Date : 12/14/2012
Host : AllStar Fire Equipment
Attending: President Duran, Steve Lloyd, Jim Dolan, Rick Griggs, Dave Purifoy, Keith Gurrola, Chuck Seely, Jeff Wilkerson, Joe Sposato
Open Meeting at 0900
Thursday SAFER Meetings:
Discussion on the Thursday Mtng schedule. Related many agencies are dark on Fridays which seemed to be an enabler for increased attendance. Joe related the Thursday meetings are better for the venders. Dave suggested considering bi-monthly meetings to insure currency and relevancy in meeting quality. Keith related he sees good attendance from geographically nearby personnel. He added the planning, advertising of meeting (s) and topics needs to ramp up to insure attendance. Suggested “formalizing” the scheduling, planning and delivery of meeting particulars through assignment of the monthly schedule.
Meeting Venues / Topics / Planning:
Some agencies are having difficulty hosting due to economic problems. Example: Cathedral City will probably not be able to host in the near future. Discussion on the possibility of utilizing private sector sites / facilities to improve quality and attendance. Benefits include increase interface / networking with suppliers and manufactures. Dave discussed the nature of the modern FF and their tendency to dis-engage with professional associations and the load it’s thrown on the few. Suggested potential “themes” and “topics of interest”. Steve added FIREHOUSE is coming in February. He suggested designing an annual schedule and program list for the future. Joe suggested being dark in August due to poor availability. President Duran related Phoenix wants to host a meeting (per Chief Varner of the Chiefs Association). Keith questioned the “every other year” / rotation of Las Vegas – Phoenix venues. Discussion on the attendance of the PPE maintenance event with Karl Beeman’s company.
Firehouse World: Seely assigned to contact and coordinate SAFER booth and meeting location.
Request from Jack Weise for support to attend:
FIERO PPE Symposium March 4-6, 2013 Raleigh, NC $395.00
IAFC Conference Reno, NV WUI March 19-21 Fire Tech Reno
Board requests specific $Budget$ requests and attendance justification to the SAFER mission.
SQUARE Credit Card reader for SAFER at various events
Dave related we might be able to capture membership sign-ups etc. at meeting’s and other related events. (2.75% per swipe)
Non-profit status update:
Recalled the board approved professional advise up to $300/ +/- to get direction for cleaning up our Tax Exempt Status with the State of CA.
Pres. Duran discussed the problems updating the website with meeting minutes / program content. Related methods / formats to better communicate products to Josh (webmaster). Collect and forward to Tony / Josh.
SAFER Speaker gifts (mugs, brief cases etc):
Discussion of future speaker gifts for future events. We have enough at present.
SWAG for FIRERHOUSE World:
Reward new membership with a coffee mug at FW?
Discussion to purchase / support an Iphone to support SQUARE device to facilitate on-site membership dues collection at meetings and other events.
No purchase required.
**Conference Call with Chief Varmer RE: July Phoenix Mtng. To coincide with AZ FC’s Association Conference.
Keith: Gordon Graham Ventura County hosting a presentation on top 10 things to get firefighters in trouble. Jan 31, 2013 in Camarillo.
Dave: Related Riverside City FD’s recent retirees and labor issues.
Meeting Adjourned @ 1214
2013: Host Ageny Topic / Course
Feb SDFD (Firehouse World)
April Phoenix TBA
May Ventura Active Shooter
July CalFire (Hemet-Ryan) Air Tanker
September Dupont “Burning Man”
October Camp Pendleton
November LN Curtis
CISD, Psyc First Aid
Water Tender Safety
Type III IC Teams
Heat Illness / Injury Programs
1st Jim Dolan nominates the existing slate with exception of Sawyer.
2nd Dave Purifoy
VOTE : Unanimous
Board of Directors
Term of Office: January 2013-2014
President Tony Duran Tony Duran
Vice-President Rick Griggs Rick Griggs
Secretary Chuck Seely Chuck Seely
Board Member Keith Gurrola Keith Gurrola
Board Member Scott Hudson Scott Hudson
Board Member Tim Sawyer
Board Member Dick Weise Dick Weise
Board Member Doug Obermeier Doug Obermeier