2022-08-04 Minutes

                                                                                                                                  Location: Mt. High Fire
  Date: August 4, 2022
  Time: 1900 hours


  August 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, Royal, Snead, Straight Mountain, Summit, Susan Moore, West Blount
  • Member Departments not present: Blount County RS, Rosa
  • Associate members present: EMA, Forestry, Special OPS, Blount EMS, AL Fire College
  • Associate Members not present: 911/COMMS, STV-Blount, Law Enforcement, Coroner, Lifesaver, RAMS, Survival Flight, Red Cross, District Attorney, VOAD.



·        S.E.M.S

·        Special Thanks to Gregg Armstrong for recognizing all Responders at the Locust Fork Game

·        Amber Wade with First Due


Previous Meeting Minutes

  • Motion to Accept:  Chief Stockton – Dallas Selfville
  • 2nd Motion to Accept: Chief Reed – Nectar
  • Minutes were approved with no objections


Financial Reports

  • Motion to Accept: Chief Payne - Allgood
  • 2nd Motion to Accept: Chief Stockton – Dallas Selfville
  • Reports was approved with no objections


Old Business

·         No Old Business

Committee Reports


·        No Report


  • Fuelman Report - Our annual budget is $60,000 we have used $90,863
  • ICS 300 & 400, still needing people to sign up for the class
  • Fuel Receipts are due each Monday.



·        Blount EMS contract will expire September 30th, 2022

·        AT&T is still having issues, they are trying to get it resolved.

·        The new sites will be on the network the week of September 15th.


911 Board Rep.

·        Need to get with the MCA and get numbers to get the process started.


·       Mobile Water is November 5th, and 6th

·       Rope I is August 29th, you can sign up for the class on the Alabama Fire College website.

·       Rope II is August 14th-16th, you can sign up for the class on the Alabama Fire College website.

·       The Grain Bin training is August 30th (Night) and August 31st (Day) at the Oneonta Airport



·       Need Blount County’s EMS Provider and Telecommunicator by October

Blount EMS

·       The Advanced Class psyco skills is September 10th

·       Lifeguard will take over the contract October 1st

AL Fire College

·        The CO-OP pays Mississippi Farm Bureau to come do the training for the Grain Bin Class. You can go to the Alabama Fire College Website to sign up for the training.

·        Blount County has completed 19 classes with 271 students

Jr. FF Camp

·        The video is posted


NO Report from the following Departments:

·        Fire Prevention

·        Explorer Post

·        Forestry

·        STV-Blount

·        Law Enforcement

·        State Fire Marshall

·        Coroner

·        District Atty Office

·        Al LifeSaver

·        RAMS

·        Survival Flight

·        Red Cross

·        VOAD


NEW Business

·        Need to contact VFIS for insurance on the Junior FF camp trailer

·        The covered Bridge Festival October 8th


With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2010 hours. 

The next meeting will be held on September 1st at STV-Blount 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