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MARCH 13, 2017 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The order of the meeting was altered to here from Warren Balden the new EMA Director. He discussed the updates to the radio system that are going on. Mark brought up to Warren about the dispatchers not answering the Fire Police when calling in. A discussion followed. The roll was called with 33 members present from 17 companies. The minutes from the February meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read.                                              
TREASURER’S REPORT:                                                                        
 A report was given to the membership present. A motion was made and seconded to approve the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.                                                          
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:
Banquet: The Banquet will be held on May 22nd this will be our meeting for May, the officers will be sworn in at this time, and we will hand out the awards. It will be at Hoss’s in Gettysburg starting at 6:00. If you could let Dale know how many will be coming at the next meeting.
COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:  The dues are coming in slow. Yesterday Cashtown lost a member, Clyde Jeffcoat. The viewing will be Thursday at 10:00 at Cashtown Community Hall with the services starting at 11:00 with internment at Arendtsville cemetery. ACVESA will be standing Honor Guard.
STATE MEMBERSHIP:
Still did not get the cards back yet.
E.M. A.: There will be an upgrade to the Fleet maps on the radios. May 16th the Gettysburg College will be holding a drill. Will give out more information as we get it. On Route 30 there will be Bridge repair 30 will be one lane through out the replacement. This will probably be the bridge at Gettysburg borough line. Coleman road will be closed for Bridge Repair.
BANNER: The Banner is to be here Wednesday unless the storm delays it. If Cashtown wants it for the services it will be available. 
TRAINING: 
no report    
RADIOS:
 no report
INCOME AND BILLS: Sue Poist there is no bills.
COMMUNICATIONS:  none
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
:  Emergency Response: I have forms here if anyone needs them. We have 9 in tonight remember to get your reports in by June but please don’t wait until June to turn them in. Last month I talked about an EVOC class for Traffic units, service units and utility units at this time we only have 5 people signed up. In order to hold this class we need at least 15 sign up. It will be a 16 hour class held in May. The State Meeting will be held here this Sunday asking for donations for drawing.
NEW BUSINESS:
 Gettysburg Fire Chief is interested in teaching a Basic Fire Police class. Heildlersburg thanked those who helped at their Fishing show. Hampton thanked all who helped them on the tractor trailer accident. Mark stated that as of 10 days ago he is semi-retired from, fire police at Gettysburg, he can not do any operational duty.  So Jim Bixler is the Captain and Gary Mauston is the First Lieutenant at Gettysburg.
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:
 East Berlin stated that for Colonial Days this year they can not use fire police, they were told Penn Dot required them to hire a traffic control company. They are hiring Flagger Force. A discussion followed.  With Mark stating he will look into this. United thanked everyone who helped on the Ox fire and asked for help for their Flea Market in June. Heildlersburg asked for help at their car chow, yard sale, chicken Bar B Q. Nominations: All setting officers have consented to run again at this time we will open nominations. After calling for nominations for president a nomination was received for Mike Wassuto for president. Mike then declined the nomination. After calling all offices 3 times the nominations were closed until next month. Mike stated that he declined the nomination for president because he has to much work to do with Treasurer of the State Association. Think about until next meeting, who you want to nominate for Fire Police of the Year, Merit Award, and Service Award. 
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:
Training Center April 11 2017 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.           
Respectfully submitted:                                                                     
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary          


FEBRUARY 13, 2017 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan
The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The roll was called with 35 members present from 17 companies.
The minutes from the January meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as corrected to read the State meeting on March 19, not March 20.
 
TREASURER’S REPORT: Was given to membership present. A motion was made and seconded to approve the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:  
COUNTY MEMBERSHIP: Reminder the county dues are due. We have a representative here tonight from Company 23.
STATE MEMBERSHIP: Going good got a lot in. did not get the cards back yet.
E.M. A.: There will be a table top exercise for TMI on Feb 21 and drill on April 11.
BANNER: We have the updated proofs here. We will pass them around and discuss them later. TRAINING: Received an e mail from Mark Lusk asking about training this year. The Basic is scheduled for the first week end in November. Asked what you would like to see for the first weekend in April. A suggestion was the proper setup of signs. Another suggestion was Haz - Mat awareness. Mark stated that he is not sure that there is a course on setting up signs but there is some information on Responder Safety .com. then there are the National TIMS courses.

RADIOS: no report
INCOME AND BILLS: Sue Poist read the bills. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills motion carried.
COMMUNICATIONS: none
UNFINISHED BUSINESS Emergency Response: We have 8 in tonight remember to get your reports in by June. ​ Banquet: talked to General Pickett’s they are booking up fast. I called Hoss’s and they suggested that we hold the banquet during the week and hand out cards and make it a fund raiser. A discussion followed with a motion being made and seconded to change the meeting night to May 15 6:00. Motion carried. Dale called Hoss’s to set up the date and found out that they are booked for the 15 . It was then changed to the 22. State Meeting: reminder that the State meeting will be here on March 19 The registration will start at 10:00 with the meal starting at 11:30 and the meeting at 1:00. We will be needing help Saturday March 18 to help set up. And on Sunday we will need help at 9:00 to get the food set up. We would like to have as many members at the meeting as possible. And when you come we would like you to come in uniform. If not remember no t-shirts.
NEW BUSINESS: We have a sample letter up here that Barlow sends to the Townships they cover listing the fire police on their roster. This is a good idea. There is some interest in Gettysburg in holding an EVOC class using the smaller vehicles, such as Traffic units, service units and utility units, is there any interest here. If so there is a sign up sheet on the front table.
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: Arendtsville thanked those who came and helped them on the Clear Springs road fire. But had a problem called county 2 times on ops. Channel with no answer then called county 2 times on Fire Police dispatch channel with no answer then one of the chiefs showed up and called for fir police and until county finally dispatched Fire Police it was 20 minutes. A discussion followed. Littlestown thanked those who helped them at their barn fire. And they also had trouble getting county to answer them when they called for fire police. After some more discussion it was decided that both Arendtsville and Littlestown get the information to Mark and he would get a letter to county addressing our problems. It was asked if he could ask again about status checks for the Fire Police only calls at Night. Asked if anyone can get door prizes for the State Meeting Nominations: if anyone would like to run for any of the offices let the nomination committee know. Back to the banner a suggestion was made that we go with the Gray keystone with a blue border on a light background. A motion was made was made and second to accept the suggestion. Motion carried.
TRAILER: they found another trailer with cones in so if anybody needs any we still have some.
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center March 13, 2017 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.
Respectfully submitted:
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


JANUARY 9, 2017 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The roll was called with 30 members present from 14 companies. A motion was made and seconded to alter the order of business to hear from John Eline. John introduced the new EMA Director Warren Bladen. Mark asked if they could ask the dispatchers to slow down a little when they are dispatching a call.  A discussion followed. The minutes from the December meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read. 
TREASURER’S REPORT:     Was given to membership present  A motion was made and seconded to approve the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:
COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:
 This is a new year we need your up dated rosters. Dues are due before May.  Get your rosters in A.S.A.P. we had a problem last year getting a hold of people. If anyone doesn’t want their phone number put out let us know and we will keep it between the board members. I received a roster from York Springs they did not list the Captain, Lieutenant or call numbers.
STATE MEMBERSHIP:
We received a good many back tonight, quite a few of them does not have their old numbers on them. Reminder your dues are due before March 31st. reminder that on March 20th the state meeting will be held here at the training Center doors open at 10:00 with the meal being served at 11:30 and the meeting starting at 1:00. We would like all the members attending the meeting as we can get.
E.M. A.:
as reported by John Eline at the beginning of the meeting.
BANNER: We have proofs here tonight, we will pass them around then come back to see what you think.
TRAINING: 
no report
RADIOS:
 no report
INCOME AND BILLS: Sue Poist read the bills. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills motion carried. 
COMMUNICATIONS:
 none  
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
:  none NEW BUSINESS:  Mark asked if there is any new Captains or Lieutenants. Gettysburg reported that Gary Mauston has joined them. Lake Meade reported that Dean Shank is the new Captain, and Dave Reaver is the new Lt.
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: 
Dale Brister reported that the Emergency Response reports are here remembered we need to get them back by June. This year is the year to elect officers Mark asked for volunteers for the nomination committee. Seeing no volunteers he appointed Tom Carbaugh, A, J. Aldrich and Brice from co 25.
TRAILER: 
Is there anyone who needs anything from the trailer we want to finish it up this week Friday at 2:00.  Those who need see me after the meeting so I can get your name and phone numbers. Now that the proof has made it around, do we have any opinions? After some discussion a motion was made and seconded that we go with the keystone and change the number in the center from 1987 to 1947 and blue and gray color for banner and shoulder patches. Motion carried.
A motion was made and second to authorize the President and Vice President to proceed with the banner not exceeding $500.00 if we can get it finished by March.  An amendment was received to change the $500, 00 to $1,000.00. A second was received. Motion carried.
January 21st is the meeting of The South Central Task force in Elizabethtown if any is interested in going see Mike Wassota.
Is there going to be a banquet this year?  This has not been decided, and asked Dale if would set up a banquet.  Dale said he would look into dates.
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center February 13, 2017 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         
Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


DECEMBER 12, 2016 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by Vice President, Mike Wassota
A moment of silence was offered, followed by the pledge to the flag. The roll was called with 28 members present from 14 companies. A motion was made and seconded to alter the order of business to hear from Met Ed representative Kathy Seilhammer. Kathy thanked us for the work we do and stated that Met Ed is implementing plans to get better response times.  A discussion followed.
The minutes from the November meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read.
TREASURER’S REPORT:       There was no Treasurers report due to the absence of the treasurer.         
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:
STATE MEMBERSHIP: 
no report
COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:  no report
E.M. A.:
no report
TRAINING: 
no report
RADIOS:  The question was raised that why are to turn our old radios they were owned by the association, not the county or fire companies. Mark reported that it depended how the companies reported their radios, some may have reported the fire police radios in their totals. And the last time he looked on E-bay the low band radios were only going for around $50.00. A discussion followed.
INCOME AND BILLS: no report due to absent of the treasurer.
COMMUNICATIONS:
 none
UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  none
NEW BUSINESS:
 Mark thanked all who checked on him and came to see him while he recuperated this past year and hoped to be back very soon. United reported that when they respond into York county they are put on opps 12 , which is fine except that York County never establishes the patch. We need to keep alert out there with winter weather coming.
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  nothing
TRAILER: 
we will be disturbing the equipment from the trailer Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
BANNER:
They are in the middle of mid terms; we will have the proofs here for next meeting. We will be putting pictures on the web site so everyone can look at them before next meeting Bendersville reported that as of the first of the year they will not have a fire police captain, no one will take the position.
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center January 9, 2016 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         
Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


NOVEMBER 14, 2016 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by Vice President, Mike Wassota. Member Petey  Karlos past away 3 weeks ago. The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The roll was called with 26 members present from 16 companies. The minutes from the October meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read.
TREASURER’S REPORT:    Given to members present. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:
STATE MEMBERSHIP: 
The State meeting is this Sunday if anyone has anything they want brought up let me know. The books are here when done with them get them to another company or call Mike and he will pick them up and get them to someone else.
COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:  no report
E.M. A.: no report
TRAINING: 
The first week end in April is the Advanced Fire Police Class if they get the new curriculum out. The Basic class was the first weekend in November we had 17 people take the class.
RADIOS:
What are we going to do with all these radios? A discussion followed with the question being asked how many companies are still using the old radios. Several companies stated that they are still using the old radios because they don’t have enough new radios. Dave Reaver stated that we need to talk to Mary the radios were to be turned in.
INCOME AND BILLS:
The income and bills where read. A motion was made and second to pay the bills. Motion carried.
COMMUNICATIONS:
 A letter was read from the state. It contained the contract for the March 19th meeting held here. 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  We talked with Kim upstairs and they want to distribute the items in the trailer. If anyone needs any of the items let me know as soon as possible.   Mark your calendars for March 19th for the State meeting will be here at the training center. A lunch will be server with the meeting starting at 1:00pm, This afternoon around 5:30 Mark received an e mail from the people from HACC stating they had the designs done, but Mark didn’t have time to print them out for us to look at.
NEW BUSINESS:
 As stated earlier Petey Karlos past away 3 weeks ago and they are planning a memorial service for him. I will let you know when I hear anything. At the next meeting do we want to have a get together for the holidays? A discussion followed with it being decided that we hold a get together at 7:00 pm on December 12th with the meeting following 
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: 
United thanked those who helped at their Harvest Day parade. York Springs thanked those who helped at their Halloween parade. Hampton thanked those who helped at their trick or Treat Night and fire. Saves thanked those who helped at their Trick or Treat night. York Springs stated they had a member pass away East Berlin thanked those who helped at their fire this morning.
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center December 12, 2016 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         
Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


OCTOBER 10, 2016 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by Vice President, Mike Wassota. The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The roll was called with 28 members present from 14 companies. The minutes from the August meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read. 
TREASURER’S REPORT:     Was given to membership present. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:
STATE MEMBERSHIP: 
no report
COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:
 no report
E.M. A.: no report
TRAINING: 
The Basic Fire Police course will be held on November 5th & 6th at this time we only have 1 person signed up.
NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  nothing
TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
   nothing
BANNER:
 no report
WEB SITE:  nothing
STATE ASSOCIATION:
  At the State meeting they reminded everyone that they need to stay alert and watch 360, and be visible. You need to put out advanced warning devices. 
INCOME AND BILLS:
There were no bills presented.
COMMUNICATIONS:
 none.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
: United stated that they still need help for their Harvest Day Parade on October 22nd. meet at New Oxford Fire House at 2:00, and bring your fire police units.
NEW BUSINESS:
 York Springs asked for help for their Halloween parade on October 23rd. meet at the fire house at 12:00. For the last 2 Tuesdays we have been meeting with students from HACC, who are working on a project for class they are designing letterheads, banner and shoulder patch for us at no cost when they have this done they will bring it to our meeting for our approval or disapproval. 
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: 
 Littlestown stated that their traffic unit is back in service.  Gettysburg thanked those who helped with the fallen firefighter memorial procession.
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:
Training Center November 14, 2016 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         
Respectfully submitted:                                         
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by Vice President, Mike Wassota. The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The roll was called with 24 members present from 14 companies. The minutes from the August meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read. 
TREASURER’S REPORT
  Was given to the members present A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

STATE MEMBERSHIP: 
no report
COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:
 no report
E.M. A.: no report
TRAINING: 
The Basic Fire Police course will be held on November 5th & 6th.Remind your members if anyone needs this class. This will be the new curriculum.
NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  County is to be calling the radios in for updates September and October but I haven’t heard being called in yet.
TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
   nothing
BANNER:
 no report
WEB SITE: 
nothing
STATE ASSOCIATION:
  This weekend is the state meeting if anyone has anything to bring up. .
INCOME AND BILLS:
the bill was read. A motion was made and second to pay the bill. Motion carried.
COMMUNICATIONS:
 none.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: United stated that they have enough people for their History Day on September 17. And will be needing help for their Harvest Parade on October 22nd meeting at New Oxford Fire house at 2 pm.   
NEW BUSINESS:  Arendtsville brought up that the fruit Growers have decided not to hold the apple Blossom Festival any longer. And next month is the Apple Harvest Festival anyone who can help show up at the fair grounds Saturday morning October 1st.  On September 25th the Fire Fighter Memorial will be held at the training center ACVESA has asked for a few fire police to help with parking, be here by 1:00 pm.
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: 
 Littlestown thanked all who helped at their Good Ole Days Parade. And stated that the Police chief will be putting on a class for their fire company on secondary devices at major incidents. If anyone wants to have a similar class call Sarah at 717- 880- 4638 SAVES thanked those who helped at the 5k run. Gettysburg thanked those who helped at their wine fest. And for all who helped at the accident in Gettysburg where they had to shut down half the town. A thank you went out to Mike Wassota for his putting crosses up for the Police Officers shot this year.   Buchannan Valley will be having a Haz-Mat Refresher class on October 9th starting at 8:00 am if anyone is interested.   
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:
Training Center October 10, 2016 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         
Respectfully submitted:                                           
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary          


AUGUST 8, 2016 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by Vice President, Mike Wassota.       The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The roll was called with 21 members present from 14 companies. The minutes from the July meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read. 
TREASURER’S REPORT  
Was given to membership present. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
STATE MEMBERSHIP: 
no report
COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:
 no report
E.M. A.: no report
TRAINING:  no report.
NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  no report
TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
   nothing
BANNER:  no report
WEB SITE: 
nothing
STATE ASSOCIATION:
  It was brought up at the state meeting that all personal should look more professional when out on the road you should not be in shorts and no flip flops. Flip flops are against the OSAH rules. They are looking at companies that run 2 units one to go out for emergency calls and one that goes to work parking cars for carnivals and such. They are suggesting counties put together “SPURT” teams; these are fully trained members that the county dispatches for major events before putting out an all call. The “SPURT” team members must have all four of the new training classes. .
INCOME AND BILLS: there were no bills presented
COMMUNICATIONS:
 none.    
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
: Talked with some one on the fire police carrying weapons. Was told that there is nothing in the fire police regulations stopping some one from carrying a weapon as long as they have all their permits. But there is a regulation in place stating that you don’t have the right to use a weapon
NEW BUSINESS:  A fire police officer passed away in the lower part of the county and some one asked about a banner. The banner has been shelved for now. 
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: 
 United asked for help for fire police for their History day on September 17th from 7am until 12 pm. will need 19 fire police. They then asked to put October 22nd on our calendars they will be needing help for their Harvest Day Parade meeting at 3 pm. Littlestown asked for help at their carnival this week. And for August 18th for their Good Ole Days Parade and we will need all traffic units we can get. Meeting at the fire house at 5:30 pm. if you can make it let Ralph know at 717-465- 1552 as soon as possible. Hampton reported that the bridge at Inn 94 is finished.  
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:
Training Center August 8, 2016 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         
Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary          


JULY 11, 2016 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan. Mark stated that we need to keep our brother police officers in our prayers who were killed in Huston and Michigan. The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The roll was called with 31 members present from 17 companies. The minutes from the June meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as corrected to read. The class will be the second weekend in April if the first weekend falls on Easter weekend.     Motion carried. The question was asked where co 20 was in the groups under the training.
TREASURER’S REPORT    
Was given to membership present A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
STATE MEMBERSHIP: 
no report
COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:
 no report
E.M.A.:
no report
TRAINING:  The recommendation by Jim and Mike is only preliminary but it is an interesting concept. I like the concept that those who usually work together to train and meet everybody. NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  no report
TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
   nothing
BANNER:  no report
WEB SITE: 
nothing STATE ASSOCIATION:  the meeting is this Sunday if anybody has anything they want brought up to the state.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE: 
Out of the 18 departments in the county we have reports from 12. (See attached report).    
INCOME AND BILLS:
  The bill where read a motion was made and seconded to pay the bill. Motion carried.
COMMUNICATIONS:
 A thank you note was read from the Jacobs family for helping at the funeral of John.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
:     none
NEW BUSINESS:  A discussion was held on the problems going on around the country. We need to keep an eye out when we are out there for some one who is not acting right. We need to look out for our own safety. Remember that under the Fire Police code of Pennsylvania we CAN NOT carry any weapons. So if the situation starts to get hairy back off, walk away, KEEP YOUR SELF SAFE. There are grants out there we can apply for, for safety gear, this will have to be done through your fire company.
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: 
 Gettysburg reported that their Wine Fest will be September 11, The Blue and Grey Marathon committee has been in contact with us but nothing is set yet. York Springs asked for help at their carnival July 27, through 30. Bendersville asked for help at their carnival August 3 through the 6. Heildlersburg asked for help at their carnival August 11 through 13. United stated that their carnival is this week. August 11 is the ACVESA meeting at Gettysburg at 6:00.includes a meal. Last Friday at the wreck Gettysburg had traffic 33 was trying to get instructions for their assignment, but there was too much chit chat on the radio. They also stated that at times when they respond county will not acknowledge them. A discussion followed. At the last ACVESA meeting it was brought up that they have a bill for $300.00 for a fire police course. We will look into it. Cashtown thanked Co’s 6 and 27 for their help at their accident. United thanked all who helped at their accident involving a Motor cycle on route 30. United thanked all those who worked the Flea Market stating he heard nothing but praise for their work. A reminder on safety, after the accident call with Gettysburg last Friday the Deputy from 22 was taken to the hospital and admitted over night. His one arm went numb at the call he was diagnosed with dehydration. So remember that with the heat ad humidity we need to stay hydrated.            
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center August 8, 2016 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         
Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary          


