January 24 2013 Fire Commissioners Monthly Meeting Minutes

January 24 2013 Meeting Minutes

1300hrs (1:00pm)

Call to order by Fire Commissioner Mycock

Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to adjourn meeting, seconded by Fire Commissioner Nailor, Fire Commissioner Nailor and Fire Commissioner Mycock in favor, Fire Commissioner Field abstained

Meeting Adjourned

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December 19 2013 Fire Commissioner Monthly Meeting Minutes

DRAFTDecember 19, 2013 Fire Commissioners Monthly Meeting

 

 

1300 hrs

 

Present: Fire Commissioner Mycock, Field and Nailor

 

Recording:

 

Barbara Trainor-Tessier

 

Public comment:

Barbara Trainor-Tessier read a letter for the record. Going over how to keep minutes of each meeting. Same letter read at the last Fire Commissioner Meeting in November.

 

Fire Commissioner Nailor- Stating to the public that our Firefighters participated in a tremendous degree for fill the bus in the Town of Barnstable.  FF Emerson, Daly and E. Anderson. More than two hundred toys were given on that day. Fire Commissioner Nailor and the entire Board of Fire Commissioners extending their appreciation to all who helped out.

 

Fire Chief’s report:

 

Activities: Total of 75 incidents for the month of November.

 

Comstar report given to the Board

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock requesting to do a comparison from years past, we may need to change the percentage. Need to have a break down of last five years.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock requesting that the Fire Chief meet with comstar for possible changes to our account with Comstar.

 

Old Business:

 

A262 needs to be replaced, we lost the ability to transport and lost a dollar amount of $8,000.00 approximately do to maintenance and repairs.  Each year this Ambulance is costing the district more money for repairs and revenue.

Fire Chief stating that this is a high priority to replace this ambulance.

 

Fire Commissioner Field asking if we know what we want and Fire Commissioner Mycock stating how long does it take for a new ambulance to be delivered.

Fire Chief stating that we have three quotes from three different ambulance venders and it will be about six months to delivery.

Fire Commissioner Field requests that it needs to be on the fast track to replace the old ambulance with a new ambulance.

Fire Commissioner Mycock asking the Fire Chief for his recommendation.

Fire Chief stating that the ambulance needs to be replaced as soon as we can, the repair bills will keep on accumulating.

Fire Commissioner Mycock stating that we need to communicate to the Prudential Committee and Treasurer our thoughts on requesting for a new ambulance.

 

Fire Commissioner Field stating that we should look into a leasing an ambulance.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock asking the Fire Chief to start focusing what we need for an ambulance also what we need to present to the public.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock will contact Prudential Committee Chairperson Barry for a special meeting to discuss the possibility of a new ambulance.

 

Full time/Call Firefighters: The new members of the Cotuit Fire Department come with experience.

 

Call department: almost a full strength looking to hire more.  Looking to complete the call force at twelve to thirteen members.

 

Union Contract negotiation meeting started and half way through the contract.  December 30, 2013 will be the next meeting.  Hope to finish the contract next meeting, we will be asking for a date soon from the Union officers.

 

 

New Business: State Fire Academy – looking to send Fire Fighter Peter Emerson to the State Fire Academy, we will need to fund this at district meeting.

 

Dispatch: Three options: 1. Stay at COMMFD, 2. Go to the Sheriff Department 3. Barnstable County Wide Dispatch Center or 4. begin looking into a Town of Barnstable wide dispatch Center.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock asking what do we pay for dispatching present time.  The cost is $35,000.00/year

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to go into executive session to discuss the Fire Chief’s Contract as it is in the best interest of the district, we will not come back into public session. Seconded by Nailor, motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 19 2013 Fire Commissioner Monthly Meeting Minutes

DRAFTDecember 19, 2013 Fire Commissioners Monthly Meeting

 

 

1300 hrs

 

Present: Fire Commissioner Mycock, Field and Nailor

 

Recording:

 

Barbara Trainor-Tessier

 

Public comment:

Barbara Trainor-Tessier read a letter for the record. Going over how to keep minutes of each meeting. Same letter read at the last Fire Commissioner Meeting in November.

 

Fire Commissioner Nailor- Stating to the public that our Firefighters participated in a tremendous degree for fill the bus in the Town of Barnstable.  FF Emerson, Daly and E. Anderson. More than two hundred toys were given on that day. Fire Commissioner Nailor and the entire Board of Fire Commissioners extending their appreciation to all who helped out.

