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January's Meeting Minutes



JANUARY 6, 2022



The Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District was called to order by Chairman Allyn Jackson at 7:35 p.m. Present were Commissioners Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory, Michael Mattera and Ed Seltenreich, Chief Ted Jankowski, 2nd Assistant Chief Keith Phillips, Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.

Chief Ted Jankowski and 2nd Assistant Chief Keith Phillips were sworn in by Commissioner Jackson.




No report submitted. Mr. Schaffauer not in attendance due to COVID-19 exposure.



See attached report.


1. Noted.

2. Noted.



1. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $1,445.78 (Hammer Medical - $683.80, BoundTree Medical - $84.48, Teleflex - $677.50). Approved 5-0.


No report submitted.



1. Progress. Re-vamping the Red Alert System.

2. A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, authoring the purchase of one (1) Milwaukee Battery Operated Forcible Entry Saw from True Value Hardware, at a cost of $2,500.00. Approved 5-0.

3. A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, authoring the purchase of five (5) Hot Sticks for certain Apparatus, at a cost of $1,600.00. Approved 5-0.

4. Tabled. To be discussed at the upcoming Workshop.

5. Tabled. To be discussed at the upcoming Workshop.

6. Commissioner Gregory will contact the computer company.

7. Tabled. To be discussed at the upcoming Workshop.


1. Progress.

2. Might be able to purchase on State Bid.

3. Tabled. To be discussed at the upcoming Workshop.

4. Waiting for prices.

5. Commissioner Gregory stated that the District may have the opportunity to sell 7-6-7 and asked the Chief if he could operate without 7-6-7. The Chief responded, yes. Commissioner Gregory would like to see the replacement vehicle that the Chief has in mind.

Commissioner Jackson reminded the Chief and the Board that we must be diligent regarding COVID restrictions.

Commissioner Gregory advised the Chief that the new generator has been installed at Station 2 and that the gas tanks will be installed next week.

Commissioner Schaefer advised the Chief that the physicals will be held on the second Saturday in February and that he is waiting for a confirmation from NDI.

Commissioner Seltenreich suggested holding an EVOC class.


Mr. Glass not in attendance.


A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, accepting the Minutes of the December 30, 2021 Year End Meeting. Approved 5-0.


Mrs. Pearsall advised the Board that the LENS Program is up-to-date.

Mrs. Pearsall also advised the Board that she will be paying the remaining 2021 vouchers with funds from the 2021 Budget. The exact transfer amounts of remaining funds in the 2021 Budget will be available next month.

A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, approving the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 5-0.


A motion was made by Commissioner Mattera, seconded by Commissioner Schaefer, approving the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 21 checks totaling $197,689.61 and to authorize the transfer of $200,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved 5-0.


An e-mail sent to Commissioner Jackson from John Tocco on behalf of the Shinnecock Shores Association was presented to the Board. The Association is requesting use of the Meeting Room for its June 10, 2022 and August 26, 2022 Resident Meetings.


After a brief discussion regarding the $1,202.93 grant check that the Department turned over to the District, the Board agreed to return the check to the Department even though the District paid for the brush truck helmets. The Department needs to be reminded that all purchasing is done by the District, including grant items.

Commissioner Jackson stated that he will prepare a memo to the Chiefs regarding the procedure they should follow in notifying the District when they plan on being away from the District for a period of time.


Commissioner Seltenreich suggested that all of the Board members dress in a “civilian uniform” when they are representing the District at a funeral or a social function. Commissioners who are Department members should not wear Class A uniforms. Commissioners Gregory and Mattera already have “civilian uniforms” that were purchased from Rico’s a few years ago. Mrs. Pearsall will look for the voucher so that the remaining Board members order the same items.

Commissioner Gregory suggested that Department members not wear uniforms to the Inspection Dinner. His opinion is that gear and uniforms should be inspected in the firehouse on several different nights or days to accommodate the members.

A motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Mattera, to hold an on-site inspection of the Department members’ gear and Class A uniforms at an agreed upon date. Approved 5-0.

With regard to the request by the Shinnecock Shores Association to use the Meeting Room for their two upcoming meetings, the Secretary was instructed to respond that, due to COVID restrictions, the Meeting Room is not available.

At 9:20 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Gregory, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 5-0.

Submitted by

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lorraine Gregory, Secretary

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