JUNE 13, 2016 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by Vice President, Mike Wassota. The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The roll was called with 27 members present from 15 companies. The regular order of business was suspended to have John Eline present the awards. The following awards were presented the Service Award was presented to the Board of Officers. The Merit Award was presented to Mark Fruehan.  The Fire Police Officer of the year was presented to Francis Smith and Mike Wassota. John then thanked everyone for the job we do out there.  He then talked about the new radio system stating that this fall the radios will be up graded and that some will have to be brought in to be re programmed.  The minutes from the May meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read.     Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
STATE MEMBERSHIP: 
no report
COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:  we received a check from Emmitsburg Fire Company for dues. 
E.M. A.: no report
TRAINING: 
no report
NEW RADIO SYSTEM:
  John Eline already covered this.
TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:   nothing
BANNER:
 no report
WEB SITE: 
nothing
STATE ASSOCIATION:
  no report
EMERGENCY RESPONSE: 
I will be here next month so I am extending the dead line until next month. We still need reports from companies 1, 9, 14, 26, and 29. Thanks to all.
INCOME AND BILLS:  There was a $400.00 check received from Adams Electric for parking cars. And a $50.00 check received from Emmitsburg Fire Company for their dues. The bills where read a motion was made and seconded to pay the bills. Motion carried. COMMUNICATIONS:  none
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
:     Mike Wassota and Jim Rudisill met and recommended that we hold the Basic Fire Police Class the first weekend of November. And the other class will be the first weekend of April unless it is Easter Weekend. After talking to Mark Lusk we learned that the state has combined the other classes so that they are all 16 hours. The classes are 2) Advanced Fire Police 3) Legal Concepts and 4) Emergency Response for Fire Police.  We suggest that we hold one of these classes every year for the April class and rotate them. We also suggest chapters be set with several companies as follows 2,3,4,5 and 27; 7,9,25 and 26; 10, 11, 14 and 29; 1, 33, 23 and 22.  And that each chapter hold meetings 2 or3 times a year and hold trainings.  We are still looking for captains from each chapter.
NEW BUSINESS:
 The other night we had a police incident they called out the fire police, the police had put out a BOLO the fire police never heard about it and the subject walked up to one of the Fire police. Fortunately the subject was not armed. Littlestown brought up the incident in Littlestown Sunday night the fire police had no idea who all was coming in, or from where. We need to have some communication with the police.
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: 
 A thank you went out for all who helped at the funeral of John Jacobs of Arendtsville. Arendtsville then thanked all who helped at the funeral. Gettysburg asked for help at their carnival June 28 to July 2. We will need extra help on Friday July1 for the fireworks. Littlestown gave advanced warning that they will be needing help on August 18 for the Good Ole Days Parade. The first Tuesday thru Saturday in August will be the South Mountain Fair I will be checking with those who helped last year. Also that week will be Bendersville Carnival they will need help.        
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center July 11, 2016 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         
Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary          


MAY 9, 2016 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan. The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The roll was called with 29 members present from 18 companies. The minutes from the April meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read.     Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:   Was given to membership present. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES STATE MEMBERSHIP:  no report
COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:
 All county companies are up dated.
E.M. A.:
no report
TRAINING: 
nothing
NEW RADIO SYSTEM:
  we received an e mail from John Eline stating that as of now old fire one is dispatch only no one will be monitoring it. Fire five may be used as a talk around no will be monitoring it either.
TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
   nothing
BANNER:
 no report
WEB SITE: 
the web site has not been up graded since I got sick I will be trying to get it updated.
STATE ASSOCIATION:
  the state meeting is this Sunday if anyone has anything for us to take to the meeting let us know.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE:  we still have some out try and get them in next month.
INCOME AND BILLS:  There are no bills this month.
COMMUNICATIONS:  A letter was read from Chief Jan Cromer of the Hanover Fire Department.   
NEW BUSINESS:  a letter was read from ACVESA. Stating that several bills are in committee. One being a bill to allow fire companies to bill for their services. And 3 bills for tax credits for fire personal.  And senate resolution 66 is still alive. Jim Rudisill ask for a committee be put together to recommend training to the association. He requested that the vice president and Jim co chair the committee and 4 fire police captains from around the county be appointed to the committee.  Mark then asked Jim if he would try and find 4 captains to volunteer. Parades and Carnivals; Gettysburg’s carnival will be June 28th thru July 2nd with the fire works on July 1st at 11:00 pm anyone wants to come in and help we will be glad for the help. Littlestown’s carnival will be the second full week in August. Lake Meade asked for help at their yard sale May 21st if anyone can help.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS:   Company 27 will be hosting a Haz mat refresher later in the year it will be open to the Fire police. We can host the training for the fire police at company 27 because they have a contract with Bucks County and are entitled to hold so many hours’ co classes per year. A hearty thanks has been sent to us from Make a wish truck ride everything went well. The new radio system worked real well.  We even had State Police at various locations along the route.
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: 
 Hampton reported that at the end of this month route 94 will be one lane, at the bridge near Inn 94, to replace the bridge lasting 3 months. United reported that 194 outside of Abbottstown will be closed. Gettysburg reported that in the next 2 years there will be extensive road and bridge work will be going on, on route 30 east of town. And Shealer Road between 30 and Hunterstown road will be widened to 3 lanes. Bendersville reported that they are putting a round about in Mt Holly work has already started.        
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center June 13, 2016 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         
Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


APRIL 11, 2016 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan. Mark thanked all who helped with the weather problems last week and all who helped at the funeral in Hanover. The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The order of business was altered to here from Chief Cromer, from Hanover/ Penn Township Fire Company. Chief Cromer thanked everyone who helped at the funeral of their deceased member, and especially thanking Tom Carbaugh who organized the fire police for the funeral. Mark then read a letter from the Hanover Police Department thanking Tom Carbaugh for organizing the fire police for the funeral of the deceased firefighter. Tom Carbaugh then thanked all who helped at the funeral I had 32 fire police for the detail out of the 32, 29 were from Adams County. The roll was called with 34 members present from 17 companies. The minutes from the March meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read.     Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT  Was given to membership present. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP: 
I still have cards here for companies 1 and 9. Thanks for getting the applications in, in good time.
COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:
 We only have one company who has not paid their dues, that is company 3, I have asked Chuck to check with them. 
E.M. A.: no report
TRAINING:  The Basic Fire Police class that was set for April 9th and 10th had to be canceled because of lack of interest in the class we only had 5 people sign up. With the By-laws stating that we have to hold a Basic Course once a year we will have to schedule it in November 5th and 6th.
NEW RADIO SYSTEM:
  nothing
TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
   nothing  
BANNER:
 no report
WEB SITE:  no report
STATE ASSOCIATION:
  Everyone who is a member of the State association should receive a letter and a card stating that you are entitled to receive $3,000.00 accidental death and dismemberment insurance. They will contact you if you send this card back.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE: 
We are getting reports back we have 10 back so far keep them coming. .
APPLE BLOSSOM: 
I have the crew in place. Two weeks later I have the tractor parade I will be contacting the surrounding companies for help.
INCOME AND BILLS:  The bills were read.  A motion was made and second to pay the bills. Motion carried.
COMMUNICATIONS:
 none
NEW BUSINESS:
 Even though we will not be having a banquet this year we still need to vote on the awards. So think until next month about who you want to nominate for Fire Police of the Year, for the Service award and the Merit Award. The make a wish convoy will be May 1st. and will run the same route as last year, we will be contacting communications center to get a channel to use for the convoy. There is a change of command coming down at the State Police Barracks. Gettysburg responded to an accident today, they asked the trooper for some flares and was told that the state does not have a budget; he gave me a number to call to see what can be done. Hampton asked for information that a bike ride is coming to Gettysburg and going to Hampton on April 24th. A discussion followed.  With mark stating that he would try and find out. Hampton stated that on March17th there was a fatal accident in a York Springs box I want to that all who came out and helped. Arendtsville advised everyone that on April 24th watch if you run a call north and west of Gettysburg because of the North, South marathon will be going on. A reminder that on old 15 North and South of Heildlersburg is closed due to bridge repair. Littlestown thanked all who helped at the explosion and fire and traffic accident. Reminder of Adams Electric picnic on May 21 at Gettysburg Middle School 10:00am to 2:00 pm. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:   Tom Carbaugh asked if anyone was here from Barlow they turned in 6 Motorola radios. According to my records they did not have Motorola radios.     They are a donation from the fire company so if anybody has a bad radio you can replace it. Tom then asked if Gettysburg was having their wine festival this year. Mark stated that he has not heard but would find out.
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: 
        
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center May 9, 2016 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         
Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary          


MARCH 14, 2016 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by Vice President, Mike Wassota.
The invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. A moment of silence was observed for the Hanover firefighter, who past away this week end. The roll was called with 24 members present from 15 companies. The minutes from the February meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read.     Motion carried. TREASURER’S REPORT    Was given to membership present. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES STATE MEMBERSHIP:   no report
COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:  we have 3 companies who have not paid their dues yet.
E.M. A.:
no report
TRAINING: 
We have the Basic Fire Police class set up for April 9th and 10th. We will need a minimum of 10 people to hold the class and there will be a test. We have the November dates secure but we don’t have any classes set at this time. Company 27 will be holding a Haz-Mat class later this year. Will announce the date when we get it. 
NEW RADIO SYSTEM:
  nothing
TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
   still waiting to hear back from upstairs.
COUNTY RADIOS:
 if anybody has any county owned radios they can bring them in and I will hold them for now. Littlestown said they have several fire police who are still using the old radios.
BANNER:
 no report
WEB SITE:  no report
STATE ASSOCIATION:
  The state meeting is in Dover this weekend if you want to come over the meal starts at 12:00 and the meeting starts at 1:00.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE:  We are getting reports back keep them coming.
APPLE BLOSSOM:  I still need to check with one from last year, the dates are May 7th and 8th. .  If any one is interested I will put them on the list.
INCOME AND BILLS:
  no report
COMMUNICATIONS:
 none
NEW BUSINESS:
 the new alpha numeric pagers do not have a county wide page for all call for fire police. They have a page for all the captains but to do an all call they have to enter each company separately. United asked for help for the Flea market in New Oxford on June 18th. The make a wish convoy will be May 1st. and will run the same route as last year. Allen Baldwin will come up to teach us A Haz-Mat class we just have to contact him to set up a date. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:   nothing.
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: 
 if we want to have a banquet this year I checked with General Pickett’s, they have April 23rd and 30th open the price would be $14.50 for everything unless you want alcohol. A discussion followed then a vote was called with 0 voting to hold a banquet this year and 3 voting not to hold a banquet this year. So there will not be a banquet this year. For those whop doesn’t get the fire police paper the State Fire Police Commissioner resigned. And they are not going to replace him.       
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:
Training Center April 11, 2016 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         
Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


FEBRUARY 8, 2016 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by Vice President, MikeWasuta.  The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The order of business was altered to give a report on Mark Fruehan who has been in the hospital for almost a month, due to heart problems. The roll was called with 32 members present from 17 companies. The minutes from the January meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read.     Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT
 Was given to membership present A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:   no report
COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:  no report
E.M. A.:
no report
TRAINING:  We will be getting a hold of Mark Lusk to confirm dates. Chief 1 will be taking the instructors class for Basic Fire Police. Also there is a Pro Board course coming for Fire Police.  NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  Last month when Gettysburg had 2 calls back to back there was a problem the first call was put on ops. 4 and the second were put on ops 7, but the fire police was put on ops 4 for the second call. This is not how we were told this was to operate. We will check into this.
TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
   no report
COUNTY RADIOS:
 no report
BANNER:  no report
WEB SITE: 
no report
STATE ASSOCIATION:  If any body has anything that they want checked out at the State Association let me know.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE: 
We are getting reports back keep them coming.
APPLE BLOSSOM:  I will be checking with the ones who helped last year. If any one is interested I will put them on the list.
INCOME AND BILLS:  The bills were read. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills. Motion carried. 
COMMUNICATIONS:
 A letter was read from Adams Electric. Asking for help parking cars at there meeting on May 21st. at Gettysburg Middle School.
NEW BUSINESS:  nothing
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
:   nothing.
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: 
 Do we want to have a Banquet this year, Dave will not be able to do the Banquet Book this year, we used the money from the Banquet Book to purchase and repair our radios. Now with the new radios we do not have that expense. A discussion followed, with it being decided that we think about it until next month. Gettysburg thanked those who helped at their fires. Heildlersburg reported that the bridges on old 15 north and south of Heildlersburg is out and will be out for at least 6 months. Hampton thanked those who helped at their fatal accident. A reminder that there are some fire police out there who do not have the new radios.
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:
Training Center March 14, 2016 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         
Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

JANUARY 11, 2016 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER
The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:33 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.  The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The roll was called with 29 members present from 13 companies. The minutes from the December meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read.     Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT  Given to membership present.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  
We have had good response in getting your dues in thanks.
COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:  We handed out letters to the captains tonight for this year’s roster and dues.
E.M. A.:
no report
TRAINING: We have been in contact with Mark and he has been trained and certified on the new curriculum for the new Basic Fire Police Course. We need dates for next year.  It was suggested that we keep using the first week end of November that worked well last year.  Do you know if this will be the full course or just up date? We will have to check if there will be a class offered that is just an up date. A discussion followed on when we want to hold the new Basic Class. It was decided that if we hold is in the spring that we can set up another class if we have to many for the class.  We will check with Mark to see if April 9th &10th and November 5th &6th, as first choice, will work for him. The question was asked if the Fire Police review is on the new curriculum or the old.  A discussion was held on Haz Mat for fire police. 
NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  the new system is working fine as long as everyone is on the new system. On the call on route 30 there was a fire police at an intersection that had the only the old radio and we didn’t know he was there until after it was over. Dale reported that where he was on the detour he could hear everybody. A discussion followed.
TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:   no report
COUNTY RADIOS:
 no report
BANNER:
 no report
WEB SITE:  no report  
STATE ASSOCIATION:  no report 
INCOME AND BILLS:
  There are no bills this month. We did receive a check for $100.00 from Bermudian JC’s for working their Halloween parade.
COMMUNICATIONS:
 none
NEW BUSINESS:
 It was brought up that we need to change our roster because company Bonneauville has merged with United.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
:   nothing.
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:   Dale reported that he has the Emergency response forms here you can pick them up after the meeting. Petty Carlos was in the hospital and now is in Genesis room 207B for rehab. Tom Carbaugh was in the hospital but is home now. Jim Patterson is in the hospital. Apple Blossom is coming up it is May 7th and 8th. Cashtown winter carnival is coming up on February 4th, 5th and 6th. If anybody can help.
PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:
Training Center February 8, 2016 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         
Respectfully submitted:                                           
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

DECEMBER 14, 2015 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.   The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The roll was called with 24 members present from 15 companies.
The minutes from the November meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read.     Motion carried.


TREASURER’S REPORT:   Was given to membership present. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  
We have the books here if you need one come up and get one. Thanks to those who have there dues in tonight.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:
 no report

E.M.A.:
no report

TRAINING:
Any suggestions on c lasses for next year. Can we get a Haz-Mat class for the fire police? A discussion followed. With the decision that we will look to see if there is a Haz-Mat class out there for fire police.
At this time the meeting was turned over to John Eline. The equipment trailer contract is ready to be signed. I have asked to hold off on the giving out of the equipment until after the 1st of the year when all the radios are on line. All the fire companies have their radios and are on line or will be tomorrow. If anyone has any questions on the radios pass those on to your fire police captain so they can e mail them to me or Mary. A discussion followed with several questions that Mark received after his last email with John. Mark requested that any questions be sent to him also, so he can put them on the web site along with the answers. This may help someone else. 

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:
  see above

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
   see above

COUNTY RADIOS:
 no report

BANNER:
 no report

WEB SITE: 
no report

STATE ASSOCIATION:
  no report  I

NCOME AND BILLS:
  The bills where read. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills. Motion carried.

COMMUNICATIONS:
 none

NEW BUSINESS:
When working mutual aid calls we need to work together as a team. Gettysburg had a issue with an officer of PSP, with him stating that their truck was illegal and had to be taken off the road until corrected. We talked with the officer and went over the vehicle code and he stated that it was a mistake and the traffic unit is ok. Thank you to all who came to the dinner at Hoss’s Saturday night we had 22 people. Dale reported that General Pickett’s closed for the season on November 29. So due to short notice we decided to go to Hoss’s.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
:   nothing.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: 
We want to get some kind of family get together set up for this spring or summer, keep this in mind for next year. A discussion followed on the new reporting system for the state fire commissioner. If anyone has a change of cell phone numbers or e mail address and want to give them to Mark. AJ reported that he can get batteries and chargers for the new radios at about half the price Motorola charges. It was asked if we can put fire company function where extra fire police will be needed on the web site. Mark stated that we have been doing this.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center January 11, 2016 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                        
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

NOVEMBER 9, 2015  ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.
The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.
The roll was called with 24 members present from 14 companies.
The minutes from the October meeting were read.
A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read.     Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:   Was given to membership                                               
A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  
no report

MEMBERSHIP:
 no report

E.M. A.:
no report

TRAINING:
We had the Basic class this weekend we had 24 people in attendance. It was an excellent class. This should be the last time we use the old curriculum. They are looking to a mini class to bring those who have the old curriculum up to the new. Mark asked what other class you want for next year. It was suggested that we try Legal Concepts. 

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:
  Looking to start handing out the radios to companies on November 24.

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
  We have been playing phone tag with John Eline so we have nothing new.

COUNTY RADIOS:
 We handed out 2 radios tonight to Heildlersburg so we are down to 1 radio. Do we want to purchase more radios? A discussion followed with it being decided that we hold off until next month that with the new radios being handed out in 2 weeks we may be able to get some of the old ones. Also we will be needing batteries.

BANNER:
 no report

WEB SITE: 
no report

STATE ASSOCIATION:
The state meeting is this weekend.

INCOME AND BILLS:
  The bills where read. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills. Motion carried.

COMMUNICATIONS:
 none

NEW BUSINESS:
Do we want to have a Christmas party? A discussion followed with the date of December 12 being chosen at 6:30. With the place either General Pickets or Cross Keys, with General Pickets being our first chose. Everyone taking care of their own bill.
The question was asked if with these new radios we will be able to get patched through to fire police in York County. I talked to a dispatcher from York County at a House Fire in York County and was told that it was not possible.  A discussion followed.  With the statement that there will have to have a person in charge with one of our radios and one of theirs. We will check in on this and report back.  

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:   We have been playing phone tag with Houser Winery so will keep trying.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:
Once again thanks to all for the Mutual Aid we can’t do this alone. Gettysburg thanked Cashtown to help for their odor of gas. United thanked all who helped at their Harvest day, Heildlersburg thanked those who helped at their incidents at Five Points Rd. and the incidents on US 15.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:
Training Center December 14, 2015 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.           

Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

OCTOBER 12, 2015 ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.  

The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The roll was called with 25 members present from 14 companies.

The minutes from the September meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes with the correction to the savings account balance.     Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT
:  Was given to membership. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.                                                          

 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:   no report

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:  no report

E.M. A.: no report

TRAINING:
 We talked with the instructor and his assistant and were told that the new curriculum for the Basic Fire Police Course will not be brought out until the 1st of January.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  We need to start cutting the chatter on the radio. We don’t need to know everything you did today when responding on a call. When the new radios come out remember to watch out for the orange emergency button.

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
 We talked with John Eline and he asked that we put together some suggestions for the guidelines on the use of the equipment in the trailer and the equipment handed out. Mark the read the suggestions given to John. We have heard nothing back from John yet.  

COUNTY RADIOS:
 We need batteries for the MT 1000 radios I gave 2 out tonight. I also need on/off switch knobs and channel selector knobs. How long are we going to be keeping the radios we now have going. We will have to keep them going for at least a year. Each company will only be getting 5 radios. A discussion followed on whether or not some of our officers will have to carry 2 radios to be able to talk to all fire police.

BANNER:
 no report

WEB SITE: 
the web site has been up dated if anyone has any photos of action shots email them to Mark.    

STATE ASSOCIATION:
The state association is stressing more professional appearance when out directing traffic. Also when finished with your detail don’t go walking around wearing your badges and uniform due to the crazies out there shooting police officers.

INCOME AND BILLS:  We have no bills this month.

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

NEW BUSINESS: 
Pete stated that he was approached by some one from Oak Side and they offered us the use of Oak side for a picnic for the fire police and their families for a reduced fee. Everyone think about this and we will look into this closer to spring.  

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
:  a month ago we sent people up to Houser Winery for their 5K run we have not heard anything from them yet, is anyone going to be in the area and can talk to them, if not I will go see them

FOR THE ASSOCIATION: Once again thanks to all for the Mutual Aid we can’t do this alone. York Springs asked for help for their Halloween parade on October 25, meet at the fire house at 12:30 United asked for help for their harvest day parade on October 24, meet at New Oxford fire house at 2:30.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center November 9, 2015 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.

The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The roll was called with 32 members present from 15 companies. The minutes from the August meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read.     Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT
:  Was given to membership. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
                                                          
                                        REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:   no report

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:  I still need dues from Frederick County 6 Emmittsburg. We have tried to contact them and have received no return call. As pre the by laws a motion was made that they be dropped from our rolls. A second was received. Motion carried.

