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, First 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, basically, they have done 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 for updates. Commissioner Jackson stated that Mr. Schaffauer is responsible and requested the Chiefs/Department to notify Mr. Schaffauer of updates. It is not up to him to do this on his own.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
EMS OPERATIONAL REPORT
See attached 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.
The Board agreed that the decision is up to Mr. Patel. 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
Maintenance Report dated June 2, 2022 to July 7, 2022 presented to the Board.
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.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
1. Waiting for prices.
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 issue. The County should advise us as to what he 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.
Mr. Glass not in attendance.
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.
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.
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.
Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that he had spoken to the owner of the Ryder property and the asking price is $2,400,000.00. The Board’s opinion is that the property is not condusive to 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.
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
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