting Tuesday July 6 at 6 PM.  Classes will be Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Please contact Scioto County JVS and speak with Jeff Love if you are interested.

 

Scott Wickham reminded the Association of the upcoming Pike County Fair and asked that anyone wishing to help contact him to arrange an event, date and time. 

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

Charlie Brunner recovering from heart cath.

 

 

Guest Speaker

 

None

 

Door Prize

 

None

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Scott Wickham to adjourn, seconded by Doc Overly.  Meeting adjourned at 8:35 PM.  Next meeting will be hosted by Stockdale FD on July 27, 2010.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

July 27, 2010

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was hosted by Stockdale FD on July 27, 2010.  President Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by John Reed and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Stanley, Wessel and Overly.  There were 9 departments, 21 members and no guests present.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Armbruster to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Boyce.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer Tim Boyd was not present but sent the following report in.  Checking balance $10,568.16; Hazmat $1,132.01; Dividend $2.54 and grant payment of $431.86.  Not all of this balance is available as some is already committed to the grants program and the Hazmat Team.  Motion by Wessel to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Stanley.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Discussed the Fall Fire School.  Mike Stanley submitted the requested classes to the OFA.  We have to wait to see how many instructors they have available for the requested dates to see how many will be available.  Lathe Moore has been contacted but has not responded back.

 

Meth Lab Training will be set up for this fall and taught by BCI.

 

Scott Wickham welcomed departments help during the Pike County Fair.  Anyone wishing to help should contact Scott to schedule an event and time.

 

Doc stated that the AEP training will not be able to be done until sometime this fall.  No dates yet.

 

New Business

 

None

 

Good of the Association

 

White Tail Deer Festival is coming up in September 10-12 along with the Firefighter Challenge Greased Pig Contest on Saturday September 11 at 4:30 PM.

 

120 hour Firefighter Training at Waverly FD starting 6 PM Monday August 2, 2010

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

None

 

Guest Speaker

 

None

 

Door Prize

 

None

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Jayne to adjourn, seconded by Wessel.  Meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM.  Next meeting will be hosted by Elm Grove FD on August 31, 2010.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                            

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

August 31, 2010

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was hosted by Elm Grove FD on

August 31, 2010.  President Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 7:45 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Stanley and Overly.  There were 12 departments, 21 members and no guests present.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Doc Overly to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer Tim Boyd was not present but sent the following report in.  Checking balance $9,707.73; Hazmat $1,132.01; Dividend $2.40 and grant payment of $1,462.98.  Not all of this balance is available as some is already committed to the grants program and the Hazmat Team.  Motion by Roger McAllister to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Discussed the Fall Fire School.  Mike Stanley stated that Aaron Dupree is now our coordinator at the Ohio Fire Academy.  All classes were submitted however the Rural Fire Tactics class is not available and the Mobile Fire Lab is only available on Sunday.  Vehicles that are being used for the extrication class need to have their gas tanks removed and have the bumper shocks drilled.  Still waiting to see if the JVS can provide the meals and as long as Tony Brown will unlock the building there will be no cost for using the JVS.  Jason confirmed that Tony will take care of the building.  Those attending will need to register via the Ohio Fire Academy website.  They will provide the link for the registration.  Also, Aaron Dupree indicated that as long as funding holds out the Ohio Fire Academy will be able to run a fire school again next year.  Discussion on what to charge for any outside agencies and departments attending.  Motion by Doc Overly to only charge the cost of meals to guest departments, seconded by Scott Wickham 

 

Meth Lab Training will be set up for November 11, 2010 and will be hosted by Piketon FD.

 

Doc stated that the AEP training will not be able to be done until sometime this fall.

 

Scott Wickham asked about the Honor Guard and weather it was still functioning.  He received a call from Howard Smith’s wife who has uniforms at her home.  Scott is to pick them up and then we will see what to do with them after that.  Discussed Scioto County’s desire to start an honor guard and thought that maybe they could be donated to them if Pike County is not going to function.

 

New Business

 

None

 

Good of the Association

 

White Tail Deer Festival is coming up in September 10-12 along with the Firefighter Challenge Greased Pig Contest on Saturday September 11 at 4:30 PM.

 

Camp Creek FD is hosting a fundraiser on October 9 from 12 PM to ?.  Cost is $6 per meal.

Wayne Jayne has 2 mini pumpers for sale.  Please see Wayne for details and information.

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

None

 

Guest Speaker

 

None

 

Door Prize

 

None

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Doc Overly to adjourn, seconded by Mike Stanley.  Meeting adjourned at 8:10 PM.  Next meeting will be hosted by Scioto Twp FD-Jackson County on September 28, 2010.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                            


PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

September 28, 2010

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Scioto Township Fire Department-Jackson County on September 28, 2010. President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal. Recall to order at 7:55 pm with roll call of officers and departments. Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Boyd and Overly.

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections. Motion for approval by Ed Reed, seconded by Randy Armbruster. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with no additions or corrections. Checking account starting balance is $8,578.87; Hazmat $1,131.01; leaving $7,909.88. Motion for approval by Aaron Lemaster, seconded by Paul Swickard. Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Fire school is set for October 16 and 17 at the old Stockdale school. It was suggested that we offer door prizes. Every department is asked to bring a door prize.

Meth Lab training will need to be rescheduled. Scott Wickham suggested inviting all law enforcement, EMS, schools etc to join this training.

Doc Overly has the honor guard items at his home. There are uniforms, flags and other items that he picked up from Chief Smith’s home.

Forestry Grant has been awarded to the Association. It is a 50/50 matching grant for $9,000. So we will be able to order $18,000 worth of equipment. FD’s will purchase and turn bills into Scott Trego.

