Union County IA. EMS Association

Union County IA. EMS Association The Union County EMS Association is a partnership of the EMS Providers in Union County, Iowa.
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Officers: President- Mick Landers EMT/Asst Chief, Creston Ia. FD V.President- Wes Skarda, RN/Asst Chief for EMS, Afton IA. Vol FD. Sec. John Coulter, EMT/Police Chief, City of Afton, IA Police Dept. At Large member Ray Ott, Creston Fire Dept., Treasurer Cheryl Blazek, EMS Coord. SWCC, Creston, Ia. Treas. Cheryl Blazek EMT-P/EMS Coord. Southwestern Comm. Collge, Creston, IA

Mission: Provide a educational partnership for the Fire Departments, Law Enforcement Agencies, Dispatch Service, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, Southwestern Community College and the residents of Union County for EMS Training and funding.

11/26/2014

Upcoming Classes at Southwestern Community College, Creston, Iowa.
Adult and Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter Class, April 6th 2015, 5 to 9 pm in Room 333. Cost $40.00

11/26/2014

With Holiday weekend upon us, please be safe this weekend.

IMMC Life Flight landing at GRMC Creston
11/26/2014

IMMC Life Flight landing at GRMC Creston

09/12/2014

Upcoming EMS Courses thru Southwestern Community College in Creston.
Advanced EMT Red Oak Campus, start date October 21st. 2014.
Scuba diving, Creston Campus/Creston YMCA start date October 6th, 2014
EMS Instructor Update for current EMS Instructors October 14th, 2014, Creston Campus Adult Ed.
EMS Evaluator Workshop for EMS Providers seeking the evaluator endorsement, October 21st, 2014. Creston Campus, Adult Ed.

Call 641-782-1332 to register. or contact Cheryl Blazek EMS Coordinator at [email protected].

03/20/2014

Severe Weather Week, March 24 to the 28th. Sponsored by The National Weather Services Offices in Iowa and Nebraska.

03/13/2014

The Union Co. EMS Association wants to remind everyone of the Statewide EMS Instructor Conference. It is to be held this year at Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa. April 5th, from 8am to 4pm.

03/13/2014

Minutes of the Association meeting for 3/12/14
Union County EMS Association
Meeting Minutes
Date: 3/12/2014
Time: 600pm
Members present: Mick Landers, Ray Ott, John Coulter, Chad Jorgensen, Sarah Johnson, Wes Skarda was late arriving. Absent was Cheryl Blazek, Treasurer, due to a conflict.

Meeting was called to order by President Mick Landers
Ballots for the At large position were opened by the President and Secretary and observed by At large member Ray Ott. All ballots were for retaining John Coulter as the other at large member.
Moved by Ott, 2nd by Coulter accept the election results, motion carried.

Moved by Ott, 2nd by Coulter to approve agenda, motion carried.
Moved by Coulter, 2nd by Ott to approve Treasurer’s report that was verbally provided by President Landers, who reported that there is still training money available and that bills need to be sent electronically to Cheryl by May 1st to approved and paid by June 30th, 2014.

Update on golf tourney. Wes was not at the meeting at this time but arrived later and reported that he had not made contact with Lakeshore, but that due to graduations at East Union and Creston he recommended that the tournament be held either May 10th, or June 1st. [EU graduation is the May18th, and Creston High School is on May 25th] Wes also suggested making contact with Crestmoor Golf club and it was noted that Mick Landers is on the board at Crestmoor.

Election of Officers:
Moved by Ott, 2nd by Johnson to nominate John Coulter to continue as Secretary,
Moved by Ott, 2nd by Jorgensen for nominations to cease, motion carried.
By unanimous vote, Coulter retained as Secretary.

Moved by Coulter, 2nd by Ott to nominate Mick Landers to continue as President,
Moved by Ott, 2nd by Coulter for nominations to cease, motion carried.
By unanimous vote, Landers retained as President.

New business:
Union Co. Health Care Coalition has 21,000 in grant money for items that are related to health care for the residence of Union County. Coulter and Jorgensen reported that at the Health Care meeting tonight only 3 grants had been received. Deadline is March 28th, 2014 for filing.

Education update:
First Responder to EMR class March 24th 6pm to 8pm Multipurpose Room at SWCC Adult Education.

Iowa Pipeline Association Training for Emergency Responders, March 25th, 3pm to 9pm with meal provided, Room 180, SWCC.

