June 12, 2023 Meeting

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Old Business things from before

Water Fights - Steve Martinez to put an ad in the paper for contestants; set to be in paper the week of 5/15. Ad will run through the first week in June. FD doesn't supply any gear, contestants need to find their own.

Fireworks - Bumper Williams will order a back up firing box, this will give us a box for all planned shot locations and a fully functional backup box. Discussed fireworks needs; short on 5"/4"/3" shells, will need to order. Chief Kunz & Bumper Williams discussed possibly purchasing a shipping container to store excess inventory. Bumper Williams to follow up on storage needs. John Fedel will be handling the firework order, Bumper Wiliams mentioned the need to prep trailers and clean tubes. Chief to procure canvas tarps for the trailers & look into purchasing Aslan containers after completion of work at processing plant.

Concert in the park - OVFD will be serving the last two Thursdays in June. Setup/pouring starts at 4:30.

Drivers training - Driving course scheduled on 6/3 will be moved to 6/10 @9:00am. Meet at Ouray Firehouse at 8:00am to prep trucks. Trucks need to be in Ridgway by 9:00am. Training will take place at the Ouray County Fairgrounds.

Uniform Shirts - Anyone needing different size 5.11 dress uniform pants needs to contact Dack Klein. ASAP. Uniforms are required to be worn at funerals the banquet and 9/11 remembrance ceremony.

New Donations - $500 from City of Ouray (purchase of 25 shirts), $714 from San Miguel Power/Basin Electric (Donation)

Womens Shirts - Reviewed design for womens shirts. Chief Kunz to purchase. Motion made by Dack Klein to use $2000 to purchase womens shirts. Bumper Williams seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

New Member - Andrew Wakefield, motion to approve membership made by Steve Martinez, Ted Pullig seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

July 3rd - 20 Hands High booked for the July 3rd concert. Chief Kunz working to finalize the contract.

Upcoming Training - Pump Training in Ridgway, Wednesday May 17th, OVFD to bring Engine 11/11.

Officer Reports - SCBA batteries can now be changed as normal - Notify an officer if a truck is returned at less than 3/4 of a tank of fuel

New Business things coming

Waterfights - Only the senior fight will happen as of right now. Still looking for extra people to fill the other fights.

Donation - $500 from Tamara Gulde $229 from Basin Electric.

July 3rd - Half down payments made: $1150 for the stage, $1750 for 20 hands high. Porta potties, Ice, Dumpster are ordered. Beverage preparations have been made. Plan to setup at the park on (fence + tent) start at 10:00am complete by 1:00pm. Bar setup 3:00pm. Start serving @5:00pm. Music at 6:00pm ending at 10:00pm.

Fireworks - Trailer setup day July 1st 10:00am, July 2nd Tie/Load 10:00am.

July 4th: Events: Parade, Kids Games, Water Fights, Tying,

Fireworks - Need to leave with trailers by 5:00pm, still waiting on canon fuse Chief to follow up. Bumper will work on fire shots.

July 5th - Trailer clean up at 12:00pm, city shop to clean up trailers.

Music in the Park - June 22nd and June 29th setup tent at 10:00am - Return to serve at 5:00pm.

Ladder Bay - Door closure mechanism is malfunctioning. Close Button needs to be held down to close the door. Repairs are pending.

Training - Hormone replacement therapy, June 24th, 6-7:30pm at the Ouray Community Center.

Junior Firefighter - Under 18; able to participate in trainings, cannot respond to calls. Chief to follow up.