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March 2, 2023 Monthly Meeting Minutes

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

MARCH 2, 2023

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman James Schaefer at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Ed Seltenreich and Robert Despres, Fire District Facilities Supervisor Dave Schaffauer, Medical Coordinator Brian Danowski, Chief Paul Sulzinski, First Assistant Chief Keith Phillips, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.

 

 

 

FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT

See attached report.

 

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Mr. Schaffauer presented a proposal from Martin’s for the replacement of the roof at Station 2, at a cost of $18,800.00. To be discussed under Old Business.

1, A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the purchase of one (1) Milwaukee M18 Fuel 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Hammer Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit (2-Tool) with 2 Batteries from Home Depot, at a cost of $399.00. Approved 4-0.

2. A motion was made by Commissioner Despres, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, approving the purchase of one (1) K970 FD Fire Rescue Saw from Firematic Supply, at a cost of $1,835.54. Approved 4-0.

3. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the purchase of ten (10) Dyna-Fit Suspenders w/Quick Adjust (2 Short, 4 Regular, 4 Long), at a total cost of $387.30. Approved 4-0.

 

MEDICAL COORDINATOR REPORT

See attached report.

MATERIAL REQUESTS

A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, approving the purchase of the medical supplies requested from Bound Tree, at a total cost of $800.62. Approved 4-0.

 

REPORT DISCUSSIONS

1. New 7-6-17 - Mr. Danowski advised the Board that he has made Specialty Ambulance aware of some issues with the vehicle and they will be taken care of when we are ready.

2. No confirmation received from Suffolk County REMSCO regarding use of the Meeting Room on March 11, 2023 for their awards ceremony.

3. EMSAR made minor repairs to stretchers and stair chairs. They will provide a quote to repair the stair chair handle which is not covered under the service contract.

4. Noted.

5. Noted.

6. Noted.

7. Mr. Danowski suggested the installation of a Medcom Radio in the First Responder vehicle.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

Maintenance Report dated 2/1/2023 to 3/2/2023 submitted to the Board.

Mr. Schaffauer advised the Board that Westhampton Glass looked at the front door. The repair cost would be $20,000.00. Mr. Schaffauer will seek additional proposals or, it may be feasible to change the type of door.

CHIEF'S REPORT

See attached report.

REQUESTS

1. Approved under the Fire District Facilities Supervisor Report.

2. Mr. Schaffauer will get a quote.

3. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving twelve (12) members to take Bail Out Training. from Firematic, at an approximate cost of $2,600.00. Approved 4-0.

4. The procedure is that the member submits reimbursement to the Department. The Department then vouchers the District.

5. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the purchase of a conference table for the Chiefs’ Room, at an approximate cost of $600.00. Approved 4-0.

6. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Despres, approving the purchase of Ex-Chief badges for Ted Jankowski, at an approximate cost of $500.00. Approved 4-0.

7. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the purchase of a Retractable Lanyard for the TIC on 7-6-1 from Firematic Supply, at an approximate cost of $100.00. Approved 4-0.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. The back seat of 7-6-6 will be removed to accommodate the fire extinguishers.

2. Noted.

3. Noted.

4. Noted.

5. Noted.

6. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, granting permission for the District vehicles to be used for the following:

            a.) Mask Confidence Course at Yaphank Fire Academy – March 2

            b.) Westhampton St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 11

            c.) Hampton Bays St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 18

                                                                                                                        Approved 4-0.

Chief Sulzinski advised the Board that there will be Automatic Mutual Aid the night of the Awards Dinner.

Chief Sulzinski also advised the Board that he is rescinding his request for a Stang for 7-6-11 costing approximately $10,000.00.

A motion was made by Commissioner Despres, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, granting permission for the Southampton Town EMS Advisory Committee to use the Meeting Room on April 26, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Approved 4-0.

The Board approved the posting of the names of recently deceased members on the electronic sign board.

Commissioner Jackson reminded the Chief that the Chiefs are not permitted to order items without prior Board approval.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance.

Seltenreich advised the Board that he has been in contact with Mr. Glass regarding the grant paperwork.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, accepting the Minutes of the February 2, 2023 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 4-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Despres, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 4-0.

ABSTRACT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Despres, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 27 checks totaling $61,394.05 paid on February 23, 2023 and 14 cheks totaling $15,797.89 paid on March 2, 2023 and to authorize the transfer of $150,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 4-0.

COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

A letter was received from the East Quogue Fire Department regarding the probationary membership of Steve H. Smith and Marlene Woldenberg in the Department and a Facility Usage Request from Briana Gladding.

OLD BUSINESS

Commissioner Seltenreich advised the Board that he has a grant writer and that the District may have to start all over with the paperwork.

Commissioner Despres submitted three proposals for the 2023 Landscaping Maintenance at the Main Firehouse and Station 2 as follows:

Pine Edge Landscaping - Main Firehouse - $7,037.60

                                                       Station 2 - $6,952.00

            Steve’s Landscaping LLC - Main Firehouse - $6,687.00

                                                            Station 2 - $7,476.00

            Green Hill Landscaping - Main Firehouse - $4,420.00

                                                        Station 2 - $6,340.00

After a brief discussion regarding the proposals, a motion was made by Commissioner Despres, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, accepting the proposal from Steve’s Landscaping for the 2023 Landscaping Maintenance at the Main Firehouse, in the amount of $6,687.00 and at Station 2, in the amount of $7,476.00. Approved 4-0.

After a brief discussion regarding the roof replacement at Station 2 and the proposals received from G.F. Volz, Jr. in the amount of $30,240.00 and Martin’s in the amount of $18,800.00, a motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, accepting the proposal from Martin’s for the replacement of the roof on Station 2, at a cost of $18,800.00. Approved 4-0.

Commissioner Jackson presented a proposal from Paul J. Clinton and after a brief discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Despres, accepting the proposal from Paul J. Clinton, Architect, P.C. for a graphical rendering from Main Street of the Fire House and one other street view to use in an upcoming bond vote, at a total cost of $3,925.00. Approved 4-0

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Despres, authorizing the payment of $1,668.30 to Proliner which was an overage on the new 4WD Chevrolet Silverado. Approved 4-0.

Commissioner Jackson brought up for discussion the purchasing of an additional 2023 Tahoe SSV from Commander rather than Proliner. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Despres accepting the proposal from Commander for the purchase of a Tahoe 2023 SSV for $82,980.00, less the trade-in of $20,000.00 for the 2015 Ford Explorer, at a final cost of $62,980.00. Approved 4-0.

Commissioner Schaefer advised the Board that he was meeting with Erik Keiffert of Hometown to discuss the insurance policy renewal.

NEW BUSINESS

A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Despres, accepting the probationary membership in the Department of Steve Smith and Marlene Woldenberg, pending the results of their NDI physical examinations and receipt of a copy of Marlene Woldenberg’s Application for Membership. Approved 4-0.

A motion was made by Commissioner Despres, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, granting permission for Briana Gladding to use the Meeting Room on behalf of Cub Scout Pack 483 for a Blue and Gold Ceremony on June 10, 2023. Approved 3-0. Recused – 1 Commissioner Seltenreich

A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.

At 9:20 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Despres, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 4-0.

Submitted by                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

 

District Facilities Supervisior's Report:

 

East Quogue Fire District’s House Attendant Report

To the Board of Fire Commissioners,

This is the attendant’s report for March 2023, meeting including but not limited to:  

Ø  General Maintenance and building care.

Ø  Updated the website For the District

Ø  Updated the sign.

Ø  Disinfected the Meeting room, Chief’s office, and Corp room. Along with the Firemen’s room and bathrooms every Wednesday.

Ø  Martins submitted a quote for the roof at station 2.

Ø  Front pieces for the helmets came in.

Ø  3rd high vis jackets came in.

Ø  Waiting on a quote from Fluid Imagery to replace Keiths computer as it is the oldest working computer.

Ø  Having a problem finding reflective numbers.

Ø  Chief cars seat covers are in. I will have to run to Water Mill to pick them up.

Ø  Spoke to McNiel and Co. about the windshield in 81.

Ø  I have the last quote for the landscaping.

Ø  Registered the new Chiefs car. Had lock repaired at Proliner.

Ø  Replaced printer in the chief’s office.

Ø  Calibrated the liquid suspension on 7-6-16 with the help of Specialty Vehicles and Brian. With the hopes to help the ride.

Ø  Ordered the impact gun. Will the Department need sockets for the impact gun?

Ø  Hot stick came in, Flir camera came in, Sniff meters came in, 4 gas meter came in. Waiting on the charger. Fittings, and nozzle also came in.

Topics for discussion:

                 Would like to replace the drill that Jack and I use as the batteries do not hold a charge anymore.

 

MEDICAL COORDINATOR REPORT :

 

East Quogue Fire District

EMS Report

Submitted by Brian Danowski

February 23, 2023

 

 

Material Requests:

  • See attached Bound Tree Medical Consumable EMS Supplies quote totaling $800.62

 

Report Continued:

  • New ambulance 7-6-17 has been completely stocked and is NYSDOH State certified. Truck looks great and we currently only have a couple of items that Specialty Fleet Services needs to address. I spoke to Bob O’Neil about a LED strip light that is not working on the passenger side exterior front compartment and an interior cabinet that was supposed to have power run to it as well as have the spare stretcher battery mounted inside of it. Bob said he will take care of it at our HQ, but suggested we drive the ambulance for a week or two just to make sure nothing else comes up that needs to be addressed. As soon as the Chief is ready to put it in service after Department training and in-service is complete, the truck is ready to go.
  • Completed CPR training and finalized CME paperwork to both Chief Glenn Bullock and Ryan Horowitz for their CFR recertification. Special thanks to Brian Gladding who came down to HQ this past Sunday to test them on their necessary CFR skills needed for recertification.
  • February’s schedule is full and March only has Wednesday overnight openings as of today. We have been successful in filling all the shifts and continue to fill the schedule in its entirety without any openings.
  • We are still schedule for the Suffolk REMSCO awards ceremony on Saturday, March 11th at our HQ. I am waiting on hearing back from Suffolk REMSCO Chairman John Manzi to email me an agenda and who is attending. I spoke with Chief Mike Masterton of Suffolk EMS and he will facilitate connecting us. I am hoping to hear from him by the end of the week and will forward all info to the District and Chief’s office.
  • I will not be in attendance at the workshop tonight as I am traveling with my son for a long weekend during his winter break from school.
  • I will be out the week of March 5th to have carpel tunnel surgery on both of my hands. The surgery date is set for March 3rd. My surgeon said I will be able to return to work 10 days after surgery. I have coordinated with Jeff Corazzini and we will be switching our schedules around the week March 12th to accommodate me getting back to work asap.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Brian Danowski

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February's Monthly Meeting Minutes

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
FEBRUARY 2, 2023
 
 
The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire
District was called to order by Chairman James Schaefer at 7:30 p.m. Present were
Commissioners Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory, Ed Seltenreich and Robert
Despres, Fire District Facilities Supervisor Dave Schaffauer, Chief Paul Sulzinski, Treasurer
Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.
 
 
 
FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT
See attached report.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
1, Printer was approved. (Note: The Secretary requested that the new printer be the same model
number or comparable using the same cartridges. Cartridges were recently purchased for the
printer at a cost of approximately $260.00 and cannot be returned.).
2. Quotes to be discussed under the Chief’s Report.
3. Noted.
MEDICAL COORDINATOR REPORT
Mr. Danowski was not requested to attend the meeting.
See attached report.
MATERIAL REQUESTS
No requests.
REPORT DISCUSSIONS
1. New 7-6-17 - Mr. Danowski advised the Board that the electronic cooler ordered to be
installed in the new ambulance is no longer protocol. Specialty has it on order. Mr. Danowski
suggested cancelling the order and to have Specialty make a price adjustment to the vehicle.
2. Medical Billing - Noted.
3. New Paramedic - A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner
Seltenreich, approving the hiring of Joe Gordon as an On Call Paramedic with an hourly pay rate
of $29.00. Approved 5-0.
4. Open shift - Noted.
 