E.M. A.: no report

TRAINING:
We had the 4 mini classes, with 12 people for each class. The Basic Fire Police Class will be November 7and 8 at this time we have 8 or 9 people signed up. Mark Lusk suggested that anyone who has not taken the basic class in 5 years they should take it again.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:
 Dave Reaver handed out the training schedule.  Everyone needs to take this training because these radios work differently than the ones we have now. You have to be careful with them if you push one button, the emergency button, you better have an emergency, because it locks out all other radios on that frequency. And the emergency better not be that someone ran over your cones. When these radios are keyed up the identifier shows up on the board in county, so they know which radio it is.

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:  We have been approached by Barlow and East Berlin on some of the items on the trailer. They need to get their list of what they are interested in we can hand out what we can to 50% of what is on the trailer. We talked it over with John Eline and the equipment that we will hand out will belong to county everything has a serial number so they are on loan when they wear out let county know so they can be taken off inventory. The trailer will be available to all fire companies. In emergencies the command will have to notify 911 center that someone will be coming to get the trailer, however that person will have to be in a company owned vehicle, (NO POV’S).  For non-emergency uses it will be prior approval and we will have to get the guide lines set up.

COUNTY RADIOS:  no report

BANNER:  no report

WEB SITE: 
no report

STATE ASSOCIATION:
no report

INCOME AND BILLS:  The bills were read. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills. Motion carried.

COMMUNICATIONS:
 none

NEW BUSINESS:  I would like to know the wishes of the association on the web site. It has not been up dated for several months and no one has even asked what is going on that it has not been up dated. It was decided that we keep it up and running and get it up dated. On September 27th is the Oaklawn Memorial at 2:00, E.T.’s name will be called this year. Littlestown asked for help on October 8th for Adams County Agriculture Perseveration on Hanover pike from 9am to 1 pm to park cars. If you can help call Sarah W.  at 717-880-4638 as soon as possible. Anyone can help at Apple Harvest on October 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th. Meet at South Mountain Fair grounds Oct 3rd at 6am.  
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
:  none

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:
Heidlersburg thanked those who helped them at their carnival. 

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:
Training Center October12, 2015 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried. 
       
Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary



AUGUST 10, 2015
ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan. 

The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag. The roll was called with 25 members present from 18 companies.

The minutes from the July meeting were read and corrected to read that we hope the new curriculum for the Basic Fire Police class. . A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as corrected.     Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:   Was given to membership.
 A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

                                                            REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  
no report

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:  I still need dues from 3 companies they are company3, Frederick 6 and company 24 which is no longer a fire company so I don’t expect to here from them. .

E.M. A.: no report

TRAINING:
We have the contract signed for the 4 mini classes. On September 12th the 8:00 class will be Arson Awareness for the First responder; the 1:00 class is Fire Police Mis Conceptions. Sunday 13th 8:00 class is Legal aspects for the First Responder; the 1:00 class Fire Police review. There is a 12 person minimum and a 24 person maximum.  Nothing on the Basic Fire Police class. We hope that the new curriculum is ready by then.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  no report

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
 one idea I have is to hand out about 40% of the equipment to companies who need it.  With the remainder staying on the trailer. We will have to come up with who will own the equipment handed out. An idea on how to handle the trailer why can’t it be set up li8ke the spill trailers, using similar SOG’s. A discussion followed.

COUNTY RADIOS:  no report

BANNER:
 no report

WEB SITE:  no report

STATE ASSOCIATION:
no report

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:  Out of the 23 fire companies in the association 18 are in county. Of the 18 in county only 11 responded with their hours. This is 61% of the companies. For a total of 1,171 calls with a total of 1,831 personnel responding for a total of 3,174 hours.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN FAIR:  I have the 7 people and have given them their hours they are to work. I have learned that the fire works on Thursday night will be set off a half an hour earlier this year. 

INCOME AND BILLS:  The bills were read. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills. Motion carried.

COMMUNICATIONS:
 none

NEW BUSINESS: I received a phone call asking for fire police to park cars at Houser Winery for their 5k run from 8:00 to 12:00.  Any one going will receive a $25.00 gas card. Need 6 people there is a sign up sheet on front table.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Several months ago it was brought up about getting hats; I have a sample of the hats that Gettysburg is getting. They should be around $15.00 each is there any interest. Seeing none the discussion on the hats was dropped.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:
Gettysburg thanked those who helped at their Structure burn class. Heidlersburg asked for help for their carnival this week. United asked for help for their harvest day parade on October 24th. Meet at New Oxford fire house at 2:45. SAVES has their town bash on August 22.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:
Training Center September14, 2015 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary



JULY 13, 2015
ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.  

The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 31 members present from 17 companies.

A motion was made and second to amend the agenda to here from John Eline. John Read the inventory of the traffic control trailer, he then asked if we would utilize the equipment. Mark stated that it would be utilized. John then asked us to think about how we can set this up for best utilize the equipment. He then gave us several options to think over until next month. John then told us the maps hanging on the wall are from the meetings held the past 2 weeks, on the radio coverage for the new radio system. He stated that the colored sections are where we will have 95% coverage 95% of the time. He said he knew some of us are concerned about the white areas of the map, these are ok they are of a lesser percentage, they might only be 93%, or they might be 94%, we had asked that we have 95%, 95%of the time. John then thanked all who helped at the Miller chemical fire last month. Mark then handed out the awards to the 2 people who could not make it to the banquet. The first is for the Fire Police Officer of the Year this award goes to Tom Carbaugh. Next award is the service award; this award went to Sue Poist. The minutes from the May meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read.    Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT
:   Was given to membership.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

                                                            REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  
The only thing I have is that everybody did a great job this year. Almost every application was filled out.  

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:
 I still need dues from 3 companies the dead line is next month.

E.M.A.:
No report.

TRAINING:
We have set up the Basic Fire Police course for November 7th and 8th. That way we will be teaching the new course. And on September 12th and 13th we will be putting on 4 mini classes. First one is Fire Police Mis-conceptions, second is Fire Police Review. Third will be Legal Aspects for the First Responder, and forth is Arson Awareness for the First Responder.  

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  There are 19 tower sites they are shown on the map on the closet door. September we will start testing. We will be putting on classes to train the trainer these are 8 hour classes 15 people per class, there will be 75 people trained. Then there will be classes training the personal, these will also be 15 people per class they are only 2 hour class and they will be held during the day, in the evening and on Saturdays. On October 20th the new system will be used by 3 police agencies first. Pagers will be available they will be on a 400 Meg system; they will be alpha numeric and voice.

EVERYONE WILL HAVE TO BE CAREFUL USING THESE RADIOS
THEY ARE NOT CB’S.

There are 10 talk groups with 10 fire police channels, one for each talk group. A discussion followed. They are going to try and keep from assigning talk group 1 to any incident so if need be we should be able to get a hold of county if the need arises. Also be very careful not to push the emergency button unless you have an emergency because it will lock up the channel and give you an open mike.  

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
there is a rumor going around that you can come out and pick up the trailer. This is not true we have not gotten everything in order to let it out yet.

BANNER:
 no report

WEB SITE: 
no report

STATE ASSOCIATION:
no report

BANQUET:
 we had 44 people attending the banquet. A thank you went out to all who helped put the banquet together.   

BANQUET BOOKS:
 We made a profit of $4,000.00 this year this is $1,000.00 over last year.  We have Banquet Books here if anyone wants any.   

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:
  This is the last month for you to get your reports in. if you have yours get them to me. 

INCOME AND BILLS:
 The bills were read. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills. Motion carried.

COMMUNICATIONS:
 none

NEW BUSINESS: South Mt Fair is August 18th thru 22nd checking with the people who helped last year. United asked for help for their Historical day on September 19th will need 14 people, I will be asking the ones who helped lest year. Also last month when the meeting was canceled, the by-laws state that the meeting is to be held the next week.  Mark stated that he didn’t think about it right away, and that he is sorry. Littlestown asked for help on Wednesday evening for their 250th anniversary parade need all the help we can get meet at the fire house between 5:00 and 5:30pm. Then we will need help on Saturday from 11:00am until after the fire works. Gettysburg asked for help for a structure burn on Sunday July 26th from 8:30 am until 2:00 to 3:00pm.  

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
:  the last few years we have been asked to park cars for the Adams Electric Picnic this year Mike was the only one to show up. A discussion followed.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:
 Cashtown thanked those who helped at the accident on route30. SAVES thanked those who came and helped at Miller Chemical fire. It was stated that a call went out for trees down on wires. They were Century Link’s wires, called county to have them call Century Link. They advised they received no answer. An hour later called again they advised they still received no answer, so we asked them to contact Pen Dot, was told they will not come out. 5 hours later when we cut the tree off we called county and told them the road was open. A discussion followed.

 PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center August 10, 2015 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


June 2015



MAY 11, 2015
ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.  

The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 27 members present from 15 companies.

The minutes from the April meeting were read. A motion was made and second to approve the minutes as read.

Mark asked if everybody understood the SOG’s read in the minutes. Dale stated that he Arendtsville fire Police was called out to help the State Police. He went responding on channel 5. Received no acknowledgement. He went on the scene on channel 5 received no acknowledgement, when the incident was terminated he called in on channel 5 and received no acknowledgment.  When I went back to the engine house we received only the dispatch fax, and no termination fax. Even though John told us last month that they would acknowledge us. A discussion followed. With Mark stating that he would contact John.    Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT
:   Was given to membership.
A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

                                                            REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  
The only thing I have is that we need to remember that the applications need to be filled out completely.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:
 I am still collecting dues we have 6 companies still out, they are companies 2, 3, 24, 26, Penn township and Fredrick 6.  A discussion followed. .

E.M. A.: The table top drill last month went well. We only heard good comments. The live drill at the high school, we received a good review, but only had 3 fire police. 

TRAINING:
We need to get dates ironed out so that we can see if they suite Mark’s schedule. Does September 26th and 27th suite. The dates decided on where July 25th and 26th, August 15th and 16th and November 7th and 8th, we will contact Mark to see if these dates fit in his schedule. For one of these dates we will have the Basic Fire Police Class, the Fire Police Review and the other we will set up 4 of the mini classes.  Anybody have a report on how the TIM’s class went. AJ: we had 13 people at the class, all fire police, and have not heard anything bad about the class. 

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: nothing new.     

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
no report.

COUNTY RADIOS:
 no report.

BANNER:  no report

WEB SITE: 
no report

STATE ASSOCIATION:
no report

BANQUET:  We have 3 guests reported that they will be coming along with their spouses. At this time I have around 30 people coming. This is off the top of my head because when I opened my computer the screen was broke. Price of tickets is, Members attending meetings $5.00 their spouse or guest $10.00, couples not attending meetings $25.00, single $15.00 Kids 5-12 $8.00 under 5 free. Ballots were passed out to vote on Fire Police of the Year, The Merit Award, and the Service Award.  

BANQUET BOOKS:   I received $1625.00 tonight, we are getting close to $7,000.00 which will be the best we have ever done.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: I have reports back from 11 companies; will be taking reports through the July meeting.  We would like to thank Dale for compiling the reports it is a lot of work.  

INCOME AND BILLS:  The bills were read. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills. Motion carried.

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

NEW BUSINESS:
South Mountain Fair is coming up August 18th thru the 22nd will be asking those who helped in the past.  

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Adams Electric has asked for help on June 27th at the Gettysburg High School we will need at least 6 people starting at 8:00 am.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  Littlestown thanked those who came to help at their accident call. Thanks went out to those who helped at East Berlin for their propane leak, they flowed 11,000 gallons of water.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:  Training Center June 8, 2015 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                         
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary



APRIL 13, 2015
ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.  

The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 34 members present from 18 companies.

A motion was made and seconded to dispense with the normal order of business to hear from our guests. John Eline and Craig Hartley reviewed the county SOG’s on the use of radios. There is still some fire police marking up on fire 1 instead of fire 5 like the SOG’s say. We are in the process of revising the SOG’s to cover the new radio system when finished we will send a copy to all departments. The traffic units may go responding on fire 1 but then are to switch to fire 5. When they are clearing the scene they are to call in on fire 5 first then if they are not answered they may go to the fire ground channel that was assigned or to fire 1 in it was there was no fire apparatus involved. If you are out and can not reach county by radio on fire 5. Call by phone and use numbers 334-9175, this is our number we give out to all, if we are really busy we do not always answer this number the other numbers you can use is 334-8101 or 624-2101. The question was asked that if the fire police are out without fire apparatus if county could check on us after midnight like they do the police. After some discussion, it was decided that it would be easier to put this into operation 24/7.  John Eline reported that almost all the towers are up, at this time we are still looking too be up and running mid October to Mid November. We will be putting on classes on using the radios August and September. We are trying to put together a DVD to send out to the departments to refresh memories on use of radios. I have been getting asked from departments when are we going to get our mobile radios and can we get the mobiles in new pieces going in service, the answer is no this system is a portable based system so when we put the radios out it will be portables first then mobiles and bases. The police will be getting their radios first and when we get everything working, then we will hand out the next set the get them all working alright, and keep going until all are out and working. And we will be still using fire 1 as we know it now as long as it works, if it breaks down it will not be fixed. That could be 5 years or it could be 5 months. P. J. Trimmer spoke on putting together a bulk purchase for scanners for the 800 Meg frequencies. He handed out a paper with what he came up with. After some discussion he stated that if you think of any other questions you can call me at 717-880-2993. The question was asked what the minimum purchase would be. P.J. stated that they told him 75 would be minimum. Then the question was asked when the dead line to order would be. P.J. then stated that he thought the end of June would time enough to get everything in order. If you want to see other information on these scanners you can go to the Whistler web site which is Whistler Group .com.   

A motion was made and seconded to dispense with the reading of the minutes. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT
:  Was given to membership                                                                

A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.                                                            REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  
I have cards here for several companies pick them up after the meeting.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:  I am still collecting dues we have 8 companies still out.

E.M. A.:
the TMI drill coming up, Tuesday night will be the table top drill and we need 2 people to learn the process. Then Wednesday will be the live drill at Gettysburg High School starting at 6:00 I need at least 6 people.

TRAINING:
This Saturday is the TIMS. Class it is a free class it will last around 4 hours. Starting at 8:00. Anybody who want to take the class sign up tonight.  

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  see John Elines' report at top of minutes.    

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
no report

COUNTY RADIOS:
 no report

BANNER:
 no report

WEB SITE: 
no report

STATE ASSOCIATION:
high lights of the state meeting were read. The biggest news was that State Police are cracking down on lights especially the ones that are not visible for 360 degrees.

BANQUET:
 I have the tickets here tonight, and will be sending out the invitations tomorrow. The banquet will be at the Heildlersburg Fire Company on May 30th.

BANQUET BOOKS: 
 I received a check for the radio fund for $1,000.00. And other donations for over $4,000.00.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: We had the forms here for anyone who needs one. 

NOMINATIONS:
 The nominating committee has come up with the following nominations, President: Mark Fruehan: Vice President: Mike Wassota; Secretary; Ron Andrew; Assistant Secretary Carroll Scheaffer; Treasurer: Sue Po0ist.  The nominations where opened to the membership. With no other nominations, a motion was made and seconded to close the nominations. The secretary was then instructed to cast a unanimous vote for all offices. 

INCOME AND BILLS:
 The bills were read. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills. Motion carried.  

COMMUNICATIONS:
 none

NEW BUSINESS: 
 we talked about a county Fire Police patch, my printer quit working so I don’t have a picture. I was thinking about a Keystone with fire police across and an emblem like the State police in with Adams County over and Association under. Let’s think about this until next month. Mutual aid is very important. Keep up the good work. Need help on May 3rd. for the Make - A - Wish convoy the route will be the same as last year. The convoy move from Battlefield Harley at 1:00 pm. 

UFINISHED BUSINESS
:  Adams Electric has asked for help on June 27th at the Gettysburg High School we will need at least 6 people starting at 8:00 am.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:
 Apple Blossom will be May 2nd and 3rd.  I have everything lined up starting at 8:00 am. The following week end will be the tractor parade Asked about the radio at the South Mountain Fair grounds command center. I am going to need it for Apple Blossom and the South Mountain Fair, I will leave it there as a back up for Apple Harvest, then get it. There was an article in the paper about a flagger in Biglerville stopped some one and told him he could not go down street. The driver backed up a little sat there looking at the flagger then moved forward and hit the flagger. So everybody keep your eyes open there are people out there that are not thinking to clearly. Biglerville advised that they are replacing pipes throughout the town. Gettysburg said it sounds like Gettysburg.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:
Training Center May 11, 2015 A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted: 
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary




MARCH 9, 2015
ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER
The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by Vice President, Mike Wassota.
 
The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 33 members present from 19 companies.
The minutes of February meeting were read and approve as read.

TREASURER’S REPORT
:  Was given to membership.
A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

                                                            REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP: 
We do not have the cards at this time. We received a phone call from the state saying the money we sent down did not match the applications. After some checking we found out we forgot to send money in for our honorary members. When filling out the applications remember if you want the insurance you need to check that box. We are still getting applications back with out all the boxes checked and other information filled out. A discussion followed. 

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:
 no report.

E.M. A.:
no report. 

TRAINING:
Any suggestions on a new date for the fall training class.  Remember we have the TIMS class set up for April 18th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. here at the training center and we will have coffee and doughnuts.  

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:   There is a meeting coming up at the end of the month.  

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER:
nothing new

COUNTY RADIOS:
 We are looking for 1 radio; I am looking between 2 companies.

BANNER:  no report

WEB SITE:  no report

STATE ASSOCIATION:
State meeting this weekend.

BANQUET:
We called O’Brian’s and they are booked that date, called the following  Hofbrauhaus at $18.00, Ryan’s at $13.25, General Pickett’s at $13.00 only for an hour and starting at 6:30, Heildlersburg FireCompany, 1 meat at $14.00, 2 meats at $15.00 and 3 meats at $16.00, Perkins did not call me back. A discussion followed. A motion was made and seconded that we go to Heidlersburg Fire Company. Motion carried. The banquet will be held at the Heidlersburg Fire Company on May 30th social time at 6:00 and the meal at 6:30. The menu will be Ham and Beef, mash potatoes, buttered corn, rolls butter, coffee, tea and water. The association will purchase a cake

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:
We had the forms here for anyone who needs one. I have back from 8 companies.

NOMINATIONS:
 The nominating committee has come up with the following nominations, President: Mark Fruehan: Vice President: Mike Wassota; Secretary; Ron Andrew; Assistant Secretary Carroll Scheaffer; Treasurer: Sue Po0ist.  Any other nominations from the floor, none, the nominations will be open until next month.

INCOME AND BILLS:
 The bills were read. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills. Motion carried.

COMMUNICATIONS:
 none

NEW BUSINESS: 
 I am new in the fire service, is there any way to observe what is going on in the com center. A discussion followed.

UFINISHED BUSINESS:  nothing

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  Heidlersburg thanked those who have helped them on their calls for the past month. Reminder that next month we will be voting on the awards for the banquet. Cashtown introduced their new Lieutenant. 

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:
Training Center April 13, 2015. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                          
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary



February 9, 2015
ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:35 pm. by Vice President, Mike Wassota.      
A moment of silence was observed, followed by the pledge to the flag.
The roll was called with 24 members present from 17 companies.

The minutes of December meeting were read and approve as read.

TREASURER’S REPORT
: Was given to membership.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP: 
If anybody has their dues bring them up and I will get them to Carroll.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:
 no report.

E.M. A.: no report. 

TRAINING:
The August 15th and 16th dates will not suite Mark Lusk so we will have to pick another date. The April 18th date we have the TIMS class set up from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  The question was asked if anything has been heard on the new system, the police in York Spring area have theirs and they say they are having problems. It is probably because all the towers are not up; it has slowed down due to weather. 

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER: nothing new

COUNTY RADIOS:  no report

BANNER:
 no report

WEB SITE: 
no report

STATE ASSOCIATION:
no report. 

INCOME AND BILLS:  We have no bills this month

COMMUNICATIONS:  A letter was read from Adams Electric thanking us for the help in the past and asking us for help on June 27th. 10:00 am. To 2:00 pm.

NEW BUSINESS: 
 nothing

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
:  nothing

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: 
Irishtown has a new Captain and Lieutenant and asked if they could get a list of the captains and lieutenants. After some discussion Gary Mauston stated that he would get them a list when he has them all in. They then asked what they are to do when county will not answer them on fire 5. One of our fire police was almost hit and could not get a hold of county. After some discussion they were told to call them on their cell phone, two numbers you can use are 334-8108 or 334-9175. Mark is home and his operation went well. Gary reported that he heard they are trying to put the new system in service in October. Have not made any calls about the banquet yet. I have the emergency response forms hers if anyone needs them.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:
Training Center March 9, 2015. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                         

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary




December 8, 2014

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

               The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by Vice President, Mike Wassota.

               The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 22 members present from 14 companies.

The minutes of November meeting were read and approve as read.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Was given to membership

A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried. 

                                                           REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP: Books have not come in yet.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP: no report

E.M. A.: no report. 

TRAINING:  Anything anyone wants to see on next year’s schedule.

