Meeting Minutes: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Started: 6:01 PM Ended: 8:31 PM
Rescue 8
Regular scheduled meeting
Chaired by:
VbRescueCouncil President
Minuted rec. by:
VbRescueCouncil Secretary
Minutes approved


Chief Ed Brazle, David Coulling, Richard Doub, Nancy Gregory, Tom Harp, Bobby Hill, Jay Kerr, Ed Leonard, John Ormond, VbRescueCouncil President, VbRescueCouncil Secretary, VbRescueCouncil Treasurer, VbRescueCouncil VicePresident
Julie Barnes, Debbie Coley-Mills, Chris Florio, Bob Jasinowski
Mike Bradberry, Chris Daly, Joan Davis, Chris Dozier, Eric Hoyt, Tom Kiernan, Tom Kiernan, Debi Leonard, Kevin Lipscomb, Megan Richardson, Jim Rose, Erica Waldron
Invited guests:
Diane Ball (Absent), Kevin Gutermuth (Absent), Michael Rahuba (Absent)

Meeting documents



1. Call to order

1.A. Attendance

Status: Completed

1.B. Review Agenda

Status: Completed

1.C. Approve Minutes of Last Meeting

Resolution #:

Moved: Nancy Gregory
Seconded: Jay Kerr

Status: Carried
Vote: Unanimous

1.D. Deputy City Manager Steve Cover

SC - reassured Manager and Mayor and his support of all the great work we do for the City.

Had meeting last week about System - the Mayor is very direct to all leaders that it is very important to make sure that we have a solvent volunteer system that is able to provide great service.


SC started as volunteer in 1970s at Station 8 - long standing connections to volunteers.

In spite of what we may have heard, he does not want to see us decay at all. 

Leadership has marching orders to get us what we need to succeed.

TH - appreciate you coming here. 

SC - learning the PD and ECCS world.

Status: Completed

1.E. Department of EMS Budget Presentation

First time presented to RC. 

Apparatus Task Force -

Drafting Leadership Training -

Ann Morse was first - Looking for traditions - Operational Volunteer with 25 years - signed off, plague, at the ceremony

Recognition Coming up - get them in - our winners go to TEMS - please nominate.


Status: Completed

1.F. Rock the Squads Update

Joel Rubin -

May 7th - Mt Trashmore

3/21 - media event - Mayor and Brazle and some Volunteers 2 ambulances (OPVRS and KVRS) to announce.

All costs are covered. Extra back to foundation.

Looks great so far.

Dealing with the sundry items.

the Success is getting out volunteers.

Media will launch next Tuesday. 

Life members are invited. Support members are invited.

EventBrite - opens Tuesday

Need PDF of flier, Please.

Challenge coin. Deloreans, Beach Bully, Photos. T-shirts. Static display.

Volunteers arrive at noon. Feeding volunteers and family.


Need - organizer of static displays. 


Next meeting is not scheduled.

SC - appreciates the Vision and work of everyone to make this work.

Status: Parked

1.G. President's report

Foundation Retreat 3/29 please RSVP and take the survey

Awards Night - May 25th Training Center

State of the City Luncheon - 


Status: Completed

1.H. Treasurer's report

Has to pay SCC fees - and sort out registered agent.

Quickbooks - moving to TechSoup online version for $50

Squad invoices going home tonight - Net 30

EB signing off on bank statements.

Motion - Debbie 2nd Ed - accepted.

Status: Completed

1.I. Coordinator reports

Status: Completed

1.I.1. Foundation Recruitment Coordinator

Doing everything all over - gets around. But missing opportunities to work our own zip codes. Bobby Hill can't do everything.

May 7 - Rock the Squads - Can City staff be there?

When are we going to have a R&R meeting?

May 21 - 27 - EMS Week Lynnhaven Mall - May 20th needs Volunteers to staff 10 tables 10:00 - 14:00 (request to do later if possible by Jay Kerr)

Kill the 1000 volunteer rhetoric.


Status: Completed

1.I.2. Multi-squad Fund Drive Coordinator

Status: Completed

1.I.3. Ambient Carbon Monoxide Detector Coordinator

Got grant to buy 20 more. 

All used during inspection - Lipscomb in charge - none left

Have reports to enter in the minutes.

Atlantic produced the best quotation.


Status: Completed

1.I.3.1. Motion to buy CO monitors

Florio - found three quotes. Attached.

Motion to purchase 20 units $130 for $2600 including freight.

Resolution #:

Moved: Chris Florio
Seconded: Ed Leonard

Status: Carried
Vote: Unanimous

1.I.4. EMS Week Coordinator

Theresa has resigned.

Explorer Post 800 - supporting the purchase, package and delivery.


Status: Completed

2. Unfinished business

2.A. Totaled Assets

Moved to Apparatus Committee

Status: Parked

2.B. Bylaws Committee

Status: Completed

3. New business

3.A. Executive Board Meeting

Status: Completed

3.A.1. Position Statements for Rescue Council

Status: Completed

3.B. RC supports the DEMS budget requests for an additional six (6)full time medics added in the FY 2018

RC supports the DEMS budget requests for an additional  six (6) full time medics added in the FY 2018 Budget.

Resolution #:

Moved: Tom Harp
Seconded: Ed Leonard

Status: Carried
Vote: Unanimous

3.C. AEMT Class

 - how can we add AEMT program -


EB - it is an ideal program - will look for money. Ed commits to going back and looking. Will report next month.

Status: Parked

3.C.1. RC resolves to ask Chief Brazle to investigate options for AEMT training.

RC resolves to ask Chief Brazle to investigate options for AEMT training.

RC resolves to ask Chief Brazle to investigate options for AEMT training.

Resolution #:

Moved: Tom Harp
Seconded: Richard Doub

Status: Carried
Vote: Unanimous

4. Closing business

4.A. Station reports

Status: Completed

4.B. Date Next Meeting

Status: Completed

4.B.1. Next Meeting May 17

Status: Completed

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