 

Fire Chief’s report:

 

Activities: Total of 75 incidents for the month of November.

 

Comstar report given to the Board

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock requesting to do a comparison from years past, we may need to change the percentage. Need to have a break down of last five years.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock requesting that the Fire Chief meet with comstar for possible changes to our account with Comstar.

 

Old Business:

 

A262 needs to be replaced, we lost the ability to transport and lost a dollar amount of $8,000.00 approximately do to maintenance and repairs.  Each year this Ambulance is costing the district more money for repairs and revenue.

Fire Chief stating that this is a high priority to replace this ambulance.

 

Fire Commissioner Field asking if we know what we want and Fire Commissioner Mycock stating how long does it take for a new ambulance to be delivered.

Fire Chief stating that we have three quotes from three different ambulance venders and it will be about six months to delivery.

Fire Commissioner Field requests that it needs to be on the fast track to replace the old ambulance with a new ambulance.

Fire Commissioner Mycock asking the Fire Chief for his recommendation.

Fire Chief stating that the ambulance needs to be replaced as soon as we can, the repair bills will keep on accumulating.

Fire Commissioner Mycock stating that we need to communicate to the Prudential Committee and Treasurer our thoughts on requesting for a new ambulance.

 

Fire Commissioner Field stating that we should look into a leasing an ambulance.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock asking the Fire Chief to start focusing what we need for an ambulance also what we need to present to the public.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock will contact Prudential Committee Chairperson Barry for a special meeting to discuss the possibility of a new ambulance.

 

Full time/Call Firefighters: The new members of the Cotuit Fire Department come with experience.

 

Call department: almost a full strength looking to hire more.  Looking to complete the call force at twelve to thirteen members.

 

Union Contract negotiation meeting started and half way through the contract.  December 30, 2013 will be the next meeting.  Hope to finish the contract next meeting, we will be asking for a date soon from the Union officers.

 

 

New Business: State Fire Academy – looking to send Fire Fighter Peter Emerson to the State Fire Academy, we will need to fund this at district meeting.

 

Dispatch: Three options: 1. Stay at COMMFD, 2. Go to the Sheriff Department 3. Barnstable County Wide Dispatch Center or 4. begin looking into a Town of Barnstable wide dispatch Center.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock asking what do we pay for dispatching present time.  The cost is $35,000.00/year

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to go into executive session to discuss the Fire Chief’s Contract as it is in the best interest of the district, we will not come back into public session. Seconded by Nailor, motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 19 2013 Fire Commissioner Monthly Meeting Minutes

DRAFTDecember 19, 2013 Fire Commissioners Monthly Meeting

 

 

1300 hrs

 

Present: Fire Commissioner Mycock, Field and Nailor

 

Recording:

 

Barbara Trainor-Tessier

 

Public comment:

Barbara Trainor-Tessier read a letter for the record. Going over how to keep minutes of each meeting. Same letter read at the last Fire Commissioner Meeting in November.

 

Fire Commissioner Nailor- Stating to the public that our Firefighters participated in a tremendous degree for fill the bus in the Town of Barnstable.  FF Emerson, Daly and E. Anderson. More than two hundred toys were given on that day. Fire Commissioner Nailor and the entire Board of Fire Commissioners extending their appreciation to all who helped out.

 

Fire Chief’s report:

 

Activities: Total of 75 incidents for the month of November.

 

Comstar report given to the Board

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock requesting to do a comparison from years past, we may need to change the percentage. Need to have a break down of last five years.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock requesting that the Fire Chief meet with comstar for possible changes to our account with Comstar.

 

Old Business:

 

A262 needs to be replaced, we lost the ability to transport and lost a dollar amount of $8,000.00 approximately do to maintenance and repairs.  Each year this Ambulance is costing the district more money for repairs and revenue.

Fire Chief stating that this is a high priority to replace this ambulance.

 

Fire Commissioner Field asking if we know what we want and Fire Commissioner Mycock stating how long does it take for a new ambulance to be delivered.

Fire Chief stating that we have three quotes from three different ambulance venders and it will be about six months to delivery.

Fire Commissioner Field requests that it needs to be on the fast track to replace the old ambulance with a new ambulance.

Fire Commissioner Mycock asking the Fire Chief for his recommendation.

Fire Chief stating that the ambulance needs to be replaced as soon as we can, the repair bills will keep on accumulating.

Fire Commissioner Mycock stating that we need to communicate to the Prudential Committee and Treasurer our thoughts on requesting for a new ambulance.

