2023-09-07 Minutes

Location: St. Vincent’s Blount

Date: September 7, 2023

Time: 19:00



BCFEMSA September 2023 Meeting Minutes



  • Representatives of each member department were accounted for: Allgood, Bangor, Blount County Rescue Squad, Blountsville, Brooksville, Cleveland, Dallas Selfville, Holly Springs, Locust Fork, Murphree Valley, Nectar, Oneonta, Pine Mountain, Remlap, Royal, Snead, Straight Mountain, Susan Moore, West Blount
  • Member Departments not present: Mount High, Ricetown, Rosa, Summit
  • Associate members present: EMA, Forestry, Special Ops, STV Blount, BREMSS, Coroner, Alabama Fire College
  • Associate Members not present: 911 Commission, Lifeguard, Law Enforcement, State Fire Marshall’s Office, RAMS, Survival Flight, Red Cross, District Attorney, VOAD, Air Evac


  • All Pro- offering extra jobs for anyone interested


Previous Meeting Minutes

  • Motion to Accept: Tyler Seehusen
  • 2nd Motion to Accept: Scott Payne
  • Minutes were approved with no objections.

Financial Reports

  • Motion to Accept: Scott Payne
  • 2nd Motion to Accept: Jeremy Peek
  • Reports were approved with no objections.

Old Business

  • None

Committee Reports


  • LTE devices are not recognized by ISO
  • AAC meeting 8/30/23- discussed restructuring the committee; 911 director should not be the chair of the AAC. Director of 911 and dispatcher removed from AAC committee and replaced by the 911 Board.
  • AAC- Chair-  Tyler Seehusen Vice Chair- Jon Head


  • At $90,000 for fuel man


  • Opportunity to become a drone pilot- money is available to pay


  • Must do direct deposit in the next year


  • Banquet next Tuesday at Trussville
  • Will change how strokes are routed based on severity



  • Lots of overdoses

Alabama Fire College

  • $100,000 in Volunteer Firefighter training
  • Still have volunteer weekends


NO Report from the following Departments:

Training, Fire Prevention, Explorer post, Special Ops, St. Vincent’s Blount, Lifeguard, Sheriff’s Office, State Fire Marshall, DA’s Office, AL Lifesaver, RAMS, Survival Flight, Red Cross, VOAD, Jr. FF Camp


   NEW Business

  • Nominating committee
    • Chairman - Clay Jones
    • Vice chairman- Jon Head – declined
    • Secretary- none
    • Treasurer- David Horton
    • Training- Jeff Ivey

-Firefighter of the year- Matt Crow

-Bylaw committee- none present

- $169,000 grant for Oneonta/Blount County Fire & EMS Association training trailer

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 19:51


The next meeting will be held on October 5th at Holly Springs with a meal at 18:30.




Meeting Locations – 2023


Jan 5 – Remlap                                                 Feb 2 – Nectar                                                 March 2 – West Blount
April 6 – Susan Moore                                   May 4 – Blountsville                                       Jun 1 – Straight Mtn.
Jul 6 – Pine Mountain                                   Aug 3 – Dallas Selfville                                 Sept 7 – STV-Blount
Oct 5 – Holly Springs                                      Nov 2 – Palisades                                           Dec 7 – Oneonta

Abby Hill


Blount Co. Fire & EMS Association