EMS evaluator workshop Multipurpose Room at Adult Education Southwestern Comm. College March 25th, 7p to 9p.

EMS System Standards Workshop, April 1st, 6p to 9p Room 107 SWCC Osceola Campus, Osceola, Iowa

EMS Instructor Conference- April 5th, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa starts at 8am till 4pm

Public Information Officer Basic Course, April 24th, 25th 9am to 4pm at Southwestern Community College, Creston Campus

Trench Rescue, May 3rd and 4th, 8am to 4pm, at Southwestern Community College Creston Campus, limited class size, register early.

Extrication class to be held at Weldon Fire, date to be announced, Cory Clark from Osceola Fire is coordinating.

Moved by Ott, 2nd by Jorgensen to adjourn, motion carried.

Signed:

John Coulter, Secretary.

03/06/2014

UNION CO EMS ASSOCIATION MEETING AGENDA
Time: 6 PM Location: Afton Fire Station, Afton Iowa
Call to order
Election results
Election of officers- President position and Secretary position
Update on System Development Grant
National EMS Week and 2014 UCEMSA Golf Tourney

Signed:
John Coulter, Secretary.

Expert: Climate Change to Cause Crime Increase
03/04/2014
Expert: Climate Change to Cause Crime Increase

Expert: Climate Change to Cause Crime Increase

Matthew Ranson, an environmental economist at Cambridge-based Abt Associates, a public policy research and consulting firm, predicts that over the remainder of this century, rising temperatures in the United States will lead to an additional 22,000 murders.

Union County IA. EMS Association's cover photo
03/02/2014

Union County IA. EMS Association's cover photo

Southwestern Comm. College EMS Jamboree Conference
03/02/2014

Southwestern Comm. College EMS Jamboree Conference

Union County IA. EMS Association's cover photo
03/01/2014

Union County IA. EMS Association's cover photo

02/27/2014

EVOC class- When: Saturday March 1st, at the Corning Iowa Fire Department. 8am classroom portion. Driving portion will be at a later 'warmer' date.

12/18/2013

Southwestern Community College and the Prescott Vol. Fire Department are hosting an EMR class to begin in February 2014. Watch for further information.

07/02/2013

The Union County EMS Association wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July.

03/01/2013

Union Co. EMS Association election of Officers meeting.
Union County EMS Association Meeting 2-20-2013

Election of members
Members present: Coulter, Blazek, Landers, Ott, Skarda
Meeting was called to order by President Mick Landers at 6:20pm

At 6:30pm ballots were opened and counted, Ray Ott was unanimously elected to another 2 year term of office on the EMS Association.

Motion by Coulter, 2nd by Skarda to adjourn, motion carried.

Signed:
John Coulter, Secretary

03/01/2013

Union County EMS Association Meeting Minutes.
Union Co. EMS Assoc. Meeting 1/16/2013
Location: Afton Fire Department, Afton, Iowa

Members present: President Mick Landers, Secretary John Coulter, Treasurer Cheryl Blazek, At Large Member Ray Ott, Ryan Burwell, GRMC, Wes Skarda Vice President.

Meeting called to order by President Landers at 6:30 pm
Moved by Bruwell/2nd by Ott to approve agenda, motion carried.

Moved by Burwell/2nd by Blazek to approve minutes of August 2012 meeting, motion carried.

At large position: Ray Ott’s position is up for election according to the By-Laws. Motion by Coulter/2nd by, to send out nomination papers this weekend with a return date by February 1st, 2013, and ballots to be mailed out and returned by February 15th, 2013 for a February 20th meeting. Motion carried.

Next meeting date will therefore be February 20th, 2013 at Greater Regional Medical Center with the EMS staff hosting. (Ryan Burwell)

EMS system grant update: Mick and Cheryl gave an update on the system grant. Mick reported that the DPH/BEMS had asked for a mid year report, he and Co. Auditor Sandy Hysell have done the report and forwarded it back to the state. It was not very in depth and did not require a lot of work to be completed.

Mick and Cheryl both reported that the state is requiring another Self Assessment survey to be completed. It was felt by the Committee that a review and updating the current assessment would suffice and would be forwarded onto the state.

Cheryl reported that the state is looking at other options for issuing grants. More information will be forth coming in the future. State wants to go away from the competitive grant application process to something fairer and simpler to administer.
Also the state is looking at scene times on trauma calls and will have more information concerning recommendations and possible training changes.