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5. Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training - Noted.
MAINTENANCE REPORT
Maintenance Report dated 1/1/2023 to 1/31/2023 submitted to the Board.
CHIEF'S REPORT
See attached report.
REQUESTS
7-6-32 New Vehicle
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich,
authorizing the purchase of the items requested to update the vehicle . Approved 5-0.
1. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Despres,
authorizing the purchase of one (1) Milwaukee M18 Fuel Gen-2 18V Lithium-Ion Brushless
Cordless Mid Tourque Impact Wrench with Friction Ring Kit, from Home Depot, at a cost of
$429.00. Approved 5-0.
2.-6. A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Despres,
authorizing the purchase of the 8 lengths of 2.5” Hose, male to female adapter 3” to 2.5”, female to
make adaptor for 2.5”, gated y 1.75” and straight bore nozzle 1.75”, at an approximate total cost of
$2,573.68. Approved 5-0.
7. Mr. Schaffauer will handle.
8. Mr. Schaffauer will update.
9. In inventory.
10. Tabled pending pricing.
11. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich,
authorizing the purchase of four (4) Sensit TKX Combustible Gas Detectors from Firematic
Supply Co., Inc., at a cost of $1,097.28. Approved 5-0.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
1. Red Line Gear Washing - Tabled pending further information.
2. Narcan Rescue Bags - Tabled. Chief was requested to consult with Mr. Danowski.
 
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MAINTENANCE
1. Mr. Schaffauer will handle.
2. Mr. Schaffauer will handle.
3. Mr. Schaffauer will handle.
4. Replace Homelite Saw – Tabled for pricing.
Commissioner Schaefer requested a Training Policy from the Chief and a list of Class A
firefighters for the Bailout System. Chief Sulzinski advised the Board that the Chiefs have a
Training Schedule in place.
Commissioner Schaefer also requested a list of delinquent members. The Chiefs are working on
that also.
ATTORNEY DISCUSSION
Mr. Glass not in attendance. The Secretary gave each of the Board members a copy of Mr. Glass’
“Bulletin” containing items of interest to the District.
MINUTES
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, accepting the
Minutes of the January 5, 2023 Organizational Meeting and the January 5, 2023 Regular Monthly
Meeting. Approved 5-0.
TREASURER'S REPORT
After a brief discussion regarding replacing the photocopy machine, a motion was made by
Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing the purchase of one (1)
Kyocera Copy Machine on the BOCES Contract, at a cost of $117.40 per month for 48 months
interest free. Approved 5-0.
After a brief discussion regarding the proposal from Jones & Little for accounting services, a
motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, accepting
the proposal from Jones & Little for the next five years of auditing as follows:
 
2023 - $8,500.00 2022 Audit
2024 - $8,500.00 2023 Audit
2025 - $9,075.00 2024 Audit
2026 - $9,350.00 2025 Audit
2027 - $9,650.00 2026 Audit
 
Approved 5-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving
the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 5-0.
 
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ABSTRACT OF BILLS
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving
the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 19 checks totaling $127,577.35 and to
authorize the transfer of $150,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved
5-0.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE
No correspondence received.
OLD BUSINESS
Commissioner Despres advised the Board that he has two proposals for the 2023 Landscaping
Maintenance and would like to table a decision until next month, since he is waiting for additional
proposals.
After a brief discussion regarding the Draft Employee Handbook, a resolution was drawn up and
states as follows:
2023-17. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to
adopt the final version of the East Quogue Fire District Employee Handbook, effective February 2,
2023. The Handbook will be reviewed on an annual basis and revised as needed.
The adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
Chairman James Schaefer - Aye
Vice-Chairman Allyn Jackson - Aye
Commissioner Stephen Gregory - Aye
Commissioner Ed Seltenreich - Aye
Commissioner Robert Despres - Aye
The resolution was thereupon duly declared to have been adopted.
Dated: February 2, 20223
East Quogue, New York
All paid employees will be required to confirm receipt of the Handbook by signing a form stating
the date, their name and e-mail or hard copy received, or receipt of both.
After a brief discussion regarding the proposal from G.F. Volz Jr. for the replacement of the roof at
Station 2, a motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson,
accepting the proposal from G.F. Volz Jr.to remove the existing roof at Station 2 and replace it
with new materials, at a cost of $30,240.00, subject to Permissive Referendum. A resolution was
drawn up and states as follows:
 
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2023-18. BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to the provisions of the General Municipal Law and the
Town Law of the State of New York, that a sum not to exceed $40,000.00 be expended from the
Buildings & Grounds Reserve Fund of said Fire District for the purpose of removing the existing
roof at the substation (Station 2) located at 29 Head of Lots Road, East Quogue, New York and
replacing the roof with new materials, and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution is adopted subject to a permissive referendum
as provided in the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of the Fire District shall, within ten working
days of the adoption of this resolution, publish a notice within the official newspaper of the Fire
District setting forth the date of the adoption of the resolution and an abstract of the resolution
concisely stating the purpose and effect thereof and that the resolution was adopted subject to a
permissive referendum.
The adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
Chairman James Schaefer - Aye
Vice-Chairman Allyn Jackson - Aye
Commissioner Stephen Gregory - Aye
Commissioner Ed Seltenreich - Aye
Commissioner Robert Despres - Aye
The resolution was thereupon duly declared to have been adopted.
Dated: February 2, 20223
East Quogue, New York
Mr. Schaffauer advised the Board that the 2022 Chevy SSV 4WD is almost (99%) ready for
pickup.
Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that he spoke with a representative from Commander
Fleet regarding the purchase of a 2022 Chevy Tahoe. The representative will stop by the firehouse
on Tuesday with a sample vehicle.
After a brief discussion regarding the purchase of an additional 2022 Chevy Tahoe, a resolution
was drawn up and states as follows:
2023-19. BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to the provisions of the General Municipal Law and the
Town Law of the State of New York, that a sum not to exceed $100,000.00 be expended from the
Apparatus Reserve Fund of said Fire District for the purchase of one (1) 2022 Chevy Tahoe
Chief’s Vehicle, and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution is adopted subject to a permissive referendum
as provided in the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and be it
 
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FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of the Fire District shall, within ten working
days of the adoption of this resolution, publish a notice within the official newspaper of the Fire
District setting forth the date of the adoption of the resolution and an abstract of the resolution
concisely stating the purpose and effect thereof and that the resolution was adopted subject to a
permissive referendum.
The adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
Chairman James Schaefer - Aye
Vice-Chairman Allyn Jackson - Aye
Commissioner Stephen Gregory - Aye
Commissioner Ed Seltenreich - Aye
Commissioner Robert Despres - Aye
The resolution was thereupon duly declared to have been adopted.
Dated: February 2, 20223
East Quogue, New York
Commissioner Jackson stated that the guest list for the 2023 Awards Dinner most likely will be
more than 150 given the fact that the membership has increased. He also suggested that one or
two Chiefs and the Chairman of the Board from neighboring districts also be invited.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, accepting
use of the new Accident Report Form which replaces the Unusual Occurrence Form now being
used to report vehicle accidents and injuries. Approved 5-0.
NEW BUSINESS
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, granting
permission for the Suffok County EMS to use the Meeting Room on March 11, 2023 for an awards
ceremony. Approved 5-0.
With reference to the CPR Classes noted on the outdoor electronic sign, Commissioner Schaefer
stated that CPR classes should be given to the membership before the public. Chief Sulzinski
advised the Board that classes for the members are scheduled for March 23, 2023.
Chief Sulzinski also advised the Board that, according to OSHA guidelines, certain training classes
are required to be taken. He will contact an agency that can give guidance as to what is required.
Chief Sulzinski stated that Randy Kracke is reviewing the list of members qualified to drive the
brush truck and is trying to get County training.
A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.
At 9:55 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Gregory,
seconded by Commissioner Jackson, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 5-0.
 
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Submitted by
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
 
 
 
 
 
 
FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT
 
 

East Quogue Fire District’s House Attendant Report

To the Board of Fire Commissioners,

This is the attendant’s report for January 2023, meeting including but not limited to:  

  • General Maintenance and building care.
  • Updated the website For the District
  • Updated the sign
  • Disinfected the Meeting room, Chief’s office, and Corp room. Along with the Firemen’s room and bathrooms every Wednesday.
  • Paint and flooring finished in the Chiefs office.
  • Volz ordered the new door for the shed at Station 2 and will start work when it comes in.
  • Waiting on the new struts and air bags.
  • Firematic came for PM on the E tools.
  • Testing Unlimited repaired ladders and tested the 2 spare ground ladders to put on 7-6-8
  • The Chiefs jackets have come in Rico’s and have been sent to screen printing.
  • Quote for a replacement UPS for the radio system. It is about 6 or 7 years old.
  • Quote for 10 new pagers
  • Quote for the new radios for the new Tahoe.
  • Scanners came in
  • Life cycle report from Fluid Imagery on our computer systems
  • Called Nardy Pest Control about the mouse and ants. Their next scheduled visit is the 12th and they will address it.

Topics for discussion:

  • Scott Packs. NFPA guidelines. If we follow the NFPA we are only allowed to be up to 2 standards behind the current one. As of now most of our packs Air pack 50’s we have a few Air pack 75’s and the new standards are the X3’s. We are just at those 2 standards behind.
  • There may be an upgrade we can do to bring the packs up to date or it may be time to start to think about replacing the packs.
  • As of now this is all informational and I will get more information.
 
 
 
 
 
 
MEDICAL COORDINATOR REPORT
 
 
East Quogue Fire District
EMS Report
 
Submitted by Brian Danowski
February 2, 2023
 
Material Request:
 No material requests
 
New 7-6-17 Report:
Myself, Dave Schaffauer and Jeff Corazzini made the trip to Specialty Fleet Services on
Wednesday, February 1 st to see the new ambulance. The truck looks great and should be ready
to be put in service in 2-3 weeks. Specialty will do the installation of the radios, controlled
substance safe, Wi-Fi connection access point, fire extinguisher mount and the cardiac monitor
mount on one of the interior countertops. The lettering of the truck should have been started
today as well as the installation of the autoload for the stretcher. When they are ready for the
switchover of the ambulances, it was requested that we strip our current truck here at HQ and
bring it to them in Farmingdale so they can complete the job. We were told they would have
our outgoing ambulance for a total of 2 days. I contacted the NYSDOH to ask for an ETA on the
necessary certification sticker for the new truck and was told it would be mailed today. They
will also handle the transfer of the registration for us. Bob O’Neill from Specialty told us that
they were still waiting on a cooler that was included in the original design that he was going to
install as well. Just so everyone is on the same page, this cooler is not necessary to be on the
truck and it is my recommendation to have it returned and the cost associated with it refunded
to the District.
Medical Billing:
Tried to get an informational session with Quick Med Claims to compare the company to
Professional Ambulance Billing but I found out late yesterday that they are not interested at
this point due to a lower call volume in East Quogue. Shifting my focus to another company
that the Ridge Fire District is currently using called Proclaims. I reached out to John Boyd who is
their EMS Coordinator and he is content with the service they provide. I will update the District
when I have more information in regards to Proclaims.
I spoke with Chief Mark Dunleavy of Flanders Ambulance to inquire about their relationship
with Professional Ambulance Billing. Mark said they are happy with the service they provide
but they do have quite a bit of unpaid claims. He credits this to the large amount of uninsured
 
in their District. He did say, however, that Flanders is collecting over $220,000 a year from the
claims that have been collected. He did state that there was some blowback and some criticism
from the Flanders community during the initial stages of billing but have since been kept to a
minimum.
Report Continued:
 Hired Paramedic Joe Gordon to work for the District. He will help fill the vacancies with
the departure of Paramedic Jeff Alt who took a job out of state as well as other
vacancies that we have.
 There is only one shift left to fill for the month of February which is Wednesday the 22 nd ,
6p-6a. I am confident it will not remain vacant.
 Mandatory sexual harassment and workplace violence trainings were made available to
the District treasurer, secretary, supervisor and houseman.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Brian Danowski
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January Meeting Minutes

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
JANUARY 5, 2023
 
 
The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire
District was called to order by Chairman James Schaefer at 7:30 p.m. Present were
Commissioners Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory and Robert Despres, Fire District
Facilities Supervisor Dave Schaffauer, Medical Coordinator Brian Danowski, Chief Paul
Sulzinski, First Assistant Chief Keith Phillips (left 7:35 p.m.), Second Assistant Chief Glenn
Bullock, Third Assistant Chief Mark Gregory, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine
Gregory.
 
 
The Chiefs were sworn in by Commissioner Gregory.
 
Commissioner Schaefer acknowledged out-going Chief Ted Jankowski for his work and service to
the Department.
 
