April 10, 2023 Meeting

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Previous minutes


Old Business things from before

CPR Class - Chief went through the fire fighters who signed up for the 4/20 and 4/22. All fire fighters were alerted that an email with details on the event was sent but went to the junk folder for most.

Banquet - May 6th is the set day and due to a staffing issue with the Brickhouse, Chief reserved Mi Mexico for the night. Chief is working with the restaurant on the menu and options. Invites are headed out this week to retirees, active members and city council/mayor.

Street Cleaning - Members are to meet at the fire house at 10:30 PM on Saturday, April 29.

New Business things coming

July 3rd - The department discussed the need to get a band for the July 3rd event. A motion was made to budget up to $12,500 for the band, stage and lights. The motion was seconded and passed. Dack Klein made a motion that the officers be permitted to select the band as soon as possible. That motion was seconded and passed. Sam Tyler offered to do some research on possible bands and all members were encouraged to do the same.

Fire Reporting - Officers have been trained to do Fire Reporting. The main takeaway is that a member should not quickly depart post-call. Reports cannot be edited so it's imperative they are on the report when it is submitted.

Maintenance - Officers have been assigned to a vehicle and will be taking them out once a week, ensuring they're ready to roll at any point.

Donations - Several groups have approach OVFD for donations to support their causes. A motion was made for the After Prom event to donate $501. The motion was seconded and passed. The Basketball banner at the gym is up for renewal. The program is also looking to raise extra funds for a shooting machine. The banner is $150. A motion was made to pay for the banner. The motion was seconded and passed. A motion was made to donate $500 to the shooting machine. The motion was seconded and passed. The Elks are looking to raise funds to help fix their bowling lanes. A motion was made to donate $250 to the Elks. The motion was seconded and passed. Chris Folssom's son did a hockey lap challenge last week. The money goes towards equipment and travel for his club. A motion was made for $0.50 per lap (he did 265 laps). The motion was seconded and passed.

SCBA Maze - Chris Miller reminded members that there is a great training at Tyler's place for SCBA and maze training.

Scholarships - At the moment, we have two applicants for the OVFD scholarship. A motion was made, assuming no new applicants come in, to award each of the applicants $1000. The motion was seconded and passed.

SCBAs - Bumper Williams requested that any member using an SCBA replace the batteries after use so that he can finish his testing on them.

Gas Leak Call - Dack Klein noted that there were a few missteps on the most recent gas call (using equipment correctly, shutting off meters, etc.). He suggested that it would be a great training resource for all members to attend.

Training Calendar - All members were added to a county training calendar for Ridgway and Ouray Fire.