 

Fire Commissioner Field stating that we should look into a leasing an ambulance.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock asking the Fire Chief to start focusing what we need for an ambulance also what we need to present to the public.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock will contact Prudential Committee Chairperson Barry for a special meeting to discuss the possibility of a new ambulance.

 

Full time/Call Firefighters: The new members of the Cotuit Fire Department come with experience.

 

Call department: almost a full strength looking to hire more.  Looking to complete the call force at twelve to thirteen members.

 

Union Contract negotiation meeting started and half way through the contract.  December 30, 2013 will be the next meeting.  Hope to finish the contract next meeting, we will be asking for a date soon from the Union officers.

 

 

New Business: State Fire Academy – looking to send Fire Fighter Peter Emerson to the State Fire Academy, we will need to fund this at district meeting.

 

Dispatch: Three options: 1. Stay at COMMFD, 2. Go to the Sheriff Department 3. Barnstable County Wide Dispatch Center or 4. begin looking into a Town of Barnstable wide dispatch Center.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock asking what do we pay for dispatching present time.  The cost is $35,000.00/year

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to go into executive session to discuss the Fire Chief’s Contract as it is in the best interest of the district, we will not come back into public session. Seconded by Nailor, motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 19 2013 Fire Commissioner Monthly Meeting Minutes

DRAFTDecember 19, 2013 Fire Commissioners Monthly Meeting

 

 

1300 hrs

 

Present: Fire Commissioner Mycock, Field and Nailor

 

Recording:

 

Barbara Trainor-Tessier

 

Public comment:

Barbara Trainor-Tessier read a letter for the record. Going over how to keep minutes of each meeting. Same letter read at the last Fire Commissioner Meeting in November.

 

Fire Commissioner Nailor- Stating to the public that our Firefighters participated in a tremendous degree for fill the bus in the Town of Barnstable.  FF Emerson, Daly and E. Anderson. More than two hundred toys were given on that day. Fire Commissioner Nailor and the entire Board of Fire Commissioners extending their appreciation to all who helped out.

 

Fire Chief’s report:

 

Activities: Total of 75 incidents for the month of November.

 

Comstar report given to the Board

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock requesting to do a comparison from years past, we may need to change the percentage. Need to have a break down of last five years.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock requesting that the Fire Chief meet with comstar for possible changes to our account with Comstar.

 

Old Business:

 

A262 needs to be replaced, we lost the ability to transport and lost a dollar amount of $8,000.00 approximately do to maintenance and repairs.  Each year this Ambulance is costing the district more money for repairs and revenue.

Fire Chief stating that this is a high priority to replace this ambulance.

 

Fire Commissioner Field asking if we know what we want and Fire Commissioner Mycock stating how long does it take for a new ambulance to be delivered.

Fire Chief stating that we have three quotes from three different ambulance venders and it will be about six months to delivery.

Fire Commissioner Field requests that it needs to be on the fast track to replace the old ambulance with a new ambulance.

Fire Commissioner Mycock asking the Fire Chief for his recommendation.

Fire Chief stating that the ambulance needs to be replaced as soon as we can, the repair bills will keep on accumulating.

Fire Commissioner Mycock stating that we need to communicate to the Prudential Committee and Treasurer our thoughts on requesting for a new ambulance.

 

Fire Commissioner Field stating that we should look into a leasing an ambulance.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock asking the Fire Chief to start focusing what we need for an ambulance also what we need to present to the public.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock will contact Prudential Committee Chairperson Barry for a special meeting to discuss the possibility of a new ambulance.

 

Full time/Call Firefighters: The new members of the Cotuit Fire Department come with experience.

 

Call department: almost a full strength looking to hire more.  Looking to complete the call force at twelve to thirteen members.

 

Union Contract negotiation meeting started and half way through the contract.  December 30, 2013 will be the next meeting.  Hope to finish the contract next meeting, we will be asking for a date soon from the Union officers.

 

 

New Business: State Fire Academy – looking to send Fire Fighter Peter Emerson to the State Fire Academy, we will need to fund this at district meeting.