 
FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT
See attached report.
Mr. Schaffauer presented proposals for the following:
1. Long Island Telecommunications & Electronic Services, Inc., replacement of the UPS Power
Supply - $2,700.00
2. Multi Median Communications, Inc, 10 UHF Minitor VI 5 Channel UHF pagers - $3,999.50
3. Long Island Telecommunications & Electronic Services, Inc., New Motorola APX6500 Remote
Mount Dual Head Radio, $5,055.50
4. Long Island Telecommunications & Electronic Services, Inc., New Motorola APX8500 Dash
Alt Mount UHF, VHF, 700/800 Mobile Radio, $7,991.00
A motion was made by Commissioner Despres, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving
the replacement of the UPS Power Supply by Long Island Telecommunications & Electronic
Services, Inc., at a cost of $2,700.00. Approved 4-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving
the purchase from Multi Media Communications, Inc. of ten (10) Minitor VI 5 Channel UHF
#A04RAC9JA2N w/Belt Clip, Battery and two (2) year Warranty - $3,399.50 and an additional
three (3) year Warranty - $600.00, at a total cost of $3,999.50. Approved 4-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Despres, approving
the purchase from Long Island Telecommunications & Electronic Services, Inc. of one (1) new
Motorola APX6500 Series UHF Radio, at a cost of $5,055.50 and one (1) Motorola APX8500
 
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Dash Alt Mount UHF, VHF, 700/800 Mobile Radio, at a cost of $7,991.00 to be installed in the
new Chevrolet Tahoe (7-6-30). Approved 4-0.
The Life Cycle Report from Fluid Imagery regarding the computer system will be discussed at a
Workshop.
The Board requested Mr. Schaffauer to call Nardy Pest Control and set up the service immediately
and not wait until the 12 th of the month.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
Replacement of Scott Paks will be discussed at a Workshop.
MEDICAL COORDINATOR REPORT
See attached report.
MATERIAL REQUESTS:
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving
the medical supplies requested from Bound Tree, at a total cost of $724.44. Approved 4-0.
Stryker Medical Board will review the CPR quotes AED CPR
1. AED Units - A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner
Despres, authorizing the purchase of twelve (12) LIFEPAK CR2 Defibrillators with Quick-Step
Electrodes from Stryker Medical, at an approximate total cost of $25,206.76 which includes the
trade-in of twelve (12) Zoll AED’s. Approved 4-0.
2. Lucas CPR - Tabled. The Board will pursue a grant.
Mr. Danowski advised the Board that the above items would be perfect items for a grant
application, but time is of the essence.
REPORT DISCUSSION:
1. Noted.
2. Noted.
3. Noted.
4. After a brief discussion regarding RSI (Rapid Sequence Intubation), a resolution was drawn up
and states as follows:
2023-16. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to
become a Suffolk County EMS Rapid Sequence Intibation (RSI) Agency.
 
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A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Despres, accepting
adoption of Resolution 2023-16. Approved 4-0.
5. A motion was made by Commissioner Despres, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, stating
that the District will accept, from other Fire Districts/Agencies, staff members’ certificates
regarding mandatory training that they have taken such as workplace violence, sexual harassment,
bloodborne pathogens, etc. Approved 4-0.
6. Medical billing will be discussed further at a Workshop.
7. Noted.
8. Commissioner Schaefer stated that alarm and mutual aid operational procedures should be
discussed between the Chief and Mr. Danowski.
9. Commissioner Gregory will order the shirts and sweatshirts.
10. The Board advised that there is no definite date, but that delivery of the new ambulance is
expected within a few weeks.
MAINTENANCE REPORT
Maintenance Report dated 12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022 submitted to the Board.
CHIEF'S REPORT
See attached report.
REQUESTS
1. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Despres,
authorizing the purchase of ten (10) Black Firefighter Helmets from Hi-Tech, at a cost of $400.00
each . Approved 4-0.
2. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Despres,
authorizing the purchase from The Fire Store of five (5) Probationary Front Pieces, at a cost of
$$42.99 each and five (5) Firefighter Front Pieces, at a cost of $$55.49 each. Approved 4-0.
2A. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Despres,
authorizing the purchase of two (2) Chief class 'A' hats from Rico’s, at a cost of $$63.99 each.
Approved 4-0.
2B. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Despres,
authorizing the purchase of grey Tactical Bucket Seat Covers for the 2016 Tahoe SSV, at a cost of
$335.00 and grey Tactical Driver Only Seat Covers for the 2019 Tahoe SSV, at a cost of $195.00.
Approved 4-0.
3. - 5. Mr. Schaffauer will handle.
 
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6. Tabled.
7. Tabled.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
1. The Board requested the Chief to inventory the fire prevention materials in inventory.
2. Noted. The kitchen is available for use only by members when requesting use of the Meeting
Room. The kitchen is not available for use by the various homeowner associations that hold their
meeting in the Meeting Room. The Training Room is off limits to non-members.
3. Noted. Chief will keep the Board advised as to the plans for the shipping container.
4. Mr. Schaffauer will handle.
5. Noted.
6. Noted.
7. Notify the Board regarding the need for uniform alterations, uniforms, hats, etc.
8. 7-6-7 is in service.
9. Noted.
10. Noted.
Chief Sulzinski advised the Board that Dr. Freeman that he must make a decision regarding his
status. Dr. Freeman stated that he will take the Fire Police class and that will give him to time to
decide.
Commissioner Gregory advised the Board and the Chiefs that the Chiefs’ Office is almost 100%
complete.
Commissioner Schaefer advised the Chiefs that the physicals will be held on February 4 and
March 13, 2023.
Commissioner Jackson advised the Chief that the 2023 Dinner Dance is April 22. The District will
be paying for the venue, food and refreshments, based on 150 people. Commissioners Jackson and
Schaefer will coordinate with the Department’s Committee.
Commissioner Jackson reminded Chief Sulzinski that the Department SOG’s must be reviewed
and approved by the Chiefs and the Board each year.
At this point, the Chiefs and Mr. Danowski were excused from the remainder of the meeting.
 
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ATTORNEY DISCUSSION
Mr. Glass not in attendance.
MINUTES
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, accepting the
Minutes of the December 1, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting and the December 29, 2022 Special
Meeting (Year End). Approved 4-0.
TREASURER'S REPORT
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Despres, approving
the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 4-0.
ABSTRACT OF BILLS
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Despres, approving
the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 25 checks totaling $84,735.22 and to
authorize the transfer of $150,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved
4-0.
Purchase of a new photocopy machine will be discussed at a Workshop.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE
An e-mail was received from the Town enclosing Resolution RES-2023-12.regarding the EMS
Advisory Committee, a letter from the Town of Southampton Planning Board regarding 8 Vail
Avenue, an e-mail from the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York regarding the
2023 Annual Meeting and Expo, the 2023 Looseleaf Law Updates Order Form and a letter from
the Department regarding the probationary membership of Ian Recchion, Gennaro DeScalo, Luis
Muralles, Liam Lewis and Lucas Sidor.
OLD BUSINESS
After a brief discussion regarding the Draft Employee Handbook concerning carry over sick time,
the Board realized a discrepancy. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by
Commissioner Schaefer, changing the carry over sick time from “80 hours” to “40 days”.
Approved 4-0. (Note: Commissioner Jackson will notify Mr. Glass of the correction.)
After a brief discussion concerning the purchase of an additional Chevrolet Tahoe, a motion was
made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, authorizing the purchase of
one (1) Chevrolet Tahoe for 7-6-30 with the upgraded leather seat package, at an approximate cost
of $94,000.00 minus the trade-in of 7-6-81, Approved 4-0. (Note: Trade-in amount unavailable
at this time.)
 
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Commissioner Gregory stated that the Board should start seeking proposals for fuel oil, oil burner
maintenance and landscaping for 2023. Mr. Schaffauer will handle.
Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that he contacted SCWA regarding the Oakville Estates
and Southampton Pines hydrants.
NEW BUSINESS
Commissioner Gregory suggested that the Board receive a copy of the Department’s Monthly
Meeting Minutes.
After a brief discussion regarding 8 Vail Avenue, the Board has no recommendations to make at
this time. A letter will be sent to the Town Planning Board enclosing the District’s General
Requirements.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing
up to six (6) Board members to attend the AFDSNY Meeting and Expo, in Verona, New York,
May 17-20, 2023, at an approximate cost of $1,800.00 per member. Approved 4-0. (Note:
Commissioners Schaefer and Jackson will be attending the Meeting/Expo.)
A motion was made by Commissioner Despres, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, authorizing
the purchase of two (2) copies of EMS & Fire Personnel Guide to NYS Law and the Town &
Village Law, at a total cost of $131.77. Approved 4-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting
the probationary membership of Ian Recchion, Gennaro DeScalo, Luis Muralles, Laim Lewis and
Lucas Sidor in the Department. Approved 4-0.
A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.
At 9:55 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Gregory,
seconded by Commissioner Jackson, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 5-0.
 
Submitted by
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
 
 
 
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PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM

NOTICE OF RESOLUTION

ADOPTED SUBJECT TO
PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM
 
 
 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East
Quogue Fire District, at a regular meeting thereof, held on February 2, 2023, duly
adopted the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to the provisions of the General Municipal Law and
the Town Law of the State of New York, that a sum not to exceed $40,000.00 be
expended from the Buildings & Grounds Reserve Fund of said Fire District for the
purpose of removing the existing roof at the substation (Station 2) located at 29 Head of
Lots Road, East Quogue, New York and replacing the roof with new materials, and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution is adopted subject to a permissive
referendum as provided in the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and be
it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of the Fire District shall, within ten
working days of the adoption of this resolution, publish a notice within the official
newspaper of the Fire District setting forth the date of the adoption of the resolution and
an abstract of the resolution concisely stating the purpose and effect thereof and that the
resolution was adopted subject to a permissive referendum.
Dated: February 2, 2023
 
 
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE
COMMISSIONERS OF THE
EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT
Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, New York
_________________________________________
By: LORRAINE GREGORY
Fire District Secretary
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PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM

NOTICE OF RESOLUTION

ADOPTED SUBJECT TO
PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM
 
 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East
Quogue Fire District, at a regular meeting thereof, held on February 2, 2023 duly adopted
the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to the provisions of the General Municipal Law and
the Town Law of the State of New York, that a sum not to exceed $100,000.00 be
expended from the Apparatus Reserve Fund of said Fire District for the purchase of one
(1) 2022 Chevy Tahoe Chief’s Vehicle, and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution is adopted subject to a permissive
referendum as provided in the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, and be
it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of the Fire District shall, within ten
working days of the adoption of this resolution, publish a notice within the official
newspaper of the Fire District setting forth the date of the adoption of the resolution and
an abstract of the resolution concisely stating the purpose and effect thereof and that the
resolution was adopted subject to a permissive referendum.
Dated: February 2, 2023
 
 
 
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE
COMMISSIONERS OF THE
EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT
Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, New York
_________________________________________
By: LORRAINE GREGORY
Fire District Secretary
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ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING 2023

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
JANUARY 5, 2023
 
 
The Organizational Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire
District was called to order by Secretary Lorraine Gregory, at 7:00 p.m. Present were
Commissioners Allyn Jackson, Stephen Gregory, James Schaefer and Robert Despres,
Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.
 
 
Newly elected Commissioner Robert Despres was sworn in by Secretary Lorraine
Gregory.
 
