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February Meeting Minutes 2024

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

FEBRUARY 1, 2024

 

 

The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman James Schaefer at 7:30 p.m.  Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory, Ed Seltenreich and Robert Despres, Fire District Facilities Supervisor Dave Schaffauer, Medical Coordinator Brian Danowski, Chief Paul Sulzinski, Second Assistant Chief Glen Bullock, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.

 

 

FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT

See attached report.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Noted.

MEDICAL COORDINATOR REPORT

See attached report.

MATERIAL REQUESTS:

A motion was made by Commissioner Despres, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested from Hammer Medical, at a cost of $727.31.  Approved 5-0.

REPORT DISCUSSION:

1.  Noted.

2.  Noted.

3.  Noted.

4.  Noted.

5.  Noted.

6.  Rapid Sequence Intubation Agency Certification  -  A brief discussion ensued regarding this procedure.  Mr. Danowski stated that Dr. Minnerop feels that Suffolk County Health Department is pushing for this and, if we refuse to take the training, we will lose our RSI license.  Tabled pending further information.

MAINTENANCE REPORT

Maintenance Report dated 1/4/24 – 2/1/24 submitted to the Board.

CHIEF'S REPORT

See attached report.

REQUESTS

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, authorizing the purchase of the following requests:

1.  Twenty four (24) RIT stickers, at a total cost of $96.00

2.  Unit number decals for the Chiefs’ vehicles from Amazon, at a total cost of $108.00

3.  One (1) set of additional metal mirrors for 7-6-11

4.  One (1) Steamer Cap for 7-6-8

5.  One (1) 2-1/2” to 1-1/2” reducer and one (1) 1-1/2” fog nozzle for 7-6-11

Approved 5-0.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

1.  The Brush Truck may be used for water rescue emergencies, only if the water is no deeper than

     the running boards.

2.  Commissioner Seltenreich stated that he had met with The Hills and plans are being revised and

     should be available this month.

3.  Commander will have the vehicle for the Third Assistant Chief ready for pick up tomorrow.

4.  LOSAP Points were given to Commissioner Schaefer for certification.

5.  The Board will consider installing a Bail Out System in the Steel Building.

6.  A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Gregory,

     granting permission for the Department to do a stand-by for the Bethpage Fire Department on

     March 3, 2024, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day Parade and may take one of the District’s vehicles. 

     Approved 5-0.

7.  CFRD Program to be discussed further at a Workshop.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSION

Mr. Glass not in attendance.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the Minutes of the January 4, 2024 Organizational Meeting and the Regular Monthly Meeting.  Approved 5-0.

TREASURER'S REPORT

ABSTRACT OF BILLS

A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Despres, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 14 checks totaling $29,779.53 and for the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund dated January 20, 2024 consisting of 29 checks totaling $217,271.09 and to authorize the transfer of $100,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account.  Approved 5-0.

Mrs. Pearsall advised the Board that she was sworn in by Theresa M. Anderson, Notary Public on January 19, 2024 and that the Secretary forwarded the signed Oath of Office to the Town Clerk.

COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE

Letters were received from the Town of Southampon regarding the East Quogue Mobile Home Park, Site Plan Application and the 64 Lewis Road Subdivision.

OLD BUSINESS

Commissioner Despres stated that some progress has been made regarding the Grant Program.

Commissioner Seltenreich stated that most of the new hydrants have been installed in the communities.

Commissioner Gregory advised the Board that he has been looking into making a Quarter Master Room on the second floor of the Steel Building.  He also advised the Board and the Chiefs that the Department’s Christmas decorations have not yet been properly stored.

Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that there is a tentative plan of what needs to be done regarding the building renovation and that the survey is almost complete.  Sand Pebble will be following up on the SEQRA cost.

Commissioner Jackson also advised the Board that the Blood Drives are scheduled and that he has also spoken with Wendy Kracke regarding Stony Brook’s Mobile Unit Mammography Program.

Commissioner Jackson stated that the Town is working on ambulance personnel being included in the LOSAP Program.

Commissioner Schaefer advised the Chief that the Safety Officers were Bob Holley and Mark Sidor and that replacements need to be chosen.

NEW BUSINESS

With regard to the East Quogue Mobile Home, Site Plan Application, the Town Planning Director will be advised that the Board approves the installation of two 20’ wide emergency access gates as indicated on the plan and the installation of fire hydrants as indicated on the plan.

With regard to 64 Lewis Road Subdivision Pre-Application, the Principal Planner has been advised that the fire hydrants have been properly placed and that there is no additional review required by the Board.

After a brief discussion regarding the Property Tax Exemption, a public hearing will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. prior to the start of the Regular Monthly Meeting.  The Secretary will post the notice in the Southampton Press – Western Edition.

A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.

At 8:50 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, to adjourn the meeting.  Approved 5-0.

Submitted by

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

 

 

East Quogue Fire District’s House Attendant Report

 

 

To the Board of Fire Commissioners,

This is the attendant’s report for February 1, 2024, meeting including but not limited to:  

  • General Maintenance and building care.
  • Updated the website For the District
  • Updated the sign.
  • The 3rd tank for the back building has been installed.
  • The WIFI bridge was repaired, and a range extender was installed in the back building.
  • I have installed the app for the thermostat for the rear building have set it at 60 and locked it.
  • The paperwork for the EMAG from Verizon needs to be signed.
  • The oil tanks have been replaced.
  • I have been working with Commissioner Despres on the grant paperwork and have submitted it. There is a copy of the email they sent me on your desks.
  • The price quote from Waterway for testing needs to be Signed.
  • The fan for 767 is in and the boots for the chief have come in.
  • The flammable gas detector for 7611 came in. We are waiting for 2 more.
  • I am waiting on a price quote on the Chiefs request number 5 and 6 to come back.

Topics for discussion:

             Just so Everyone knows I am leaving for vacation starting February 16 and will be back on Tuesday February 27

 

 

 

February 2024 Chiefs Report to District

 

 

Requests:

  1. Twenty-four (24) RIT helmet stickers. Cost $ 4.00 ea.
  2. ($96.00)

Reasoning: The stickers will help identify which Firefighters are RIT qualified for response to RIT calls without having to remember who is certified and who is not.

  1. Unit number decals for Chiefs vehicles. $27.00 per set 4 sets ($108.00) found on Amazon.

Reasoning: Decals will aid in identifying command vehicles on scene for ICS purposes.

  1. 1 set of additional metal mirrors for 7-6-11.

Reasoning: Drivers are having a hard time with the bus type mirrors, additional mirrors will help in tight turning and backing operations making operating the vehicle safer.

  1. 1 - 5” steamer cap for 7-6-8.

Reasoning: 7-6-8’s steamer cap is missing, and we are unable to locate it.

  1. 1 2 ½ ” to 1 ½” reducer also 1 -1 ½ fog nozzle for 7-6-11

Reasoning: 7-6-11 has an outlet in the bucket for remote access for a handline. This would aid in remote stretching of handlines to include roof operations and chimney fires. This will eliminate hand stretching up a portable ladder and limit the danger of such an operation.

For Discussion:

  1. Discuss options for the acquisition of a high-water rescue vehicle. (Unimog) like QPD has in service. The need for one of these vehicles has become apparent with the last few storms. Dune Road is flooded on a regular basis. Should be available through the state.
  2. Updates on the Hills building plans.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Respectfully submitted,

 

Paul Sulzinski

Chief

East Quogue Fire Department.

 

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