 

Dispatch: Three options: 1. Stay at COMMFD, 2. Go to the Sheriff Department 3. Barnstable County Wide Dispatch Center or 4. begin looking into a Town of Barnstable wide dispatch Center.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock asking what do we pay for dispatching present time.  The cost is $35,000.00/year

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to go into executive session to discuss the Fire Chief’s Contract as it is in the best interest of the district, we will not come back into public session. Seconded by Nailor, motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 19 2013 Fire Commissioner Monthly Meeting Minutes

DRAFTDecember 19, 2013 Fire Commissioners Monthly Meeting

 

 

1300 hrs

 

Present: Fire Commissioner Mycock, Field and Nailor

 

Recording:

 

Barbara Trainor-Tessier

 

Public comment:

Barbara Trainor-Tessier read a letter for the record. Going over how to keep minutes of each meeting. Same letter read at the last Fire Commissioner Meeting in November.

 

Fire Commissioner Nailor- Stating to the public that our Firefighters participated in a tremendous degree for fill the bus in the Town of Barnstable.  FF Emerson, Daly and E. Anderson. More than two hundred toys were given on that day. Fire Commissioner Nailor and the entire Board of Fire Commissioners extending their appreciation to all who helped out.

 

Fire Chief’s report:

 

Activities: Total of 75 incidents for the month of November.

 

Comstar report given to the Board

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock requesting to do a comparison from years past, we may need to change the percentage. Need to have a break down of last five years.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock requesting that the Fire Chief meet with comstar for possible changes to our account with Comstar.

 

Old Business:

 

A262 needs to be replaced, we lost the ability to transport and lost a dollar amount of $8,000.00 approximately do to maintenance and repairs.  Each year this Ambulance is costing the district more money for repairs and revenue.

Fire Chief stating that this is a high priority to replace this ambulance.

 

Fire Commissioner Field asking if we know what we want and Fire Commissioner Mycock stating how long does it take for a new ambulance to be delivered.

Fire Chief stating that we have three quotes from three different ambulance venders and it will be about six months to delivery.

Fire Commissioner Field requests that it needs to be on the fast track to replace the old ambulance with a new ambulance.

Fire Commissioner Mycock asking the Fire Chief for his recommendation.

Fire Chief stating that the ambulance needs to be replaced as soon as we can, the repair bills will keep on accumulating.

Fire Commissioner Mycock stating that we need to communicate to the Prudential Committee and Treasurer our thoughts on requesting for a new ambulance.

 

Fire Commissioner Field stating that we should look into a leasing an ambulance.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock asking the Fire Chief to start focusing what we need for an ambulance also what we need to present to the public.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock will contact Prudential Committee Chairperson Barry for a special meeting to discuss the possibility of a new ambulance.

 

Full time/Call Firefighters: The new members of the Cotuit Fire Department come with experience.

 

Call department: almost a full strength looking to hire more.  Looking to complete the call force at twelve to thirteen members.

 

Union Contract negotiation meeting started and half way through the contract.  December 30, 2013 will be the next meeting.  Hope to finish the contract next meeting, we will be asking for a date soon from the Union officers.

 

 

New Business: State Fire Academy – looking to send Fire Fighter Peter Emerson to the State Fire Academy, we will need to fund this at district meeting.

 

Dispatch: Three options: 1. Stay at COMMFD, 2. Go to the Sheriff Department 3. Barnstable County Wide Dispatch Center or 4. begin looking into a Town of Barnstable wide dispatch Center.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock asking what do we pay for dispatching present time.  The cost is $35,000.00/year

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to go into executive session to discuss the Fire Chief’s Contract as it is in the best interest of the district, we will not come back into public session. Seconded by Nailor, motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 21 2013 Fire Commissioners Meeting Minutes

DRAFTNovember 21 2013 Fire Commissioners Monthly Meeting

 

 

1305 hrs

 

No executive session.

 

Present: Fire Commissioner Mycock, Fire Commissioner Field

Absent: Fire Commissioner Nailor

 

Recording:

Amy Kates, Barbara Trainor-Tessier

 

FC Field made a motion to accept the Fire Commissioner September meeting minutes, seconded by Fire Commissioner Mycock. Motion carried.

 

FC Field makes a motion to accept the Fire Commissioner Special Meeting October 15, 2013 meeting minutes. Seconded by FC Mycock, motion carried.

 

 

Concern citizen requesting that minutes need to be accurate and complete

 

Concern citizen read letter to be placed in minutes

 

Concern citizen requesting that Fire Commissioner meetings need to be completed throughout the year does not know how fire department work can be completed without fire commissioner meetings. Concern citizen read letter, to be placed in meeting minutes.  Concern citizen questioning sick time and line of duty abuse.

 

Concern citizen question the Fire Chief’s contract in particularly 15.3, requesting that part be removed. Requesting level funded contract. What education classes has the Fire Chief been taken since his hire date?