 
Nominations for Chairman were called. Commissioner James Schaefer was nominated
for Chairman by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory. Approved
3-0. Recused – 1 – Commissioner Schaefer.
There being no further nominations, a motion was made by Commissioner Jackson,
seconded by Commissioner Gregory, closing the nominations. Approved 4-0.
Nominations for Vice-Chairman were called. Commissioner Allyn Jackson was
nominated for Vice-Chairman by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner
Despres. Approved 3-0. Recused 1 - Commissioner Jackson.
There being no further nominations, a motion was made by Commissioner Gregory,
seconded by Commissioner Despres, closing the nominations. Approved 4-0.
Chairman James Schefer took charge of the meeting and called for the appointment of
Lorraine Gregory as District Secretary for the term of one (1) year with a monthly
retainer of $1,500.00.
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2023-01. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby
resolve to appoint Lorraine Gregory as District Secretary for the term of one (1) year with
a monthly retainer of $1,500.00.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Despres,
accepting adoption of Resolution 2023-01. Approved 3-0. Recused 1 - Commissioner
Gregory.
Chairman James Schaefer called for the appointment of Colleen Pearsall as District
Treasurer and Human Resources Officer for the term of one (1) year with a monthly
retainer of $1,600.00.
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
 
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2023-02. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby
resolve to appoint Colleen Pearsall as District Treasurer and Human Resources Officer
for the term of one (1) year with a monthly retainer of $1,600.00.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson,
accepting adoption of Resolution 2023-02. Approved 4-0.
Secretary Lorraine Gregory and Treasurer Colleen Pearsall were sworn in by Chairman
James Schaefer.
Chairman Schaefer placed in the Minutes of the Organizational Meeting the notification
of the meeting sent to the media.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer,
appointing William F. Glass, Jr., Esq., as the Attorney for the District. Approved 4-0.
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2023-03. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby
resolve to appoint William F. Glass, Jr., Esq. as the Attorney for the District with an
annual retainer of $6,548.40 for services outlined in Schedule A including attendance at
one (1) monthly meeting – Legal Services Section I and II, an hourly rate of $300.00
(billed in ¼ hour increments) for services outlined in Schedule A – Legal Services
Section III and reimbursement of no more than $250.00 which is 1/25 of his actual and
necessary expenses in connection with his attendance at the two annual meetings of the
AFDSNY and the annual meeting of the NFPA.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory,
accepting the “Southampton Press - Western Edition” as the official District newspaper.
Approved 4-0.
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2023-04. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby
resolve to accept the “Southampton Press - Western Edition” as the official District
newspaper.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson,
accepting Dime Bank as the depository for the District and that Colleen Pearsall, as
Treasurer, be designated as the sole official to sign checks for the District. Approved 4-0.
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2023-05. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby
resolve to accept Dime Bank as the depository for the District and that Colleen Pearsall,
as Treasurer, be designated as the sole official to sign checks for the District.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson,
authorizing that checks written for payments in the amount of $5,000.00 or more be
 
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signed by both the Treasurer, Colleen Pearsall, and in her absence, by the Secretary,
Lorraine Gregory and the Chairman of the Board, James Schaefer, and in the Chairman’s
absence, by Vice-Chairman Allyn Jackson. Approved 4-0.
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2023-06. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby
resolve to authorize that checks written for payments in the amount of $5,000.00 or more
be signed by both the Treasurer, Colleen Pearsall, and in her absence, by the Secretary,
Lorraine Gregory and the Chairman of the Board, James Schaefer, and in the Chairman’s
absence, by Vice-Chairman Allyn Jackson.
A motion was made by Commissioner Despres, seconded by Commissioner Jackson,
designating that the 2023 Monthly Meetings of the East Quogue Fire District be held at
the East Quogue Firehouse on the first Thursday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. The Budget
Hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. Immediately following
the Budget Hearing, there will be a Special Meeting to adopt the 2024 Budget. The Year-
End Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Workshops
will be held, as needed, on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Approved 4-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson,
approving the renewal of the Surety Bond covering the Treasurer in the amount of
$2,500,000.00. Approved 4-0
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, to
participate in the membership of the following organizations:
Association of Fire Districts State of New York
FDIC
International Chiefs Association
New York State Chiefs Association
Southampton Town Fire District Association
Suffolk County Fire Districts Association Approved 4-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory,
approving Department membership in the following organizations:
Fire Chiefs Council of Suffolk County
New York State Chiefs Association
Southampton Town Chiefs Council
Southampton Town EMS
Suffolk County Fire Chiefs Association
South Fork Fire Police Association
Volunteer Police Association State of New York Approved 4-0.
 
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A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, that
the following committees be in effect:
HOUSE
All Commissioners as listed.
Website - Ed Seltenreich, Robert Despres
Key System - Ed Seltenreich, James Schaefer
Dinner Dance - Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer
ID Cards - Ed Seltenreich, James Schaefer
Room Requests - Allyn Jackson, Stephen Gregory
PURCHASING
Firematic Equipment and Supplies - James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory
Medical Equipment and Supplies - James Schaefer, Ed Seltenreich
Electronic Equipment and Supplies - Stephen Gregory, Ed Seltenreich
Uniforms - Stephen Gregory, Robert Despres
Misc. Supplies - Allyn Jackson, Stephen Gregory
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
Apparatus and Automotive - Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer
Firematic Equipment and Tools - Stephen Gregory, James Schaefer
EMS Equipment - James Schaefer, Ed Seltenreich
Buildings - Stephen Gregory, Allyn Jackson
Grounds - James Schaefer, Robert Despres
AUDITING
James Schaefer, Chairman
Colleen Pearsall, Treasurer
Robert Despres, Commissioner
SERVICE AWARD PROGRAM
James Schaefer
Allyn Jackson
Robert Despres
EMPLOYEE AND DEPARTMENT MEMBERSHIP WELFARE - Department
Physicals, Physical Fitness Program, Workmen’s Compensation, VFBL
James Schaefer
Allyn Jackson
Robert Despres
 
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NEW APPARATUS PURCHASING
All Commissioners
Two Commissioners on the Truck Committee
FIREHOUSE ATTENDANT - Supervisory and Evaluation Review
Stephen Gregory
Robert Despres
OFFICE PERSONNEL - Supervisory and Evaluation Review
James Schaaefer
Allyn Jackson
FIRST RESPONDER PROGRAM - Supervisory and Evaluation Review
James Schaefer
Ed Seltenreich
Brian Danowski
INSURANCE POLICY AND ACCIDENT CLAIMS
Allyn Jackson
Robert Despres
Ed Seltenreich
MAJOR CONSTRUCTION
Allyn Jackson
Stephen Gregory Approved 4-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to
retain David Schaffauer as Fire District Facilities Supervisor, at an hourly rate of $35.00
and to include 20% of the health insurance family plan of $33,164.88 currently being
paid by the District for the Full Time Medical Coordinator which amounts to $127.55 per
pay period. Approved 4-0.
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2023-07. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby
resolve to retain David Schaffauer as Fire District Facilities Supervisor, at an hourly rate
of $35.00 and to include 20% of the health insurance family plan of $33,164.88 currently
being paid by the District for the Full Time Medical Coordinator which amounts to
$127.55 per pay period..
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Despres, to
retain John C. Ryckman as Part Time Custodian, at an hourly rate of $23.00. Approved
4-0.
 
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A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2023-08. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby
resolve to retain Jack Ryckman as Part Time Custodian, at an hourly rate of $23.00.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to
retain Brian Danowski as Full Time Medical Coordinator, at an hourly rate of $39.00 and
includes health insurance. Approved 4-0.
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2023-09. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby
resolve to retain Brian Danowski as Full Time Medical Coordinator, at an hourly rate of
$39.00 and to include health insurance.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to
retain Jeff Corazzini as Assistant Full Time Medical Coordinator, at an hourly rate of
$33.00 and to include health insurance.
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2023-10. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby
resolve to retain Jeff Corazzini as Assistant Full Time Medical Coordinator, at an hourly
rate of $33.00 and to include health insurance.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to
retain On Call Paramedics, at an hourly rate of $29.00 and On Call Basic EMT’s, at an
hourly rate of $22.00. Approved 4-0.
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2023-11. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby
resolve to retain On Call Paramedics, at an hourly rate of $29.00 and On Call Basic
EMT’s, at an hourly rate of $22.00.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, to
retain part time labor for the performance of miscellaneous incidental work, at an hourly
rate of $25.00. Approved 4-0.
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2023-12. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby
resolve to retain part time labor for the performance of miscellaneous incidental work, at
an hourly rate of $25.00.
At this point, the Board authorized the Treasurer to file a copy of the Annual Report to
the Department of Audit and Control within sixty (60) days after the end of the fiscal year
(March 1, 2023) and to submit same to the Board.
 
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A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, to
reaffirm the East Quogue Fire District Policy and Procedures Manual, as revised January
2, 2020, containing the following:
 
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
DA-001 Alcohol Policy (Use and Distribution of)
DA-002 Public Access to Records (FOIL)
DA-003 Military Leave Policy
DA-004 Driver Training and Response Policy (formerly DO-012)
DA-005 Cell Phone Policy (Issuance and Use of)
DA-006 Code of Ethics
DA-007 Credit Card Policy
DA-008 Conduct of Elections Policy
DA-009 Social Media Policy
DA-010 Classification of Firefighters Policy
DA-011 Medical Leave Policy
DA-012 Procurement Policy
DA-013 Progressive Discipline Policy
DA-014 Public Comment at Meetings Policy
DA-015 Travel Expense Policy
DA-016 Workplace Harassment Policy
DA-017 Investment Policy
DA-018 Fixed Assets Policy
DA-019 Inspection Dinner Policy
DA-020 Use of Chiefs’ Vehicles Policy
DA-021 Meals and Refreshments Policy
DA-022 Uniform Guidelines For Determining The Responsibility of
 
Bidders
 
DA-023 Defense and Indemnification of Fire District Officers Policy
DA-024 Records Retention Policy
DA-025 Substance Abuse Policy
DA-026 Seat Belt Use Policy
DA-027 Fund Balance Policy
DA-028 Privacy Breach Notification Policy
DA-030 Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint Form For Reporting
 
Sexual Harassment
DA-031 Use of Facility Policy
 
DISTRICT ORGANIZATION
 
DO-001 Organizational Statement
DO-002 Health and Safety Plan Policy
DO-003 Risk Management Plan Policy
DO-004 Accident/Injury Investigation Policy
DO-005 Infectious Disease Control Policy
DO-006 Workplace Violence Policy
DO-007 Incident Rehabilitation Policy
DO-008 Emergency Escape/Self Rescue Policy
 
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DO-009 Firefighter Qualification Policy
DO-010 Child Abuse Report Policy
DO-011 Respiratory Protection Policy
 
Approved 4-0.
2023-13. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby
resolve to reaffirm the East Quogue Fire District Policy and Procedures Manual, as
revised January 2, 2020, containing the following:
 
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
DA-001 Alcohol Policy (Use and Distribution of)
DA-002 Public Access to Records (FOIL)
DA-003 Military Leave Policy
DA-004 Driver Training and Response Policy (formerly DO-012)
DA-005 Cell Phone Policy (Issuance and Use of)
DA-006 Code of Ethics
DA-007 Credit Card Policy
DA-008 Conduct of Elections Policy
DA-009 Social Media Policy
DA-010 Classification of Firefighters Policy
DA-011 Medical Leave Policy
DA-012 Procurement Policy
DA-013 Progressive Discipline Policy
DA-014 Public Comment at Meetings Policy
DA-015 Travel Expense Policy
DA-016 Workplace Harassment Policy
DA-017 Investment Policy
DA-018 Fixed Assets Policy
DA-019 Inspection Dinner Policy
DA-020 Use of Chiefs’ Vehicles Policy
DA-021 Meals and Refreshments Policy
DA-022 Uniform Guidelines For Determining The Responsibility of
 
Bidders
 
DA-023 Defense and Indemnification of Fire District Officers Policy
DA-024 Records Retention Policy
DA-025 Substance Abuse Policy
DA-026 Seat Belt Use Policy
DA-027 Fund Balance Policy
DA-028 Privacy Breach Notification Policy
DA-030 Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint Form For Reporting
 
Sexual Harassment
DA-031 Use of Facility Policy
 
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DISTRICT ORGANIZATION
 
DO-001 Organizational Statement
DO-002 Health and Safety Plan Policy
DO-003 Risk Management Plan Policy
DO-004 Accident/Injury Investigation Policy
DO-005 Infectious Disease Control Policy
DO-006 Workplace Violence Policy
DO-007 Incident Rehabilitation Policy
DO-008 Emergency Escape/Self Rescue Policy
DO-009 Firefighter Qualification Policy
DO-010 Child Abuse Report Policy
DO-011 Respiratory Protection Policy
 
Approved 4-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory,
reestablishing the following Capital Reserve Funds:
Building & Grounds Reserve Fund (Generic)
Apparatus & Equipment Reserve Fund (Generic)
Communications Reserve Fund (Generic)
 
Approved 4-0.
 
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2023-14. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby
resolve to reestablish the following Capital Reserve Funds:
Building & Grounds Reserve Fund (Generic)
Apparatus & Equipment Reserve Fund (Generic)
Communications Reserve Fund (Generic)
 
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Despres,
reaffirming the Financial Reporting Requirements of Governmental Accounting
Standards Board (GASB) Statement 54. Approved 4-0.
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2023-15. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby
resolve to reaffirm the Financial Reporting Requirements of Governmental Accounting
Standards Board (GASB) Statement 54 now in effect.
At 7:30 p.m., there being no further business for the Organizational Meeting, a motion
was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to adjourn
the meeting. Approved 4-0.
Submitted by:
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
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Meeting Schedule 2023

PUBLIC NOTICE

 
The 2023 Monthly Meetings of the Fire District be held at the East Quogue Firehouse on
the first Thursday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. The Budget Hearing will be held on
Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. Immediately following the Budget Hearing
there will be a Special Meeting to adopt the 2024 Budget. The Year-End Meeting will be
held on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Workshops will be held, as needed,
on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Dated: January 9, 2023
Lorraine Gregory
Secretary
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End of Year Meeting 2022 Minutes

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

SPECIAL MEETING
DECEMBER 29, 2021
 
 
 
The Special Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was
called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson, at 10:00 a.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn
Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory, Michael Mattera and Ed Seltenreich, newly-elected
Commissioner Robert Despres, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.
 
