NORTH BANNOCK FIRE DISTRICT
NBFD FIRE STATION - 444 E Chubbuck Road
November 12, 2020
Meeting was opened by Roy Allen at 6:15 PM.
Roll call – Commissioners Roy Allen and Debra Shell, Fire Chief JR Farnsworth, Assistant Chief Mark Brood
The following balances were presented by Chief Farnsworth in the treasurer’s absence:
ICCU checking account - $307,446.77
ICCU savings account - $40,071.28
Connections Credit Union checking account - $96,884.89
Connections Credit Union savings account - $25.00
FIRE CHIEF REPORT:
Chief Farnsworth reported there were 11 calls in October. Most of the calls were related to controlled burns. As of October 31st, there have been 69 district calls and 15 mutual aid calls. There were 5 building site inspections and 10 final building inspections. Eighteen burn permits were issued. Emergency Reporting has been implemented with reports being completed within the software with volunteer and training hours tracked. The department did not receive any of the FY 2020 AFG grants, which was not unexpected. The AFG Supplemental grant for COVID response has allowed the department to apply for a grant for 5 SCBA units plus bottles and 40 masks.
There have been several issues with the apparatus this month. Brush 22 needs a new hose, a reman alternator replacement and an electric primer installation. Engine 11 had its annual inspection and had a couple of problems which have been addressed. Brush 12 had a front fender repaired. Command 2 had its windshield replaced. Engine 21, Tender 14 and Brush 22 will need their annual inspections over the next month. Engine 11 and Engine 21 passed their pump tests.
There has been some turnover in the volunteer firefighters due to personal issues. The Chief expressed his appreciation for their service. Recruitment is continuing. The department held a fall festival. The firefighters participated in two events related to Halloween.
Chief Brood reported there are 34 volunteer firefighters with 8 of the staff at FF1 or above. There are 8 EMTs. The training goal is to have at a minimum 75% of the firefighters at FF1 level or higher by the end of the second fiscal year (October 2021). The FST (Fire Service Training) is moving the administrative portion from CEI (College of Eastern Idaho) to the State of Idaho CTE (Career Technical Education) offices in July 2021. This will present a challenge in obtaining the larger training props for the NBFD personnel.
The planned discussion of Resolution No. 2020-05 was tabled as there has been no response from the attorneys.
There was a brief discussion regarding the commissioners contacting the attorneys. No action was needed.
Roy Allen has discussed the Bylaws/policy issue with the attorneys. The attorneys have sent a sample of a Bylaw/policy they developed for another unit. This issue will be addressed next year.
There was a brief discussion of the minutes. No action was needed.
Debra Shell has been unable to contact the person who owns land that may serve as a second station. She will attempt to recontact him.
There was a discussion regarding the best means to provide information to the constituents in the fire district early in the new year regarding the need for another levy override vote in the spring. A letter will be sent by mail and email to everyone in the district. Roy Allen will prepare the initial draft of the letter and send it to the other commissioners and fire chief for their input. The final letter will be presented at the next meeting so it is ready to be sent out in January.
State Insurance Fund (Workman’s Compensation insurance) $713.00
Prevent Fire (facility maintenance) $110.50
Office Depot (office supplies. IT:hardware) $1,187.60
K & M Repair (vehicle maintenance) $2,112.10
Truck Auto Electric (equipment maintenance/truck equipment) $501.01
City of Chubbuck (equipment rental) $75.30
First Net (facilities - phone) ($400 credit) -$295.92
Idaho Power (electricity) $99.71
Intermountain Gas (facilities – natural gas) $164.00
Sparklight (internet) $72.24
Truck Auto Electric (equipment maintenance) $92.27
Backdraft OpCo, LLC (IT:Software) $2,595.00
Bonneville Industrial Supply (PPE) $64.00
Jason’s Auto Glass (vehicle maintenance:C2) $140.00
Office Depot (office supplies) $45.99
Advance Auto (shop supplies) $34.96
Shell – Jackson’s (fuel) $323.30
Flatline Collision (vehicle maintenance:C2) $936.60
Home Depot (shop equipment) $119.00
C-A-L Ranch (truck equipment/shop supplies) $578.19
All Hands Fire Equipment (uniforms) $37.90
The meeting time will be changed to 7:00 PM.
The next regular meeting will be December 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
June Heilman, Secretary
APPROVED AS AMENDED AT DECEMBER 10, 2020 MEETING
Roy Allen – prepare the initial draft of the letter to be sent to the constituents
Fire Chief Farnsworth – obtain a contract from Nathan Cuoio for legal services