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Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, 26 Oct
by Ken Riddle, Chief SLPS Fire & EMS - Friday, 3 November 2017, 07:16 AM
 
Fire & EMS Program Advisory Committee Meeting
26 Oct 2017

Meeting Minutes
ATTENDANCE

Ken Riddle, Paramedic/FireFighter, Chief, SLPS Fire & EMS
Marvin Parks, FireFighter/EMT, Captain, SLPS Fire & EMS
James Arnold, Paramedic Crew Chief/ Training Officer, St Louis Fire Department
Michael Stemmler, EMT, French Village Fire Department
Bill Franz, Owner, Sentinel Emergency Solutions
Paul Hale, FireFighter/Paramedic, Gateway STEM HS/Richmond Heights FD (Ret)
Sam Espy, Student, 2018 Fire & EMT Academy class

OLD BUSINESS
• Breathing Air Compressor status
o Delivered/Installed and In use!
• SCBAs
o We also have 19 MSA M7 SCBAs that are completely functional and certified (41 cylinders)
o We need at least 25 SCBAs due to the number of students in the program
? 3 more MSA M7 SCBAs are on a requisition
? We are looking for more
o 25 Survivair SCBAs are fully functional (flow tested) and certified (12 cylinders)
? These are pretty old and have been issued to Instructor/Volunteers
? nearing the end of their authorized service life
o Large cascade cylinders on pumper 514 were also hydro tested
• Bunker gear (carried over from last meeting on 4 May 2017)
o The Advisory Committee strongly recommends the purchase of new bunker gear for the program
? The donated bunker gear that we have been using is old, and is showing signs of use and wear
? Bunker gear has a service life and ours has exceeded its life span and should be replaced as soon as possible
• AHA CPR classes were held
o Approximately 50 Teach for America members were trained in CPR over the summer by SLPS Fire & EMS

NEW BUSINESS
• Bunker gear (see above discussion in Old Business)
• Prior Student Success Stories
o Monte Chambers: St Louis Fire Department, St Louis Police Department, St Louis Co Police (current)
o Jon Walter, Antuan Knox: St Louis Fire Department
o Andy Pham: Abbott EMS
o KiOntey Turner: starts StL FD next week
o Elizabeth Arnold: Asst Manager, QuikTrip
• Fire & EMS Academy, Class of 2018
o Originally started with 27 students
? At the beginning of the year, more students were still trying to apply for the Academy
o Currently have 24 students (maximum capacity)
? we only have barely enough resources for 24 students at this time
o Students had the opportunity already to attend training at AmerenUE Fire School
? Very successful training days
o Bill Franz suggested contacting Spire Energy (previously Laclede Gas) Fire School for compressed gas fire training
? Point of contact with Spire is Ron Choc
? Ken Riddle to follow up on this topic
• Ambulance Status
o 1993 Ford Ambulance (517) needs new tires and air conditioning service/repair
? awaiting written estimate from Rosie Restorations to submit to SLPS
? No major maintenance expenses since it was acquired in 2008

SLPS Fire & EMS Program Events
Completed
• Jefferson County Fire Engine Rally, Herculaneum, MO
• City Wide School Recruitment Event, Central VPA High School
• Labor Day Parade, St Louis
• Parent Conference Night (display), Gateway STEM High School
• Culver’s Share Night, Big Bend location
Pending
• HazMat Awareness Testing, Affton FD, Wed, 1 Nov
• Veteran’s Day Parade, St Louis, Sat, 11 Nov
• EMT State Practical Testing, Sat, 9 Dec, Gateway STEM HS
• Culvers’ Share Night (fundraising), South Co (Lindbergh location), Tues, 12 Dec, 5 – 8 pm
• Student Recognition Ceremony, Thurs, 14 Dec, Gateway STEM HS
• Culvers’ Share Night (fundraising), Big Bend location, Tues, 20 Feb, 5-8 pm

Next Scheduled Advisory Committee meeting projected for: Thursday, 7 Dec, 3:30 pm, Room 416
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NREMT Performance Checklists
by Ken Riddle, Chief SLPS Fire & EMS - Friday, 5 May 2017, 06:36 AM
 
Attached is a letter from the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of EMS regarding current NREMT Psychomotor (Skills) Testing checklists.
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Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes, 4 May 2017
by Ken Riddle, Chief SLPS Fire & EMS - Friday, 5 May 2017, 06:11 AM
 
Fire & EMS Program Advisory Committee Meeting
4 May 17

Meeting Minutes
ATTENDANCE

Don Woolem, Paramedic/FireFighter, Chief Medical Officer, Affton FPD (Committee President)
Ken Riddle, Paramedic/FireFighter, Chief, SLPS Fire & EMS
Tony Rezek, FireFighter, Assistant Chief, SLPS Fire & EMS
Michael Stemmler, Program Volunteer, Gateway Fire Historical Society
Bill Franz, Owner, Sentinel Emergency Solutions

OLD BUSINESS
• Breathing Air Compressor status
o Compressor purchase approved, anticipated delivery around the end of June 2017
• SCBAs
o We also have 20 MSA SCBAs that are completely functional and certified (41 cylinders)
o 12 more MSA SCBA cylinders were purchased, 53 total for 20 packs
o We still have 25 Survivair SCBAs and 12 cylinders to use as needed
• Still need new bunker gear
o Primary focus for major purchase next year
o This year is/was SCBA year
• We donated 510 to Cross Timbers VFD near Eldon, MO
• AHA CPR Instructor classes are still in progress as well as other CPR classes
o CPR classes are a good source of revenue for us
o This does not compete with other school programs who also do fundraising