 

Concern citizen stating that there have been legalities that have taken place and the district has been busy with lawsuits.

 

Fire Commissioner Field asking a concern citizen “what is your goal” “why are you trying to discredit our Fire Chief” “Do you have people working for you at the Fire Department, telling you information?” “Do you work there at that fire department?  This is overwhelming as a board with personal attacks only from a few individuals. I am sorry.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock stating, “Personally, I do not think that anybody can question the Chief’s work ethics”.

 

 

Fire Chief’s report:

 

Total of 56 incidents for the month of October 2013 The storm that we had gave us about fifty-one incidents.

 

 

Comstar report: 09-11-2013 – $26,761.25 earned for the of AUGUST

 

Sixty-two percent

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock requesting for a three-year summary report from comstar.

 

Ambulance 262 is starting to cost us in repairs

 

Engine 265 is slated to be replaced next fiscal year

Engine 263 has money for rehab

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock will send a letter to the Prudential Committee and Treasurer to

 

Full time/Call Members:

Fire Fighter/ Paramedic Donna Fenner has retired from Cotuit Fire Department – would like to acknowledge a job well done and we all wish her well on her retirement years. Thank you!

 

Firefighter Erick Anderson was hired from the hiring list that we had established eight to nine months ago. FF Anderson comes to us from Mashpee Fire Department with five full time years of experience and State Fire Academy trained. Cotuit Fire Department would like to welcome FF Anderson.

 

Fire Commissioners need to start the process of union contract negotiations. Public comment and executive session.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock request to establish a date for negotiations, looking to start December 3, 2013 Tuesday at 1300hrs at Freedom Hall. Fire Commissioner Mycock will contact Prudential Committee Member Rick Barry.

 

Fire Fighter Shane Clark has graduated the State Fire Academy; we would like to congratulate him on a job well done!

 

FF Peter Emerson will need to complete the State Fire Academy recruit class, looking for support to send FF Emerson in September 2014.

 

The Fire Chief is requesting to establish an explorer post from the BSA at Cotuit Fire Department. Which will b known as Cotuit Fire Department Explorer Post 263

 

The Cotuit Fire Fighters Association will help in this effort and support the Cotuit Fire Department Explorer Post 263.

 

Fire Commissioner Field made a comment on the safety of the explorers, Fire Chief stating that there is a policy and curriculum to follow from the Boy Scouts of America for Explorers that we will adhere to safety is part of that program.

 

Fire Commissioner Field requesting that we utilize the Explorers in such things for the district and department has “T” sales, events throughout the district.

 

Fire Chief stating that he is involved in a program call “Camp Fully Involved” as well as Skills USA these programs are for young women and men to get involve with Firefighting, these programs are very similar to the explorers and in fact most of the young ladies that come to “Camp Fully Involved” are explorers.  Our Explorers will get involved in all aspects of the fire department and hopefully someday compete in Skills USA Firefighting Competition.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock is concerned with liabilities for the young explorers.  Chief stating that this is a concern, however, the BSA has had this program in place for many years and the explorers fall under the Boy Scouts of America’s policies.

 

Chief stating when he judges the state level and national level First Aid and CPR competition in Kansas City each year, if not all most of the young adults are explorers.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion that the Cotuit Fire Department be allowed to Charter the Cotuit Fire Department Explorer Post 263, seconded by Fire Commissioner Field, motion carried.

Renovations will be completed to dinning hall in the near future.

Fire Commissioner Mycock stated that attempted Global mediation for the Pierce matters had failed.

Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Fire Commissioner Field, motion carried.

 

 

 

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November 21 2013 Fire Commissioners Meeting Minutes

DRAFTNovember 21 2013 Fire Commissioners Monthly Meeting

 

 

1305 hrs

 

No executive session.

 

Present: Fire Commissioner Mycock, Fire Commissioner Field

Absent: Fire Commissioner Nailor

 

Recording:

Amy Kates, Barbara Trainor-Tessier

 

FC Field made a motion to accept the Fire Commissioner September meeting minutes, seconded by Fire Commissioner Mycock. Motion carried.

 

FC Field makes a motion to accept the Fire Commissioner Special Meeting October 15, 2013 meeting minutes. Seconded by FC Mycock, motion carried.

 

 

Concern citizen requesting that minutes need to be accurate and complete

 

Concern citizen read letter to be placed in minutes

 

Concern citizen requesting that Fire Commissioner meetings need to be completed throughout the year does not know how fire department work can be completed without fire commissioner meetings. Concern citizen read letter, to be placed in meeting minutes.  Concern citizen questioning sick time and line of duty abuse.