New Business

Nominating Committee appointed by Brunner. Serving will be Randy Armbruster, Carl Hines, Scott Wickham and Roger McAllister.

Good of the Association

Scioto Twp-Jackson County is hosting a Chicken and Noodle dinner on Saturday October 23 from 5-7 pm.

Basic Fire School starting November 1 at Waverly FD at 6 pm.

Beaver Oktoberfest October 1-3 with parade on Sunday. Everyone welcome.

Scioto Twp-Pike County is holding a fish fry on Saturday October 2 from 11-5 pm

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Doc Overly, seconded by Randy Armbruster. Motion carried. Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by USEC on October 26, 2010.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA


 PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

 October 26, 2010


The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by USEC Fire Department on October 26, 2010.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 7:00 pm with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Boyd and Overly.  There were 10 Departments, 32 Members and 4 Guests present.  

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Doc Overly, seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with no additions or corrections.  Checking account starting balance is $8,580.37; Hazmat $1,131.01; leaving $9,711.88.  Motion for approval by Jim Boyce, seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

None

Old Business

Fire School was excellent but had poor attendance.  Suggested that if we want to try it again in 2011 that we start earlier with the planning.  Mike Stanley suggested that we send Bobst a letter thanking them for their help.  Jason will take care of the letter.  Training certificates will be emailed to the address supplied.  
Meth Lab training on hold.

Forestry Grant- Scott had requests for pagers and upon checking with Rick Maier they are allowed along with radios and PPE.

New Business  

Dave Adkins asked if anyone was interested in a Basic Wildfire class.  Several stated that they had firefighters who needed the training or needed training hours.  Class will be held at Waverly FD Saturday November 20 at 9 am.  It was suggested that if possible to have some hands on training in addition to the classroom training.

Scott Wickham asked about text alerts and if anyone was getting them or using the system.  Most did not know about them.  It is a program purchased by Pike EMS where the dispatcher can send the run information or general information to anyone who subscribes.  Not all dispatchers are using the system though so it is not a guaranteed form of dispatching.  If you are interested in signing up go the Pike EMS web page and sign up for text alerts.

Valley Township present to request membership.  They were given an application for membership.  Inspection committee was appointed.  Serving will be Charlie brunner and Scott Wickham.


Good of the Association

None

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

3 were given

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Mike Stanley, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Rarden FD on November 30, 2010.

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

November 30, 2010

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighters Association was hosted by Rarden Fire Department on November 30, 2010.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for the meal.  Recall to order at 8:10 pm with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Boyd and Wessel.  There were 8 Departments, 28 Members and 2 Guests present.  

Secretary’s Report

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion for approval by Jim Boyce, seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with no additions or corrections.  Account balances are Hazmat $998.17; general $8,552.77.  Motion for approval by Paul Swickard, seconded by Roger McAllister.  Motion carried.

Committee Reports

Nominating Committee met and recommends Randy Armbruster as President, Paul Swickard as Vice President, Secretary Jason Fields, Treasurer Tim Boyd and Trustee Jeff Minshall.

Old Business

Meth Lab training no report.

Forestry Grant is moving along.  He met with the last department tonight.  Need to get prices for gear, pagers and radios.

Wildfire class had 10 attending.

Valley Township application for membership was discussed.  Motion to accept them as members by Roger McAllister, seconded by Randy Armbruster.

New Business   

Floor opened up for additional nominations for officers.  Nothing further received.  Motion to accept the Nominating Committee’s recommendation by Paul Swickard, seconded by Jim Boyce. Motion carried.

USEC will be at the next Association meeting to take pictures for ID badges.  They will do it again in May at Waverly.  

Good of the Association

Benton Twp FD Chili Cook Off December 18 from 4-8 pm.  Cash and prizes awarded to winners.  Also raffling off a 46” flat screen TV.  Tickets are available tonight.

Rarden FD is hosting a breakfast with Santa at their community center.

Member’s Sick or in Distress

None

Guest Speaker

None

Door Prize

Multiple given

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn by Roger McAllister, seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.  Next scheduled meeting will be hosted by Piketon FD on January 25, 2011. 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA

 

 


2009 Meeting Minutes

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

January 27, 2009

 

 

The January 2009 Association was cancelled due to bad weather.  Next meeting February 24, 2009 at Camp Creek Fire Department.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                       

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

February 24, 2009

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was held at Stockdale Fire Department on February 24th, 2009.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Keith Shook and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 7:55 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Wessel, Stanley and Overly.  There were 11 departments, 30 members and 1 guest from Ohio Valley Firefighters Association.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with correction on the compressor that Beaver FD has.  It is not for sale but can be obtained from forestry.  Motion by Keith Shook to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with a balance of $13,293.33 (Note, not all of this balance is available as some is already committed for grants).   Motion by Doc Overly to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Jerry Wessel Jr.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Jason presented information on firefighter certifications.  He spoke with Doug Orahood last week who stated that anyone who missed the January 2009 deadline will have 90 days to retake the state exam at their certification level and pay a reinstatement fee. 

 

Those departments who took part in the forestry grant program need to have their receipts turned in by our April 28, 2009 meeting.

 

New Business

 

SCBA test dates were passed out.  Warren will be at Piketon on March 16 &17 and Dills will be at Beaver March 20, 2009.  Everyone was advised to make sure that their packs have bottles with up to date hydro.  They will not test any pack that has an expired bottle.

 

Departments were encouraged to make sure that the State has their correct contact information.  Some departments have information that is not correct on file.  Also the Association is going to try to email updates and information rather that using mail.  Please make sure Jason has your correct and up to date info.