James Rudisill suggested that we put on the Fire Police Review and we need to schedule it every three years so we can keep[ up on the procedures.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  no report

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER: no report

COUNTY RADIOS:  no report

BANNER:  no report

WEB SITE:  no report

INCOME AND BILLS: The bills where read. And a motion was made and seconded to pay the bills. Motion carried.

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

NEW BUSINESS:   nothing

UFINISHED BUSINESS: anything on the amount we are going to charge for not showing up for training, when you signed up for it.

 Mark has not gotten to talk to anybody about it.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:   A note was read from Mark thanking everyone for their help on mutual aid calls and hopes that things keep going strong in the New Year.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center January 12th. , 2015

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

 

 Respectfully submitted:                                          

                                                                                                                 

 Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

November 10, 2014

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 31 members present from 18 companies.

The minutes of October meeting were read and approve as read.

                                                             TREASURER’S REPORT:                                                                          

Was given to membership

                                                           REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP: Books should be here next month. Hope you do as great a job this year as you did last year.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP: no report

E.M. A.: no report.

STATE MEETYING: High lights of the state meeting were read.

TRAINING:  We had the basic fire police class a few weeks ago and 16 people for the Fire Police Missconceptions with 1 no show and 21 people for the Highway safety for the First Responder with 4 no shows.

A motion was made and seconded to charge the no shows $10. 00 for the 4 and 8hour classes.

The question was asked is there a different charge for the 4 hour class than the 16 hour classes.

Another question was asked what ACVESA charges for no shows.

A discussion followed. With it being decided that the motion be amended to read “the executive board will check with ACVESA to see what they charge and the board then decide in the best interest of the Association.” Motion carried.

A discussion was held on what those who attended the 2 mini classes thought about the classes. The overall consensus was that the mini classes were really good with a great exchange of ideas, and it seamed to be more energy in the room. A list of classes available for 16 hour classes and the 4 hour classes.   A motion was made to supply light refreshments for the classes. A seconded was received. Motion carried.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: the November 19th meeting has been canceled and has not been rescheduled. We talked to John and he said that the project is still on schedule.

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER: no report

COUNTY RADIOS:  nothing

BANNER:  nothing

WEB SITE:  the web site is about a month behind due to my schedule

INCOME AND BILLS: The bills where read. And a motion was made and seconded to pay the bills. Motion carried.

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

NEW BUSINESS:   The Gettysburg Police Department is looking for Auxiliary police officers for their parades if interested see Mark.

Captain 4 Gary Mauston fell off a ladder today, he will be in the hospital over night for observation. Keep Gary and his family in your prayers.

Jim Rudisill has been in and out of the hospital over the last few weeks, not sure how he is doing so keep him and his family in your prayers too.

UFINISHED BUSINESS: We had talked about having a light meal before the next meeting for the holidays. I checked with Tammy and was given permission to us to use the kitchen. So next month we will have a light meal at 6:00 and the meeting at 7:30. Any one is welcome and if you want you can bring something to share with everybody. We will supply beverage, meat trays, paper plates and cups.

Last month we received a letter from SAVES requesting Honorary Life Membership for Tom Carbaugh. The Board has taken this under advisement and recommends that Tom Carbaugh be Granted Honorary Life Membership. A motion was made and seconded to accept the recommendation of the board. Motion carried.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:   United thanked those who helped them for the harvest day parade in New Oxford.

Gettysburg thanked those who helped them this past month.

Heildlersburg thanked those who helped them at their accident on US 15.

Anybody looking to purchase a minitor 5 see AJ they are $200.00

A discussion was held on the fallen firefighter process. Stating there are 2, 1 state and 1 federal.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center December 8th. , 2014.  The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM with social time beginning at 6:00 PM.  Meat, beverages, and paper goods will be provided.  Members are encouraged to bring a dish to share.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

 Respectfully submitted:                                          

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

October 13, 2014

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by Vice President, Mike Wassota.

A moment of silence was observed, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 20 members present from 14 companies.

The minutes of September meeting were read and approve as read.

                                                             TREASURER’S REPORT:                                                                         

No report due to the absence of the treasurer    

                                                           REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP: no report

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP: no report

E.M. A.: no report.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: Dave Reever:  John Eline would like another person on the committee with him from this organization. I would like to recommend Tom Carbaugh.

A motion was made and seconded to appoint Tom Carbaugh to the committee. Motion carried.

Dave: The next meeting will be November 19 at 6:00 pm here at the training center up stairs in the conferences room. They are starting on the raw sights very soon however it will take some time because on one of the sites they have to cut a driveway back to the site and it is a mile long road. The site they where going to use in Caledonia on the State Police Tower can’t be used because the tower base is cracked and will not hold all that need to go on the tower. The training will start in March however they are not going to train everybody they will be training the trainer then the trainer will train everybody else. At this time they are looking at June to start the testing of the system.

TRAINING:  The Basic Fire Police is this weekend October 18th and 19th.  If you have any people who need this have them call to see if there is still any openings. We are still looking for people for the November 1st class if you can’t make both classes that is ok sign up for one. They are Highway Safety for First Responders and Fire Police Miss Conceptions.

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER: no report

COUNTY RADIOS:  nothing

BANNER:  nothing

WEB SITE:  no report

INCOME AND BILLS: no report due to the absence of the treasurer.

COMMUNICATIONS:  A letter was received from SAVES asking for our consideration for Honorary Life Membership for Tom Carbaugh, as per bylaws the board will take this under advisement and report back next month.

NEW BUSINESS:  There is a card going around for Mike Wall a York County law maker who passed away this past weekend.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:   United asked for help for the Harvest Parade stating that the time has been changed the parade will start at 3:00 so I need 17 fire police to meet at New Oxford fire House at 2;30 pm. on October 25th.

Gettysburg thanked those who helped on their accident on US 15.

York Springs asked for help for their Halloween parade on October 26th meet at the fire house at 12:30 pm parade to start at 1:00 pm you will be on the way back home at 1:30 pm.    

UFINISHED BUSINESS: Dale from Arendtsville thanked all who helped with their wires down and to thank those who helped at Apple Harvest.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center November 10th. , 2014

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                          

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

September 8, 2014

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan

The invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 26 members present from 15 companies.

The minutes of August meeting were read and approve as read.

The order of business was altered to hear from John Eline.  As you heard the radio system is moving slowly but that should pick up a little. The reason it was moving slowly is the leases for the tower sites and several other requirements that need to be done. As was in the paper the other week the project should be done in the summer of 2015. At this time we anticipate the training starting in the spring of 2015. Sometime in the next couple of months we are going to try and get Motorola in to answer questions on the new radios.  If you remember several months ago you asked when you could use fire 1 or 2, I told you then that it was certainly acceptable to use fire 1 or 2 in an emergency at your location. Unfortunately there has been a problem with some fire police calling responding on fire 1. This is tying up air time and needs to stop. Back in July when that strong line of storms rolled through, we had 9 people in the com center answering calls, and still had 17 calls go unanswered. When county calls that it is on “CODE RED” we are receiving a high call volume and you need to limit air traffic to emergencies only.

Mark asked if not calling responding on fire 1 applies to traffic units too.

John stated that is where the problem arises is it fair to those companies without traffic units. A discussion followed. John then stated that he will need help trying to find answers, he may ask Mark for help or ask for a committee to help.

TREASURER’S REPORT – Was given to membership.

We received a donation from the VFW in Gettysburg, and a Donation from Adams Electric for parking cars at their meeting in June.  

A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP: no report

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP: no report

E.M. A.: no report.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  this was covered with John. 

TRAINING:  Mark: At this time for the September 20th and 21st for Fire Police review, we only have 3 people signed up. For the October 18th and 19th. Basic Fire Police we only have 7 people signed up. And for the November 1st am. Session we only have 7 people signed up and the pm session we only have 8 people signed up. If we don’t have anymore people sign up for the Fire Police Review in the next few days we will have to cancel it. The other two dates we have a little time to get more people signed up.

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER: no report

COUNTY RADIOS:  nothing

BANNER:  nothing

WEB SITE:  no report

INCOME AND BILLS: The bill was read, with mark questioned the bill on the radio, it cost us $192.00 to find out it had a bad mic, and replace it when we could get another radio for around that price.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the report.  Motion carried. 

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

NEW BUSINESS:  nothing

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:   There are a lot of rumors flying around about what the weather is going to be like this winter. Most are saying that it is going to be bad so start to get extra gear ready now.  

UFINISHED BUSINESS: Is there any interest in a covered dish for the holidays. After some discussion a suggestion was made that we hold it an hour before the December Meeting. A discussion followed with Mark stating that he will find out if we can use the training center for this.

Dale brought up that next month is Apple Harvest and that it is their 50th anniversary so anybody who can help show up and Doug will put you to work.

United asked for help for New Oxford’s harvest day parade will need 17 fire police on October25th meet at new Oxford Fire house at 3:30.

Biglerville asked for help for their fall feast September 11th, 12th and 13th.

The following is for your information we have not been asked to help yet, so keep them in mind if a call goes out. 

On September 20th wounded warrior bike ride.

On September 27th the ride from Harrisburg to Battlefield Harley.

 

October 8th, 9th and 10th is the Fallen Fire Fighter memorial in Emmitsburg, don’t have anything yet.

Washington St. in Gettysburg will be 1 lane for a month or so due to replacement of a conduit.

Carroll explained why it is taking so long to finish US 15, that they are putting rubber in the blacktop they are putting down for the top coat, it is to last longer.

Mark stated that Carroll will be going in for surgery in the next couple of weeks. 

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center October13th. , 2014

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                          

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

AUGUST 11, 2014

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.

 
 The invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

 
The roll was called with 30 members present from 18 companies.The minutes of July meeting were read and corrected to read South Mountain Fair is August 12th thru the 16th not the 12th thru the 15th. A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as corrected. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT was given to members present.

There is a CD coming due on September 17, 2014, after some discussion it was decided to think about what to do with it until next month. 

A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

                                                           REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP: Carroll: if I am not at a meeting have everyone write their names on a piece of paper so I can put it in the book next time I am here.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP: no report

E.M. A.: no report.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  Mark: I have not heard anything from John Eline so I guess construction is still going slow.

TRAINING:  Mark: I have been in contact with Mark Lusk and as we thought he is behind because of his illness, the only dates he has open is October 18th and 19th. Do we want to try these dates for our Basic Fire Police class? After some discussion it was decided that we would set up the class for that date. And that we would still hold the September 20th and 21st for Fire Police review. And on November 1st we will hold the split class of Highway Safety for First Responders and Fire Police Miss Conceptions.

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER: no report

COUNTY RADIOS:  We had a radio go in for repairs, when checking our inventory we did not have this radio listed on our inventory. So after doing some checking we found this radio was missed on someone’s inventory, there for on our inventory. We need to check our inventories to make sure all radios are listed. Or if something happens to your radio and it is not on our inventory you may have to pay for the repairs your self. 

BANNER:  Has anything been done with the banner? Mark no it has been put on the back burner. 

 
EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Dale: reported that he gave the report to President Kime of ACVESA because he was busy directing traffic and he did not have a chance to print the report. .

SOUTH MOUNTAIN FAIR: The fair is August 12th thru the 16th. I will be asking for extra help for Thursday night for fire works.

STATE CONVENTION:  Mark: read a report from the convention stating that police are fining people who are running blue lights that cannot be seen for 360 degrees. So if any of your personal is running light not visible for 360 degrees you need to let them know they may get a fine. 

WEB SITE:  no report

CONVENTION: Bendersville thanked all who helped us had 5 traffic units and 1 squad plus 15 fire police.

INCOME AND BILLS: There are no bills for this month. A motion was made and seconded to accept the report.  Motion carried. 

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

NEW BUSINESS:  Gettysburg had an accident where the state trooper arrived at the scene parking on the opposite side of the road got out of the patrol car crossed 2 lanes of traffic and was almost hit by fire apparatus. Then the second trooper arrived and park same place they arrested the driver from accident then crossed back across the 2 lanes of traffic. This happened at around 9:00 pm they were asked where their vests were they stated that they were kept in the back of the patrol car. So when out there watch out for these troopers. I went to barracks to talk to the commander about vests.

Littlestown asked for help for the Good Ole Days parade Thursday night meet at fire house at 5:00 pm we will need 4 traffic units and all the fire police we can get. And thanked those who came and helped at the accident on Georgetown Rd.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:   A general thank you went out to all for the help through out the county.

Mark asked if there was any interest in a covered dish during the Holidays. Think about this until next meeting.

Heildlersburg asked for help for their carnival August 14th, 15th and 16th, extra help will be needed Friday night for fire works.

United asked for help on September 20th for historical day in New Oxford 8:00 am until 12:00 pm.

Irishtown has their country fest on September 20th.

Hamptom has their Wine Fest on September 20th.

September 27th there is a motorcycle ride going from Harrisburg to Battlefield Harley. 

 
October 10th, 11th, and 12th is the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial at Emmitsburg.  Leaving Gateway Sunday morning will set time next month 

UFINISHED BUSINESS: none

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center September 8, 2014

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

 

Respectfully submitted:                                          

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

JULY 14, 2014

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan. 

 

The invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

 

The roll was called with 26 members present from 16 companies.

The minutes of June meeting were read and a motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as read. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:   Was given to the membership

A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

                                                           REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP: no report

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP: no report

E.M. A.: no report.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  construction underway but going slow

TRAINING:  Still have not been able to contact Mark Lusk. Have heard that he is back to work but with being off for so long I imagine he has a back log. If we can’t get this basic set up shortly we may have to set it up through another instructor. .

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER: no report

COUNTY RADIOS:  no report.

BANQUET:  Wrapped up last month

BANQUET BOOK:  received another $100.00 donation. 

BANNER:  no report

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Dale gave a preliminary report will have the full report next month.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN FAIR: The fair is August 12th thru the 15th. I will be asking for extra help for Thursday night for fire works. 

 
STATE CONVENTION:  We have received packets listing the State benefits.

WEB SITE:  no report

CONVENTION: Bendersville stated that the convention is August 9th and they will need 3 traffic units there by 11:00 am. And that they will need at least 15 fire police will be spread for a 6 mile radius, and they will need to be there by 2:30 pm.    

INCOME AND BILLS: There are no bills for this month. A motion was made and seconded to accept the report.  Motion carried. 

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

NEW BUSINESS: At the last several meetings we had at least 6 members say they would help at the Adams Electric Picnic on June 17th there were 2 show up. If you sign up you need to make every effort to show up.

There have been more changes at the State Police Barracks; the officer who investigated accidents has been promoted.

Gettysburg’s and United’s carnival are over.   Anybody have one coming up?

Littlestown asked for help at their carnival August 4th thru the 9th 6:00 to 10:00 nightly. Then the next week we will need help for the Good Ole Days parade.

Bendersville asked for help for their carnival July 30th thru August 2nd.

Heildlersburg asked for help for their carnival on August 14th thru the 16th

Mark explained the change in Gettysburg’s Traffic unit’s response. Due to a complaint received by the Fire Board at Gettysburg the traffic unit will only respond when they are called by name by county.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  Gettysburg thanked Fairfield for their help for tree, poles and wires down. Mark stated that a gentleman from Met Ed was talking to him and stated that some of the fire police in the county are fantastic, while others need a lot of improvement.  Mark then stated that we need to help ourselves by not being nasty to the responders from utilities, because if they remember you being nasty they can put on the end of the list instead of where they come in. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center August 11, 2014

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                              

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


JUNE 9, 2014

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by Vice President, Mike Wassota.  

The invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 25 members present from 17 companies.

The minutes of April meeting were read and a motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as read. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:    Was given to membership

We have a CD coming due in September think about what we want to do with it until then.

A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP: no report

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   WE have all rosters in.

E.M. A.: no report.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  no report

TRAINING:  Sheriff Lusk is still sick we still do not have the class re scheduled.

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER: no report

COUNTY RADIOS:  no report.

BANQUET:  We had 56 tickets sold only 51 people showed up. We had 64items to auction off. Dale brought up something to think about until next year. At the auction it seams

like the same people are buying the items every year and almost of the items is what we buy to be auctioned off. Maybe we should stop having the auction.

BANQUET BOOK:  A report was given and the profit was reported. 

BANNER:  no report

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: We still need reports from companies 2, 11, 26 and 27. If everybody would try to get these reports to me by the end of the month.

 

 

SOUTH MOUNTAIN FAIR: The fair will be a week earlier this year I will be asking the ones who helped me last year.

STATE CONVENTION:  Report given on state meeting. There are 2 Senators working to re write the line of duty death benefit so it includes the fire police. There is a report that in York County the police are cracking down on blue lights that can not be seen for 360 degrees.

WEB SITE:  no report

COUNTY CONVENTION: The traffic units will be judged and should be there by 10:30 am to be judged and get into position for the parade. I will need several fire police at 11:00 am for the judging area and for the staging area. Will need fire police there no later than 2:30pm, I will give more details next month.   

INCOME AND BILLS: There are no bills for this month. A motion was made and seconded to accept the report.  Motion carried. 

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

NEW BUSINESS: The Service award and the Fire Police of the Year were given out because the recipients’ were not at the Banquet. The Service Award went to Gary Mauston; the Fire Police of the Year went to Gary Mauston.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  York Springs thanked those who helped at the graduation and at the wires down.

Gettysburg asked for help on their Fireworks night on June 27th. Bendersville asked for help for their carnival July 30, 31, Aug. 1and 2.

UFINISHED BUSINESS: none

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center July 14, 2014

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                              

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

 

 MAY 12, 2014

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.   

The invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 33 members present from 20 companies.

The minutes of April meeting were read and a motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as read. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:   Was given to membership

A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP: no report

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   WE are still looking for the rosters for one (1) company.

E.M. A.: no report.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  nothing new

TRAINING:  The training for April 26 and 27 was canceled by the instructor because of a murder trail in Lycoming County where he is Sheriff. A discussion was held to decide when we want to re schedule the class. It was decided to try for July 12 and 13 or the 19 and 20 if either one suites Sheriff Lusk’s schedule.

We are still looking into the over payment to Bucks County.

We found out that training was scheduled for this past week end and when the people showed up for the class they were sent home and told the class was canceled. 

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER: no report

COUNTY RADIOS:  no report.

BANQUET:  I have 35 people signed up at this time. This is the last meeting you can buy tickets. It was asked when was the latest people could call you to get tickets. Dale stated that July 24 so that he can let O Brain’s know so they can have enough food.

Several dignitaries have stated that they will be here.

 

 

The question was asked if we where going to have an auction at this banquet. The answer was yes. A motion was made and seconded to allow up to $250.00 spent getting items for the auction. Motion carried. Everyone coming to the banquet is encouraged to bring items to be auctioned off.

BANQUET BOOK: We have $5015.00 in the bank and another $500.00 here tonight to go in. this will be all I will take for the ads for the book so I can get them ready. And Dale as soon as you can get me a count so I can have enough books at the banquet. . 

BANNER:  no report

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: We still need reports from companies 1, 2, 9, 11, 14, 26 and 27. If everybody would try to get these reports in so we can show everyone how much we do out there.

APPLE BLOSSOM:  It’s over and the attendance is down this year, and everything went real well.

I will be asking the ones who helped at the tractor parade through the mountains to be at the South Mountain Fair Grounds Saturday May 17 at 12:00.

STATE MEETING: The state convention is scheduled for this Sunday is there anything we need brought up? The only thing you can see if there is any more information on hosting a meeting.

WEB SITE:  no report

CONVENTION: It was brought up that the traffic units will not be judged at the convention.  

INCOME AND BILLS: There are no bills for this month. A motion was made and seconded to accept the report.  Motion carried. 

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

NEW BUSINESS: The Make a Wish Committee would like to thank everybody who helped with the Truck Convoy, everything went real good with no problems.

On Lune 17th is the Adams Electric Picnic at the Gettysburg High School we will need help parking cars starting at 3:00.

United stated that they needed 3 more people for the Flea Market on June 21st. from 7:00 to 5:00.  

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  It was reported that E.T. is home now so if anybody is in the area stop in and see him.

UFINISHED BUSINESS: none

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center June 9, 2014

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

 Respectfully submitted:                                                                                         

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

 

APRIL 14, 2014

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 36 members present from 18 companies.

The minutes of March meeting were read and a motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as corrected to read “Hoss’s will not rent their room after 5:00” not “Hoss’s will not reserve their room after 5:00 for more than one hour”. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:   Was given to membership

A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

The question was asked why we paid $700.00 to Bucks County; they owe us $600.00 from last year when we canceled classes.  We will have to check into that.

                                                           REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP: We have cards for Bendersville and Heildlersburg.  We have been asking for the last two (2) years for you to bring your dues in with two (2) checks one (1) for state and one (1) for county. Starting next year if anybody does not bring their dues in this way they will be returned. And not accepted until you bring in two (2) checks.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   WE are still looking for the rosters for five (5) companies.

E.M. A.: no report.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: it is moving ahead a little slower than we thought it would. Several of the tower sites have been started and several more are still in negotiations.  The radios are in and in storage but the batteries are not coming in until the fall. 