 

Concern citizen question the Fire Chief’s contract in particularly 15.3, requesting that part be removed. Requesting level funded contract. What education classes has the Fire Chief been taken since his hire date?

 

Concern citizen stating that there have been legalities that have taken place and the district has been busy with lawsuits.

 

Fire Commissioner Field asking a concern citizen “what is your goal” “why are you trying to discredit our Fire Chief” “Do you have people working for you at the Fire Department, telling you information?” “Do you work there at that fire department?  This is overwhelming as a board with personal attacks only from a few individuals. I am sorry.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock stating, “Personally, I do not think that anybody can question the Chief’s work ethics”.

 

 

Fire Chief’s report:

 

Total of 56 incidents for the month of October 2013 The storm that we had gave us about fifty-one incidents.

 

 

Comstar report: 09-11-2013 – $26,761.25 earned for the of AUGUST

 

Sixty-two percent

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock requesting for a three-year summary report from comstar.

 

Ambulance 262 is starting to cost us in repairs

 

Engine 265 is slated to be replaced next fiscal year

Engine 263 has money for rehab

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock will send a letter to the Prudential Committee and Treasurer to

 

Full time/Call Members:

Fire Fighter/ Paramedic Donna Fenner has retired from Cotuit Fire Department – would like to acknowledge a job well done and we all wish her well on her retirement years. Thank you!

 

Firefighter Erick Anderson was hired from the hiring list that we had established eight to nine months ago. FF Anderson comes to us from Mashpee Fire Department with five full time years of experience and State Fire Academy trained. Cotuit Fire Department would like to welcome FF Anderson.

 

Fire Commissioners need to start the process of union contract negotiations. Public comment and executive session.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock request to establish a date for negotiations, looking to start December 3, 2013 Tuesday at 1300hrs at Freedom Hall. Fire Commissioner Mycock will contact Prudential Committee Member Rick Barry.

 

Fire Fighter Shane Clark has graduated the State Fire Academy; we would like to congratulate him on a job well done!

 

FF Peter Emerson will need to complete the State Fire Academy recruit class, looking for support to send FF Emerson in September 2014.

 

The Fire Chief is requesting to establish an explorer post from the BSA at Cotuit Fire Department. Which will b known as Cotuit Fire Department Explorer Post 263

 

The Cotuit Fire Fighters Association will help in this effort and support the Cotuit Fire Department Explorer Post 263.

 

Fire Commissioner Field made a comment on the safety of the explorers, Fire Chief stating that there is a policy and curriculum to follow from the Boy Scouts of America for Explorers that we will adhere to safety is part of that program.

 

Fire Commissioner Field requesting that we utilize the Explorers in such things for the district and department has “T” sales, events throughout the district.

 

Fire Chief stating that he is involved in a program call “Camp Fully Involved” as well as Skills USA these programs are for young women and men to get involve with Firefighting, these programs are very similar to the explorers and in fact most of the young ladies that come to “Camp Fully Involved” are explorers.  Our Explorers will get involved in all aspects of the fire department and hopefully someday compete in Skills USA Firefighting Competition.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock is concerned with liabilities for the young explorers.  Chief stating that this is a concern, however, the BSA has had this program in place for many years and the explorers fall under the Boy Scouts of America’s policies.

 

Chief stating when he judges the state level and national level First Aid and CPR competition in Kansas City each year, if not all most of the young adults are explorers.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion that the Cotuit Fire Department be allowed to Charter the Cotuit Fire Department Explorer Post 263, seconded by Fire Commissioner Field, motion carried.

Renovations will be completed to dinning hall in the near future.

Fire Commissioner Mycock stated that attempted Global mediation for the Pierce matters had failed.

Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Fire Commissioner Field, motion carried.

 

 

 

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November 21 2013 Fire Commissioners Meeting Minutes

DRAFTNovember 21 2013 Fire Commissioners Monthly Meeting

 

 

1305 hrs

 

No executive session.

 

Present: Fire Commissioner Mycock, Fire Commissioner Field

Absent: Fire Commissioner Nailor

 

Recording:

Amy Kates, Barbara Trainor-Tessier

 

FC Field made a motion to accept the Fire Commissioner September meeting minutes, seconded by Fire Commissioner Mycock. Motion carried.

 

FC Field makes a motion to accept the Fire Commissioner Special Meeting October 15, 2013 meeting minutes. Seconded by FC Mycock, motion carried.