 

State EMS/Fire is not doing mailers anymore.  In order to stay up to date on the happenings you are all encouraged to register with the State on the List Serve site.  They do periodic updates and mailings at this site. 

USEC exercise will be on Saturday September 26.  Please see Jim Boyce if you have suggestions for the drill.

 

Wildfire class will be Saturday March 28, 2009 at Jackson Township FD at 9:00 AM.  Contact Dave Adkins for information.  He needs 10 firefighters to have class.  Dave also has blank wildfire reports and envelopes for anyone needing them.

 

Sheriffs Office needs updated list of firefighters especially Chiefs of each department.  Jason will put together list after info is received.

 

Doug Orahood suggested the Association appoint a liaison to communicate between the Association and the State.

 

Reminder that anyone who did not recertify by the January 2009 deadline is not certified as a firefighter and is not covered by workers comp.  Ohio law states that you have to have your fire training within 1 year of your date of appointment. 

 

Good of the Association

 

Next Communication meeting Tuesday March 3, 2009 5:00 PM at the Government Center.

 

Brush Creek is hosting an 84 hour transition course in September or October.

 

Brush Creek has several free low pressure cascade bottles to anyone that wants them.

 

Franklin Township has new chief.  Ronnie Anderson retired as chief but is still on the department.  Donnie Swayne is their new chief.

 

Randy Armbruster had suggested doing training on the new hybrid vehicles.  Jason suggested that we provide training at our meetings and offer CEU’s. 

 

Jason stated that they are reportedly working on the 36 hour firefighter class.  They are reworking it to reflect an outside firefighter and if passed new firefighters will only be certified as outside firefighters and will have to take the 84 hour transition to FF1 in order to be a full structural firefighter.  This is being worked on by the Ohio Society of Fire Instructors.  More information will be presented as it becomes available.  Also the fire test has been revamped a bit but it is supposedly being looked at by a committee to make sure it contains what is being taught in the classes.

 

Swick asked about the weekly radio test and why they stopped doing them.  Jason will address it with Sheriff Henderson.  It has been discussed with one of the dispatchers who stated that he will try to make sure it is taken care of when he is on shift. 

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

Randy Armbruster had knee replacement surgery.  He is reportedly doing well.  Retired firefighters Don Brown of Stockdale and Jim Clagg of Jackson Township have passed away since our last meeting.

 

 

Guest Speaker

 

Jerry Wessel Sr. of the OVFFA presented information on an upcoming AFG workshop that will be held at Pickaway-Ross JVS on March 3, 2009 at 7:00 PM.  Also there will be a workshop sponsored by the Ohio Rural Fire Council on fire department legal issues at the Ohio Fire Academy on Saturday April 4, 2009 at 8:00 AM.  OVFFA is conducting an LP class on May 9, 2009 at West Portsmouth FD during the evening.  6 CEU’s will be awarded.

 

Door Prize

 

None

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Paul Swickard to adjourn, seconded by Doc Overly.  Meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM.  Next meeting will be held at Brush Creek Fire Department on March 31, 2009.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                            

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

March 31, 2009

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was held at Brush Creek Fire Department on March 31, 2009.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 7:50 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Wessel and Overly.  There were 11 departments, 26 members and 12 guests from Brush Creek Fire Department Explorer Post.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Doc Overly to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with a balance of $13,296.16 (Note, not all of this balance is available as some is already committed for grants, Hazmat and other accounts).  Deposit of $250 for dues from Benton and Scioto-Jackson   Motion by Jim Boyce to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Mike Reisinger.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Bench testing was completed however several departments did not show up.  There will not be any further test dates scheduled by the Association this year.

 

Discussed radio system testing that was performed in November.  B&C has recommended that we put up at least 2 additional towers.  One for the West and one for the East.  Total cost for the entire system is $160,000 plus site work, buildings, licenses.

 

Jim Boyce stated that the USEC drill is still under development and may need some help from others.  Please see Jim if you are interested in helping.  Boyce also stated that they will most likely schedule the mini drills for those who wish to participate. 

 

Wildfire class went well.  Dave stated that they had 18 students representing 4 departments.

 

Jason provided corrected information on firefighter recertification.  What was stated at the February meeting had some errors.  He recommended that those interested visit the Ohio EMS website and check under the firefighter information for more complete details.

 

Jason discussed AFG program information.  He attended the workshop at Pickaway-Ross CTC in March.  Jason has offered to share the information with anyone wanting it.  Grant is not out yet nor is the program guidance.

 

Departments who participated in the Forestry Grant need to turn in all invoices by the next meeting.

 

Communications again discussed.  There are issues with paging and automatic mutual aid being alerted.  Everyone was urged to listen up and if they hear a known error to contact the sheriff’s office and let them know.  Also everyone was encouraged to ask if their automatic mutual aid was alerted.  Camp Creek asked about communications with Scioto County and how they could contact them.  They were advised that they would have to purchase a UHF radio.  Rarden stated that they have VHF radios so they can communicate with Pike County.  It was also suggested that we use TACs on fires and also was suggested that on wildfires that we pair up with forestry to further enhance communications.  It was also reminded that IC needs to be established on all fires but definitely on major fires.  On wildfires forestry is willing to help with IC but will not take over unless asked to.  Also discussed was programming radios alike.  It was motioned by the Association several months ago to work on this but nothing has happened.  The idea was discussed at the county communications level with no movement.  This will be discussed at the next meeting.  All chiefs or their designee need to be in attendance.  Motion by Boyce to have Association pay for all reprogramming costs, seconded by Jerry Wessel Jr.

 

New Business

 

Tri-State EMS day April 18, 2009 State Route 125 in West Portsmouth.

 

Firefighter Close Call information presented on people who committing suicide by mixing chemicals together in their vehicles and then pass and die.  First responders are getting poisoned from opening the doors and inhaling the toxins.  Jason has the information.