TRAINING:  As of 3:30 this afternoon we have only six(6) signed up for the basic class on April 26th and 27th, but one(1) is on suspension from the fire company so can not take the class. I have told Tammy to open it up to other counties. A discussion followed with two (2) people saying that they where taking the class we need at least 15 to hold the class. If we don’t get enough by the end of the week we will have to cancel it. For the other classes we have no one registered.

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER: Have not heard anything from John at this time.

COUNTY RADIOS:  no report. 

BANQUET:  I have 14 people signed up at this time. I have the tickets here tonight. I have not sent out the invitations yet. I will be handing pout ballots to vote on the Fire Police of the year, the merit award and the service award. I have everything confirmed with O Brian’s for May 31st. 

BANQUET BOOK: We have received $2240.oo to date with a stack coming in tonight, I have not had time to count yet. 

BANNER:  no report

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: We have received two (2) in tonight.  Let’s try to get them in by the end of May.

APPLE BLOSSOM:  Still need 1 person I need to here back from several people. . It will be May 3rd.  and 4th.

STATE MEETING: Mark read highlights of the state meeting, one item in the minutes of the meeting concerned someone getting into a car setting on the keys and on the remote start, starting the car and it was rolled forward striking someone.

Mark then reviewed the information brought back for hosting a state meeting. Asking if there is any interest in hosting a state meeting? A motion was made and seconded to investigate hosting a state meeting to find out exactly what is involved, motion carried.  

WEB SITE:  no report

CONVENTION: Larry asked if the Traffic unites were judged at parades. Mark reported that sometimes yes sometimes no. a discussion followed. Mark then stated that if you are going to judge them do them before the other judging so you can get them in place in plenty of time. 

INCOME AND BILLS: The bills where read. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills motion carried. 

COMMUNICATIONS:  We received a letter from Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman’s Association stating that their convention will be held in Chambersburg and asking if we want to take out an add in their convention book. A motion was made and seconded to take out an add. It was then asked what size add do we want? A motion was made and seconded to take out a full page add for $100.00. Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:  Mark stated that he was on the Make A Wish web site and it looks to me that the route will be the same as last year leaving Harley Davidson at 1:00.

Just a heads up on May 9th is the Law Enforcement Memorial Service they will meet at the training center leaving around 9:00 going to Oak Lawn Cemetery. 

 
The Gettysburg Barracks is under going changes they are going back to being run by a Lieutenant. His name is Lt. Frederick Hess. Also there are a lot of new officers out there so help them.

United asked for help at the Flea Market in New Oxford on June 21st. 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Biglerville has a wine fest coming up on July 26th and 27th if you would like to help contact their Fire Police Lt.

East Berlin asked for help for their 250th anniversary parade on May 3rd. meet at the fire house at 4:00 parade moves at 5:00.

When we are out there on calls watch when you have other departments helping you some of us have private radios which they don’t have so make sure everyone is kept in the loop. 

 
GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  Littlestown thanked those who helped at the barn fire and the help they received for the funeral of the two (2) members that passed away, the funeral director was impressed by the way the fire police pulled together for the funerals. .

It was reported that E.T. is not in the York Hospital any more he is in the Gettysburg center and will possibly be going home at the end of the week. 

 
UFINISHED BUSINESS: none

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center May12, 2014

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

 Respectfully submitted:                                           

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

                  MARCH 10, 2014

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 32 members present from 18 companies.

The minutes of February meeting were read and a motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as corrected to read Gettysburg is handling the paper work for a million dollar grant for Adams County Volunteer Emergency Servers. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Was given to membership A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP: We had a good turn in this month please keep them coming in. The cards are not here tonight because we forgot to send the form in.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   Have quite a few in tonight am working on receipts now, will have the cards next month.

E.M. A.: no report.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: there is a meeting of the radio committee on March 26th.

TRAINING:  After a few emails between Mark Lusk and my self this is the training schedule Mark would prefer Basic Fire Police April 26th and 27th; Fire Police Review, September 20th and 21st; and Highway Safety for First Responders and Fire Police Miss conceptions, November, but don’t have the exact date.

TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAILER: I have not heard anything more on the trailer that john mentioned last month, continue to give that some thought on how this organization would like to suggest how it be utilized.  When we talk the previous month was that if it came through it would be stationed here and if you had a need, emergency or non emergency there would be a process to go through to get into the trailer to barrow what you need. You would sign for what you take and you would be expected to get them back in a timely manner. And when you bring them back they would be signed back in.

COUNTY RADIOS:  no report.

BANQUET:  Did not go back to Bay City because I went on line and found that their cheapest dinner was $28.00.   Checked Appalachian Brewing Company and they were about the same price wise.

 

Checked with General Pickett’s Buffet and they are only aloud to book for an hour and that was all inclusive for $13.00 each.

Checked with Ryan’s in Hanover their price is $13.08 plus tax and gratuity.

And checked with O’Brian’s and with basically the same menu we had last year it would be $11.95.

Checked with Hoss’s in Gettysburg and they will not reserve their room after 5:00 for more than an hour.

The question was asked if Bay City might have a discounted price for service organizations.  It was stated that even if it where half price with the price on the menu we have the price would be over $14.00 each.

A motion made and seconded that we hold our banquet at O’Brian’s on May 31st. with the same menu. Motion carried.

The price will be $5.00 for members who attended 4 or more meetings. $15.00 for a single person, $25.00 per couple and $8.00 for children 5 – 12.

A motion was made and seconded that members who get their banquet ticket for $5.00 may bring their spouse for $10.00. Motion carried. The question was then asked what about our non married members who get their tickets for $5.00, because they attended the required 4 meetings. The Motion was then amended to read that the member who gets their ticket for $5.00 may bring their spouse / guest for $10.00. Motion carried.

BANQUET BOOK: no report

BANNER:  no report

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: We still only have 5 back.  Let’s try to get them in by the end of May.

APPLE BLOSSOM:  Still need 2 people I have not talked with all those who helped last year. It will be May 3rd.  and 4th.

WEB SITE:  no report

ADAMS ELECTRIC: I have been in contact with them at Adams Electric and confirmed that we would have people out there to park cars.

BLUE AND GRAY MARATHON: I have not been contacted by anybody yet.

CONVENTION: Have not heard back from Penn Dot yet, so all is on hold until we do.

INCOME AND BILLS: The bills where read. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills motion carried. 

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:  it was asked if we received a letter from Make a Wish. Mark said he saw it in his mail box but did not have time to look at it. According to the letter received by Redding Township they will be making 2 loops. Leaving Battlefield Harley going west on 30 to 15 north to 94 south to 30 west to Granite Station to 234 east to 94 south to 30 then west to Battlefield Harley. Mark said I will have to look into that.

The question was asked why the EOC is not answering us on channel 5 and that the faxes with the times are not coming through. The state was made that channel 5 is only on the Gettysburg tower. It was stated that several of the dispatchers said that they could here us when we called in but did not have time to answer.  As for the faxes if you do not get them with in 10 minutes I would call and ask for the times.

Last month we talked about the Line of Duty Death benefits there is an article in the Pennsylvania Fire Police paper. It basically says nothing. I have sent several e-mails to Jack Urling who was first vice president of the Pennsylvania Fire Police Association asking him what we could do to try and get this bill out of committee. And have not heard anything back.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  The state meeting is this Sunday just up the road at Highspire Fire Company. Maybe we could go up and talk to them directly. Also they are looking for host companies meetings. Does anyone what is involved in hosting a meeting? Because I don’t. If we have some people going up to the meeting they can find out what is involved.

It was reported that E.T. is in the York Hospital in bad shape if anyone is going down to York and have time stop in and see him, but I don’t know what room he is in.

The question was asked if we could get a Basic Fire Police Course in the fall instead of the spring. We have a member who is to busy in the spring to attend the class.

I was asked if we would be interested in going to a fire house to do an introduction to fire police. The answer was yes but it would not be accredited and it would only be for an hour or two and most would be a question and answer session.

Mark stated that he recently completed his instructor’s class for Highway Safety for the Emergency Responder from VFIS. I need to check with the EOC and Gettysburg on what restrictions or stipulations I will have to present this information. This will be a non credited course that last between 4 and 5 hours.  

On March 25th will be closed between the Bonneauville line and Low Dutch Rd. due to bridge replacement.

A new member from Gettysburg was introduced. 

UFINISHED BUSINESS: none

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center April14, 2014

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                                                                      

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

  FEBRUARY 10, 2014

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.

The invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 33 members present from 18 companies.

A motion was made and seconded to suspend with the agenda to hear from John Eline.

Radio project is moving forward, for the last 6 to 8 months we have been working on tower sites. Tomorrow we should find out when they will be starting to prepare several tower sites to house the electronics. We had to talk to the historical board of Adams County and State. Because of view shed. Still looking to be up and running this year. But we need to do the testing when the leaves are on the trees which mean the testing needs to be done no later than October. We will divide the county into ½ mile square blocks for testing. The contract states that we will have 95% coverage 95% of the time. Should be ordering radios shortly and putting them in storage until system ready to go on line. Mark and I talked the other day and he asked if there is a possibility to keep frequency 5 up and running because the way it looks now not everyone will get a radio. We will look into this.

We are restructuring the EOC by adopting supervisors positions we have shift supervisors and assistants.

The South Central Task Force has offered each of the counties in region traffic control devices, and a trailer if we wanted them. I stated that we would take them, if not they would be spread the materials through the other counties. I have not decided how we will deploy them whether we will keep them in the trailer and house them here or distribute them to the fire companies. I asked Mark to talk it over with the organization to help me decide.

The question was asked if now is the time for the fire companies to jump in to purchase radios. Yes! But keep in mind that I think Gettysburg has coordinated the application for a grant, to supplement the radios, for a million dollars. And with the contract we will be able to purchase radios for the contract price for 3 years.

John thanked the fire police for what they have done.   

The minutes of January meeting were read and a motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as corrected to read 2014 not 2013. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Was given to membership

A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report.

                                                        REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP: We had a good turn in this month please keep them coming in. A reminder we ask that you bring the money in on 2 checks one for county and one for state.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   The captains should have received their letters for their rosters. We have received a letter from Company 25 asking that we reinstate their Fire Police. A motion was made and seconded that we reinstate company 25’s Fire Police. Motion carried. 

E.M. A.: no report.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: covered in John’s report.

TRAINING:  The date we picked for the 2 four hour courses will not work it does not suit Mark Lusk because it is Easter Weekend.  Any dates we want to look at now. A suggestion was to try April 12 or 26. We will check with Mark.

COUNTY RADIOS:  We need batteries for the MT 1000’s and have contacted AJ to have him get them.

BANQUET:  Haven’t had much luck so far because of the weather. I did check at Bay City and their room holds 100 people and they rent in 4 hour blocks. But didn’t contact the manager yet. Haven’t talked to O’Brien’s yet.

BANQUET BOOK: no report

BANNER:  no report

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: We have got 3 more in tonight brought the total to 5. Let’s try to get them in by the end of May.

APPLE BLOSSOM:  We have the contract but there is a change needed on it. Will be contacting those who helped last year. It will be May 3rd.  and 4th.

FYI; the North South marathon organizers were not happy with Flagger Force last year and are talking about getting fire police this year. Since most of the run is in company 1 area I think they should be the ones to talk to.  

WEB SITE:  no report

INCOME AND BILLS: The bills where read. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills motion carried. 

COMMUNICATIONS:  A letter was received from Adams Electric asking for help to park cars at their picnic on June 17th at Gettysburg High School. A motion was made and seconded to help them. Motion carried.

A report was received that James Flickinger is back to Hanover Hall room 239.

NEW BUSINESS:  The conversation we had last month about the death benefits for fire police is all but dead in committee. They are trying to create a category for the fire police to fall under. We are trying to get in touch with more representatives to back this bill.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  Gettysburg has a new Lt.,  Heildlersburg has a new Capt.

We received a thank you from Chief 4 for our help at their Haz Mat call at Knouse Foods. And he stated that he received a report on people trying to get in to get relatives, but were denied access and a piece of fire apparatus that was denied access. But they went through anyway. AJ stated that the apparatus in question came in about 3 hours into the call and I stopped them to find out which gate they were to go to. And they told me they knew where they were to go and get out of the way.

Calls for Dec. and Jan. were read. The totals for 2013 were read, for police 177,900 calls and for fire and EMS were 10,965.

We all put in a lot of time; a motion was made that anyone who has their name in the book at least 4 times be given their banquet tickets for $5.00. A second was received. Motion carried.

Bendersville thanked those who helped at the plane crash at Biglerville.  Then asked for help on Aug.9th for the county convention, stating that they will need all traffic unites and that the parade route will be 5 miles long.

Cashtown thanked those who helped at their fair last weekend.  

UFINISHED BUSINESS: none

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center March 10, 2014

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                                         

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

 JANUARY 13, 2013

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 30 members present from 17 companies.

The minutes of November meeting were read and a motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as read. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Was given to membership                                                                                                                                      

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  the books are here for your dues, they cut back on the number of books they sent us this year so when you finish with them give them to your neighboring company. Remember to put an “H” on top of the applications of your honorary members. I will contact the state association and try and get some more books for next month.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   It is that time again I will be sending out reminders to all captains to update your rosters.  Also this year we would like to have your state dues on a separate check from your county dues, because of the mix up last year.

E.M. A.: no report.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: no report

TRAINING:  We have tentatively set you dates for training this year they are 2 four hour classes on Saturday April 19th.  Basic Fire Police May 31st and June 1st. and Fire Police Review September 20th and 21st. after some discussion a motion was made and seconded to go with these dates. Motion carried.

COUNTY RADIOS:  We have received the radios that company 25 had. In the last couple of months we have been getting sloppy in our radio use, we need to get back to basics. There has not been a complaint from the EOC yet so let’s clean up our selves before there is.

BANQUET:  looking toward the banquet do we want to hold it on June 7th or the 14th.and was do we want to hold it.  After some discussion it was decided to hold it on May 31st. due to conflicts with the other dates. Then a discussion was held as to where we want to hold it. It was decided to try and move around and not holds at the same place every year, and asked Dale if he could try and find some other places and bring them back.

BANQUET BOOK: no report

BANNER:  no report

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:  It is time to get your times together for your reports on hours for last year. I have 2 in already and have the forms here for anyone who needs them. Mark suggested that we send the forms out with the requests for the rosters that way every captain gets a form.

WEB SITE:  no report

INCOME AND BILLS: The bills where read. The question was raised as to when we started to purchase mikes for the radios. In the past if we wanted to have a speaker mike we had to buy our own, Mark stated that he thought we purchased mikes, but it could be that when we purchased some of the radios off the internet they came with mikes, so this is where the thought came from. A motion was made and seconded that when we hand out the radios if the people want a mike we sell them one. Motion carried.  A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills motion carried. 

COMMUNICATIONS:  A letter was received from the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation asking for a donation.

A report was received that James Flickinger is back in the Hanover Hospital room 212 and that when he gets better he will be going back to Hanover Hall room 239.

NEW BUSINESS:  A letter was received from chief 25, with their dues and roster asking that their fire police are reinstated. The board will take this under advisement and report back next month.

Dave Reever suggested that we put the money from the banquet book into the savings account.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  we need to look into how we are going to handle the non-members attending our training classes. It was stated that when some of our members went to other counties to take classes they were charged $10.00 to $15.00. After a discussion a motion was made that we charge $20.00. For people who are not members of this association to take a class. The question was then asked what about the fire companies in this county who are not members of this association? We need to think over until next month, as this may take a bylaw change.

Mark reported, we had a police incident in Gettysburg today and somewhere along the line there was a miss communication. We had several intersections to shut down so I went to an intersection  and started to get my cones out and block the road when an officer ran up to me and asked if I knew I was setting up right next to where the incident was going down. So we need to get the communications right.

This month’s issue of the Pa. Fireman there is an article on line of duty death benefits for fire police and equality for firefighters. At this time I would like to get permission from this association to draft a letter, on behalf of this association, showing our support of the equality of benefits and send it to our local representatives.  A motion was made and second to allow this letter be composed and sent. Motion carried.

Irishtown has new captain and lt.

Fairfield has new lt.

Saves has new lt.

Littlestown has new lt.

At the passing of Joan Schaeffer the family requested that instead of flowers a donation be sent to the cancer society. As this time I would like to suggest that the $40.00 we normally send for flowers be donated to the cancer society and that if anyone wants to donate please bring it up and we will send it all together.

Company 10 would like to thank everyone who has been up in Hampton in the last 2 months.

Cashtown has asked for help for their fair on February 6, 7 and 8 see Weasel for details.

UFINISHED BUSINESS: none

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center February 10, 2014

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                                                                                                                      

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


DECEMBER 2014 MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER BY  PRESIDENT FRUEHAN


NOVEMBER 11, 2013

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan. 

 A moment of silence was observed, followed by the pledge to the flag.

A thank you was given to all veterans present.

The roll was called with 25 members present from 16 companies.

The minutes of September meeting were read and a motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as corrected to read “Littlestown asked if anybody else was having trouble with their minitor IV”s not going off. Not minitor V’s”. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:    Was given to membership                             

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  no report

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   no report

E.M. A.: no report.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: no report

TRAINING:  Has anyone thought about the discussion we had last month on holding some of those 4hr. classes. After some discussion it was decided to set up a Saturday class involving 2 of the 4 hr classes. We will ask Mark Lusk which of these classes he teaches most often.

COUNTY RADIOS:  I have gotten a hold of someone from company 25 and I haven’t gotten up to pick up those radios yet. We have purchased 4 Motorola radios.

BANQUET:  no report

BANQUET BOOK: no report

BANNER:  no report

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:  no report

WEB SITE:  no report

INCOME AND BILLS: the bills where read and a motion was received and seconded to pay the bills. Motion carried. 

 
COMMUNICATIONS:  none

NEW BUSINESS:  none

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  York Springs thanked those who helped them with their Halloween parade and presented a $100.00 check

In the past we purchased pocket calendars, they cost us $100.00. Last year we threw at least 30 away. Does anybody think we need to keep purchasing these calendars? A motion was made and seconded that we discontinue purchasing these. Motion carried.

United thanked those who helped at their harvest day parade,

Some to start to think about is our banquet for next year.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Littlestown contacted the corporal at the state police barracks and found out the gentleman who ran their road closure has been cited, and was told to be prepared to go to court if he appeals.

Mark stated that he had talked to the corporal, and he could not believe how the trooper handled it.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center November 11, 2013

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.          

Respectfully submitted:                                                         

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


   OCTOBER 14, 2013

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:27 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 30 members present from 16 companies.

The minutes of September meeting were read and a motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as read. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:   Was given to membership                                         

                                                        REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  no report

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   no report

E.M. A.: no report.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: The project is going along at speed looks like it will be up and running by the end of 2014.

TRAINING:  We have a list here of what Mark is willing to teach for next year. A suggestion was made that due to holding 2 Basic classes this year to not hold one next year. It was stated that the by-laws state that we have to hold to a basic class every year.  There are 4 classes that are only 4 hour classes a suggestion was made to go for 3 of these classes o1 week end. A discussion was held on these classes .Due to circumstances we are looking into charging for our classes because our last class we had over 50% of the class was not from our organization.

COUNTY RADIOS:  We need antennas for Maxon’s, will have to check see if we can find some. Due to the fact that we only have 2 MT 1000’s left a motion was made that we see if we can find some spending up to $500.00 for 4 or 5 radios. A second was received and motion carried.  The led display on the radio that is used for a base at the South Mountain Fair Grounds is not working so we don’t know what channel it is on, can we get it worked on. We will look at it.

APPARITION BANQUET:  no report

BANQUET BOOK: no report

BANNER:  We need to get the committee back on track to get the banner taken care of. 


EMERGENCY RESPONSE:  no report

WEB SITE:  It is time for the Web page renewal the cost is around $3.00 a week for around $158.00 a year. Is there enough interest and use of the web site to renew it? After some discussion the motion was made and seconded that we keep the web site running. Motion carried. Arendtsville stated their special unit needs to be removed from the web site due to the fact that it has been sold. The question was asked if we can get our web site linked to the Adams County government web page, where the fire companies are listed, and how about checking if we can get it listed on the ACVESA web site. We will look into that.  

INCOME AND BILLS: the bills where read and a motion was received and seconded to pay the bills. Motion carried.

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

NEW BUSINESS:  At some of our calls we have people come up and ask for what happened. Due to the privacy act we need to adopt a policy that we do not give out any information.

A thank you to anybody who helped at the National Fallen Firefighter program, from the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation. And I have no idea what happened on Sunday there was a miss communication some place. I pulled into Wyndom to set up the escort and they were pulling out.