 

 

Concern citizen requesting that minutes need to be accurate and complete

 

Concern citizen read letter to be placed in minutes

 

Concern citizen requesting that Fire Commissioner meetings need to be completed throughout the year does not know how fire department work can be completed without fire commissioner meetings. Concern citizen read letter, to be placed in meeting minutes.  Concern citizen questioning sick time and line of duty abuse.

 

Concern citizen question the Fire Chief’s contract in particularly 15.3, requesting that part be removed. Requesting level funded contract. What education classes has the Fire Chief been taken since his hire date?

 

Concern citizen stating that there have been legalities that have taken place and the district has been busy with lawsuits.

 

Fire Commissioner Field asking a concern citizen “what is your goal” “why are you trying to discredit our Fire Chief” “Do you have people working for you at the Fire Department, telling you information?” “Do you work there at that fire department?  This is overwhelming as a board with personal attacks only from a few individuals. I am sorry.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock stating, “Personally, I do not think that anybody can question the Chief’s work ethics”.

 

 

Fire Chief’s report:

 

Total of 56 incidents for the month of October 2013 The storm that we had gave us about fifty-one incidents.

 

 

Comstar report: 09-11-2013 – $26,761.25 earned for the of AUGUST

 

Sixty-two percent

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock requesting for a three-year summary report from comstar.

 

Ambulance 262 is starting to cost us in repairs

 

Engine 265 is slated to be replaced next fiscal year

Engine 263 has money for rehab

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock will send a letter to the Prudential Committee and Treasurer to

 

Full time/Call Members:

Fire Fighter/ Paramedic Donna Fenner has retired from Cotuit Fire Department – would like to acknowledge a job well done and we all wish her well on her retirement years. Thank you!

 

Firefighter Erick Anderson was hired from the hiring list that we had established eight to nine months ago. FF Anderson comes to us from Mashpee Fire Department with five full time years of experience and State Fire Academy trained. Cotuit Fire Department would like to welcome FF Anderson.

 

Fire Commissioners need to start the process of union contract negotiations. Public comment and executive session.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock request to establish a date for negotiations, looking to start December 3, 2013 Tuesday at 1300hrs at Freedom Hall. Fire Commissioner Mycock will contact Prudential Committee Member Rick Barry.

 

Fire Fighter Shane Clark has graduated the State Fire Academy; we would like to congratulate him on a job well done!

 

FF Peter Emerson will need to complete the State Fire Academy recruit class, looking for support to send FF Emerson in September 2014.

 

The Fire Chief is requesting to establish an explorer post from the BSA at Cotuit Fire Department. Which will b known as Cotuit Fire Department Explorer Post 263

 

The Cotuit Fire Fighters Association will help in this effort and support the Cotuit Fire Department Explorer Post 263.

 

Fire Commissioner Field made a comment on the safety of the explorers, Fire Chief stating that there is a policy and curriculum to follow from the Boy Scouts of America for Explorers that we will adhere to safety is part of that program.

 

Fire Commissioner Field requesting that we utilize the Explorers in such things for the district and department has “T” sales, events throughout the district.

 

Fire Chief stating that he is involved in a program call “Camp Fully Involved” as well as Skills USA these programs are for young women and men to get involve with Firefighting, these programs are very similar to the explorers and in fact most of the young ladies that come to “Camp Fully Involved” are explorers.  Our Explorers will get involved in all aspects of the fire department and hopefully someday compete in Skills USA Firefighting Competition.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock is concerned with liabilities for the young explorers.  Chief stating that this is a concern, however, the BSA has had this program in place for many years and the explorers fall under the Boy Scouts of America’s policies.

 

Chief stating when he judges the state level and national level First Aid and CPR competition in Kansas City each year, if not all most of the young adults are explorers.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion that the Cotuit Fire Department be allowed to Charter the Cotuit Fire Department Explorer Post 263, seconded by Fire Commissioner Field, motion carried.

Renovations will be completed to dinning hall in the near future.

Fire Commissioner Mycock stated that attempted Global mediation for the Pierce matters had failed.

Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Fire Commissioner Field, motion carried.

 

 

 

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November 21 2013 Fire Commissioners Meeting Minutes

DRAFTNovember 21 2013 Fire Commissioners Monthly Meeting

 

 

1305 hrs

 

No executive session.