 

Information on pre-engineered floor joices failing was also presented.  There is ongoing testing of these.

 

Good of the Association

 

None

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

None

 

Guest Speaker

 

None

 

Door Prize

 

None

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Jerry Wessel Jr. to adjourn, seconded by Doc Overly.  Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.  Next meeting will be held at Elm Grove Fire Department on April 28, 2009.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                            

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

April 28, 2009

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was held at Elm Grove Fire Department on April 28, 2009.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 7:50 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Wessel Stanley and Overly.  There were 12 departments, 25 members and no guests.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Wayne Jayne to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with a balance of $13,462.78 (Note, not all of this balance is available as some is already committed for grants, Hazmat and other accounts).  Deposit of $100 for dues and $2.85 interest.  Hazmat balance $1,304.03.  Motion by Jerry Wessel Jr. to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Ed Reed.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Reprogramming was discussed to see if departments are still willing to program radios in a standard format.  Lengthy discussion was held.  We already have a motion from passed from September 30, 2008 that in part states that we agree to program all radios in a like way.  A sample list was presented for all departments to discuss with their membership.  The list includes: Pike Fire Repeater, Old FD Simplex, EMS Repeater, Old EMS TAC, Waverly, Pebble, Beaver, Piketon TAC’s, and USEC.  Jason will email this list to membership.  Every department is to bring their current programming list to the next meeting for review. 

 

Jim Boyce stated that USEC is ramping up their drill development and asked for help from those interested.  .  If you are interested in helping with the development and/or if your department is interested in participating please see Boyce.  Mark Andronis will be facilitating the drill this year.  There will be a meeting to discuss the drill in the near future.  The drill will be held on Saturday September 26, 2009.  Please call USEC FD at 897-5950 or EMA at 897-3511 for information.

 

AFG is now open and will receive applications until 5 PM May 20, 2009.  Please see Jason if you need any assistance.

 

New Business

 

Scott Wickham stated that Piketon FD is having Finley Fire do pump testing on May 15, 2009.  The cost is $150 per truck.  Everyone is welcome to have their pumps tested at their station.  Please call Piketon FD to schedule.

 

Scott asked about the honor guard and if it was still active.  Doc stated that he still had a uniform.  There are several uniforms out there.  There is still interest.  If you know where the uniforms are please collect them so that they can be distributed to others.  Doc stated that they need at least 4 firefighters to tend a casket.  Randy Armbruster will check with Portsmouth and Jason will check with Adams County.

 

Radio tower reportedly sold on Dutch Hollow.  No information was available.  The next communications committee meeting is May 5, 2009 at the Government Center.

 

Jason presented information on the Stimulus Funds.  He attended a meeting in Nelsonville earlier in the month.  The reps from the governor’s office plainly stated that if you do not apply then you will not get anything.  As of now you can apply on line at Ohio Recovery.org and fill out an online application for funding.  Once received they will determine if you are eligible and will then direct your application to the appropriate desk.

 

Basic fire class starting Monday May 4, 2009 at Waverly.  Please contact Lathe Moore at the CTC for registration.

 

Good of the Association

 

Waverly FD is holding their annual fish fry Saturday May 2, 2009 at 10:00 AM

 

Stockdale Memorial Day Breakfast and Parade May 25, 2009.  Breakfast 7-9:00 Am and parade is at 9:30 AM.  Beaver Memorial Day Parade is at 11:30 AM.

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

Howard Smith, bone cancer

 

Guest Speaker

 

None

 

Door Prize

 

None

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Jerry Wessel Jr. to adjourn, seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Meeting adjourned at 8:50 PM.  Next meeting will be held at Scioto Twp (Jackson County) Fire Department on May 26, 2009.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                   

 

                         

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

May 26, 2009

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was held at Scioto Township-Jackson County Fire Department on May 26, 2009.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 7:50 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Wessel Stanley and Overly.  There were 9 departments, 25 members and no guests.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Keith Shook to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Aaron Lemaster.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with a balance of $13,615.58 (Note, not all of this balance is available as some is already committed for grants, hazmat and other accounts).  Hazmat balance $1,304.03.  Motion by Ed Reed to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Discussed programming of radios.  Sample list was passed out and discussion was held.  Motion by Paul Swickard to accept the amended program list, seconded by Doc Overly.  List is as follows: Fire Repeater, Fire Simplex, Old Fire Simplex, EMS Repeater, EMS Simplex, Old EMS, Beaver, Pebble, Waverly, Piketon, USEC.

 

Scott Trego stated that the 50/50 Forestry Grant is completed.  Funds should be received by next month.

 

Mark Andronis discussed the USEC drill.  There will be a chiefs meeting to discuss the planning of the drill on June 9 at the Emmitt House.  Please plan to bring along information on what you would like to do at the drill.

 

Honor Guard information was presented.  Hillsboro and Portsmouth FD has a team that can assist in the event that they are needed. 

 

Radio tower on Dutch Hollow sold to DukeNet and they have inspected our equipment which revealed that we have too many antennas on the tower.  We are only allowed 3.  There was discussion that we would be charged $600-800 per month which the Commissioners have rejected. 

 

New Business

 

Pike County Drill will be a table top drill on June 13.

 

Scott Trego asked the Association if we wanted to apply for another 50/50 grant from Forestry.  Everyone felt that we should try.  Suggested items to try for are:  FIT Testing, additional radios, beepers and turnout gear.  It was suggested that we make sure every station has a base style radio with alerting capabilities.  Everyone was encouraged to bring a list of ideas to the next meeting.  Also discussed was the FIT testing and costs.  Aaron Lemaster stated that  Mike Klingamen could help departments with this.  He set up Jackson County’s.

