Awards May 25th
City approved grant $249K for Matthew abulances - looking at future budgeting for replacement - both Squads are whole
2/7 - vote to buy Adult Learning Center - (reach out to support if we can) FD to present plan for lift assist charges, but it is not up for a vote, yet.
Lots of conversion to be done - It is gone to be nice eventually - looking for sponsors - there will be enough money, but they will be seeking support - training and offices.
Fish Night - 800 RSVPed - 500 showed up success
Assembling Apparatus Committee
Admin and Capt spots open
Still tweaking intake process - looking at length of service calculation - moving to start with orange badge - looking more front loading of classes and orientation - setting better expectations - 34% of students since Academy 1 made it to certification -
2016 - 440 AICs - up from 422 (active) plus 25% on leave
236 in class or interns - last year was 131
Budget - submitted now - going to deputy city manager - budget office slices - next week present to city manager - asked for training - intake is the clog - wokring on infrastructure - stealing money from other places. Also hurts BLS CEUs. (Books, proctors, instructors) asking for 50K and a full instructor. Asked for 6 FTE Medics - asked for financial specialist - asked for OPVRS utilities to be paid. Top goal is training, then medics. Trying to meet the goal to 14 ambulances. Working all ways to get there.
Policy changes - clean up to get names right - housekeeping. Big changes will be announced as required.
Dave Couling - 911 Abuse - Stroud - let us know. One of the things we are working on is a knowledge campaign with the facilities. Wants to hit the big hitters first. We will be soon able to flag any call for review.
Dave Couling - Another Retreat? Brazle - on RADAR, not is 6 months. Still looking at stategic planning.
Richard Doub - are we calling private services? - How can we report on it? Can supervisors track it?
Stroud - we are going to nursing homes, we are in EMS, when they are available and appropriate. New CAD will help, but supervisors take a lot on their back to defer a call. Wants to split out the calls that are intentionally fabricated to get us in.