 
 
FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT
Mr. Schaffauer was not requested to attend the meeting.
EMS REPORT
Mr. Danowski was not requested to attend the meeting.
MAINTENANCE REPORT
No report submitted.
CHIEF'S REPORT
The Chiefs were not requested to attend the meeting.
ATTORNEY DISCUSSION
Mr. Glass not in attendance.
MINUTES
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting
the Minutes of the December 1, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 5-0.
TREASURER'S REPORT
Mrs. Pearsall stated and that the transfers closing out all of the code balances in the 2022
Budget will be made at the February 2, 2023 Regular Monthly Meeting.
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich,
approving the Treasurer's Report as submitted. Approved 5-0.
 
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ABSTRACT OF BILLS
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich,
approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 6 transfers totaling
$7,750.00. Approved 5-0.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE
No communications presented to the Board.
OLD BUSINESS
Commissioner Schaefer advised the Board that Hometown Insurance advised him that
Renaissance will be taking over the insurance policy from Standard Securities.
Commissioner Gregory presented a proposal from G.F. Volz, Jr., in the amount of $16,813.33,
for the repairs needed to be made to the shed at Station 2.
A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, accepting
the proposal from G.F. Volz, Jr. for labor and materials for repairs to the shed at Station 2, in
the total amount of $16,813.33 which also includes the cost of a ten (10) yard dumpster.
Approved 5-0. (Note: Commissioner Gregory advised the Board that he had sought two
additional proposals – one contractor inspected the project and did not submit a proposal and
the second contractor was a “no show”.)
Commissioner Gregory presented a proposal from Taurus Custom Painting for the painting of
the Chiefs’ Office, at a cost of $2,850.00.
A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting
the proposal from Taurus Custom Painting, Inc. for the removal of wallpaper, skim coating the
walls and painting the walls if the Chiefs’ Office, at a cost of $2,850.00. Approved 5-0.
Commissioner Gregory also presented a proposal from We’ll Floor U, Inc. for new flooring to
be installed in the Chiefs’ Room, at a cost of $2,600.00.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting
the proposal from We’ll Floor U, Inc. for Bethel Floor Covering Loose Lay Planks to be
installed in the Chiefs’ Office, at a cost of $2,600.00. Approved 5-0.
The Board discussed and agreed upon changes that need to be made to the Draft Employee
Handbook. Commissioner Jackson will contact Mr. Glass regarding the changes and will stress
the fact that the Handbook must be ready ASAP so that it can be adopted and adhered to.
Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that Chevrolet Tahoes with the upgraded leather
package are available now at an additional cost of $10,000.00. The Tahoes with the lower grade
package will not be available for more than a year.
 
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Commissioner Jackson presented a new Incident Report Form to replace the present Unusual
Occurrence Form. The Board reviewed the form and will formally adopt it at the January
meeting after discussing it with the Chiefs.
NEW BUSINESS
No discussion.
Commissioner Mattera thanked the Board, the Treasurer and the Secretary for all of their help
and guidance during his five year term in office. He said, “I learned a lot and I am more
educated as to the workings of the Fire District and Fire Department”.
At 11:15 a.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer,
seconded by Commissioner Jackson, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 5-0.
 
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Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
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December 2022 Meeting Minutes

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
DECEMBER 1, 2022
 
 
 
The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire
District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners
Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory, Michael Mattera and Ed Seltenreich, Fire
District Facilities Supervisor Dave Schaffauer, Medical Coordinator Brian Danowski, First
Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.
 
 
 
FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT
See attached report.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
Mr. Schaffauer spoke with Frank Lau of Firematic Supply regarding the Bailout System. Mr. Lau
advised that ropes and harnesses should be replaced every ten years according to the date stamped
by the manufacturer. There is no need to replace the hooks since they don’t wear out. Mr.
Schaffauer advised the Board that there is no record of when the Bailout System was given to
individual firefighters. Commissioner Jackson requested that the Chief submit a report of the
members who have the system. Commissioner Schaefer advised that his records indicate that there
are forty two Class A firefighters in the Department.
Mr. Schaffauer advised the Board that Firematic Supply does the SCBA testing and that he is
keeping track of the life span in Red Alert.
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, accepting
the proposal from Firematic Supply for the Preventive Maintenance of the Hurts E-Draulics Cutter
Service (2 @ $150.00), Hurst E-Draulics Spreader Service (2 @ $150.00) and Hurst E-Draulics
Ram Service (2 @ $60.00), at a total cost of $720.00. Approved 5-0.
MEDICAL COORDINATOR REPORT
See attached report.
l. After a brief discussion regarding the interviews with Peter Sulzinski and Jeff Corazzini for the
full time First Responder Paramedic position, a resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2022-29. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to
retain Jeff Corazzini as a Full Time First Responder Paramedic (the same position held by Brian
Danowski), with a six (6) month probation period effective January 1, 2023 and ending July 1,
2023, with an hourly rate of $33.00 and health insurance included.
The adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
 
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Chairman Allyn Jackson - Aye
Vice-Chairman James Schaefer - Aye
Commissioner Gregory - Aye
Commissioner Mattera - Aye
Commissioner Seltenreich - Aye
The resolution was thereupon duly declared to have been adopted.
Dated: December 1, 2022
East Quogue, New York
2. EMT training would be the best direction for Bruce Friedman. Commissioner Jackson stated
that Mr. Friedman could go into Team Support/Fire Police and that he has two years before the
Chief would be able to remove him from the rolls.
3. Noted.
4. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich,
approving the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $331.95.
Approved 5-0.
5. Noted.
6. The Board agreed to continue the service contract with Am Star, since a service contract with
Stryker would be very costly.
MAINTENANCE REPORT
Maintenance Report dated 11/1/2022 to 12/1/2022 submitted to the Board.
CHIEF'S REPORT
No written report submitted.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
Commissioner Jackson requested that the Chief contact committee members regarding the need to
clean up and put back into proper storage the items and equipment used for events. The timeframe
is within two weeks. If the committee members don’t cooperate, then perhaps the Chief can make
the clean-up a drill and involve more than just committee members.
First Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski suggested that there be a position of Public Relations Officer
so that everything would then go through the Chiefs’ Office.
Commissioner Seltenreich advised the Board and the Chief that State law prohibits the bringing of
firearms into the firehouse, and also mentioned that lawsuits are coming about because of photos
being taken at fire/emergency incidents and then being posted on social media. The Secretary
 
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reminded the Board and the Chief that the District does have a Social Media Policy in place.
Commissioner Seltenreich asked the Chief to remind the members of the Social Media Policy.
ATTORNEY DISCUSSION
Mr. Glass not in attendance.
Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that Mr. Glass will be forwarding a short version of the
duties of a Fire District.
MINUTES
A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer,
accepting the Minutes of the November 3, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 5-0.
TREASURER'S REPORT
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, approving
the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 5-0.
ABSTRACT OF BILLS
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, approving
the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 21 checks totaling $51,233.00 and to
authorize the transfer of $150,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved
5-0.
Commissioner Jackson stated that, before the Board considers hiring a third full time Paramedic
next year, the Treasurer will be asked to prepare a list of all personnel money that is included in
the budget with line items for full time/part time employees’ salaries and hospitalization for full
time employees.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE
A Facility Use Permit Application was received from Edmund Densieski for a birthday party on
January 14, 2023.
OLD BUSINESS
Commissioner Seltenreich advised the Board that the hydrant locations were reviewed in
Southampton Pines and Oakville Estates. Commissioner Jackson will contact SCWA to arrange
for installations.
Commissioner Seltenreich also advised the Board that he is working on the grants and time is of
the essence.
 
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Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that he is waiting for a breakdown from ProLiner
regarding the purchase of a new Tahoe (approximately $80,000.00) and for the Board to consider
trading in 7-6-81 (possible trade-in $12,000-$15,000).
Commissioner Jackson asked the Board if they had given any thought to the pager change. After a
brief discussion, the Board decided to leave the pagers as they are, unless the Chief wants to make
a change.
NEW BUSINESS
Commissioner Gregory advised the Board that the Chiefs’ Office will be renovated after the first
of the year – new paint, flooring and an additional desk. Items being stored in the room that are no
longer needed will be discarded. At the request of Mr. Danowski, lockers have been ordered for
the EMT’s.
Commissioner Jackson advised that the storage building at Station 2 is going to be renovated. The
structure is in good condition. Commissioner Jackson asked the Chief to see if the Department
still needs the storage container. If not, then it should be removed.
Commissioner Schaefer advised the Board that, as of December 31, 2022, Standard Security will
no longer be holding the life insurance policies. Vesta Life will be the new policy holder and the
benefits remain the same. Hometown will still be the insurance agency.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich,
reinstating Vaughn Sacks’ driving privileges as of December 1, 2022. Approved 5-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, requesting
the Secretary to make copies of the “Driver Training and Response Policy” No. DA-004 to be
handed out to all the Department members and signed for so that they are aware of what is
expected of them. Approved 5-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, granting
permission for Edmund Densieski to use the Meeting Room on January 14, 2023 for a birthday
party. Approved 4 – Abstain – 1 (Commissioner Schaefer).
No workshop scheduled.
At 8:47 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer,
seconded by Commissioner Jackson, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 5-0.
 
Submitted by
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
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Revised November 2022 Meeting Minutes

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
NOVEMBER 3, 2022
 
 
 
The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire
District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners
Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory, Michael Mattera and Ed Seltenreich, Fire
District Facilities Supervisor Dave Schaffauer, Medical Coordinator Brian Danowski, First
Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.
 
 
FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT
See attached report.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
No discussion.
MEDICAL COORDINATOR REPORT
See attached report.
Noted - New York State Inspection – Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 8:00 a,m.
Mr. Danowski advised the Board that, if 7-6-81 is going to be replaced, all of the State stickers
will have to be removed and the Department of Health will have to be notified that the vehicles is
“out-of-service”.
After a brief discussion regarding the Paramedic roster, a motion was made by Commissioner
Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the removal of Nickolas Knoebel Kim
Pokorny, Tim Randazzo and Miranda Schultze from the East Quogue Fire District Paramedic
roster. Approved 5-0.
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
None requested.
Mr. Danowski advised the Board that he would like to engage the services of a different company
to service the ambulance stretchers. We presently have a contract with Am Star and they are not
very responsive. The stair chairs are Ferno and are beginning to age. Stryker is a good company
but, will only service their own products. He suggested that, when we replace the ambulance
stretchers and stair chairs, we consider Stryker products with one comprehensive service program.
MAINTENANCE REPORT
Maintenance Report dated 10/1/2022 to 11/3/2022 submitted to the Board.
 
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Mr. Schaffauer advised the Board that he had requested Firematic to submit a proposal for
Preventive Maintenance on all the Hurst tools.
CHIEF'S REPORT
See attached report.
REQUESTS
1. Mark Gregory has submitted a letter to run for the 7-6-33 position. The Chiefs approve
reinstating the position. Mark has all the qualifications and by having four Chiefs, there would
then be no need for a Captain’s vehicle.
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2022-27. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to
approve the re-instatement position of Third Assistant Chief (7-6-33).
A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Gregory,
approving adoption of Resolution 2022-27. Approved 5-0.
2. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory,
authorizing the purchase of two (2) pair of boots – size 12 and size 11EEE, at a cost of $150.00
each. Approved 5-0. (Note: The boots that are in inventory are not the sizes that are being
requested.)
3. Tabled. An inventory was requested to include expiration dates.
4. Tabled.
5. Tabled.
6. Fire Marshal’s Office request for Knox Box Key. Commissioner Schaefer stated that a letter
should be sent by the Town and that homeowners should be notified that the Fire Marshal has
access.
7. A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Jackson,
approving the Bailout Training Class, at a total cost of $2,625.00. Approved 5-0.
First Assistant Chief Sulzinski advised Commissioner Jackson that, to the best of his knowledge,
all members have their proper gear and that the membership has been advised to report gear
damages and need for replacement to the Chiefs’ Office.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
1. Commissioner Jackson requested Mr. Schaffauer to reach out to the membership regarding their
Bailout System expiration dates and to record the information in the Red Alert System.
 
