SLV RETAC Minutes September 14, 2006 Meeting called to order by J. Babcock, chair. Attendance: Beverly Martinez Rio Grande Hospital Pam Gripp Baca Crestone Ambulance Jackie Montano Monte Vista Ambulance Todd Wright Del Norte Community Amb/SEMTAC Mona K. Lovato N.Saguache Co Ambulance Wesley Moores SLV Firefighters Assoc Mark Werts Saguache Sheriff Denise Stong Conejos County Hospital Phyllis Uribe Swedish Hospital Lon Sawyer Costilla County EMS Ted Anderson Alamosa Ambulance Jim Felmlee Center Fire and Ambulance Lora Hughes South Fork Ambulance Deb Haverfield TSJC J.B. Alexander Mineral County Ambulance Doug Davie Rio Grande County Commissioner Rodney King Conejos County EMS Jeff Babcock Homeland Security Pam Stewart CSP - 911 Grant Hurley EMS Physician Advisor Norman Haug Rio Grande Hospital Lisa Werts American Red Cross Members absent from meeting: Phil Leggitt, Denise Trujillo and Dr. Wheeler. Guest Present: Danny Fox American Red Cross Moira Howard SLVEPR-PH Mike Narres Saguache Sheriff John Gilmore Flight for Life Colorado Shannon Odiet Eagle Air Medical Beth Quinlan SLVEPR-PH Bill Brinton SLVEPR-PH Lorrie Crawford USFS Ruby Favela-Garcia Citizen Corp Dave Pote SLV Exercise Design Team Approval of minutes without changes M/S/P Alexander/Gripp. PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS 1. A moment of silence was recognized for Larry Zimmer, a long standing member of RETAC and our communities who recently died from cancer, 2. Shannon from Eagle Air discussed the possibility of Eagle Air offering continuing education for ambulances. The program would offer one topic each month and the site would rotate through each agency. For more information or if you are interested, contact Shannon with Eagle Air. 3. Financial Report was review by Rodney. The profit/loss statement was in the agenda packet. Income was $27,500.00, expenses were $11,687.01, and other income from interest was $5.12 with the net income of $11692.13. The financial report was approved M/S/P Gripp/Lovato. The second report in the agenda packet was the financial report for the fiscal year July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006. The report was reviewed by Rodney with clarification made on dates. Approval of the Financial Report from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006 M/S/P Gripp/Lovato. Agency/Facility Reports Exercise Design Team: Rio Grande County will be having their DTR exercise on December 9th. Conejos County Ambulance: Rodney reported that they had total of 58 runs in July and 41 runs in August. Citizen Corp: Continuing recruiting and training. They are setting their goals for the coming year. County Commissioner: Doug Davie reported that the Valley Commissioner meeting is coming up. No further news to report. Mineral County Ambulance: J.B. reported that they had about 20 runs a month this summer with mainly medical patients. They did have a couple of ATV accidents last month. South Fork Ambulance: Lora reported nothing new. TSJC: Deb handed out fliers for upcoming ACLS and PALS classes. There will be a paramedic course started in January on Tues, Wed and Thurs nights from 6-10 in conjunction with Pueblo Community College. Del Norte Community Ambulance: Darren reported that it has been relatively quiet with some increase in runs. Del Norte is starting an addition to the ambulance barn and hope that it will be completed in a few months. SLVEPR – PH: Beth reported that the NIMS certificates are coming and she will pass out temporary certificates to agencies tonight. Moira reported that public health is going to start going over Pandemic Flu tabletop exercises in each county. Health care providers are invited to attend. If someone is unable to attend the tabletop in their county, they may attend a tabletop in another county. Center Ambulance: Jim reported that they have had 160 runs total this year. They recently had an agriculture related accident. Alamosa Ambulance: Ted reported that they are up about 30 calls/month to about 1300 calls a month. Costilla County Ambulance: Lon had nothing new to report. Eagle Air Medical: Shannon reported that about 90% of the flights out are medical with 40% going to Denver and about 40% going to Pueblo. There is a new paramedic joining the flight team this month. Swedish: Phyllis reported no new. Conejos County Hospital: They had their trauma review this week and received 2 met with reservations with notifying RETAC of divert status and trauma activation documentation. In July they had 88 traumas with 6 transfers and in August they had 49 traumas with no admissions or transfers. Saguache County Sheriff: Mike and Mark reported they had another plane crash and they also had a fatal search and rescue. SLVFFA: Wesley reported that the next meeting is coming up on Monday noc in Center. The firefighters are gearing up for Fire Prevention Week. Saguache County Ambulance: Mona reported that they have had mostly medical runs. Flight for Life: John