Nevada Community Fire Department
Minutes of Board Meeting – October 2, 2012
Meeting held at the Nevada Fire Station, 935 Lincoln Highway
Call to Order by Wipperman at 7:00 P.M.
Board Members Present: Markley, Clark, Barker
Board Member Absent: Linn
Non-Voting Members Present: Jacobson, Wipperman
Also Present: Jeff Theulen, Nevada Public Safety Director
Meeting Minutes – June 26, 2012 Board Meeting
Moved by Clark, Seconded by Barker
Motion carried unanimouslyStaff Update – Chief Wipperman and PSD Theulen
Wipperman provided an update of discussions the city has been having with DuPont regarding the development of a “corn stover response team” that would travel to the location of stover storage site fires. There are currently two sites identified in our response area and one in Colo. DuPont will have 30-50 of these storage sites within a 35 mile radius of Nevada when the plant starts production. It is invisioned that the NCFD will be this “response team” for DuPont. DuPont has given us authorization to purchase foam and appliances to start this response team.
Theulen provided an update of the newly re-written membership application process. This new process gets us in line with current legal requirements for a job application process. The process will be much more structured than it has been in the past.
Wipperman and Theulen both expressed concern over the long term sustainability of being able to provide sufficient service as call volume increases. We are on track to have another record response year. Day time response is still a concern and how our call volume impacts businesses that employ department personnel. Night time response is becoming a concern as well.
Theulen also told members of the supper being planned for October 3 at the fire station. City department heads, administration, and council members will be in the fire station to serve pizza and chicken to department members.Comments from Board Members
Clark stated we should pick our words carefully as we go public with how we are going to address the response concerns, especially if those words involve additional full time employees.
Jacobson asked if the fire department is going out on all EMS calls. Wipperman stated that occurs only when requested by EMS or at motor vehicle accidents.Selection of 4th Quarter Meeting in 2012
Members chose Tuesday December 4th at 6:30 P.M. as the date and time for the 1next meeting. This will give members the chance to review and vote on the upcoming budget.Adjournment
Moved by Markley, Seconded by Clark
Motion carried unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 7:30 P.M.
ATTEST:______________________ BY: ____________________________
Robert Jacobson, President Dana Wipperman, Secretary
Nevada Fire/EMS Board Nevada Fire/EMS Board
October 4, 2012