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Commissioner Jackson advised the Chief that there is a ten (10) year life span and that, if members
are not taking training classes, they will be classified as Class B.
2. Commissioner Jackson responded that this is an issue right now with ambulance billing.
3. Pricing and further information has not been submitted to the Board.
4. Noted.
ATTORNEY DISCUSSION
Mr. Glass not in attendance.
MINUTES
A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, accepting
the Minutes of the October 6, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting and the Minutes of the October 18,
2022 Budget Hearing for 2023 and Special Meeting. Approved 5-0.
TREASURER'S REPORT
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, approving
the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 5-0.
ABSTRACT OF BILLS
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, approving
the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 37 checks totaling $76,042.81 and to
authorize the transfer of $150,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved
5-0.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE
A Facility Use Permit Application was received from the New York Blood Center for use of the
Steel Building on November 14, 2022, 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., for a Blood Drive and letters were
received from the Town of Southampton Planning Board regarding Coastal Vision I - 48 Old
County Road and Coastal Vision II – 38 Old Country Road Subdivisions.
OLD BUSINESS
After a brief discussion regarding the hiring of a full time Paramedic, a resolution was drawn up
and states as follows:
2022-28. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to
create a second position of one full time Paramedic from the Suffolk County Civil Service list, at
an hourly pay rate of $33.00 and to include health insurance.
 
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The adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
Chairman Allyn Jackson - Aye
Vice-Chairman James Schaefer - Aye
Commissioner Gregory - Aye
Commissioner Mattera - Aye
Commissioner Seltenreich - Aye
The resolution was thereupon duly declared to have been adopted.
Dated: November 3, 2022
East Quogue, New York
First Assistant Chief Sulzinski advised the Board that, when a shift is open, the Chief notifies
Hampton Bays Dispatch and the entire membership is made aware of the situation.
Commissioner Gregory presented a proposal from We’ll Floor “U”, Inc. for the installation of
vinyl flooring in the new EMS Room, in the amount of $900.00 for materials only. There is no
labor charge.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting the
proposal from We’ll Floor “U”, Inc. for the installation of vinyl flooring (materials only) in the
new EMS Room, at a cost of $900.00. Approved 5-0.
Commissioner Gregory also presented a proposal from Logos Greenwich for various EMT and
Paramedic clothing (see attached list), in the total amount of $1,661.00.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, accepting
the proposal from Logos Greenwich for various EMT and Paramedic clothing, at a total cost of
$1,661.00. Approved 5-0. (Note: Clothing is to be kept as inventory in the EMS Quarter Master
Room.)
The mini-refrigerator, butcher block desk, TV and recliners will be purchased after the floor is
installed.
With respect to Dr. Bruce Friedman being appointed as Field Physician, Mr. Danowski advised the
Board that he had spoken with Dr. Winslow. Dr. Winslow suggested that Dr. Friedman speak with
him directly to decide which direction he would like to take.
With regard to extending the Main Firehouse, Commissioner Seltenreich suggested meeting with
architects and engineers, presenting our needs to them and having them come up with plans and
then going to bid. Commissioner Jackson stated that the District should stay with Sand Pebble.
Commissioner Schaefer recommended that Commissioner Jackson contact Sand Pebble and ask
them to recommend three architects and, at this point, that is all that is needed.
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich,
authorizing Commissioner Jackson to contact Sand Pebble for recommendations for at least three
 
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architects so that the District’s needs can be addressed and plans drawn up to accommodate those
needs.
NEW BUSINESS
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, granting
permission for the New York Blood Center to use the Steel Building on November 14, 2022, 2:00
p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for a Blood Drive. Approved 5-0.
A workshop was scheduled for Monday, November 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
At 9:05 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Jackson,
seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 5-0.
 
Submitted by
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
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Organizational Meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE

 
Please take notice that the Organizational Meeting of the East Quogue Fire District of the
Town of Southampton, County of Suffolk, New York, for the year 2023 will be held on
Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 7:00 P.M., at the East Quogue Firehouse, Montauk
Highway, East Quogue, New York and that the Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of
Fire Commissioners will follow at 7:30 p.m.
 
 
Dated: December 15, 2022
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
Board of Fire Commissioners
East Quogue Fire District
Drawer 860, East Quogue, NY 11942
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November Monthly Meeting Minutes 2022

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
NOVEMBER 3, 2022
 
 
The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire
District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners
Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory, Michael Mattera and Ed Seltenreich, Fire
District Facilities Supervisor Dave Schaffauer, Medical Coordinator Brian Danowski, First
Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.
 
 
FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT
See attached report.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
No discussion.
MEDICAL COORDINATOR REPORT
See attached report.
Noted - New York State Inspection – Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 8:00 a,m.
Mr. Danowski advised the Board that, if 7-6-81 is going to be replaced, all of the State stickers
will have to be removed and the Department of Health will have to be notified that the vehicles is
“out-of-service”.
After a brief discussion regarding the Paramedic roster, a motion was made by Commissioner
Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the removal of Nickolas Knoebel Kim
Pokorny, Tim Randazzo and Miranda Schultze from the East Quogue Fire District Paramedic
roster. Approved 5-0.
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
None requested.
Mr. Danowski advised the Board that he would like to engage the services of a different company
to service the ambulance stretchers. We presently have a contract with Am Star and they are not
very responsive. The stair chairs are Ferno and are beginning to age. Stryker is a good company
but, will only service their own products. He suggested that, when we replace the ambulance
stretchers and stair chairs, we consider Stryker products with one comprehensive service program.
MAINTENANCE REPORT
Maintenance Report dated 10/1/2022 to 11/3/2022 submitted to the Board.
 
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Mr. Schaffauer advised the Board that he had requested Firematic to submit a proposal for
Preventive Maintenance on all the Hurst tools.
CHIEF'S REPORT
See attached report.
REQUESTS
1. Mark Gregory has submitted a letter to run for the 7-6-33 position. The Chiefs approve
reinstating the position. Mark has all the qualifications and by having four Chiefs, there would
then be no need for a Captain’s vehicle.
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2022-27. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to
approve the re-instatement position of Third Assistant Chief (7-6-33).
A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Gregory,
approving adoption of Resolution 2022-27. Approved 5-0.
2. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory,
authorizing the purchase of two (2) pair of boots – size 12 and size 11EEE, at a cost of $150.00
each. Approved 5-0. (Note: The boots that are in inventory are not the sizes that are being
requested.)
3. Tabled. An inventory was requested to include expiration dates.
4. Tabled.
5. Tabled.
6. Fire Marshal’s Office request for Knox Box Key. Commissioner Schaefer stated that a letter
should be sent by the Town and that homeowners should be notified that the Fire Marshal has
access.
7. A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Jackson,
approving the Bailout Training Class, at a total cost of $2,625.00. Approved 5-0.
First Assistant Chief Sulzinski advised Commissioner Jackson that, to the best of his knowledge,
all members have their proper gear and that the membership has been advised to report gear
damages and need for replacement to the Chiefs’ Office.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
1. Commissioner Jackson requested Mr. Schaffauer to reach out to the membership regarding their
Bailout System expiration dates and to record the information in the Red Alert System.
 
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Commissioner Jackson advised the Chief that there is a ten (10) year life span and that, if members
are not taking training classes, they will be classified as Class B.
2. Commissioner Jackson responded that this is an issue right now with ambulance billing.
3. Pricing and further information has not been submitted to the Board.
4. Noted.
ATTORNEY DISCUSSION
Mr. Glass not in attendance.
MINUTES
A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, accepting
the Minutes of the October 6, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting and the Minutes of the October 18,
2022 Budget Hearing for 2023 and Special Meeting. Approved 5-0.
TREASURER'S REPORT
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, approving
the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 5-0.
ABSTRACT OF BILLS
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, approving
the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 37 checks totaling $76,042.81 and to
authorize the transfer of $150,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved
5-0.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE
A Facility Use Permit Application was received from the New York Blood Center for use of the
Steel Building on November 14, 2022, 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., for a Blood Drive and letters were
received from the Town of Southampton Planning Board regarding Coastal Vision I - 48 Old
County Road and Coastal Vision II – 38 Old Country Road Subdivisions.
OLD BUSINESS
After a brief discussion regarding the hiring of a full time Paramedic, a resolution was drawn up
and states as follows:
2022-28. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to
create a second position of one full time Paramedic from the Suffolk County Civil Service list, at
an hourly pay rate of $33.00 and to include health insurance.
 
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The adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
Chairman Allyn Jackson - Aye
Vice-Chairman James Schaefer - Aye
Commissioner Gregory - Aye
Commissioner Mattera - Aye
Commissioner Seltenreich - Aye
The resolution was thereupon duly declared to have been adopted.
Dated: November 3, 2022
East Quogue, New York
First Assistant Chief Sulzinski advised the Board that, when a shift is open, the Chief notifies
Hampton Bays Dispatch and the entire membership is made aware of the situation.
Commissioner Gregory presented a proposal from We’ll Floor “U”, Inc. for the installation of
vinyl flooring in the new EMS Room, in the amount of $900.00 for materials only. There is no
labor charge.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting the
proposal from We’ll Floor “U”, Inc. for the installation of vinyl flooring (materials only) in the
new EMS Room, at a cost of $900.00. Approved 5-0.
Commissioner Gregory also presented a proposal from Logos Greenwich for various EMT and
Paramedic clothing (see attached list), in the total amount of $1,661.00.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, accepting
the proposal from Logos Greenwich for various EMT and Paramedic clothing, at a total cost of
$1,661.00. Approved 5-0. (Note: Clothing is to be kept as inventory in the EMS Quarter Master
Room.)
The mini-refrigerator, butcher block desk, TV and recliners will be purchased after the floor is
installed.
With respect to Dr. Bruce Friedman being appointed as Field Physician, Mr. Danowski advised the
Board that he had spoken with Dr. Winslow. Dr. Winslow suggested that Dr. Friedman speak with
him directly to decide which direction he would like to take.
With regard to extending the Main Firehouse, Commissioner Seltenreich suggested meeting with
architects and engineers, presenting our needs to them and having them come up with plans and
then going to bid. Commissioner Jackson stated that the District should stay with Sand Pebble.
Commissioner Schaefer recommended that Commissioner Jackson contact Sand Pebble and ask
them to recommend three architects and, at this point, that is all that is needed.
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich,
authorizing Commissioner Jackson to contact Sand Pebble for recommendations for at least three
 
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architects so that the District’s needs can be addressed and plans drawn up to accommodate those
needs.
The foregoing motion was put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as follows:
Chairman Allyn Jackson - Aye
Vice-Chairman James Schaefer - Aye
Commissioner Stephen Gregory - Aye
Commissioner Michael Mattera - Aye
Commissioner Ed Seltenreich - Aye
The motion was thereupon duly declared to have been approved.
NEW BUSINESS
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, granting
permission for the New York Blood Center to use the Steel Building on November 14, 2022, 2:00
p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for a Blood Drive. Approved 5-0.
A workshop was scheduled for Monday, November 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
At 9:05 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Jackson,
seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 5-0.
 
Submitted by
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
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2023 Proposed Budget Hearing

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

2023 PROPOSED BUDGET HEARING
AND SPECIAL MEETING
OCTOBER 18, 2022
 
 
A public hearing was held for the purpose of reviewing the Proposed 2023 Budget for the East
Quogue Fire District. The hearing was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:00 p.m.
Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, Stephen Gregory and Michael Mattera, Treasurer
Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.
 
 
No one from the public attended the hearing to comment on the Proposed 2023 Budget.
At 7:15 p.m., the budget hearing was closed.
At 7:16 p.m., a motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Gregory,
calling for a Special Meeting to adopt the 2023 Budget. Approved 3-0.
A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:
2022-26. WHEREAS, the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District must
adopt a proposed budget for 2023 and estimate of fund balances in preparation for the annual fire
district budget hearing and did so in preparation for the budget hearing, and
WHEREAS, the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District held the annual fire
district budget hearing on notice to the public on October 18, 2022 and
WHEREAS, the Board of Fire Commissioners has considered the proposed budget and comments
received, if any, on the proposed budget on October 18, 2022 at said budget hearing, and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Fire Commissioners hereby approves
the Final Budget for the East Quogue Fire District for 2023 attached hereto and made a part hereof
in the amount of $1,773,000.00.
The adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
Chairman Allyn Jackson - Aye
Commissioner Stephen Gregory - Aye
Commissioner Michael Mattera - Aye
The resolution was thereupon duly declared to have been adopted.
Dated: October 18, 2022
East Quogue, New York
 
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At 7:20 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Mattera,
seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 3-0.
Submitted by
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
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October Meeting Minutes 2022

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
OCTOBER 6, 2022
 
 
 
The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire
District was called to order by Vice Chairman James Schaefer at 7:30 p.m. Present were
Commissioners James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory and Michael Mattera, Fire District Facilities
Supervisor Dave Schaffauer, Medical Coordinator Brian Danowski, First Assistant Chief Paul
Sulzinski, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.
 