 

Good of the Association

 

Rarden Whitetail Deer Festival will be held September 11-13.  On Saturday September 13 there will be a firefighter challenge to see who is the fastest department in a greased pig contest.  Information was passed out. 

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

Howard Smith, bone cancer

 

Guest Speaker

 

None

 

Door Prize

 

None

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Doc Overly to adjourn, seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM.  Next meeting will be held at USEC Fire Department on June 30, 2009.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                            

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

June 30, 2009

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was hosted by USEC Fire Department on June 30, 2009.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Fields, Boyd, Wessel Stanley and Overly.  There were 8 departments, 26 members and no guests.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Mike Stanley to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with a balance of $12,359.59 (Note, not all of this balance is available as some is already committed for grants, hazmat and other accounts).  Hazmat balance $1,304.03.  Deposited $50 dues, $2.90 interest and ODNR grant $$9,850.  Motion by Doc Overly to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Howard Smith passed away recently.  Thanks to everyone who helped with the funeral.

 

Forestry grant application period has passed.

 

Discussed programming of radios.  List will be mailed by Boyce to all departments.  Also discussed were departments who have stated that they will not comply with reprogramming and what to do.  All felt that complying with the list will help every department in the Association so that we are alike and will be interoperable.  Questions over licensing and the need for departments that have private wide band channels to apply for a new narrow band license and frequency before the 2013 deadline.  The license holders should be notified by mail of the needed licensing but it was suggested to not wait and start now.

 

Communications Committee has not received any new information regarding how much the tower rent will be for Dutch Hollow.  The issue is that we have more antennas than the lease allows and Duke Net wants to charge for each additional antenna.

 

Mark Andronis stated that they will be having a follow meeting for the drill in the coming weeks.

 

New Business

 

Jim Boyce stated that UDS wants to have an in-service to familiarize everyone on the hazards on the plant site in the near future.  This information will be mailed out to all member departments. 

 

Boyce also discussed the new power plant that is going to be built on site which will be between the OSU South Centers North of Perimeter Road.

 

Good of the Association

 

Nothing

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

Howard Smith passed away

 

Guest Speaker

 

None

 

Door Prize

 

2 door prize winners were called

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Wayne Jayne to adjourn, seconded by Jerry Wessel.  Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.  Next meeting will be hosted by Rarden Fire Department on July 28, 2009.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                            

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

July 28, 2009

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was hosted by Rarden Fire Department on July 28, 2009.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 7:50 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Wessel and Overly.  There were 8 departments, 25 members and no guests.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Randy Armbruster to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Complete report not available due to work related issues.  All forestry grant checks have been written.  Motion to accept report by Jerry Wessel, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Communications discussed.  When are we going to reprogram radios?  All departments have the list and are encouraged to start at any time.  Boyce stated he would mail the list out with some other info.  Jason asked if EMS was also going to reprogram with no answer available.  Dutch Hollow tower discussed.  Committee is awaiting decision from Duke Net on what we will be charged. Commissioners do not want to pay a monthly fee but once the decision is reached the committee will decide what to do. 

 

USEC drill planning continues and design tem have been meeting.  Boyce stated that sometime in August or September there will be a walk through meeting as in years past.  Info will be mailed out to those who will be participating. 

 

New Business

 

Jim Boyce discussed the cooling tower fire that occurred at USEC and thanked the responding departments.

 

Tim Boyd stated that he spoke with Scott Wickham about fair duties.  Scott stated that those wishing to help should contact him to arrange a time.

 

Dave Adkins stated that he would like to hold a Basic Wildfire Course in September and asked for a date, location and head count.  Waverly stated that they were going to be having a Basic Fire Class after the fair and would host the Wild fire class.  Jason to send info when it is scheduled.

 

Good of the Association

 

Rarden FD discussed the White Tail Deer Festival that will be held in September and the firefighter challenge greased pig contest on Saturday September 12, 2009 at 4 pm.  Sunday parade at 1 pm with line up at the community center.

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

None reported

 

Guest Speaker

 

None

 

Door Prize

 

Winner went to a Rarden member

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Doc Overly to adjourn, seconded by Dave Adkins.  Meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM.  Next meeting will be hosted by Peebles Fire Department on August 25, 2009.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                            

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

August 25, 2009

 

 

August 2009 meeting was to be held at Peebles FD but was cancelled due to lack of members.

 

Next meeting to be held September 29, 2009 at Piketon FD.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                            

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

September 29, 2009

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was hosted by Piketon Fire Department on September 29, 2009.  Vice President Paul Swickard called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 7:50 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Swickard, Fields, Wessel and Overly.  There were 11 departments, 24 members and 1 guest from the Ohio Division of Forestry.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Randy Armbruster to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Jim Boyce.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

No report was available.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Jason reported that a lease agreement has been reached between the Dutch Hollow tower site owners and the County for $300 per month.  There are still problem areas that are not resolved but due to a lack of funds nothing can be done right now.  Next committee meeting is October 6 at 5 PM.

 

USEC showed a slide presentation of their recent drill.  Every department will receive a copy.  Boyce thanked everyone who helped and participated in the drill.

 

Rarden’s festival went well especially the greased pig contest between firefighters.  Nile Township won the competition.  They thanked everyone who supported and participated in the event.

 

Basic Firefighter Course will begin Monday October 5 at 6 PM.

 

Basic Wildfire Course will be held on Saturday October 24 9 AM – 3 PM at Waverly FD.  Please contact Dave Adkins with a head count.

