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September Monthly Meeting Minutes 2022

EAST QUOGUE FIRE DISTRICT

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
SEPTEMBER 1, 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 7:30 p.m. Present were Commissioners
Allyn Jackson, James Schaefer, Stephen Gregory and Ed Seltenreich, Chief Ted Jankowski,
Treasurer Colleen Pearsall and Secretary Lorraine Gregory.
 
 
FIRE DISTRICT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR REPORT
See attached report.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
1. A motion was made by Commissioner Jackson, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich,
authorizing the Aerial and Ground Ladders to be tested by Testing Unlimited Corporation.
Approved 4-0.
2. Noted.
3. Noted.
EMS OPERATIONAL REPORT
See attached report.
STAFF REPORT
1. Noted.
2. Noted.
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
1. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich,
authorizing the purchase of the medical supplies requested, at a total cost of $322.84 (Bound Tree
Medical - $89.59, McKesson - $136.49, Zoll Medical - $96.76). Approved 4-0.
2. A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory,
approving the one year renewal, beginning October 22, 2022, of the Online Scheduling Program
from When To Work, at a cost of $220.00. Approved 4-0.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
None.
 
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MAINTENANCE REPORT
Maintenance Report dated 8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022 submitted to the Board.
CHIEF'S REPORT
REQUESTS
1. Tabled. First Assistant Chief Phillips is handling the EMS Expo in Orlando, Florida and will
furnish the Board with the costs involved as well as a list of members interested in attending and
their points status.
2. Chief Jankowski advised the Board that Chief Safety Officer Eric Plum will be handling the
Fire Prevention Program. Commissioner Gregory suggested that the items that are on hand and
being stored in the Main Firehouse and the Steel Building be used before purchasing more
material. After a review of the inventory, the items that are needed will be ordered. The Treasurer
reminded the Chief that the 2023 budget has not been finalized.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
1. Commissioner Jackson requested the Chief to furnish a list of members and then Bail Out
System training will be arranged.
2. The Board is aware of the ambulance invoicing.
3. As mentioned at the August meeting, the Board has decided to keep both vehicles.
4. Tabled. More information requested on the Active Shooter Kits.
5. Noted.
6. Commissioner Jackson advised the Chief that the Board must be made aware of what the
Department would like to post on the sign board and that the Board will have to give it’s approval.
7. Commissioner Gregory advised the Chief that Jack Ryckman is planning to thoroughly clean
the ice machine and that it will probably take 24 hours before the ice bin is full.
8. The Chief advised the Board that low band will not be in use by the end of the year. The
County will then be using different radio frequencies. Commissioner Jackson suggested that the
Chief consult with Mr. Schaffauer.
Chief Jankowski stated that the Department has no definite plans for September 11 th . The sirens
will be blown at the time periods representing the tragedies that took place September 11, 2001.
Commissioner Schaefer suggested putting a notice on the sign board to advise the public.
Commissioner Jackson advised the Chief that the District will be choosing the venue for the 2023
Dinner and that the Department will be responsible for all the arrangements they have previously
been responsible for.
 
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Commissioner Jackson asked the Chief of his plans regarding the 2023 budget for gear, uniforms
and Scott Paks. Chief Jankowski would like to order five sets of turnout gear. Uniforms will be
inspected at the December meeting and the Chief will consult with Mr. Schaffauer regarding the
Scott Paks.
Chief Jankowski stated that he has not given out any equipment to the Fire Police.
Commissioner Schaefer advised the Board that there have been no applications for Fire Police
Captain and that there should be a member in control of scheduling and training. Also, new Fire
Police members have not been given any Fire Police gear.
Commissioner Seltenreich will contact the County regarding Dr. Bruce Friedman as Field
Physician.
ATTORNEY DISCUSSION
Mr. Glass not in attendance. Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that he spoke with Mr.
Glass regarding revisions to the Employee Handbook.
MINUTES
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich,
accepting the Minutes of the August 4, 2022 Regular Monthly Meeting. Approved 4-0.
TREASURER'S REPORT
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving
the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Approved 4-0.
ABSTRACT OF BILLS
A motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner Gregory, approving
the Abstract of Bills for the General Fund consisting of 23 checks totaling $34,987.27 and to
authorize the transfer of $100,000.00 from the Money Market to the Checking Account. Approved
4-0.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE
A letter was received from Appraisal Affiliates, Inc. enclosing the Maintenance Service Report as
of December 31, 2021 and an invoice for $800 covering the service.
OLD BUSINESS
Commissioner Seltenreich advised the Board that he had met with the engineers and they will be
using cameras to check underneath the driveways at Station 2. The electrical violations have been
taken care of and a walk through is scheduled for next week.
 
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Commissioner Gregory advised the Board that he is getting proposals for the renovation of the
bathroom in the Firemen’s Room.
Commissioner Schaefer advised the Board that Pine Edge will not be charging for the fuel
surcharge and that they will be weeding the Memorial site.
After a brief discussion, the Board decided to replace, on State Bid, the rear and side fence at
Station 2.
Commissioner Jackson stated that he had asked Sand Pebble to look into the feasibility of building
a new firehouse with two bays and a second floor on the property east of the Main Firehouse. He
also stated that the District will need the support of the members, if the District has to go for a
bond. Commissioner Seltenreich asked if a rendering could be available for the December 15
meeting with the Department and community organizations.
Commissioner Jackson advised the Board that the September 11th Memorial Plaque will be
corrected and that the firehouse’s physical address will be added to the bottom of the electronic
sign.
The Chief and Commissioner Seltenreich will review the hydrants in Oakville Estates.
NEW BUSINESS
At 8:25 p.m., a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner
Seltenreich, calling the meeting into Executive Session to discuss the candidates for the Full Time
Medical Coordinator position. Approved 4-0.
At 8:50 p.m., a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer, seconded by Commissioner
Seltenreich, calling the meeting out of Executive Session. Approved 4-0.
2022-24. The Board of Fire Commissioners of the East Quogue Fire District hereby resolve to
hire Brian Danowski as Full Time Medical Coordinator, at an hourly rate of $39.00 and health
insurance.
The adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as
follows:
Commissioner Jackson - Yay
Commissioner Schaefer - Yay
Commissioner Gregory - Abstain
Commissioner Seltenreich - Yay
The resolution was thereupon duly declared to have been adopted.
Dated: East Quogue, New York
September 1, 2022
 
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A motion was made by Commissioner Seltenreich, seconded by Commissioner Jackson, that, in
the event Brian Danowski does not accept the position of Full Time Medical Coordinator, the
position will be offered to Hector Feliciano-Nieves with an hourly pay rate of $39.00 and health
insurance. Approved 4-0.
A workshop was scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
At 8:55 p.m., there being no further business, a motion was made by Commissioner Schaefer,
seconded by Commissioner Seltenreich, to adjourn the meeting. Approved 4-0.
 
Submitted by
Lorraine Gregory, Secretary
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