Littlestown reported that on October 10th they had an incident where they had the road shut down for a Motor vehicle accident and a subject ran through their scene. The subject went through the road blocked by an engine and the lieutenant with cones. When coming up to where the accident was he almost hit a fire police and the tow truck driver. The driver proceeded to run past the road block at the other end by driving through a yard. The license number of the car was taken down and the state police called and Littlestown police notified. When we were done with the call as we returned to the station county called and told me to call the state police. I called and the dispatcher asked what the problem was so I told her the situation and she told me that she would get an officer to call you back. When the trooper called he said I here you had some cones run over. I told him no they did more than ran over a couple cones, they ran through 2 road closures, almost ran over a fire policeman and kept on going. He said well when I get time I will try and find him. I told him that the Littlestown police know where he lives and he is there now.  He then said he would try and get a hold of him. I called the barracks today and asked to speak to the trooper, the dispatcher said he was busy what do you need to talk to him, I started to go through the whole thing and got about half way through and he said I don’t need to hear any more he will just have him call you. I have not heard any thing yet.

A discussion was held with the following suggestion coming from Dave Reever that we go out and see the commander at the barracks and tell him what happened. Almost the same thing happened several years ago and we went out and talked to the commander and the trooper got reprimanded for it. 

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  A thank you was given to those who helped at the Oak Lawn Memorial service. 

 

Littlestown asked if anyone with the minitor IV is having trouble with theirs, they have a bunch down there and at times none of them will go off

United thanked everyone who helped at the Liberty Day.

The President asked the secretary to write a thank you to the Hanover Home Association for their donation. .

UFINISHED BUSINESS: United asked for help for their Harvest day Parade on October 26th, need 22 people, meet at New Oxford fire house at 3:30.

York Spring asked for help for their Halloween parade on October 27th meet at the fire house at 12:30.

Dale reported that he was told that for Remembrance Day November 19th they are expecting 250,000 people. 

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center November 11, 2013

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                                         

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

          

 

SEPTEMBER 9, 2013

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:33 pm. by Vice President, Mike Wassota.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A moment of silence was observed, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 30 members present from 18 companies.

President Mark Fruehan stopped by, from class, to clarify why Bob Cullison’s name will not appear on the county’s line of duty death memorial plaque. It is because his death does not qualify under the Federal Line of Duty Death program. 

The minutes of August were read and a motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as read. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:

There was no treasurer’s report due to the absence of the treasurer. 

                                                        REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  no report

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   no report

E.M. A.: no report.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  no report

TRAINING:  We have training this week end, but it will be the Basic Fire Police because the Fire Police Review was canceled.

APPARITION BANQUET:  we had 62 in attendance, of those 7 where children, and 2 guests. We had 61 items for auction.

BANQUET BOOK: no report

BANNER: no report.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:  We had 14 companies turning in reports this year. We responded to 2,150 calls last year, with 2,723 personal for a total of 4,785 man hours. (See attached)

WEB SITE:  no report

INCOME AND BILLS:  A check was received from the Hanover Home Association for $1,000.00. 


COUNTY RADIOS:  I handed out 1 of our MT1000’s to company 7 they turned in a Maxon for repair. It is my recommendation that we do not get it repaired because it costs more to repair them than we can buy a Motorola MT 1000 for. I have 2 MT 1000 left and 3 working Maxon. The radios that company 25 has are 1 Maxon and 1 Regency.

COMMUNICATIONS:  a check from the Hanover Home Association.

NEW BUSINESS:  none

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: Oak Lawn Memorial will be on September 22 will need help see Mark if you can help.

James Flickinger is back in The Hanover Hall room 135 A.

Doug asked that we be reminded that Apple Harvest is next month October 5&6 and 12&13 if interested, be there at 6:00 am on the 5th of October.

Heildlersburg chief asked how they get their members back into the Association; I have some names but not a roster.

Cashtown thanked companies 2 and 14 for the help of their traffic units, at our Community Day parade last Saturday.

UFINISHED BUSINESS:  United still needs 1 more person for their Liberation day festivities on September 21, from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. See Smitty.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center October 14, 2013

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                                          

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

 

               AUGUST 12, 2013

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:32 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 30 members present from 15 companies.

The minutes of July were read and a motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as read. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Was given to membership

A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

                                                        REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  no report

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   We still have not received a roster from Heildlersburg. So in accordance with the by laws a motion was made and seconded to remove Heildlersburg from our roster. A discussion followed with the motion carrying. It was then asked if they had any of the associations’ radios. Tom replied that he would have to check his records and let Mark know. 

E.M. A.: no report.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  They went to Chicago and had some hands on for the radios. And now they are working on acquiring the land for the towers.

TRAINING:  We have the Fire Police review class coming up the second week in September.

APPARITION BANQUET:  no report

BANQUET BOOK: no report

BANNER:  they have been to busy this summer to work on the banner.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:  no report

WEB SITE:  no report

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills. Motion carried.

COUNTY RADIOS:  no report. 


COMMUNICATIONS:  A thank you letter was read from Barb and Victoria Cullison.

NEW BUSINESS: At the ACVESA meeting it was asked if Bob’s name was going to be placed on the counties line of duty death memorial. The memorial committee stated that there is no way his name will be placed on the memorial because the memorial is an ACVESA memorial and the fire police are not a member of ACVESA.

A thank you was received from company 6 and the Fire police president for all who helped at the ACVESA parade Saturday.

We have a list up here reporting the number of calls run by each company that needed fire police were in attendance.

This weekend the 911 memorial will be in this parking lot with a ride to follow, but have not heard anything from the state police so we do not know for sure.

Arendtsville reported that their special unit has been sold.

A member who drives through Franklin County was stopped and told he has 5 days to remove the blue lights from his vehicle. This is because there is some yahoo going around with lights stopping cars.

Littlestown asked for help for their parade this Thursday meet at the fire house between 5:30 and 5:45.

United asked for help for their Liberty Day parade on September 21st needing 3 more people from 8:00 to 12:00. Then our harvest day parade is October 26th we need 22 people meeting at 3:30 meeting at the fire hall, should be over 5:30 -6:00.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  In the past week or so there was a fire fighter involved in an accident in which he was killed and the person he hit is in serious condition. The family of the person injured is in contact with the media and other officials over his conduct responding to the call. WE ALL NEED TO LOOK INTO HOW WE RESPOND TO CALLS.

FINISHED BUSINESS:  none

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center September 9, 2013

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                                         

 

                                                                           

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

 

  JULY 8, 2013

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 29 members present from 16 companies.

The minutes of June were read and approved as read.

Taneytown reported that they turned had in their roster 2 months ago. Some discussion followed.  

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Given to membership present

A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

                                                        REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  no report

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   We are looking good but we still need rosters from Heildlersburg.

E.M. A.: no report.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  They went to Chicago to work on talk groups.

TRAINING:  Still working on getting the money back we paid for the Emergency Response class. Trying to make contact with Mark Lusk we have missed each other twice.

BANQUET:  Thanks to all who attended the banquet. Hopefuly next year we can have more people attending.

BANQUET BOOK: no report

BANNER:  no report.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:  no report

WEB SITE:  if anyone saw the web site in the last 48 hours we received pictures from Victoria Cullison showing the bricks having been placed, at Emmittsburg.

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurers report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.

COUNTY RADIOS:  no report. 

 
COMMUNICATIONS: none

NEW BUSINESS: Well Gettysburg is slowly getting back to normal after the week of organized chaos, I would like to thank all who came and helped out the various incidents last week. The week started off with the fire police being ordered to stand down, then after a call or 2 it was why are there no fire police coming out. Now that is over we head into bike week. Keep your eyes and ears open for where we need help;

Littlestown Asked for help for their carnival August 5th thru 10th would like help on the grounds starting at 6:00pm. And then on August 15th is the Good ole Days parade as of now I don’t know the time if you can help call 717-880-4638 for the start time.

Bendersville asked for help for their carnival July 31st thru August 3rd. with the parade on the 31st meet at fire house at 6:00 and fire works on August 2nd.

United asked for help for their carnival July 9th thru July 13th. 6:00 to 10:00

Taneytown thanked those who helped at their carnival.

September 21st is Liberation day in New Oxford will need 14 people 8:00 to 12:00.

There are several rides coming up there is one this week end I have not been called for help so if they need us out there I will have to notify those captains .

The same goes for the one next weekend.

On July 27th.is the Officer Grove memorial ride I have not heard anything on it if help is needed we will get information out.

Wine tasting in the Hamptons August 17th and 18th, need 8 people for each day. If you can help call 870 -3488. We will feed you but will not give you a wine tasting ticket 1:00 pm to 6:00pm rain or shine.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: I am starting another project I am not sure how far I will get but I am asking for help from the Association. I am hoping to sit down with some political leaders in the next 90 days to try and make some progress with Penn Dot again. If any one has had a very bad experience with Penn Dot write it down. If you are working a crash you ask for resources and they come out and are nasty to you write it down. If you are working something and you ask for a crash truck, and they come out and the state trooper had asked for it and they tell the trooper to go pound sand, document it. I am going to try and put these things together to paint a big picture for the leaders to get some help.

UFINISHED BUSINESS:  none

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center August 12, 2013

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                                                                                                                           

 Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary  

                     

 JUNE 10, 2013

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by Vice President, Mike Wassota.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 29 members present from 16 companies.

The minutes of May were read and approved as read.                                                                    

TREASURER’S REPORT: Was given to membership.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  no report

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   We are looking good but we still need rosters from Heildlersburg and Taneytown.

E.M. A.: The reports of the calls for May were read.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  no report.

TRAINING:  The Emergency Response for Fire Police maybe rescheduled next year. We are asking Bucks County for a re fund because we have paid for the class.

BANQUET:  we had 62 people at the banquet this year including 4 guests, with $738.00 turned in from the banquet ticket money. We had 61 items to auction off this year and turned in $710.00 turned in from the auction. The profit from the banquet and banquet book this year is $3917.52

BANQUET BOOK: We have received $75.00 for the banquet book.

BANNER:  no report.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:  This is the last month to turn in your reports. Last month Gettysburg said they had theirs, I don’t remember if they gave me it or not but I can’t find it. I will have the numbers totaled for the convention.  

WEB SITE:  no report

INCOME AND BILLS: The report on the income was given with no bills turned in.

ADAMS ELECTRIC:  We have been asked to park cars for their meeting on June 20 from 3:30 to 6:30, this year it is at the Gettysburg High School. We will need 6 people for this.

COUNTY RADIOS:  no report.

COMMUNICATIONS: none 

NEW BUSINESS: none

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  John Eline reported on the preparations for the 150th, stating that the EOC will have extra personal on duty from 9 am. thru 9 pm for those two weeks. The EOC will be the command center, and have representatives from State Police, PHEMA, FBI, Home Land Security, plus several other entities’. We will have 2 mass casualty units staged in the county, 1 at the EOC and the other at Cumberland Township building.  

UFINISHED BUSINESS:  June 29th help is needed at the Peace Light; if you can help there is a sign up sheet here.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center July 8th, 2013

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

 May 13, 2013

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       A moment of silence was observed, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 38 members present from 18 companies.

The minutes of February were read and approved as read.     

TREASURER’S REPORT: Was presented to membership

A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

 STATE MEMBERSHIP:  Have cards here for Hampton and Taneytown. The report that your cards will be handed back if not fill out completely did not come from this organization it came from the State Organization.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   We are looking good but we still need rosters from Heildlersburg and Taneytown and York Springs.

TMI DRILL:  The drill at the High School went real well, thanks to all who showed up to help.

E.M. A.: The reports of the calls for April were read.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  nothing new to report.

TRAINING:  Do we want to try and reschedule, for this year or weight until next year, the Emergency Response for Fire Police that was canceled. The decision was made that due to everything going on this year reschedule it for next year.

BANQUET: At this time we have 51 people paid, I have tickets here this month is the last meeting you can buy tickets. Tickets will be on sale until Memorial Day by contacting Dale Brister. In the past the auction has brought in between $300.00 and $400.00 dollars. Anyone wishing to bring in items to auction off please do so. A motion was made to give Mark a budget of $200.00 to purchase items for the suction. A second was then received. Motion carried. 

BANQUET BOOK: We have received $1185.00 turned in tonight. That puts us about $700.00 less than last year.

BANNER:  no report.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:  We have reports in for all the companies that have been turning in reports except for Gettysburg, East Berlin and United. Heildlersburg and Lake Meade have not picked up their forms to be filled out. Gettysburg stated that they have theirs in their car. United stated that they had theirs in their car also. A discussion was held on as to why we need to get all the reports in.

WEB SITE:  have been up dating the web site; is Arendtsville special unit still in service? At this time it is but it is now called service 5. We need pictures of the other 3 units we have in the county; companies 11, 27 and 33 have units they use for traffic control. 

INCOME AND BILLS: The report on the income was given with no bills turned in.

APPLE BLOSSOM:  It went well with no problems.

TRACTOR PARADE:  Went mostly well, there was a truck pulling a tractor and overheated. 

ADAMS ELECTRIC:  We have been asked to park cars for their meeting on June 20 from 3:30 to 6:30, this year it is at the Gettysburg High School. We will need 6 people for this.

COUNTY RADIOS:  nothing new.

COMMUNICATIONS: none 

NEW BUSINESS: Franklin County is hosting a ride for the WCO Grove on July 27th more detail to come. 

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  Traffic 2 is in the parking lot tonight if you want to look it over after the meeting.

UFINISHED BUSINESS:  Make a Wish went well a thank you goes out to all who helped. One of the co founders of Make a Wish was in Gettysburg this year, and he praised the way everybody in Adams County pulls together to make it work.

June 29th help is needed at the Peace Light; if you can help there is a sign up sheet here.

150TH working on getting together stand by crews. At the meeting we where told that they are at the point of deploying the National Guard to direct traffic for those two weeks.                                                                                                                       

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center June 10th, 2013

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:   

 Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary 

 APRIL 8, 2013

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.    The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 37 members present from 19 companies.

The minutes of February were read and approved as corrected as follows Jim Rudisill was not nominated Vice President it was Mike Wassota. And it is not the South Mountain Fair Association that is holding the tractor parade it is the South Mountain Antique Tractor Association.   

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Was given to membership.

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  Thanks for getting your dues in early this year. Next year if your applications are not completely filled out they will be handed back to you. The state association has received a letter from someone in this association who is not one of the officers and it was addressed to Albert Stair who past away seven (7) years ago and that upset the family.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   We are looking good but we still have three (3) companies that have not turned in their dues and rosters. They are York Springs, Heildlersburg and Taneytown. York Springs stated that they have turned in their dues; they were on the same check as the State dues.

TMI DRILL:  Next Tuesday night the Drill will be at the EOC. We need two (2) people for on the door be here at 4:00 to start at 4:30. Dave Reever reported that he has been doing the exercise in the EOC for over twenty (20) years. And that we need someone to replace Bob. Mike Wassota volunteered. Then on Wednesday night the drill will be at Gettysburg High School we will need at least six (6) people. Be there at 6:30 to get assignment for the 7:00 start.

E.M. A.: John Eline gave a report on the preparation for the 150th anniversary. Stating that at the height of the activities we will put on extra staff to help the emergency responders get around congested areas.

September 19th. Thru the 22nd. There will be a ceremony for a Congressional Medal of Honor winner at the Gate Way complex at the Wyndom Hotel. This could grow to be as big as the re enactments in June and July.

In November for Remembrance Day there is a rumor that President Obama will be here for that.

And September 27th. Thru the 29th there will be a Boy Scout camp out on the Battlefield. With an excess of 2,000 scouts and leaders. 

 
At this time Gettysburg is recommending that they and the surrounding companies get together to brain storm on how we can respond to some of these issues.

The reports of the calls for March were read.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  On the new radio system it is moving ahead slowly. At this time we are working to secure tower sites. Later this year you will here more and early next year we will be putting together training for the new radios and everyone will have to attend training. These are not like the radios we now use.

TRAINING:  The training for next year is scheduled as follows Basic Fire Police April 27th and 28th. There was an e mail that cane out either last week or the week before stating that due to a conflict in scheduling the class on May 18th and 19th has been canceled, at this time it is unknown if or when it will re scheduled.  And Fire Police Review offered on September 14th. and 15th. Don’t forget to register early.

BANQUET: At this time we have 25 people paid, I have tickets here remember next month is the last meeting you can buy tickets. At this time the ballots where handed out to vote on Fire Police of the Year, the Merit Award and Service Award.  Are we going to invite any of the officials we normally invite? The president asked Dale if he would take care of that. And if you could bring items for the auction. Carroll brought up that he has a letter he has used to get items donated for the auction, if you would like a copy let me know.

BANNER:  nothing tonight

NOMINATIONS:  The nominations were read from last month, they are President: Mark Fruehan, Vice President: Mike Wassota, Secretary: Ron Andrew Treasurer: Francis Smith, Assistant Secretary Carroll Scheaffer. At this time Francis Smith declined his nomination for Treasurer. The nominations were then opened. A nomination was received for Sue Poist for Treasurer. After calling for mode nominations a motion was made and seconded to close the nominations. Motion carried

Then a motion was made and seconded that the secretary cast a vote for all positions due to the fact that they where all unopposed. Motion carried the results of the election are as follows President: Mark Fruehan 1 for, 0 against; Vice President: Mike Wassota 1 for, 0 against; Secretary: Ron Andrew 1 for. 0 against; Treasurer: Sue Poist 1 for, 0 against; Assistant Secretary: Carroll Scheaffer 1 for, 0 against.

BANQUET BOOK: We have received $2805.00 turned in tonight. That puts us about the same place we where last year.

APPLE BLOSSOM:  At this time due to family matters I need 1 person for apple blossom if you can’t make both days that will be fine let me know after the meeting.

TRACTOR PARADE:  Everything coming together help wise at this time.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: I have back from all companies except Gettysburg, East Berlin, Littlestown and United. If any of these need the forms I have them with me.

ADAMS ELECTRIC:  We have been asked to park cars for their meeting on June 20 from 3:30 to 6:30, this year it is at the Gettysburg High School. We will need 6 people for this.

COUNTY RADIOS:  nothing new.

WEB SITE: no report

COMMUNICATIONS: none 

NEW BUSINESS: We have been asked to help with the Make A Wish rides again this year. On May 4th will be the Make A Wish motorcycle ride and on May 5th will be the Truck ride using the same route as last year.

There is an activity at the Peace Light on June 29th this is a paid event, the pay will be between $10.00 and $12.00. It will last at least 6 hours. They will have 1 or 2 people to go around and give relief. I don’t know how many they need if interested I have a sign up sheet here sign it and I will let them contact how ever many people they need.

I will be contacting the people, around Gettysburg, who have traffic units to try and plan something for the 150th anniversary.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: We need to get the flags on our uniforms correctly. I have seen uniforms with the flag facing the wrong way. When they are on uniforms they are to have the blue field of stars facing forward.

Gettysburg thanked all who came to help at the funeral of 1 of their members.

Fairfield asked for help for a concert at Granite Hill Campground for about 3 hours each night for Bike Week.

Fairfield’s unit still needs some items put on it. Hopefully it will be in service next week after we get a few more people trained on it. . 

UFINISHED BUSINESS: Last month we received letters from Littlestown and Lake Meade requesting Honorary Life Membership for the following members Robert Miller, Sandy Reever, Dave Reever and Robert Garlin. The board has taken this under advisement and recommends them for Honorary Life Membership. A motion was made and seconded to accept the recommendation of the board. Motion carried.  

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center May 13, 2013

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:  

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


FEBRUARY 11, 2013

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 34 members present from 18 companies.

The minutes of February were read and approved as read.                                                            

TREASURER’S REPORT: Was given to membership

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried. We have a CD that matures in a few days, what are the wishes of the Association. A motion was made and seconded to authorize the Treasurer to just roll over the CD. Motion Carried.

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  Thanks guys for getting your dues in early this year. I have cards up here for Taneytown. York Springs and Buchannan Valley.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:  We have received rosters in tonight, still have several still out.

TMI DRILL: Will be April 17 at the Gettysburg High School. We will need around a dozen fire police.

BANNER:  2 designs were shown. The designs shown are good but the flag is reversed the field of stars are on the wrong side. A motion was made and seconded to go with the blue one and to drop the eagle. The size should be 30” x 48 to 50” with gold tassels. Motion carried.

TRAINING:  The training for next year is scheduled as follows Basic Fire Police April 27th and 28th, Emergency Response for Fire Police    offered on May 18th and 19th. And Fire Police Review offered on September 14th. and 15th. Don’t forget to register early.

UFINISHED BUSINESS:

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: I have received 7 back at this time with 7 still out. They are Gettysburg, Fairfield, Bendersville, York Springs, East Berlin, Littlestown and United.  I have the forms here if any one needs one. Remember that June is the dead line, so I can get them tabulated.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  Next meeting is March 22nd.

NEW UNITS: Fairfield’s unit is to be delivered next week. Hopefully it will be in service by first of April. 

BANQUET:  We have the tickets here tonight, they are $15.00 a person, $25.00 a couple and $8.00 for children 5 to 12. Think about whom you will vote for Fire Police of the Year, Merit Award and Service Award, we will vote on these next month.

BANQUET BOOK: We have received $1535.00 turned in tonight.

E.M. A.:  The reports of the calls for February were read.

COUNTY RADIOS:  nothing new.