 

Bob Boyles spoke to the group about issues concerning Forestry, Forest Officers and their Management.  Many of the concerns expressed by the membership have been addressed.  Bob stated that Forestry will cooperate with all fire departments in any way possible but also reminded everyone that their budget has taken deep cuts and they do not have the resources and manpower as readily available as in the past but that they will respond if called but it may take a while due to the locations of their employees in respect to Pike’s headquarters.  Bob encouraged anyone who has concerns to contact him and he will gladly discuss them.  Also we were reminded that fire season is upon us and based on trends we are due for a bad fire season.

 

New Business

 

Railcar class was held at USEC today.  Boyce is working on setting up a weekend class for the Association.  The class covers engines to rail cars and their contents. 

 

Discussed dispatchers alerting departments to injury accidents when they know it is non injury and also alerting departments to possible non injury accidents.  Some deputies are being dispatched to non injury accidents and while en route request a squad to come anyway to check those involved which then triggers a fire department response but the dispatchers are simply stating code 4 instead of reported non injury which would allow for a slower response for EMS and fire.  Lengthy discussion.  Jason to send a letter to the sheriff. 

 

National Firefighter Memorial Day to be held Sunday October 4, 2009.

 

Good of the Association

 

Beaver Oktoberfest October 1, 2, 3, 4 with parade Sunday at 2:30 PM.

 

Scioto Twp Fish Fry Saturday October 3 11 AM - ?

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

Charlie Brunner ill

 

Paul Swickard's daughter passed away Monday

 

Guest Speaker

 

Forestry

 

Door Prize

 

None

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Jerry Wessel to adjourn, seconded by Doc Overly.  Meeting adjourned at 8:24 PM.  Next meeting will be hosted by Benton Fire Department on October 27, 2009.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA   

                                         

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

October 27, 2009

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was hosted by Benton Fire Department on October 27, 2009.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 7:50 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields and Overly.  There were 8 departments, 16 members and no guests.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Doc Overly to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Scott Wickham.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer Tim Boys was not present due to work but sent in the following information.  Checking $12,879.34; Hazmat $1,304.03; Available balance which does not reflect monies set aside for grants $11,575.31.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Jason stated that he sent a letter to the Sheriff regarding dispatch and other concerns with no reply.

 

New Business

 

Beaver FD is hosting meth lab training at their station Wednesday night from 6-9 PM.  Everyone is welcome.

 

Doc discussed an AEP electrical safety demonstration that they would like to present.  The class would be open to all public safety members.  Discussed trying to hold it at the fairgrounds multi-purpose building.  It was also suggested that we try to have it on a weekend.  Doc will check on setting it up and see about using the fairgrounds.

 

Jason reported that the H1N1 vaccine is available for free to all firefighters at the Pike County Health Department from 8 am-4 pm Monday –Friday.

 

Discussed appointing a Nominating Committee.  This should have been appointed last month but was inadvertently omitted.  Discussion held by members about the need to appoint one.  Motion by Jim Boyce, seconded by Scott Wickham that the existing slate of officers be nominated for election that will be held at our November meeting.  Motion carried.

 

Good of the Association

 

Jingle Bell Committee invited all FD’s to the festival and to participate in their annual parade on November 21.  Lineup to be at 3 PM at Bristol Village.  Parade to start at 5 PM.

 

Swick thanked the Association for their thoughtfulness and flowers that were sent for his daughter’s funeral.

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

None

 

Guest Speaker

 

None

 

Door Prize

 

None

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Doc to adjourn, seconded by Fields.  Meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM.  Next meeting will be hosted by Scioto-Pike Fire Department on November 24, 2009.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                            

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

November 24, 2009

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was hosted by Scioto Township Fire Department on November 24, 2009.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 7:45 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields and Overly.  There were 10 departments, 22 members and no guests.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections.  Motion by Jim Boyce to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer Tim Boyd was not present due to work.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Election of Officers.  Nominations were opened up from the floor with no new nominations.  Existing officers will remain for 2010.  President Charlie Brunner, VP Paul Swickard, Secretary Jason Fields, Treasurer Tim Boyd, Trustee’s Doc Overly, Mike Stanley and Jerry Wessel Jr.

 

AEP Training will be conducted in the spring.

 

Meth Lab Training went well at Beaver.

 

New Business

 

Any suggestions on improving the Association?  Suggestions included more training on various topics such as railcar, hybrid vehicles, extrication, ladders, LP gas, natural gas, electricity and others.  Forestry will see what they can possibly conduct such as chainsaw ops etc.  Charlie asked every department to speak to their members to get some ideas of improvements and trainings and bring them to the January meeting.

 

Discussed holding meetings in Pike County and at the out of county departments who are participating in the Association.  As of now we will continue to meet at Scioto Jackson County and Rarden. 

 

Boyce will make up a new meeting calendar.

 

Boyce stated that USEC will be conducting its’ annual briefing in the near future.  It will be held at the Pike County EMA.  Notices will be sent out.  Any questions may be directed to Boyce.

 

Good of the Association

 

Aaron Kloss of Forestry was present to discuss the Fire Wise program.  He went over the particulars of the program and encouraged every department to take part.  If you are interested in a Smokey Bear fire danger sign please contact Aaron or Dave for info.

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

None

 

Guest Speaker

 

Aaron Kloss

 

Door Prize

 

None

 

Adjournment

 

Motion by Swick to adjourn, seconded by Doc.  Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.  Next meeting will be hosted by Jackson Twp. Fire Department on January 26, 2010.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                            

 

 

2008 Meeting Minutes

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

January 29, 2008

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was held at Peebles Fire Department on January 29th, 2008.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 8:00 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields and Boyd.  There were 10 departments, 21 members and 1 guests present.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections made.  Motion by Paul Swickard to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with a balance of $17,328.27.  Deposited $5,050 for dues and donation.  Paid $679.92 to Rapp’s Repair Shop, $107.10 for website renewal.  Motion by Jim Boyce to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Mike Estep.  Motion carried.  Tim also stated that 2008 membership dues are being collected now.  Dues are $50 per year for all members.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Charlie again reminded everyone to check and double check the State EMS database to make sure your members are in the system.  New Fire Rules took effect on January 24, 2008.