NEW BUSINESS
• PROPOSED: That the Advisory Committee recommend that SLPS purchase stand-alone HazMat Awareness/Operations books to supplement the FF textbook
o HazMat Awareness and Operations certification is required for Firefighter certification
o HazMat information is scattered throughout the current textbook and is difficult for students to find to study for certification testing
o RECOMMENDATION: supplemental books should be purchased
• PROPOSED: That the Advisory Committee recommend that SLPS purchase new Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) textbooks for use by the Junior (11th grade) class
o Current textbooks are copyright 2007 and contain a lot of outdated information
o RECOMMENDATION: purchase current textbooks for students to use
• DISCUSSION: Should we consider purchasing a washing machine specifically to wash the turnout gear?
o Currently students are encouraged to take their gear home and wash it. This is not always a good procedure due to students’ time commitments and availability of washers/dryers at home.
o Home washing machines do not always meet the recommended standards for washing turnout gear.
o Maintaining the gear in better shape would prolong the life of the gear that we have.
o RECOMMENDATION: Research the pricing and availability of washing machines, contact SLPS Facility Maintenance to see if electrical/plumbing is available and report back at the next Advisory Committee meeting
• St Louis Community College-SLPS Partnership update: beginning next school year, the Medical Terminology class will be eligible for dual enrollment credit with StLCC (4 credit hours)
o This is in addition to the 10 credit hours eligible to be earned in the EMT program
• Consider asking Leon’s Uniforms and/or Ed Roehr company for donation to outstanding student each year
o Michael Stemmler to work on
• Contact Osage Ambulance in Linn, MO, to see about possible donation for new(er) ambulance
o Don Woolem and Michael Stemmler to work on
• PERSONNEL CHANGE/CONGRATULATIONS: Assistant Chief Tony Rezek has accepted the position of Chief, Fire & EMS Programs at North County Technical School starting next school year
o Tony has been with SLPS Fire & EMS for three (3) years and has had a significant positive impact on our program
o We thank Tony for his service for his service here and congratulate him on his new promotion

COMING EVENTS
• Next school year starts: 7 Aug 2017 for teachers, first class day is 16 Aug for all students
• 23 applicants for the Fire/EMS Academy for 2017-2018 school year
• There still may be a couple of more applicants

Next Scheduled Advisory Committee meeting projected for: week of 18 Sep 2017 (Specific date TBD)

Course categories

Juniors 
 Introduction to Public SafetyThis course allows guest users to enterSummary
 Emergency Medical Responder, 6th Ed, Jones & BartlettSummary
 Basic FireFighter, Missouri Division of Fire Safety Training
Fire & EMS Academy 
 Emergency Medical Technician, 11th Ed, Jones & BartlettThis course requires an enrolment keySummary
 Emergency Medical Technician , 10th Ed, Jones & BartlettThis course allows guest users to enterSummary
 Missouri FireFighter 1 & 2 (2013)Summary
 FireFighter 1 & 2 (Jones and Bartlett)Summary
 IFSTA FireFighter 1 & 2Summary
 Hazardous Materials/WMD Incident Response: Awareness/OperationsSummary
 Building Construction for the Fire ServiceThis course allows guest users to enterSummary
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 SLPS Fire & EMSThis course allows guest users to enter
Advisory Committee 
 Advisory CommitteeSummary
FEMA ICS Courses 
 IS 5, An Introduction to Hazardous MaterialsSummary
 ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command SystemThis course allows guest users to enterSummary
 ICS 200, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action IncidentsThis course allows guest users to enterSummary
 ICS 300, Intermediate ICSSummary
 ICS 315 - ICS for CERT teams
 IS 317, Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)This course allows guest users to enterSummary
 ICS 400, Advanced ICSSummary
 IS-700.a NIMS An IntroductionThis course allows guest users to enterSummary
 IS-800.B National Response Framework, An IntroductionThis course allows guest users to enterSummary
 Additional ICS ResourcesThis course allows guest users to enter
Continuing Education 
 Portable Fire ExtinguishersThis course allows guest users to enter
 Useful Website LinksThis course allows guest users to enterThis course requires an enrolment keySummary
 American Heart Association (AHA) CPR CoursesThis course requires an enrolment key
 Lion Fire Academy
 HIPPA for Ambulance Service
 SALT TriageSummary
 EMT Basic Refresher Course
 BSA Wilderness First AidSummary
 Philips MP2 IntelliVue Patient MonitorSummary
 Medical TerminologySummary
 Sports First Aid and Injury PreventionSummary
 Oxygen AdministrationSummary
 FEMA ICS CoursesSummary
 Medic Alert Tag InformationSummary
 Paramedic Calculations for Medication AdministrationSummary
Instructor Training 
 Missouri Fire Instructor CourseThis course allows guest users to enterSummary
 Live Fire Instructor TrainingThis course requires an enrolment keySummary
 IFSTA Fire Instructor, 8th Ed
 Missouri EMS Instructor CourseSummary
Search and Rescue Courses 
 Ground & Urban Direction Finding Team Task GuideSummary
 National Search and Rescue School: Inland SAR PlanningSummary

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