WEB SITE: no report

COMMUNICATIONS:   A letter was received from Lake Meade Fire Company requesting Honorary Life Membership for David Reever, Sandy Reever and Bob Garlin.

A letter was read from Littlestown requesting Honorary Life Membership for Robert Miller.

NEW BUSINESS: I have been in contact with Chief Wiggins and he tells me that there is several motorcycle rides coming up this year. When I find out more I will let those Captains know or bring it back to the meetings.

It was suggested that we vote for Bob Cullison for Fire Police of the Year, and Barb Cullison for one of the other awards.

On the Grant the Chief’s are going for the radios we could not go with them because that grant could be used for radios for seat positions on apparatus.

On Saturday May 11 the South Mountain Fair Association will be holding a tractor Parade will need fire police. 

ADAMS ELECTRIC:  We have been asked to park cars for their meeting on June 20 from 3:30 to 6:30, this year it is at the Gettysburg High School.

NOMINATIONS:  Nominations where opened, the following where nominated; for President Mark Fruehan; for Vice President James Rudisill and Dave Reever, Dave Reever declined the nomination; for Secretary Ron Andrew; for Assistant Secretary, Carroll Schaeffer; and for Treasurer, Francis Smith. Nominations were then closed until next month. A replacement is needed for Gary Mauston because he will be having surgery later this month. Rodger Miller was appointed to take Gary’s place.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: In the State Fire Police News Letter that just came out there is an article on the State Death Benefit.

On channel 8 news there was a news release on Lancaster County Fire Police putting together a Fire Police Task Force. 

 
There was on the news about a Fire Police who dropped over with a medical emergency 10 hours after being out on a call.

 There was a fire police in Dolphin County hit while directing traffic.

For the past 9 years I have been in charge of the summer blast at Codorus and had fire police down there. They are going through a restructuring and are cutting back on what they want to pay for directing traffic and parking cars. They are looking for someone to take over, if they contact anyone in this organization be very cautious if they contact you and you want more information you can contact Doug @ East Berlin.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center April 8, 2013

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:  

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


FEBRUARY 11, 2013

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

A moment of silence was observed, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 43 members present from 18 companies.

The minutes of December and January were read and approved as read. 

TREASURER’S REPORT: Given to membership.

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  I have received quite a few in tonight, keep them coming.  Just remember the dead line for dues is March 31.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:  Starting to get rosters back, get them in as soon as possible.

TMI DRILL:  Nothing new on the drill at this time.

BANNER:  the design we looked at last month is still being worked on.

TRAINING:  The training for next year is scheduled as follows Basic Fire Police April 27th and 28th, Emergency Response for Fire Police    offered on May 18th and 19th. And Fire Police Review offered on September 14th. and 15th. Don’t forget to register early.

UFINISHED BUSINESS:  The cards that we handed out the other year with phone numbers on for Embark you can throw them away. The phone numbers are no good, and the personal have changed. I will be sending out a phone number to the Captains, for use when you are out for an un reasonable long time. This is an automated system so you will need the ticket number. So you will have to contact county to get the ticket number before calling. If you do not have this number then you will have to start over.

Last month we received a letter from United Hook and Ladder requesting Honorary Life Membership for Francis Smith. The Board has taken their request under advisement and have recommend Francis for Honorary Life Membership status. A motion was received from the floor to approve the board’s recommendation. A second was then received. Motion carried.

 A nominating committee was appointed. The following are the committee. Gary Mauston, Mike as chairman and Tom Carbaugh is the third.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: I have received 4 back at this time. I have the forms here if any one needs one. Remember that June is the dead line, so I can get them tabulated.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  We were trying to get on board with the county for the grants. We were asked to supply the number of radios owned by this organization and those that are owned by the members. We could not get that done in time for them to get the Grant together so we were excluded from the grant.  Dave Reaver reported on the county radio committee meeting. Last month it was stated that there would be 3 fire police channels. This is no longer true as of the meeting it was decided that in each talk group there would be a fire police channel. There is going to be 10 fire ground talk groups and there will be a fire police channel so if the fire is on talk group 5 the fire police will use fire police channel 5. This organization will not own any radios. The fire companies will own the radios, with 5 designated for the fire police.   

NEW UNITS: United has theirs in the parking lot at this time. How is Fairfield’s coming along?  Fairfield reported that theirs is still at the shop; they had another unit they had to finish before they could get to ours. It should be here by the end of the month.

Vice President James Rudisill: I just like to remind everyone about the training coming up. And that April 12th and 13th the State Fire Police meeting will be held in Gettysburg. We will be needing help for the meeting; we will bring that up again closer to the time.

BANQUET:  Dale brought up that the procedures were not followed properly last meeting concerning the banquet. It should have been referred back to committee for review.

We have gone down to talk to the people at O’Brien’s, it is set up the price that I have been quoted is $10.95 per person and if we want desert that will be a $1.25 extra. Then we need to decide what meats we would like, there are 4 to choose from, they are Baked Ham, roast turkey, fried chicken, or roast beef.

A motion was made and seconded to go with Fried chicken and ham with no desert. Motion carried. President Fruehan stated that he was sorry for the procedure problem last month, it was his fault the meeting got out of control. He hoped everyone would bear with him that he is still learning. Then he asked Dale if he would check to see how they handle the tax and gratuity.

E.M. A.:  The reports of the calls for December were read.

COUNTY RADIOS:  We still need the radio list from companies 25 and 27.  Plus we need to find the radios company 8 had. I found out that on the radio buy back it only applies to working radios.  At this time I am asking if I can get rid of the radios that can’t be fixed. A motion was made and seconded to get rid of the old radios that no longer work and can’t be fixed. Motion carried.

WEB SITE: no report

COMMUNICATIONS:   none

NEW BUSINESS: Gettysburg introduced 2 new members

Have the contract for Apple Blossom for the first weekend of May. I will be contacting those who helped last year. If anyone wants on the list, for if I need a replacement, give me your name.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: Bendersville thanked those who helped them on the accident on route 34 at Aspers.

York Springs thanked those who helped at their house fire this past week.

United thanked those who helped at their house fire

East Berlin thanked those who helped at their house fire.

Cashtown thanked those who helped at their winter fair.

Company 6 has a change of personal new captain and lt.

BANQUET BOOK:  no report

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center March 11, 2013

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:  

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

 

JANUARY 14, 2013

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.  

The Invocation was offered by Chaplin Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

A motion was made and seconded to change the order of business to here from John Eline and the radio committee. Motion carried.

John Eline stated that Mark had talked to him a few weeks ago and asked if the county could keep fire five (5) in service for a while after we go to the 800 Meg. System.

He stated that he would ask the commissioners but I will need a good reason. Mark explained that he was asking to see if we could get some use of the radios we now have for a while.

And went over some options he could think of. A lengthy discussion followed.      

The roll was called with 34 members present from 18 companies.

A motion was made and seconded to dispense with the reading of the minutes. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Was given to membership

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  I have received a few back tonight. . Just remember the dead line for dues is March 31.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIPThe rosters were sent out. Go over them and get them back as soon as possible.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  This as covered earlier.

COUNTY RADIOS: we are still trying to get the radio lists back from some of the companies. Also we need a list of all radios that members have purchased for them selves.

WEB SITE: The web site is up to date.  

BANQUET:  When contacting General Pickett’s they stated that they would not reserve the room for more than ninety (90) minutes. I have checked with Cross Keys and with everything the price will come to $17.00 a person. I also checked with the Doblin House and was surprised that it came out to only $20.00 a person. Ryan’s came in at $12.95 each.

It was asked if O’brien’s in Abbottstown, that they held a banquet there for Christmas and it only cost around $9.00 each. A phone call was made to see if they were available on June 1st. they were and a motion was made and seconded to hold the banquet at Obrien’s. Motion carried.

E.M. A.:  The reports of the calls for December were read. And the total calls for the year were read.

TRAINING:  The training for next year is scheduled as follows Basic Fire Police April 27th and 28th, Emergency Response for Fire Police    offered on May 18th and 19th. And Fire Police Review offered on September 14th. And 15th.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: It’s that time again I have the forms here so pick them up and get them back as soon as possible. This year let’s try and get more in so we can show the commissioners why we need the radios. Let’s this year try for 75% of the companies turning in their reports.

COMMUNICATIONS:  We have a thank you to all from the Cullison family for all the cards, phone calls and visits over the holidays.

We also received word that the Cullison family has received the Line of Duty Death Benefit for Bob.

We received a letter from Gettysburg requesting Honorary Life Membership for Ralph Symmes. Due to his deteriorated health the Board has discussed this tonight and recommends Honorary Life Membership for Ralph Symmes. A motion was made and seconded to accept the recommendation of the board. Motion carried. 

A letter was received from United Hook and Ladder requesting Honorary Life Membership for Francis Smith. As per by-laws the board will be taken under advisement until next month.

A letter was received from Adams Electric asking for help parking cars at their meeting, this year the meeting will be held at Gettysburg High School in June.

NEW BUSINESS:  United Hook and Ladder has placed an Arrow Board on their Brush unit and set it up for traffic control.

Fairfield’s traffic unit is still in the shop under construction.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: Hampton thanked all who responded to the school bus accident last week.

Received word that Emerson Taylor’s wife has passed away on Friday night. Mark asked if there is anything the family needs.

Dave Reever brought up that anyone who has bought a radio and are using it is violating Federal Law. Unless the radios are donated to your fire company or this organization.

Littlestown thanked those who helped them at their fires.

BANNER:  We have another design for the banner. And asked if there were any other ideas.

BANQUET BOOK:  no report

UFINISHED BUSINESS:  none

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center February 11, 2013

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:  

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

 

DECEMBER 10, 2012

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Invocation was offered by Chaplin Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.     

The roll was called with 38 members present from 17 companies.

The minutes for November meeting were read and approved as read

TREASURER’S REPORT was given to membership

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

E.M. A.:  The reports of the calls for November were read.

TRAINING:  The training for next year is scheduled as follows Basic Fire Police April 27th and 28th, Emergency Response for Fire Police    offered on May 18th and 19th. And Fire Police Review offered on September 14th. And 15th.

VICE PRESIDENT REPORT: Jim reported that the TMI. Drill will be April 16 and 17. The 16th being the table top at the EOC. And the 17th at Gettysburg High School more details to follow in February.

A discussion was held on a possible training program being set up in the county. A week end set aside for training calling it the Robert Cullison Memorial Training Week end. With registration AND FELLOW SHIP FOR Friday evening and either a 16 hour class for Saturday and Sunday or several 3 or 4 hour seminars per day. We are asking to find out if there is enough interest to go a head with it. A suggestion was made to set up a committee and try it for 2014 because of so much going on around the county this year for the 150 anniversary of the battle, Lets think about this and we will bring it up again next month. 

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP All Captains watch the mail the rosters will be mailed shortly.

 STATE MEMBERSHIP:  The books are here if you want to take them now come up and take one. Just remember the dead line for dues is March 31.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  This past week Mark attended the county chiefs meeting and the hot topic was the radios. Mark then gave a report on the chief meeting.

COUNTY RADIOS: we are still trying to get the radio lists back from most of the companies.

WEB SITE: There is not a whole lot to report. I have received a suggestion that we post the state meeting sites and dates. 

BANNER:  We have not heard any comments or other suggestions for the banners. A drawing was presented to night and copies were passed around.

BANQUET:  I still haven’t been able to reach the banquet coordinator at Cross Keys. I have talked to Hoss’s in Hanover and was told there was three ways we could do it there. At this time the committee recommends General Pickett’s Buffet in Gettysburg at $13.00 each with the dates of June 1st or June 8th. A discussion followed and suggested to try and get June 1st.

BANQUET BOOK:  no report

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: no report until next year

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  none

COMMUNICATIONS:  A Christmas card was read from Barb and Victoria Cullison

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:  Tom gave out his new e-mail address so anyone who wants to send him their radio list may do so.

It was asked if county is sending out texts when they dispatch fire police. It was stated that they are sending texts for everything except for all calls.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  Several organizations have asked for staffing for events next year for the 150th. My suggestion before you jump into any of them to find out how many people they are asking for and how much time. We need to think about keeping personal available for emergencies.

This morning there was an accident up around York Springs, at some time during the call it came across the monitor that the police was needed for a fire police officer throwing a flashlight at a car. We don’t know anything more and at this time we don’t want to know. We just want to say that this was all the public heard they didn’t here what happened to cause this person to throw their flashlight, even though it might have been necessary to get the drivers attention, the public that sets around listening to their monitors will be thinking that fire police are hot heads. So please try and keep thinking out there we can be our own worst enemy

Mark thanked everyone for the work they are doing to help their communities.

Arendtsville stated that they are selling their special unit.

Fairfield stated that they are about 6 weeks away from putting their traffic unit in service.

United H & L stated that they would be putting a traffic unit in service after the first of the year.

The state fire police have an on line testing site in service, this is to get you ready to get state certified thru an instructor at a latter time.

Responder Safety has several modules that you can take at Responder Safety. Com

James Rudisill thanked everyone for the help he received after the passing of Bob. And hoped 2013 would be a good year. 

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center January 14, 2012

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:  

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

NOVEMBER 12, 2012

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Invocation was offered by Chaplin Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.     

The roll was called with 33 members present from 17 companies.

The minutes for September meeting were read and approved as read.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Given to membership

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTER MEMORIAL: We have received certificates for the bricks that are to be placed on the walk of fame at the memorial. One certificate  for the Association and the other for Bob Cullison. A motion was made and seconded to present the one for Bob to the Cullison family. Motion carried

E.M. A.:  The reports of the calls for September and October were read. It was stated that on the new faxed reports on the calls will have a record of the response times for fire police as long as the fire police call in that they are responding.

TRAINING:  On the No shows we had for the last training Have they been taken care of? Hampton reported that they will check and make sure that theirs has been taken care of. Saves stated that they will also.

VICE PRESIDENT REPORT: Jim gave a report on the county meeting.  The list and dates for the training will be posted on the Web site next month.  Also we want to know what training you want us to try and get for 2014.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP no report.

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  The books will be here next month and remember the dead line for dues is March 31.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  Not a whole lot of action has happened lately, the hot topic is how the radios are going to be dispersed. I think we need to get a recommendation together for county radio committee.

COUNTY RADIOS: we have received several lists back tonight; we need to get the rest in. We have three (3) Maxions here that need repaired, do we want to know whether or not we want to spend money to get them fixed. The last time we had Maxions repaired it cost between $200.00 and $400.00. With the new system to be coming on line in a year or year and a half it would be a bad investment to repair them.

WEB SITE: The web site contract has been renewed for another year. The bridge and road closing are up to date. Is there anything that anyone would like to see on the web site? 

BANNER:  Mark passed around two (2) designs he came up with in his spare time, for comments.

 

BANQUET:  I am trying to chase down banquet coordinators. I have contacted General Pickets and they have June 1st and June 8th open at a cost of $13.00 ea. Have not been able to get in contact with Cross Keys as of yet. Several others have either small rooms or they are High class with high prices and small meals.

BANQUET BOOK:  no report

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: no report until next year.

APPLE HARVEST:  no report

UFINISHED BUSINESS:  none

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:  I would like to set up an E-mail site for the membership to submit suggestions.

When Sandy came through did anyone have any involvement with evacuation sites? When the Red Cross opened the one at Gettysburg High School they asked for Fire Police for security reasons, after thinking about it Gettysburg thought that it would tax their resources to much.

The announcement for the Fireman’s Ball was read. The Ball will be held on Saturday March 2.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  United thanked those who helped at their Harvest day. They needed 20 for their parade but only had eleven (11).

Gettysburg thanked Littlestown and Saves for their help at the traffic accident.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center December 10, 2012

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:  

 

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

OCTOBER 8, 2012

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Mark Fruehan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Invocation was offered by Chaplin Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

Mark thanked the association for the vote of confidence for electing him president, and asked everyone to bear with him while he learns the job,

and if he makes any mistakes to let him know.     

The roll was called with 32 members present from 17 companies.

The minutes for September meeting were read and approved as read

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Was given to membership

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  no report.

RADIOS: I took one in tonight that needs to be programmed. The lists of the radios, we handed out last month, needs to be gotten back, I only

received 2 reports back tonight. The radios that company 24 had I have gotten them back. But haven’t gotten any thing from company 8.  We would

like to get them back by next month, and December at the latest.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP no report.

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  no report.

WEB SITE: the Web site is up to date at this time. The web site is coming up for renewal, do we want to keep it going. A motion was made and seconded

to renew the web site contract for another year. Motion carried.

BANQUET:  I usually don’t start working on that until January but I started to look at different restaurants because the bids we received from the fire

companies last year most required 50 people minimum. If anybody has any suggestions let Dale know. Suggestions were made for Cross Keys and General

Pickets. Can we try and get a date line up by December so the membership can decide and put it on their calendars. 

BANQUET BOOK:  Dave Reever was asked if he would be willing to handle the banquet book again this year. Dave stated that he would do it.

E.M. A.:  the EOC is setting up to send the monthly call totals out by email, but has not been completed yet. As soon as it is we will be putting that on the Web Site.

 

TRAINING:  We should have that here for the November meeting.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: no report until next year.

BANNER:  On the banner I have received information from a vender in Gettysburg and the prices in their literature is for a banner and stand comes up

to almost $1000.00. I think we need to put together a committee to come up with an idea of what we want this banner to look like. So when we start calling

companies we have something for them to look at so they can tell us what they would charge. We them asked for volunteers. Several people volunteered

and Mark stated that he would make the third person on the committee.

NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL:   This past weekend was the memorial and yesterday I was in contact with Captain Clark from the Fredrick

County Sherriff’s Department. He whished to thank anyone involved in the activities this weekend and he was very pleased with the help he received.

APPLE HARVEST:  We had a good day Saturday but Sunday was slow. Everyone did a great job. We had very little problem even with the bridge out on 234

at the east end of Arendtsville.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  On the new radios I have heard that some companies our thinking that the radios being allotted to the fire police can be taken and

used by the fire company, when the fire police have less than 5 active members.  Some discussion followed.

United asked for help on October 27, needing 12 people on the square from 8:00 am. To 4:00 pm and 20 people for the parade starting at 4:00 pm. Any one

coming to help for the parade meet at New Oxford fire house at 3:30 pm.

York Springs asked for help at their Halloween parade on October 28, meet at fire house at 12:30.

We received 2 donations in honor of Bob Cullison. 

COMMUNICATIONS: We received an e mail from John R. Johnson Sr. Pennsylvania State Fire Police Association President which reads “On October 15, in

Harrisburg a Fire police resolution will be presented so contact your local representative to help get it passed.

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:  Hampton, Abbottstown and East Berlin asked for help for their Trick or treat Night on October 31.

I have a paper here with shirts and other equipment with the address on if you want to see it I will be here for awhile after the meeting.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  Cashtown thanked those who have helped them this past month

Arendtsville thanked those who helped them on their fatal accident.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center November 12, 2012

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:  

 

 Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

SEPTEMBER 10, 2012

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by Vice President, James Rudisill.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Invocation was offered by Chaplin Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.      

The roll was called with 37 members present from 18 companies.

The minutes for August meeting were read and approved as read

TREASURER’S REPORT: Given to membership

John Eline was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the association

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  John then gave a report on the new system. Stating that he has been hearing rumors and he wants to stop them. All departments will be getting a control for engine house, a mobile for all apparatus, a percentage of their portables, including 5 for the fire police. The radio committee may recommend to the commissioners that all radios belong to the county, for a certain number of years. This is to have a single maintenance contract to see if this would save some money. And we will recommend to the commissioners that all companies sign a contract with the county for these radios. The EOC will be reserving a cash of 20 radios here at the EOC for emergencies and large events. When the radios are distributed there will be a training sessions to show everyone how to use these radios, they are not like the radios we now have. We are going to be offering Alpha numeric paging on 400 Meg. And low band voice and tone paging. At least for a time period. The question was asked if we could use our low band radios for events like carnivals, pippin feast, Apple Harvest and such to keep traffic off of the 800 system. At this time Motorola is talking about a buy back program for the old radios.

RADIOS: I took a few radios in tonight and replaced them with Mt 1000. I would like to purchase a half a dozen batteries for the Maxon radios for Apple Harvest.  The radios that were suppose to be at the fair grounds having been found. They have been issued out to fire companies.  We still have radios out at company 8 and 24. A motion was received to purchase ½ dozen batteries. A question was asked if the batteries were going to be used now or the near future or were they going to be stored until needed. Because Mark stated that he had purchased some for the school and they went bad still in the box, he thought he could stock pile them for later. Tom stated that he needed them for Apple Harvest next month. A second was received. Motion carried.  We will be contacting   Menallen Township to see if we can recover our radios from Aspers Fire Department.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP no report.

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  no report.

WEB SITE: I am a little behind . It should be getting it up to date shortly.

BANQUET: no report

BANQUET BOOK:  no report

E.M. A.:  The calls for the month of August were read.