 
 
FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT
See attached report.
T.M. Kenney Garage Door installed the sensors. They have been notified that there are
intermittent problems and have made no attempt to remedy the situation. Payment will be
withheld until issues are resolved.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
1. Noted.
2. Noted.
3. Noted.
MEDICAL COORDINATOR REPORT
See attached report.
STAFF REPORT
Some shifts are still available. Would like to hire additional personnel.
See attached e-mail from Richard E. Robinson, Deputy Chief MARO EMS stating that the BLS
First Responder can utilize the medic car, if needed. However, there should be no access to any of
the ALS equipment, including the monitor.
After a brief discussion regarding the 81 car, Mr. Danowski advised that, if the vehicle is no longer
in use and decommissioned, a letter must be sent to the State Health Department notifying them.
Mr. Danowski advised the Board that the EMT’s have a checklist and will be responsible for
checking the ambulances for supplies, etc.
 
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EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
1. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera,
authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $5,077.64 (Bound
Tree Medical - $2,955.72, Teleflex - $1,995.00, McKesson Medical - $126.92). Approved 3-0.
MAINTENANCE REPORT
Maintenance Report dated 9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022 submitted to the Board.
CHIEF'S REPORT
No written report submitted to the Board.
Second Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski asked the following:
1. Boots - Mr. Schaffauer advised that there are several pairs in stock and that if they are not the
sizes needed, he will order.
2. Air Bottles - On order.
3. I-pad for 7-6-12 - Mr. Schaffauer’s has the I-pad.
4. New Ambulance and Chief’s Vehicle - Progress.
5. Strobe Lights and Hand Lights - Tabled. More information requested.
ATTORNEY DISCUSSION
Mr. Glass not in attendance. Commissioner Schaefer stated that there are revisions that need to be
made to the Employee Handbook.
MINUTES
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting the
Minutes of the September 1, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 3-0.
TREASURER'S REPORT
A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving
the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 3-0.
ABSTRACT OF BILLS
A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving
the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 16 checks totaling $112,212.59 and 18
 
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checks totaling $11,853.39 paid on September 29, 2022 and to authorize the transfer of
$150,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 3-0.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE
A Meeting Room request was received from Sean McDermott for a birthday party on November 5,
2022 from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and a letter was received from Hometown Insurance Agency
enclosing an updated Beneficiary Designation Form.
OLD BUSINESS
Commissioner Gregory presented a proposal from We’ll Floor “U”, Inc. for the floor in the
Firemen’s Room bathroom. They are donating the vinyl flooring ($1,300.00) and will only be
charging the labor cost of $400.00.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting
the labor only proposal from We’ll Floor “U”, Inc. for the installation of the vinyl floor in the
Firemen’s Room bathroom. Approved 3-0. (Note: The Secretary will forward a thank you letter.)
Commissioner Gregory also presented the following proposals from Gerard Volz:
Labor and Materials - Construction of EMT Room Main Firehouse - $5,733.44
Labor and Materials – Construction of Outdoor Shed Main Firehouse - $8,465.55
Commissioner Gregory advised the Board that he had sought additional proposals with no
response. Martin’s in East Quogue was one of the vendors.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting the
proposals from Gerard Volz for the Construction of the EMT Room in the Main Firehouse, at a
cost of $5,733.44 and the Construction of the Outdoor Shed at the Main Firehouse, at a cost of
$8,465.55. Approved 3-0.
NEW BUSINESS
Commissioner Mattera advised the Board that he will not be running for re-election in December.
2021-25. Whereas, Section 175-a of the Town Law, as amended, provides for a system of
registration of Fire District elections; and
Whereas, a register of eligible Fire District voters must be prepared prior to the Fire
District election: and
Now therefore, be it resolved that three resident election inspectors of the East Quogue Fire
District be appointed to constitute the East Quogue Fire District Board of Elections for the 2022
Annual Fire District Election;
 
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And be it further resolved, that in case any of the members appointed therein are unable to
assume or perform the duties required of them, the Board of Fire Commissioners will appoint three
alternates who are resident electors ;
And be it further resolved, that the Chairman, Election Inspector and Poll Clerk be
compensated in the amount of $70.00 for their services and attendance at the annual election which
shall take place during the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.;
And be it further resolved, that if clerical help is deemed necessary, this Board of Fire
Commissioners will consider the appointment of such clerical persons upon the request of the
Chairman of the Fire District Board of Elections.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, accepting the
adoption of Resolution 2021-25. Approved 3-0.
A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, granting
permission for Sean McDermott to use the Meeting Room on November 5, 2022. Approved 3-0.
A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
At 8:45 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer,
seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 3-0.
 
Submitted by
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
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Annual Election 2022

ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT
DECEMBER 13, 2022
 
 
 
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Annual Election of the East Quogue Fire
District will take place on December 13, 2022, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00
p.m. at the East Quogue Firehouse located at Montauk Highway and Bay Avenue, East
Quogue, New York for the purposes of electing one Commissioner for a five year term
commencing on January 1, 2023 and ending on December 31, 2027.
Candidates for District Office shall file a petition signed by at least twenty-five
(25) registered voters of the Fire District, which petition must be filed with the Secretary
of the Fire District no later than November 23, 2022. Petition forms may be obtained at
the East Quogue Firehouse, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and
4:00 p.m.
All residents of the Fire District duly registered with the Suffolk County Board of
Elections as of November 21, 2022 shall be eligible to vote.
Please be advised that the Board of Elections of the Fire District shall meet on
December 1, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the firehouse for the purpose of
preparing the rolls of the registered voters of the Fire District.
 
 
 
 
Dated: November 10, 2022
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRE
COMMISSIONERS OF THE
EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT
Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, New York
_________________________________________
By: LORRAINE GREGORY, Fire District Secretary
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September Monthly Meeting Minutes 2022

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
SEPTEMBER 1, 2022
 
 
 
The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire
District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners
Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory and Ed Seltenreich, Chief Ted Jankowski,
Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.
 
 
FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT
See attached report.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
1. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich,
authorizing the Aerial and Ground Ladders to be tested by Testing Unlimited Corporation.
Approved 4-0.
2. Noted.
3. Noted.
EMS OPERATIONAL REPORT
See attached report.
STAFF REPORT
1. Noted.
2. Noted.
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
1. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich,
authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $322.84 (Bound Tree
Medical - $89.59, McKesson - $136.49, Zoll Medical - $96.76). Approved 4-0.
2. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory,
approving the one year renewal, beginning October 22, 2022, of the Online Scheduling Program
from When To Work, at a cost of $220.00. Approved 4-0.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
None.
 
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MAINTENANCE REPORT
Maintenance Report dated 8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022 submitted to the Board.
CHIEF'S REPORT
REQUESTS
1. Tabled. First Assistant Chief Phillips is handling the EMS Expo in Orlando, Florida and will
furnish the Board with the costs involved as well as a list of members interested in attending and
their points status.
2. Chief Jankowski advised the Board that Chief Safety Officer Eric Plum will be handling the
Fire Prevention Program. Commissioner Gregory suggested that the items that are on hand and
being stored in the Main Firehouse and the Steel Building be used before purchasing more
material. After a review of the inventory, the items that are needed will be ordered. The Treasurer
reminded the Chief that the 2023 budget has not been finalized.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
1. Commissioner Jackson requested the Chief to furnish a list of members and then Bail Out
System training will be arranged.
2. The Board is aware of the ambulance invoicing.
3. As mentioned at the August meeting, the Board has decided to keep both vehicles.
4. Tabled. More information requested on the Active Shooter Kits.
5. Noted.
6. Commissioner Jackson advised the Chief that the Board must be made aware of what the
Department would like to post on the sign board and that the Board will have to give it’s approval.
7. Commissioner Gregory advised the Chief that Jack Ryckman is planning to thoroughly clean
the ice machine and that it will probably take 24 hours before the ice bin is full.
8. The Chief advised the Board that low band will not be in use by the end of the year. The
County will then be using different radio frequencies. Commissioner Jackson suggested that the
Chief consult with Mr. Schaffauer.
Chief Jankowski stated that the Department has no definite plans for September 11 th . The sirens
will be blown at the time periods representing the tragedies that took place September 11, 2001.
Commissioner Schaefer suggested putting a notice on the sign board to advise the public.
Commissioner Jackson advised the Chief that the District will be choosing the venue for the 2023
Dinner and that the Department will be responsible for all the arrangements they have previously
been responsible for.
 
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Commissioner Jackson asked the Chief of his plans regarding the 2023 budget for gear, uniforms
and Scott Paks. Chief Jankowski would like to order five sets of turnout gear. Uniforms will be
inspected at the December meeting and the Chief will consult with Mr. Schaffauer regarding the
Scott Paks.
Chief Jankowski stated that he has not given out any equipment to the Fire Police.
Commissioner Schaefer advised the Board that there have been no applications for Fire Police
Captain and that there should be a member in control of scheduling and training. Also, new Fire
Police members have not been given any Fire Police gear.
Commissioner Seltenreich will contact the County regarding Dr. Bruce Friedman as Field
Physician.
ATTORNEY DISCUSSION
Mr. Glass not in attendance. Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that he spoke with Mr.
Glass regarding revisions to the Employee Handbook.
MINUTES
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich,
accepting the Minutes of the August 4, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 4-0.
TREASURER'S REPORT
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving
the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 4-0.
ABSTRACT OF BILLS
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving
the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 23 checks totaling $34,987.27 and to
authorize the transfer of $100,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved
4-0.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE
A letter was received from Appraisal Affiliates, Inc. enclosing the Maintenance Service Report as
of December 31, 2021 and an invoice for $800 covering the service.
OLD BUSINESS
Commissioner Seltenreich advised the Board that he had met with the engineers and they will be
using cameras to check underneath the driveways at Station 2. The electrical violations have been
taken care of and a walk through is scheduled for next week.
 
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Commissioner Gregory advised the Board that he is getting proposals for the renovation of the
bathroom in the Firemen’s Room.
Commissioner Schaefer advised the Board that Pine Edge will not be charging for the fuel
surcharge and that they will be weeding the Memorial site.
After a brief discussion, the Board decided to replace, on State Bid, the rear and side fence at
Station 2.
Commissioner Jackson stated that he had asked Sand Pebble to look into the feasibility of building
a new firehouse with two bays and a second floor on the property east of the Main Firehouse. He
also stated that the District will need the support of the members, if the District has to go for a
bond. Commissioner Seltenreich asked if a rendering could be available for the December 15
meeting with the Department and community organizations.
Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that the September 11th Memorial Plaque will be
corrected and that the firehouse’s physical address will be added to the bottom of the electronic
sign.
The Chief and Commissioner Seltenreich will review the hydrants in Oakville Estates.
NEW BUSINESS
At 8:25 p.m., a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner
Seltenreich, calling the meeting into Executive Session to discuss the candidates for the Full Time
Medical Coordinator position. Approved 4-0.
At 8:50 p.m., a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner
Seltenreich, calling the meeting out of Executive Session. Approved 4-0.
2022-24. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to
hire Brian Danowski as Full Time Medical Coordinator, at an hourly rate of $39.00 and health
insurance.
The adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
Commissioner Jackson - Yay
Commissioner Schaefer - Yay
Commissioner Gregory - Abstain
Commissioner Seltenreich - Yay
The resolution was thereupon duly declared to have been adopted.
Dated: East Quogue, New York
September 1, 2022
 
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A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, that, in
the event Brian Danowski does not accept the position of Full Time Medical Coordinator, the
position will be offered to Hector Feliciano-Nieves with an hourly pay rate of $39.00 and health
insurance. Approved 4-0.
A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
At 8:55 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer,
seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 4-0.
 
Submitted by
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
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October's Meeting Minutes 2022 Draft

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

OCTOBER 6, 2022

 

 

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Vice Chairman James Schaefer at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory and Michael Mattera, Fire District Facilities Supervisor Dave Schaffauer, Medical Coordinator Brian Danowski, Second Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.

 

 

FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT

See attached report.

T.M. Kenney Garage Door installed the sensors and there are intermittent problems with no satisfaction from them. Payment will be withheld until issues are resolved.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. Noted.

2. Noted.

3. Noted.

MEDICAL COORDINATOR REPORT

See attached report.

STAFF REPORT

Some shifts are still available. Would like to hire additional personnel.

See attached e-mail from Richard E. Robinson, Deputy Chief MARO EMS, the BLS First Responder can utilize the medic car, if needed. However, there should be no access to any of the ALS equipment, including the monitor.