 

Wayne Jayne asked who has the authority to contact B&C to request radio repair.  This issue came up once before and Jerry Wessel was to obtain the information.  It was also stated that we do not have a maintenance contract for the fire repeater.  It was reported that a county commissioner stated that all they maintain are the licenses and the fire association is responsible for the maintenance.  Association will contact the commissioners office to discuss the issue.

 

New Business

 

Town Meeting is scheduled for 10 AM Saturday February 23, 2008 at Pickaway-Ross CTC to discuss the Newly Adopted Fire Rules.

 

Adams County was seeking information on the hazmat response that was made in Cynthiana so that they can file for cost recovery.  Swick will meet with them. 

 

Peebles FD is opening a third station but will be West of Peebles.

 

Good of the Association

 

Harold Cooper retired as fire chief for Pebble Township and Scott Trego is their new chief.

 

Basic Fire Class will be starting on March 3, 2008.  There are pre-requisites before being admitted which are: NIMS 100 and 700, Reading Test, Must have proof of having a current physical.  Class dates are March 3, 8,9, 15, 22.  Information should be mailed from the JVS with all the information.

 

Fire Safety Inspectors Class will be held in Scioto County.  Not sure of the dates.

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

None

 

Guest Speaker

 

Jessie Stanley of B&C was present to introduce himself.  He is the new sales rep for our area. 

 

Door Prize

 

$10 to _____________ from Peebles FD

 

Adjournment

 

Motion to adjourn by Tim Boyd, seconded by Wayne Jayne.  Motion carried at 8:20 PM.  Next meeting will be held at Stockdale Fire Department on February 26th, 2008.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                       

 

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

February 26, 2008

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was held at Stockdale Fire Department on February 26th, 2008.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Keith Shook and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 7:55 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Boyd and Doc Overly.  There were 11 departments, 29 members and 1 guest present.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections made.  Motion by Doc Overly to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Keith Shook.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with a balance of $17,316.97.  Dividend of $3.67 and bill for $39.97.  The Hazmat Team has $1,024.69 in their account and it is not yet determined the balance of the Grant Account.  Available general funds are $16,292.28.  Motion by Jim Boyce to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Aaron Lemaster.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

The maintenance contract has been sent to the commissioner’s for approval but there is no further information.

 

Charlie attended the fire rules town meeting and presented information on fire fighter training.  As stated you will have to obtain 54 hours of training over a 3 year period and the local chief will determine what is acceptable training.  Each firefighter needs to renew their certification on line at the EMS website.  It was also stated that their needs to be a sign in sheet for each training with the date, topics, times and hours.  Each person attending should print and sign their name.   

 

New Business

 

Bench Testing will be March 12 and 13, 2008 at Piketon FD for departments using Scott and Survivair packs.  Testing will be held on March 18, 2008 at Beaver FD for those using MSA’s.  Testing will be done by Warren and Dill’s.

 

Good of the Association

 

Stockdale FD has for same a 1986 International DT 466 2100 gallon tanker.  Truck comes with light bar, dump tank, 400 gpm pump and will be sold as is. 

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

None

 

Guest Speaker

 

Richie Henderson candidate for Pike County Sheriff

 

Door Prize

 

Winner was Bill Bice of Jackson Twp

 

Adjournment

 

Motion to adjourn by Keith Shook, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried at 8:14 PM.  Next meeting will be held at Benton Fire Department on March 25th, 2008.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                        

 

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

March 25, 2008

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was held at Benton Fire Department on March 25th, 2008.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 7:55 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields and Boyd.  There were 10 departments, 28 members and no guest’s present.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections made.  Motion by Paul Swickard to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with a balance of $15,826.15.  Received dividend of $3.72 and $150 for dues.  Motion by Jim Boyce to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Steve Fields.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Communications committee met on March 6, 2008.  Issues discussed was a roar in the system at times; who can call for radio repair; maintenance contract; backup power for Dutch Hollow site; security of tower sites; need for monthly tower site checks and weekly fire radio checks.  Commissioners will be signing a maintenance agreement with B&C as soon as it is received.  Appointed Jason Fields and Steve Phipps to oversee the Dutch Hollow tower site and Mike Beekman and Jerry Wessel to oversee the Longfork site.  If there are any issues with the radio system firefighters are to advise their chief who will either call one of these men to check to towers or call dispatch who will then call B&C for repair.  Once the service contract is received B&C will be out checking for problems.  Weekly radio checks will be done every Tuesday at 6PM.  After the message is dispatched they will then do a roll call of each department to make sure you copied the page. 

 

Charlie reminded everyone to make sure they have applied to renew their fire cards.  This is available online via the state EMS website.  This must be done by January 2009 in order to remain certified as a firefighter!

 

Jason discussed bench testing issues.  There were several SCBA’s that required some extra work by the technicians.  The biggest reason for the problems was due to lack of use.  It is suggested that everyone while performing their engine checks at least monthly turn each SCBA on and then back off, bleed the system of air and note if the low air warning sounds.  This will exercise the system and keep it freed up.  Also, there were several packs that showed up with out of date bottles.  The technician stated that he will no longer service any packs that show up with out of hydro bottles.  It is a huge liability on him and the company let alone the fire department.  Please make sure that you are checking all packs and bottles on a frequent basis.   