reported that they recently assisted with Alamosa for search and rescue at Zapata Falls. Monte Vista Ambulance: July they had 102 runs with 6 trauma ad in August they had 78 runs with 11 traumas. Physician Advisor: Dr. Hurley had nothing new to report. American Red Cross: Danny reported that they are building their DAT teams. Baca Crestone Ambulance: Pam reported that they had 5 calls. They are hosting a benefit dance on October 13, 2006 at the Silver Crest Palace at 7pm. Rio Grande Hospital: Beverly reported that they had one Level I trauma in the month of August, but otherwise have had trauma’s involving lacerations, broken bones, etc. There is a TNCC class in Walsenburg Monday and Tuesday. RGH is hosting an ACLS/PALS classes in October. RETAC: Jon wanted to thank Jackie for the meal tonight. He is looking into reprogramming the radios for those persons who wear more than one hat so that they only have to carry one radio instead of a radio for fire and a radio for EMS for example. Jon reported that Denise was unable to attend the meeting and SLVRMC had during the month of July they had 5 level I trauma patients and 10 level II trauma patients with 10 FFL transfers. In August they had 5 level I trauma patients and 8 level II trauma patients with 8 FFL transfers. They did divert 2 patients to RGH due to full capacity. OLD BUSINESS: 1. AED’s: In the packet there was a list of agencies/places that requested AED’s. The list was reviewed without changes at this time. The AED’s are not with the new programming and will be sent out with the old protocols and should be reprogrammed when the new protocols when available. The AED’s are Medtronic 2. Grant update: The SLV received $480,000 in awards but the Life Pak and the other trailers were refused in the grant. 3. RETAC Vehicle: a discussion regarding the contribution of funds from each agency to contribute to a new vehicle occurred. Costilla reported that they do not have a board meeting coming up; Alamosa reported that their board meeting is coming up; Monte Vista reported that their board requested more information; Saguache and Baca both stated willingness to contribute. Jon will present a proposal to the agency boards for review requesting the funds for a ¾ ton used vehicle. Issued tabled for next meeting. 4. The retirement survey sent over the email is currently at EMSAC. NEW BUSINESS: 1. Larry Zimmer current vice chairman position needs to be filled by an active RETAC member. There is some time and travel that will be involved with this position of vice- chair. Mona Lovato was nominated and accepted the nomination. M/S/P Sawyer/Hurley to accept Mona as the new vice chairman to RETAC council and executive committee. Pam discussed each service maybe donating to his memory for possible scholarship to interested persons for conferences, continuing education. The discussion was tabled until next meeting to allow agencies to discuss with services and boards. 2. Membership terms on RETAC are appointed by the county commissioners. Currently some terms are expiring and need to be reappointed to the council. Beverly will assist Jon with a form and letter to the commissioners to appoint or re-appoint members to RETAC. 3. EMS Grant Review committee: a new cycle for the grants is coming out with a new template for scoring. Jon asked for volunteers to sit on the review committee and the following volunteered: Ted, Moira, J.B., Rodney, Beverly, Pam and Mona. 4. The state has their new data entry on the web. Jon asked that services start sending information to the state via the web. Creede, Saguache and Baca are currently using this service. 5. The combined communication network needs a representative from the SLV region to represent the interest of the valley regarding DTR radios. Pam Stewart currently attends the meetings and is looking for other volunteers from EMS and Fire to represent the SLV at these meetings and bring back the information. 6. The needs assessment/online grant form for the state needs to be completed with profile. The grant and scoring is now online. For more information, contact Jon. 7. DTR service agreement was discussed. Currently, the cost for service on the new radios will cost $10.00/month/radio for repairs and maintenance. Radios belong to the agency and the agency is responsible for the radios. The mobile mounts should be on fast track but there is no date yet. Hopefully, they should be shipped at the end of the month to SpectraCom for programming. ANNOUNCEMENTS: 1. Information to order the EMSAC decal is in the agenda packet. 2. New flu information is in the agenda packet. 3. 911 involvements: Jon asked Pam Stewart to sit on RETAC meetings to give information to and from the 911 board. 4. Physician Advisor contact information: Jon would like email address to make sure that everyone is receiving updated information. Meeting was adjourned at 2000. Next meeting is November 9th, 2006.
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