After a brief discussion regarding the 81 car, Mr. Danowski advised that, if the vehicle is no longer in use and decommissioned, a letter must be sent to the State Health Department notifying them.

Mr. Danowski advised the Board that the EMT’s have a checklist and will be responsible for checking the ambulances for supplies, etc.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

1. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $5,077.64 (Bound Tree Medical - $2,955.72, Teleflex - $1,995.00, McKesson Medical - $126.92). Approved 3-0.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

Maintenance Report dated 9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022 submitted to the Board.

CHIEF'S REPORT

No written report submitted to the Board.

Second Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski asked the following:

1. Boots - Mr. Schaffauer advised that there are several pairs in stock and that if they are not the sizes needed, he will order.

2. Air Bottles - On order.

3. I-pad for 7-6-12 - In Mr. Schaffauer’s office.

4. New Ambulance and Chief’s Vehicle - Progress.

5. Strobe Lights and Hand Lights - Tabled. More information requested.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance. Commissioner Schaefer stated that there are revisions that need to be made to the Employee Handbook.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting the Minutes of the September 1, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 3-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 3-0.

ABSTRACT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 16 checks totaling $112,212.59 and 18 checks totaling $11,853.39 paid on September 29, 2022 and to authorize the transfer of $150,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 3-0.

COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

A Meeting Room request was received from Sean McDermott for a birthday party on November 5, 2022 from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 and a letter was received from Hometown Insurance Agency enclosing an updated Beneficiary Designation Form.

OLD BUSINESS

Commissioner Gregory presented a proposal from We’ll Floor “U”, Inc. for the floor in the Firemen’s Room bathroom. They are donating the vinyl flooring ($1,300.00) and will only be charging the labor cost of $400.00.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting the labor only proposal from We’ll Floor “U”, Inc. for the installation of the vinyl floor in the Firemen’s Room bathroom. Approved 3-0.

Commissioner Gregory also presented the following proposals from Gerard Volz:

            Labor and Materials - Construction of EMT Room Main Firehouse - $5,733.44

           

            Labor and Materials – Construction of Outdoor Shed Main Firehouse - $8,465.55

Commissioner Gregory advised the Board that he had sought additional proposals with no response. Martin’s in East Quogue was one of the vendors.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting the proposals from Gerard Volz for the Construction of the EMT Room in the Main Firehouse, at a cost of $5,733.44 and the Construction of the Outdoor Shed at the Main Firehouse, at a cost of $8,465.55. Approved 3-0.

NEW BUSINESS

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, granting permission for Sean McDermott to use the Meeting Room on November 5, 2022. Approved 3-0.

A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

At 8:45 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 3-0.

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Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT
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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Public Hearing will be held on October 18, 2022
at 7:00 p.m. (prevailing time) at the main firehouse located at Montauk Highway and Bay
Avenue, East Quogue, New York.
The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to permit public review of the proposed
budget for the East Quogue Fire District for fiscal year 2023.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of the proposed budget has
been filed with the Town Clerk and is available for review at that office and is also
available for review at the Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, Monday through
Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
 
 
 
Dated: September 29, 2022
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD
OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS OF THE
EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT
Town of Southampton
Suffolk County, New York
By: Lorraine Gregory
Fire District Secretary
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Draft of August 2022 Monthly Meeting Minutes

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

AUGUST 4, 2022

 

 

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory, Michael Mattera and Ed Seltenreich, Fire District Facilities Supervisor Dave Schaffauer, Chief Ted Jankowski, 2nd Assistant Chief Keith Phillips, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.

 

 

FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT

See attached report.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, authorizing a mosquito spraying to be done at Station 2. Approved 5-0.

2. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, authorizing the purchase of 100 key fobs from MDS (Metropolitan Data Solutions), at a total cost of $398.00. Approved 5-0.

3. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, authorizing the annual inspection of turnout gear (coat and pants) and report, by Firefighters Equipment of N.Y., at a cost of $17.50 per member set. Approved 5-0.

4. Noted.

EMS OPERATIONAL REPORT

See attached report.

STAFF REPORT

1. Noted.

2, 3, 4. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the hiring of Joseph Mandola as an EMT, at an hourly pay rate of $20.00 and the resignations of Zachary Peare and Hayley Schultz as On Call First Responders. Approved 5-0.

5. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, approving the removal of Andrea Bellucci from the On Call Roster due to the fact that she has not picked up a shift in more than six months. Approved 5-0.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

                                                                        

1. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested at a total cost of $1,683.19 (Bound Tree Medical - $883.30, Hammer Medical - $216.09, McKesson - $583.80). Approved 5-0.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Tabled.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

Maintenance Report dated 7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022 submitted to the Board.

CHIEF'S REPORT

REQUESTS

1. Tabled pending further information together with a list of members who are interested in attending and their points status.

2. Tabled.

3. Commissioner Seltenreich’s will handle.

4. Further information requested.

5. Mr. Schaffauer is handling.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. Progress.

2. Board is reviewing.

3. The Board has decided to keep both vehicles.

4. More information requested.

5. Commissioner Jackson is waiting for a reply to his letter to the Hampton Jitney.

6. Commissioner Jackson is handling.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance. Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that Mr. Glass will have a Draft of the Employee Handbook by the September 2022 meeting.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting the Minutes of the July 7, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 5-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 5-0.

ABSTRACT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 24 checks totaling $38,876.31 and to authorize the transfer of $100,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 5-0.

COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

No correspondence to present.

OLD BUSINESS

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that he has been in contact with Suffolk County EMS regarding Bruce Friedman as Field Physician.

Commissoner Jackson also advised the Board that the Proliner cap is delaying the delivery of the new vehicle for the Chief.

After a brief discussion regarding Mr. Schaffauer’s 20% compensation adjustment in lieu of health insurance, a resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2022-23. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to increase Dave Schaffauer’s,hourly pay rate as Fire District Facilities Supervisor from $31.00 per hour to $39.00 per hour and to retroactively to January 1, 2022 reimburse him 20% of the health insurance family plan ($____________) currently being paid by the District for Amit Patel which amounts to $______________ per month? COLLEEN WILL GIVE ME THIS INFORMATION

The adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as follow:

Commissioner Jackson - Nay

Commissioner Schaefer - Yay

Commissioner Gregory - Yay

Commissioner Mattera - Yay

Commissioner Seltenreich - Yay

The resolution was thereupon duly declared to have been adopted.

Dated: East Quogue, New York

             August 4, 2022

Commissioner Gregory suggested meeting with an engineer to discuss the possibility of a two bay addition to the firehouse of the east side of the property.

Commissioner Seltenreich suggested that 7-6-81 be the EMT car and 7-6-80 be the Medic car.

NEW BUSINESS

Commissioner Seltenreich advised the Board that the amount and location of hydrants in Oakville Estates needs to be reviewed.

At 9:00 p.m., a motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, calling the meeting into Executive Session to discuss a past employee’s employment history. Approved 5-0.

At 9:03 p.m., a motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, calling the meeting out of Executive Session. Approved 5-0.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, in favor of not re-hiring Gavin Wolf as on On Call First Responder. Approved 3-0. Abstain – Commissioners Gregory and Mattera.

A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the 2023 budget, as well as other items.

At 9:04 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 5-0.

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July's Monthly Meeting 2022

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

JULY 7, 2022

 

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory and Ed Seltenreich, Fire District Facilities Supervisor Dave Schaffauer, Lead Paramedic Amit Patel, Third Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.

 

 

FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT

See attached report.

Mr. Schaffauer presented two proposals for the door systems as follows:

                        T.M. Kenney Door Systems - $5,410.00

                        All Star Doors Inc. - $4,868.57

Mr. Schaffauer stated that he was satisfied with the previous work done by T.M. Kenney and that they have been doing all of the work on the doors at both firehouses. After a brief discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, accepting the proposal from T.M. Kenney Door Systems for the installation of two (2) Power Master Operators in the Main Firehouse and one (1) Power Master Operator in the Steel Building, at a cost of $5,410.00. Approved 4-0.

A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting the proposal from Vincent Briggs for the detailing of 7-6-1, 7-6-2, 7-6-6, 7-6-7, 7-6-8, at a cost of $$375.00 each and 7-6-11, at a cost of $475.00. Approved 4-0.

Second Assistant Chief Paul Sulzinski stated that the Department website needs to be updated on a regular basis and didn’t know who was responsible. Commissioner Jackson stated that Mr. Schaffauer is responsible for updating the website and that it is up to the Chiefs and the Department to provide him with the information.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Noted.

EMS OPERATIONAL REPORT

See attached report.

STAFF REPORT

3. A resolution was drawn up and states as follows:

2022-22. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to appoint Briana Gladding and Jaime DeFeo as alternative control substance agents for the East Quogue Fire District, effective immediately.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, approving adoption of Resolution 2022-22. Approved 3-0. Recused 1 – Commissioner Seltenreich.

DISCUSSION

The Board agreed that the decision is up to Mr. Pate as to whether the BLS provider may drive the ambulance to get acquainted with the community and to be allowed to gas up the vehicle. Mr. Patel’s feeling is that, if the paid EMT’s have EVOC or CEVO and are driving for other Districts, that there is no reason why they can’t do the same here. They should be able to explore and become familiar with the District and to gas up the vehicle on their own.

Commissioner Jackson requested that the Chiefs notify Department members of the new EMT- Pilot Program Directive.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

1.   A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $1,811.73 (Bound Tree - $562.32, McKesson - $157.50, Hammer Medical - $1,091.91). Approved 4-0.

2.   A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, authorizing the purchase of an AED for 7-6-80 from Zoll, at a cost of $1,911.44. Approved 4-0.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

Maintenance Report dated June 2, 2022 to July 7, 2022 presented to the Board.

CHIEF'S REPORT

REQUESTS

 

  1. Air Bags and Struts - Progress.

2. A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, authorizing the purchase of ten (10) Scott 4.5 30 Minute CYL Carbon w/Valve from South Shore Fire & Safety, at a cost of $11,516.40. Approved 4-0.

3 .A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, authorizing the purchase of an I-Pad for 7-6-12, at a cost not to exceed $1,000.00. Approved 4-0.

4. Replace 7-6-31 - Tabled.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1. Waiting for prices.

2. Noted.

3. Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that Dr. Minnerop is in favor of Bruce Friedman being a Field Physician. Commissioner Gregory stated that there is a liability issue. Commissioner Jackson will consult with Mr. Glass and Hometown Insurance regarding this. The County should advise the District as to what Mr. Friedman is capable of doing and what he is certified to do. He will not be on the ambulance by himself.

4. To be discussed further at a Workshop.

5. Shooter kits - Board requested more information.

6. Commissioner Jackson will prepare a letter to the Hampton Jitney telling them that they cannot block the ramp and cannot discharge passengers on the ramp. A copy of the letter will be forwarded to the Town Supervisor.

7. Commissioner Jackson will order signs for the ramp and parking lot.

8. Commissioner Seltenreich will order the outlet installation at Second Assistant Chief Sulzinski’s desk.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer accepting the Minutes of the June 2, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 4-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 4-0.

ABSTRACT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 26 checks totaling $48,530.14 and to authorize the transfer of $100,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 4-0.

COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

A letter was received from the Department regarding Kate Westra being dropped from the rolls and Mathew Atkins rejoining the Department.

OLD BUSINESS

Commissioner Gregory advised the Board that he tried but was unable to get two additional quotes for painting of the of the Steel Building and the front of the Main Firehouse.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, accepting the proposals from Tauruscustompaintinginc for the paining of the brick front of the Steel Building, at a cost of $3,800.00 and the front of the Main Firehouse brick and doors, in the amount of $14,500.00. Approved 4-0.

A brief discussion ensued regarding the EMT – Pilot Program and will be discussed further at the Workshop.

NEW BUSINESS

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that he had spoken to the owner of the Ryder property and that the asking price is $2,400,000.00. The Board’s opinion is that the property is not conducive for building a new firehouse.

Commissioner Schaefer advised the Board that he had received the LOSAP Program Actuarial Review dated June 21, 2022 from Hometown Insurance.

A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, approving removal of Kate Westra from Department rolls and the reinstatement of Mathew Atkins in the Department. Approved 4-0.

A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the following individuals, Mark Gregory, Jr.,Tyler Hershman, Alex Schurek, Christopher Kenter and Robert Scott to be hired as paid EMT’s for the Pilot Program at the rate of $20.00 per hour. Approved 3-0. Recused 1 – Commissioner Gregory.

A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

At 9:20 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 4-0.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

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