 

New Business

 

Scott Trego discussed a community fire grant through forestry.  It is a $20,000 matching grant.  It has not come available for application yet. If we are interested as an Association he will get more information.  Randy Armbruster volunteered to take care of the paperwork.  Charlie appointed Randy and Scott to further check into the grant.

 

Good of the Association

 

Stockdale FD has for same a 1986 International DT 466 2100 gallon tanker.  Truck comes with light bar, dump tank, 400 gpm pump and will be sold as is. 

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

None

 

Guest Speaker

 

None

 

Door Prize

 

Prizes went to Rarden and Pebble FD members.

 

Adjournment

 

Motion to adjourn by Randy Armbruster, seconded by Mike Stanley.  Motion carried at 8:30 PM.  Next meeting will be held at Scioto Fire Department, Wakefield on April 29th, 2008.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                    

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

April 29, 2008

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was held at Scioto Twp. Fire Department on April 29th, 2008.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Paul Swickard and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 8:10 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Overly and West.  There were 9 departments, 24 members and no guest’s present.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections made.  Motion by Dan Justice to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Doc Overly.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with a balance of $17,004.45 (Note, not all of this balance is available as some is already committed for grants).  Motion by Paul Swickard to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Update was given by Jason regarding communications.  The weekly test is in place but some dispatchers are having problems with the all call feature and are having to repeat the test.  Please make sure when you are acknowledging the test that you are actually listening to fire band.  Sometimes the voice is going out on Waverly Fire or EMS and not all bands.  The all call will allow the broadcast to be sent over County Fire, Waverly Fire, Stockdale Fire and EMS.  Also, there have been several issues that have happened since we implemented the procedures for troubleshooting the system.  Departments have been affected, have complained to others but have not tried to call and get the problem fixed.  If something is not working correctly report it as it happens so that B&C can be contacted.  Also, we need to stop blaming the radio service for every issue that occurs.  They cannot be responsible for power issues, equipment failures and weather patterns.

 

Community Fire Grant through Forestry became available today.  Discussion held on weather the Association is going to participate.  All felt it was a good idea.  Anyone wanting to participate needs to attend our next Association meeting in order to apply.  The deadline is in June.  Motion to participate by  Scott Trego, seconded by Randy Armbruster.  Motion carried. 

 

New Business

 

Nothing

 

Good of the Association

 

Stockdale FD has for same a 1986 International DT 466 2100 gallon tanker.  Truck comes with light bar, dump tank, 400 gpm pump and will be sold as is. 

 

Elm Grove Days June 13,14.  Firefighter Challenge June 14 at 10:30 AM

 

Waverly FD Fish Fry Saturday May 3 10 AM-4 PM or until fish runs out

 

Stockdale FD Memorial Day Breakfast May 26 7-9 AM.  Parade following at 9:30 AM

 

Communications Committee Meeting 5 PM May 6 at the Government Center

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

None

 

Guest Speaker

 

None

 

Door Prize

 

None

 

Adjournment

 

Motion to adjourn by Randy Armbruster, seconded by Dan Justice.  Motion carried at 8:36 PM.  Next meeting will be held at Jackson Twp. Fire Department on May 27th, 2008.

 

 

Jason Fields, Secretary PCFFA                                        

 

 

PIKE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION

May 27, 2008

 

The monthly meeting of the Pike County Firefighter’s Association was held at Jackson Twp. Fire Department on May 27th, 2008.  President Charlie Brunner called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM with Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Jason Fields and adjournment for meal.  Recall to order at 7:55 PM with roll call of officers and departments.  Officers present were Brunner, Swickard, Fields, Boyd, Overly, Wessel and West.  There were11 departments, 28 members and no guest’s present.

 

Secretary’s Report

 

Secretary’s Report was read by Jason Fields with no additions or corrections made.  Motion by Doc Overly to accept secretary’s report, seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s Report

 

Treasurer’s Report was read by Tim Boyd with a balance of $17,291.02 (Note, not all of this balance is available as some is already committed for grants).  Deposited $1,200 from Commissioners for reimbursement, $50 dues, $3.69 interest.  Paid $967.12 to hazmat team for expenses.  Motion by Jerry Wessel to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Paul Swickard.  Motion carried.

 

Committee Reports

 

None

 

Old Business

 

Forestry Community Grant Program was discussed and there are multiple departments who are interested in applying through the Association.  They will all meet following the business meeting to finalize the application.

 

Communications were discussed.  Everything seems to be working ok.  We still need to work on some of our weak spots.  Next communications meeting will be held on June 3 at 5 pm at the Commissioners Office.  Please consider sending a representative from your department.

 

 

New Business

 

84 hour FF class will be held at Waverly FD starting June 2.  You must register through Lathe Moore and there are prerequisites that must be met before starting class.

 

Good of the Association

 

Stockdale FD has for same a 1986 International DT 466 2100 gallon tanker.  Truck comes with light bar, dump tank, 400-gpm pump and will be sold as is. 

 

Elm Grove Days June 13, 14.  Firefighter Challenge June 14 at 10:30 AM

Communications Committee Meeting 5 PM June 3 at the Government Center

 

Waverly Firefighters Association is holding a shotgun raffle at the Summer Fest.  Remington 870 will be given away.  Only 300 tickets will be sold

 

Members Sick or in Distress

 

None

 

Guest Speaker

 

None

 

Door Prize

 

Door Prizes went to Carl Hines and Donnie Cuckler

 

Adjournment

 

Motion to adjourn by Walt Harris, seconded by Mike Stanley.  Motion carried at 8:30 PM.  Next meeting will be held at Franklin Twp. Fire Department on June 24th, 2008.