Current funding: Due to the number of counties that did not re-apply last summer in the grant confusion, Union County still has funds available for training. (See Treasurer’s report attached.)

Election of Officers: President and Secretary are the positions that are up for re-election. Motion by Burwell/2nd by Ott for Mick Landers to remain as president and John Coulter to remain as Secretary, Motion carried.

EMS Week: EMS week this year is 5/20 to 5/26/2013 (week just prior to Memorial Day Weekend). Discussion was held concerning the golf tournament. Wes will make contact with Lakeshore Golf club about holding the tournament on either the Friday or Saturday before Memorial Day. Additionally he will inquire about doing 18 holes vs 9 holes. He will report back to the February 20th meeting.

Cheryl Blazek reported on classes scheduled:
Hybrid EMT- class starts 1/22/2013 in Creston.
Ice Rescue- 3/2 and 3/3, 2013
Rope Rescue- First session: 4/20-4/21/2013
Second session: 6/1-6/2/2013
EVOC- 3/13/2013 (location to be determined)

Other information that Cheryl passed on was: Bureau of EMS has a Facebook place.
There is tuition funding assistance thru the Bureau for EMT students. It is income based. Cheryl has additional information available.

Treasurer’s Report: Moved by Coulter/2nd by Ott to approve, motion carried.

Other: Coulter inquired if there was interest in having a Union Co. EMS Association page. Motion by Burwell/2nd by Ott for the Secretary to develop and implement, motion carried.

Landers inquired if anyone had been checking the Union Co. EMS Association web site? No one has uploaded any information recently. The counter shows that there have been some visits. Committee agreed that everyone needed to promote the website. Any information must be sent to Jan Beach-Sickles to upload data and information.

Motion by Blazek/2nd by Ott to adjourn, motion carried.

Signed:
John Coulter, Secretary
Union Co. EMS Association.

Fire Safe Kids Trailer at the 2012 Kids Day at the Union County Fair. Temperature that day: 104F
01/31/2013

Fire Safe Kids Trailer at the 2012 Kids Day at the Union County Fair. Temperature that day: 104F

Creston FD Ladder 1
01/31/2013

Creston FD Ladder 1

Afton FD Engine 88-39 Rescue 88-35 and Afton Police Squad Truck 88-30
01/31/2013

Afton FD Engine 88-39 Rescue 88-35 and Afton Police Squad Truck 88-30

Kids Day at the Union County Fair, 2012
01/31/2013

Kids Day at the Union County Fair, 2012

Timeline Photos
01/31/2013

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
01/25/2013

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
01/25/2013

Timeline Photos

Clean up at Greater Regional Medical Center following EF2 tornado direct hit on the hospital April 2012
01/25/2013

Clean up at Greater Regional Medical Center following EF2 tornado direct hit on the hospital April 2012

Clean up at Greater Regional Medical Center following EF2 tornado direct hit on the hospital April 2012
01/25/2013

Clean up at Greater Regional Medical Center following EF2 tornado direct hit on the hospital April 2012

ER Tent at Greater Regional Medical Center, following April 2012 tornado direct hit on the hospital.
01/25/2013

ER Tent at Greater Regional Medical Center, following April 2012 tornado direct hit on the hospital.

ER Tent at Greater Regional Medical Center, following April 2012 tornado direct hit on the hospital.
01/25/2013

ER Tent at Greater Regional Medical Center, following April 2012 tornado direct hit on the hospital.

Creston FD house fire 12-22-2012
01/25/2013

Creston FD house fire 12-22-2012

Creston FD house fire 12-22-2012
01/25/2013

Creston FD house fire 12-22-2012

Afton Fire Training, Auto Extrication August 2012
01/25/2013

Afton Fire Training, Auto Extrication August 2012

3 miles south of Afton, Iowa on US 169.
01/25/2013

3 miles south of Afton, Iowa on US 169.

3 miles south of Afton, Iowa on US 169.

3 miles south of Afton, Iowa on US 169.
01/25/2013

3 miles south of Afton, Iowa on US 169.

3 miles south of Afton, Iowa on US 169.

01/19/2013

Working on Nomination forms and ballots for membership.

01/19/2013

The Union Co. EMS Association Board is developing a page for its members and other EMS, Law Enforcement and Fire Service Providers to visit and post information on.

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208 W Taylor St
Creston, IA
50801

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