Calhoun County EMS Advisory Council
Quarterly Meeting Minutes August 12, 2010
Kerrie Hull EMA/911 Coordinator
Mathew Ringgenberg Lake City Ambulance
Darius Miller Citizen
Shirley Ellis SMCH ER
Tami Kinney Calhoun County Public Health
Jason McKenney Fire Service
Jeff Vosberg Farnhamville EMS
Kim Gutz Calhoun County EMS-Pomeroy
Mike Anderson Law Enforcement
Ken Hying City Mayor (Lake City)
Paul Arens Iowa Central Community College
Kris Kavanaugh Lohrville Ambulance
Open Medical Director
Luke Winkelman Calhoun County EMS-Rockwell City
Lisa Lang Calhoun County EMS-Manson
Scott Jacobs Calhoun County Supervisor
State Regional Representative:
Charles Peyton, Calhoun County EMS
Nick Dunbar, Calhoun County EMS
Meeting called to order at 1905 by Hull, EMS Coordinator
We originally had an official quorum present at this meeting, but one member had
to leave for ambulance call. All agenda items that need a vote, will be held over to
our next meeting.
Approval of the January 28, 2010 minutes and April 29, 2010
Minutes distributed, no vote
A. County Funds, MOU’s. The forms for Farnhamville and Lohrville given to Vosberg
and Kinney during the meeting. Lake City’s was given to Ringgenberg earlier.
Electronic versions will be sent. No changes in the amounts. This year the main
focus will be to make sure all providers are up to date in the requirements necessary
by OSHA, the State Bureau of EMS, DHS and the Federal Government. Instead of
waiting until June and checking all providers, this will be done quarterly. If providers
are missing some of the required training, funds will be held until completed.
Hopefully this will assist service directors in making sure the trainings are done.
A. I-Jobs II grant. Hull discussed the recent grant application submitted on behalf of the
Calhoun County EMS service to apply for funds to build a new ambulance station.
As part of the grant, it also must address disaster prevention, so the EMA office will
move to the building as well if grant funds are received.
B. EMS website. A copy of the very draft home page of the new website was
distributed. There are many corrections to be made in the content, it is in the
building process and this was put in by the designer. This website is for the Calhoun
system, to include all services and be a place where providers and public can refer to
for information. We will put in the training classes to be held, in public events, the
Advisory agenda and minutes, etc. Hull asked for suggestions to be sent to her.
A. Coordinator Report:
Please pass on to your service members that the Protocol In-service to be done
in September has to be postponed due to the State in the process of redesigning
the protocols. They are not expected until January 2011.
No other training noted at this time
We did a mass casualty exercise in Lohrville last summer, would like to do one in
September in Pomeroy this year. Hull will work with Gutz on planning this.
McKenney discussed that Law Enforcement has done a walk-through of the Lake
City School recently and looking at doing an active shooter exercise to include
fire and EMS.
2. EMS System Standards
Hull reported that the pilot programs and stakeholders group met twice this
summer. The last meeting was August 3rd and from that meeting a final draft was
completed. It has changed from 80 standards when we completed the project to
approximately 50 at this time. We combined several that were felt to be
duplicates, changed some of the language to be less demanding of other
agencies that will be involved. The draft document was presented to the council
for review. The next step is for the pilot counties and stakeholders to review the
draft, it will be presented to EMSAC in October and voted on in January. This
will allow legislation efforts to be started and hopefully approved like the Public
Health Modernization Act was done this past year.
3. CQI and Measurable Outcomes:
Distributed to services in attendance. We do not have any records from Lake
City to present to the council.
Peyton stated to the council that the measurable outcomes has improved over
the last year. Sometimes it is still difficult to determine what was done from some
of the reports. Vosberg stated it is ongoing effort to get documentation done
well. Hull discussed a Defensible Documentation DVD available and will make
copies for both Farnhamville and Lohrville. Will present this in Pomeroy and
Manson after harvest as will focus more on mass casualty drill this fall.
3. Satisfaction Survey Report
Reports for all services distributed. This only includes 1 month of Lake City as
they are doing their own and have not presented their reports.
Hull distributed the following:
Draft EMSAC minutes from July 14, 2010
IEMSA Voice newsletter
Ringgenberg announced before he had to leave that Lake City had hired 3 full-time
Paramedic Specialists. Two will start by the 23rd and the last by the 30th of August. Two
are from Audubon and 1 from Ida County.
Vosberg discussed looking at ways to assist in recruitment efforts.