GABRIOLA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
A General Meeting of the Gabriola Fire Protection District was held December 4, 2019 at the No. 1 Fire Hall with five Trustees in attendance, absent was Paul Giffin and John Moeller.
The meeting was called to order at 4:55 p.m. by Chairman Sandra Rudischer
October 23, 2019 minutes, errors or omissions? Moved by Diana Moher that the minutes be accepted as presented, seconded by Penelope Bahr, carried.
The Chair welcomed the newly appointed Fire Chief, Will Sprogis.
FIRE CHIEF REPORT: (As per written report)
TRAINING OFFICER REPORT: Presented by Captain/T.O. Jethro Baker
Training topics for the month of December:
∙ Ambulance orientation/practising with EHS stair chair
∙ Pre-fire planning
∙ Fire dynamics
∙ Fire underwriters survey superior tanker shuttle practice
In the New Year:
∙ I am currently working on the training schedule for next yer.
∙ Reviewing our work safe B.C. OHS part 31 – compliance
∙ Reviewing our OFC playbook compliance
∙ Planning needed courses determined by the previous regulations
Thank you for the hard work and dedication of all of our firefighters over the last year and years past. This past year our members put in well over 3000 person hours into training and responding to calls. I thank them for their dedication to the department. Thank you to the families of the firefighters for making this possible. When our firefighters respond to calls, and attend training it is with great sacrifice to themselves and their family’s livelihood.
∙ Morale is good.
∙ Christmas party on December 7, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
Sean Lewis noted that the Communication Committee had met and discussed the website for the Trustees, and that they will seek advise from the Webmaster of the GVFD site.
Penelope Bahr moved that the GFPID Board of Trustees direct the Communications Committee to work with the webmaster of the GVFD to increase the online presence and accessibility of the GFPID on the existing Gabriolafire.ca website. And, that the new design be presented to the Board for approval at a regular General meeting. Seconded by Sean Lewis, carried.
The self Audit from the OFC was discussed with the following points being brought up:
∙ Suggest Trustees read the Playbook to get a better understanding of the Audit.
∙ The GVFD has struck a Health and Safety Committee.
∙ If anything was extraordinary it would be flagged and brought to the Board’s attention.
∙ The Officer’s will discuss at their monthly meeting and bring any concerns to the Board.
∙ Copies available for the Trustees.
Moved by Mark Noyon that the meeting be adjourned, seconded by Penelope Bahr, carried. Meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m. and went in-camera.