2022-04-07 Minutes


                                                                                                                                  Location: Little Brick Church
  Date: April 7, 2022
  Time: 1900 hours




  April 2022 Meeting Minutes








  • Representatives of each member department were accounted for: Allgood, Bangor, Blountsville, Brooksville, Cleveland, Dallas/Selfville, Holly Springs, Locust Fork, Mount High, Murphree Valley, Nectar, Oneonta, Pine Mountain, Remlap, Ricetown, Rosa, Royal, Snead, Straight Mountain, Summit, Susan Moore, West Blount.
  • Representatives of each member department not present: Blount County RS
  • Associate members present: EMA, 911/COMMS, Forestry, Special Ops, Blount EMS, State FM Office, Survival Flight.
  • Associate Members not present: STV-Blount, Law Enforcement, Lifesaver, RAMS, Red Cross, District Attorney, AL Fire College.




Previous Meeting Minutes


  • Motion to Accept:  Peek
  • 2nd Motion to Accept: Johnson 
  • Minutes were approved with no objections




Financial Reports


  • Motion to Accept: Payne
  • 2nd Motion to Accept: Peek
  • Reports was approved with no objections




Old Business


·        No Old Business


Committee Reports




·        House Bill 253 passed for tax credit


·        The COVID line of duty death bill passed


·        HCA Grants are due by May 31st




  • Fuelman Report – We have used $48,785.41 of our $60,000 budget so far
  • Fuel Receipts are due each Monday.
  • New Deputy Director David Horton
  • Anniston is doing a Train the Trainer May 16th-20th




·        Most equipment is on site


·        Hoping to have radios out this summer




·       Oneonta will have the AFC props June 6th-15th


·       Surface Class in May as a weekend class, this class is full


·       Swift Class in late May as a weekend class, 2 open spots


·       Southeast Chiefs conference in June in Mobile


·       Annual Training will be in June the week after Fire Camp


Fire Prevention


·        So far there have been 35 fire fatalities in 2022, most did not have a smoke detector


·        1452 people have applied for smoke alarms, 205 have been installed




·        Grant checks will be handed out at the May meeting


Special Ops


·        If you need any training get with K. Booth




·       New EMS rules effective April 14th


·        10th edition protocol effective April 29th


Blount EMS


·        Staffing at Blount EMS is now an issue, so you may not always get a Basic and Medic on a truck


·        Blount EMS is hosting a Advanced EMT class starting May 23rd


Fire Marshall


·        Need help getting everyone to use NFIRS


Survival Flight


·        We are here if you need us


Jr. FF Camp


·        Raised almost $9,000 in money for the camp


·        Need to know who is coming to help with the camp before you show up


·        June 7th-10th is the camp




NO Report from the following Departments:


·        Explorer Post


·        STV-Blount


·        Law Enforcement


·        Coroner


·        District Atty Office


·        Al LifeSaver


·        RAMS


·        AL Fire College


·        Red Cross


·        VOAD




NEW Business


·        June 11th is the June Fling, please let the Association know at the May meeting if your department can help with the booth.




With no further business, the meeting was adjourned 


The next meeting will be held on May 5th at Blountsville  with meal at 1830.






      Meeting Locations – 2022




Jan 6 – Remlap                                                Feb 3– Nectar                                                 March 3 – West Blount
April 7 – Susan Moore                                  May 5 – Blountsville                                      Jun 2 – Straight Mnt
Jul 7 – Pine Mnt                                              Aug 4 – Mt. High/Rtown                                             Sept 1 – STV-Blount
Oct 6 – Holly Springs                                     Nov 3 – Oneonta                                            Dec 1 – Palisades/DA

                                                                                  Jessica Green




      Blount Co. Fire & EMS Association