 

Present: Fire Commissioner Mycock, Fire Commissioner Field

Absent: Fire Commissioner Nailor

 

Recording:

Amy Kates, Barbara Trainor-Tessier

 

FC Field made a motion to accept the Fire Commissioner September meeting minutes, seconded by Fire Commissioner Mycock. Motion carried.

 

FC Field makes a motion to accept the Fire Commissioner Special Meeting October 15, 2013 meeting minutes. Seconded by FC Mycock, motion carried.

 

 

Concern citizen requesting that minutes need to be accurate and complete

 

Concern citizen read letter to be placed in minutes

 

Concern citizen requesting that Fire Commissioner meetings need to be completed throughout the year does not know how fire department work can be completed without fire commissioner meetings. Concern citizen read letter, to be placed in meeting minutes.  Concern citizen questioning sick time and line of duty abuse.

 

Concern citizen question the Fire Chief’s contract in particularly 15.3, requesting that part be removed. Requesting level funded contract. What education classes has the Fire Chief been taken since his hire date?

 

Concern citizen stating that there have been legalities that have taken place and the district has been busy with lawsuits.

 

Fire Commissioner Field asking a concern citizen “what is your goal” “why are you trying to discredit our Fire Chief” “Do you have people working for you at the Fire Department, telling you information?” “Do you work there at that fire department?  This is overwhelming as a board with personal attacks only from a few individuals. I am sorry.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock stating, “Personally, I do not think that anybody can question the Chief’s work ethics”.

 

 

Fire Chief’s report:

 

Total of 56 incidents for the month of October 2013 The storm that we had gave us about fifty-one incidents.

 

 

Comstar report: 09-11-2013 – $26,761.25 earned for the of AUGUST

 

Sixty-two percent

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock requesting for a three-year summary report from comstar.

 

Ambulance 262 is starting to cost us in repairs

 

Engine 265 is slated to be replaced next fiscal year

Engine 263 has money for rehab

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock will send a letter to the Prudential Committee and Treasurer to

 

Full time/Call Members:

Fire Fighter/ Paramedic Donna Fenner has retired from Cotuit Fire Department – would like to acknowledge a job well done and we all wish her well on her retirement years. Thank you!

 

Firefighter Erick Anderson was hired from the hiring list that we had established eight to nine months ago. FF Anderson comes to us from Mashpee Fire Department with five full time years of experience and State Fire Academy trained. Cotuit Fire Department would like to welcome FF Anderson.

 

Fire Commissioners need to start the process of union contract negotiations. Public comment and executive session.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock request to establish a date for negotiations, looking to start December 3, 2013 Tuesday at 1300hrs at Freedom Hall. Fire Commissioner Mycock will contact Prudential Committee Member Rick Barry.

 

Fire Fighter Shane Clark has graduated the State Fire Academy; we would like to congratulate him on a job well done!

 

FF Peter Emerson will need to complete the State Fire Academy recruit class, looking for support to send FF Emerson in September 2014.

 

The Fire Chief is requesting to establish an explorer post from the BSA at Cotuit Fire Department. Which will b known as Cotuit Fire Department Explorer Post 263

 

The Cotuit Fire Fighters Association will help in this effort and support the Cotuit Fire Department Explorer Post 263.

 

Fire Commissioner Field made a comment on the safety of the explorers, Fire Chief stating that there is a policy and curriculum to follow from the Boy Scouts of America for Explorers that we will adhere to safety is part of that program.

 

Fire Commissioner Field requesting that we utilize the Explorers in such things for the district and department has “T” sales, events throughout the district.

 

Fire Chief stating that he is involved in a program call “Camp Fully Involved” as well as Skills USA these programs are for young women and men to get involve with Firefighting, these programs are very similar to the explorers and in fact most of the young ladies that come to “Camp Fully Involved” are explorers.  Our Explorers will get involved in all aspects of the fire department and hopefully someday compete in Skills USA Firefighting Competition.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock is concerned with liabilities for the young explorers.  Chief stating that this is a concern, however, the BSA has had this program in place for many years and the explorers fall under the Boy Scouts of America’s policies.

 

Chief stating when he judges the state level and national level First Aid and CPR competition in Kansas City each year, if not all most of the young adults are explorers.

 

Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion that the Cotuit Fire Department be allowed to Charter the Cotuit Fire Department Explorer Post 263, seconded by Fire Commissioner Field, motion carried.

Renovations will be completed to dinning hall in the near future.

Fire Commissioner Mycock stated that attempted Global mediation for the Pierce matters had failed.

Fire Commissioner Mycock made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Fire Commissioner Field, motion carried.

 

 

 

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