TRAINING:  We are going to try and set up Basic Fire Police in April on the 27th and 28th. Emergency Response for May 18th and 19th, and Fire police review for September 14th and 15th. These are not set as of yet this is what we are asking for.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: no report until next year.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  I was asked to look into getting the bricks at National Fire Academy walk of honor. I made some phone calls and got information and got in contact with Cashtown past Chief Eric Nagle who works with the national fallen firefighters in Emmittsburg and he is going to help us and try and get the bricks in the Pennsylvania section.  We need to decide on how we want the wording on these bricks. On the first one 5 options were read with a motion being made to go with option number 5, which reads “ADAMS COUNTY FIRE POLICE INCORORATED”.  A seconded was then received. Motion carried.  And on the second brick for Bob. 5 options were read with a motion being received for number 4 reading, ‘’IN HONOR OF ROBERT E. CULLISON ADAMS COUNTY PA”.  A second was received. Motion carried.  On the banners I did not get to contact anybody on that yet.

We had the fire police class this past weekend we had 15 signed up but had 5 no shows. 1 from company 29 and 4 from company 10.  

COMMUNICATIONS:  A thank you card was read from Barb and Victoria Cullison.

A letter was read from Barb and Victoria Cullison.

The next State Fire Police meeting is on Sept. 16th. at Lionsville.

Then the November State Fire Police meeting will be in Steelton. 

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS: Victoria was asked if she and Barb would be interested in taking on the county dues next year. She stated that she thought that her mom would to need to get out of the house and that she would see if she could talk her mom into it. A discussion followed. With Dale stating that he had called Barb to find out what all was involved in the job, that he was interested in doing the job but at some time in the future if Barb wanted to take it back he would not stand in her way.  He stated that she told him she had no interest in doing that job at this time.

United asked for one person to help on Saturday Sept. 15, 8:00am to 12:00 pm at New Oxford.

Irishtown asked for help at Irishtown from 11:00am until 2:00 pm.

Oaklawn memorial is Sept. 23 12:30 until 2:00 there will be 41 names read off this year.

United asked for help for their Harvest parade on Oct 27th they need 20 people meet behind New Oxford Fire House at 3:30pm.

York Springs asked for help on October 28th for their Halloween parade at

National Fallen Firefighter memorial will be October 5, 6 and 7th if interested contact Emmitsburg we need a name and phone number so they can get security clearance.

Apple Harvest is the first two weekends in October.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  Fairfield thanked Gettysburg for their help at their accident and setting up landing zone.

The question was asked of the association since the elections are only 5 months away to let the Vice President run the meetings or have an election now.

The statement was made that the bylaws state that we must hold an election at the next meeting, following the vacancy. If we don’t follow the by-laws why did we bother writing them.

The nominations for President were opened with the following nominations being made Dave Reever, James Rudisill and Mark Fruehan. A motion was made and seconded to close the nomination.

Motion carried. The following is the results of the election. Dave Reever 14, James Rudisill 4, and Mark Fruehan 19. A motion was made and seconded to accept the results of the election. Motion carried.

A thank you went out to all who attended Bob’s funeral.

York Springs thanked those who helped on 8/16/12.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center October 8, 2012

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.          

Respectfully submitted:  

     Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

August 13, 2012

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by Vice President, James Rudisill. The Invocation was offered by Chaplin Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 35 members present from 18 companies.

The minutes for July meeting were read and approved as read.TREASURER’S REPORTCOUNTY MEMBERSHIP: MEMBERSHIP, STATE: NEW RADIO SYSTEM:RADIOS:WEB SITE: BANQUET: BANQUET BOOK: E.M. A.:TRAINING:

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

United asked for help on September 15th for a Historical event, I need 2 people from 8 am to noon.

Littlestown asked for help for Thursday night for their Good Ole Days parade meet at fire house at 5:00 

COMMUNICATIONS:

A letter was read from Victoria Cullison on what happened on July 9 when Bob had a stroke.

A letter of thanks was read from Barb and Victoria Cullison.

A letter of resignation was read from Barb on Bob’s behalf resigning the presidency of the association.

A letter of resignation was read from Barb Cullison resigning the position of county membership secretary.

A motion was made to accept the letters of resignation.

A motion was made not to accept the resignations.

A second was received for the motion to accept the resignations.

A discussion followed.

The question was asked if we could make Bob President emeritus. A discussion followed with is stating that there is nothing in the by-laws stating that we could not do that.

The question was raised as whether Barb could be persuaded to keep her position as county membership secretary. A discussion followed with it being stated that Barb was going to resign this position at the end of the year do to declining health

An update was then given on how Bob is doing.

The motion to accept their resignations was then voted on with the motion carrying.

The motion not to accept their resignations was then withdrawn.

A motion was then made and seconded to make Bob President Emeritus. Motion carried.INCOME AND BILLS: NEW BUSINESS:

Apple Harvest is coming up October 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th and we have one lane of the bridge out on the east side of Arendtsville. We will be needing help. Penn Dot has promised the Jay Cee's that they would have 2 lanes open for Apple Harvest.

There is a jar on the rear table for donations for Barb and Victoria to help with gas or food while Bob is recovering.

The question was asked, were we stand on the banner we were looking to purchase for the Association.

We are trying to find out where the county purchased theirs, but I haven’t been able to reach him.

The question was asked on the disposition of the banquet’

A motion was made that we appoint a committee to get the banquet set up for next year.

We would like to hold off on that until next month to give the membership more time to think about our options.

We need to think about who we want to elect President next month.

The question was asked if the vice president would like to take the job as president.

He said he declined to answer that at this time.

Heildlersburg thanked those who helped them for the convention parade, and asked for help at their carnival this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted:

Ronald K. Andrew, SecretaryTraining Center September 10, 2012a reminder that school will be starting soon. The Association has received an anonymous donation to purchase a brick on the walk of honor at the National Fallen firefighter memorial in the Associations name. There was discussion as to whether we want to purchase a brick in Bob’s name. At this time Mike Wassuta donated the money to buy a brick in Bob’s honor. A motion was made and seconded that the monies donated be used to purchase the bricks.A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.A thank you card was read.The next training is September 8th and 9th and will be advanced Fire police. At this time we have 11 people signed up. EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Could not make it to the convention I was called out of town. The numbers were then read. I will have a copy for the minutes next month I didn’t get a chance to print them. The South Mountain Fair is coming up next week I have some openings if interested see me after the meeting. The calls for the month of July were read. no reportWe had 41 people signed up that night, but only 32 showed up. We need to think about going back to restaurants because the fire houses are requiring a minimum of 50 people. the only thing that is changing much is the updates on Bob’s condition. And I am trying to keep the bridge and road closings up to date. I have completed the inventory and I can not find the 8 portable radios that are suppose to be up at the fair grounds. If anyone knows anything about them let me know. no reportThe only thing I have is the books will be out in December.no report.
: Given to membership

July 9, 2012ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTERThe regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Robert Cullison. A moment of silence was observed, followed by the pledge to the flag.

The roll was called with 24 members present from 16 companies.

The minutes for June meeting were read and approved as read

TREASURER’S REPORT: Given to membership

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:COUNTY MEMBERSHIP: MEMBERSHIP, STATE: NEW RADIO SYSTEM:RADIOS:WEB SITE:APPARITION BANQUET: BANQUET BOOK: EMA.:TRAINING:

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: COMMUNICATIONS:

They are going the only thing we know is that the whole ride will be in Adams County. When we find out were they are going we will notify the Captains to set up clearance. Please help them if you can. INCOME AND BILLS: NEW BUSINESS:

Bendersville asked for help for their parade on August 1st. meet at the engine house at 7:00 pm. and any other night that week for their carnival.

According to our bylaws we have 3 companies who have not attended the number of meetings that they need to, to remain members of this association the requirement is that they attend 2 meetings a year and they have not done so. As the end of this meeting Biglerville, Bonneauville and Greenmount will no longer be members of this association. In accordance with the bylaws they may apply for membership in 120 days.GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: PLACE OF NEXT MEETING:

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted:

Ronald K. Andrew, SecretaryTraining Center August 13, 2012The association is looking into banners to place along side of the casket when we are standing honor guard at a deceased members viewing. Heildlersburg asked for help on August 11 for the convention parade, be at the engine house at 11:00 am till 3:00 pm. the parade starts at 1:00. We will need to shut down 2 roads.A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.We have received a letter from Eric Whiser from the Adams County Probation Agency stating that on July 21 there will be a ride leaving Harley Davison at 11:00, but we have no idea whereThe next training is September 8th and 9th and will be advanced Fire police. Will be setting up next years schedule. EMERGENCY RESPONSE: no report We have had 2 members pass away last week these members were part of your companies but when I looked on the roster from these companies I could not find their names. They were life members so why were they not on your roster? They should have been sent remembrances but they were not. Ladies and Gentleman we need to do a better job. the calls for May and June were read. no reportno report no report no problems John Eline was going to be here tonight but I guess some thing came up. So I will tell you what I know. We have all the tower sites selected and all the leases signed. They are going to take the money and divide it up and give it to each organization and let them purchase their own radios. How they will divide it up I don’t know. A question and answer session followed. The coverage will be 99% street coverage.We still have 1 that is not been picked up.
We have only one company that has not sent in their dues that is company 3.

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Robert Cullison.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.      

The roll was called with 34 members present from 17 companies.

The minutes for May meeting were read and approved as read.

TREASURER’S REPORT was read to the membership.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP We have cards for company 9 but there is no one here tonight from 9.

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  We have cards but they have no one here tonight.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: John Eline will be here next month to give us an up date on the new radio system.

RADIOS:  no report

WEB SITE: no report

BANQUET:  We had 37 adults and 4 children signed up for the banquet. We had only 32 people at the banquet. Guests that were there were Judge Bigham and Dan Moul. Dan’s wife could not make it this year because their daughter came home. The auction brought in around $350.00. The following awards were handed presented, Fire police of the year: Dale Brister; service award: Sue Poist; and Merit Award: Robert Cullison. Certificates of Appreciation were presented to Judge Bigham and Dan Moul. Certificates of Perfect Attendance were presented to the following companies; Midway, Littlestown, East Berlin, Barlow, United, and Cashtown.  We would like to thank Carroll and Joan for acquiring the gifts for the auction. A thank you to Mike Slaybaugh for making and donating a bench, a table and a bird house, and to anyone else who brought in anything for the auction. We found out tonight that the caterer lost money on the banquet.  Smitty stated that with mo more interest in the banquet as we have been receiving the last few year I would like to move that we no longer hold a banquet. If we had not had to pay for the hall we would have broken even as it is we lost money on the banquet.

Jim Rudisill brought up that we need the Captains to go back to their companies and talk to their fire police about the banquet. We need to get more interest in this Association or we will no longer exist.

Another thing to keep in mind is that if we can no longer have a banquet we can no longer have a banquet book.

There is a box at the end of the table with extra banquet books in if anyone wants to take some along.

At this time certificates of perfect attendance was handed out to Bendersville and SAVES.

At this time we will table the motion until later in the year when we will take it up again.

BANQUET BOOK:  We have taken in $6095.00 on the banquet book this year. This is the best year since our 50thanniversary. The expenditures for the book were $2629.23 giving us a profit of $3465.77

E. M. A.:  nothing

TRAINING:  The next training is on June 23 and 24 and is Traffic Incident Safety.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Your reports are due tonight so I can get them tabulated for the County Convention in August

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  We have the report from the State Meeting here if interested come up after the meeting

COMMUNICATIONS:  A thank you note was read from the Sager Family.

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:  Heildlersburg stated that they would be needing help for the Adams County Convention , August 10th and 11th, times to follow.

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION:  Dale reported that he had for gotten to thank everyone who helped at the lumber mill fire in April, we logged 156 man hours.

Gettysburg asked for help for their carnival June 26th thru the 30th.with extra help needed on the 29th for the fire works. And reminded everyone that for the next several weeks Penn Dot would be working on the ramps at US 15 and 30.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center July 9, 2012

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:  

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

MAY 14, 2012

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Robert Cullison.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.      

The roll was called with 38 members present from 19 companies.

The minutes for April meeting were read and approved as read.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  No treasurer’s report available.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP We have cards for several companies but they have no one here tonight.

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  We have cards for several companies here tonight but they have no one here tonight.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: There is a meeting with the vendor for the new radios Thursday May 17 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to9:00, here at the training center, for any one interested, let me know after the meeting so I can get your name on the list and which time you would like to attend. They will be answering questions and showing the radios that will be put in service.

RADIOS:  nothing but had to replace batteries.

WEB SITE: nothing

APPARITION BANQUET: Last month we asked you to think about who you wanted to vote for as Fire Police of the Year, the Service Award and the Merit Award, I will be passing out the ballots now, vote and pass them to the center. If you want to go I have tickets here, as of now we only have 18 people coming. If you want to pay at the door that will be fine, but make sure you show up. Something else to keep in mind is that a lot of fire companies now will not serve a banquet under 50 people. This may be something that will put an end to our banquets. Put your name on the back of your tickets, this will be how we will draw the door prizes.

BANQUET BOOK:  We have received over $6,000.00 to date. Anything we get in after tonight we will not be able to get in the book.

E. M. A.:  nothing

TRAINING:   For the Basic class we held on April 21st and 22nd we had 2 no shows one from Nashville Fire Co. in York County, and the other was from SAVES. We have the money from Nashville but have not heard from SAVES. Reminder on June 23 and 24 is traffic Incident Safety

 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  At the Fund raiser at Harley Davidson there was around $10,000.00 made. Mark reported that he was disappointed with the response from the county fire companies and police agencies on Saturday there was only 2 pieces there from Gettysburg. James Rudisill reported that on Sunday there was only 1 police unit from York Springs.

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

INCOME AND BILLS: nothing due to treasurer being out of town.

NEW BUSINESS:  We have had 2 members pass away since last meeting they were Walter Fick Jr. and Jim Sager. For Jim we stood honor guard we needed 3 more people to do our 15 minute shifts. I would like to thank those who showed up and especially those who had to pull a double shift.

Mark reported that this weekend the Corners Office will be hosting a Memorial service for the victims of violent crimes at 2:00 on May 20th.at there Office, if you can help they would like help at 1:30 to 3:00 or 3:30 let me know.

And this week end is the EMS Memorial ride from Lancaster County stopping at Gettysburg for Lunch then up 15 to Mechanicsburg, just some information in case you have a call or just want to watch. 

GOOD FOR THE ASSOCIATION: Mel has some uniforms up here if anyone needs any pick them up after meeting. He also has a black winter coat with a fur collar he is asking $25.00 for that if interested see him. Also a 60 watt mobile radio, siren, red light, and a CB radio taking offer for everything, if interested 717-259-7070 is the phone number

Saturday Lake Meade has their yard sale if you would like to help meet at the guard house before 6:00 am.

August 21 thru 25 will be the South Mountain Fair will be contacting those who helped last year.

June 2 is the Adams Electric Picnic at All-star will contact those who helped last year.

June 26 thru the 30 will be Gettysburg’s carnival with 29 being their fire works, if you can help.

A Heart felt thanks was extended from the Make-A- Wish Foundation for the help at their ride.

Gettysburg thanked those who helped today at their Nemours calls.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center June 11, 2012

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                             

          Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

APRIL 9, 2012

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Robert Cullison.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A moment of silence was observed, followed by the pledge to the flag.       

The roll was called with 32 members present from 18 companies.

The minutes for March meeting were read and approved as read

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Was read to membership

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP We have given out all the cards we had.

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  We have cards here for Arendtsville, Irishtown and Heildlersburg. We keep telling you that the deadline is March 31; we have received several in tonight again. We keep getting static from the state when we send them in after March 31.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: We had the meeting on March 28th  in the morning, and that afternoon the commissioners signed the contract for the Motorola portion of the radio system. Then the next afternoon the other two contracts were signed. At this time a time line is being developed. Training for the radios will start in 12 months, training will be for everyone. They are still saying that it will be ready in about 18 months. They will test everything before they start putting the system on line. When ready  to start it will be put in service in zones, they will start with the police in that zone and get that working right then start the fire side then when all that is up and running properly they will go to the next zone. The next meeting will be on May 21st.  On April 21st and  22nd there will be a fundraiser for the radio system at Harley Davison, they have asked for fire police to help from 10:00 to 6:00 on Saturday and 10:00 to 4:00 on Sunday, anyone who can help see Mark. We would like to set up teams for each day; I am thinking that if we have 6 people there that should be enough. They are asking police to send units and fire companies to send apparatus to show unity.  

RADIOS:  We sent two out to get repaired and they are back.

WEB SITE: The other month we brought up about trying selling things on the site, to date, I have not received anything for it so at this time I am withdrawing the offer.

BANQUET:  We have the tickets here tonight they are $15.00 per person or $25.00 per couple, $8.00 for kids 5 to 12 years old, under 5 free. This will be at the New Oxford station. Start thinking about nominees for the merit award, the Fire police of the year, and the service award, we will vote on them next month.

BANQUET BOOK:  We have received $5300.00 in for the banquet book in the last 2 months.

E. M. A.:  nothing

TRAINING:   For the Basic class on the 21st and 22nd we have 27 people signed up at this time, with half of them coming from other counties. There is room for 3 more so if you haven’t signed up you need to now. If the registration is closed on line call Tammy up stairs and she will get you registered.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:  Remember the dead line for the times is June meeting. Anybody needs a form see me after the meeting

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  We talked about the length of time Fairfield had to wait on Centurylink to get there to fix wires down. A letter was read from Centurylink, which was sent to John Eline.

Last month we talked about the companies who have not had any representation at our meetings for over a year. A letter was sent out to the Chief which was then read.  Of the 4 companies only one has responded and has a representative here tonight.  One has sent there dues in already, but no one has shown up at any meetings. We will need to decide by the June meeting. After receiving a letter a chief asked what his company got out of the membership to this organization. It was then asked if he calls for fire police when he has a call in his area.

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.   

NEW BUSINESS:  On May 6th the Make-A- Wish is holding their ride. This year because of what happened last year on US15 they will not be traveling on US15 at all.  As we get more information we will be putting it on the web site.

Dale brought up that he received a letter stating that on May 29th there will be the North South marathon that will block the Mummasburg Rd. for awhile I don’t know any more than that. The letter was to notify the residents about the road closure.

ASSOCIATION:  Gettysburg thanked those who helped at their house fire.

Heidlersburg thanked those who helped at their shooting.

York Springs thanked those who helped at the over turned milk truck.

Lake Meade thanked those who helped at their house fire.   

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center April 9, 2012

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:      Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


 MARCH 12, 2012

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Robert Cullison.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.      

The roll was called with 36 members present from 18 companies.

The minutes for February meeting were read and approved as read.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Was given to membership

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP We sent an e-mail out to the Captains and some have returned their rosters.

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  We received a lot of applications in tonight. Remember when filling them out you need to fill out all the lines, we are getting a lot in without their number in from last year, and the dead line for the dues is March 31, 2012.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: We will be having a meeting on March 28th. We will be having meetings but I don’t know how often.

RADIOS:  We have put batteries in several radios this month, if any of you have a problem with your radio do not hesitate to call Captain Carbaugh from SAVES #29.

WEB SITE: the minutes are not on for last mouth because we had a little mix up getting them from Ron, will get them on as soon as possible.

BANQUET:  We have received three bids for the banquet. They are Arendtsville $12.00 per person with a minimum of 50 people, Heildlersburg $12.00 per person, and United $12.00per adult $6.00 per child, and hall rental of $250.00. A discussion followed with a motion made that we take the bid from United. A second followed and motion carried. We will have the tickets for next meeting.

BANQUET BOOK:  We have received $3985.00 in for the banquet book so far.

E. M. A.:  nothing

TRAINING:   We have these classes coming up next year, April 21st and 22ndis the Basic Fire Police class. Some of you have members on your roster who do not hat the basic yet now is the time to get them signed up. I will be comparing rosters with the certificates I have and I will be contacting the captains and asking them if the people they have listed that I do not have a certificate for has signed up for this class. The Traffic Incident Safety course has been changed from June 16th and17th to June 23rd. and 24th and on September 8th and 9th Advanced Fire Police class. 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:  nothing

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Last month we talked about the vote at the January meeting to discontinue sending flowers or a fruit basket to members in the hospital or who pasted away, and send them a check for $40.00. It was stated last month that we send the name and address to Smitty and he would send out a check. Smitty brought up that if he did this he would not have a receipt for what he was writing a check for and when it came time for auditing he could be in trouble. After a discussion a followed with a motion being made that when a member of this organization goes into the hospital or passes away the captain or lieutenant of their company take care of getting flowers, fruit basket or a monetary remembrance up to $40.00 and turn the receipt in to this organization for reimbursement. A second was then received, with the motion carrying.

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.  

NEW BUSINESS:   A discussion was held on the fatal accident with Haz- Mat that accrued on route 97 north of Littlestown. The State has a law that says the contractor has to provide a flagging crew for the highway after the emergency is over. We had 15 personnel and 3 or 4 traffic units tied up for 7 hours we would have been in trouble if we would have had another big emergency some were else in the county. Also when a traffic unit goes out for an accident involving Haz- Mat they are to get reimbursed just like an engine. 

GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION:  Gettysburg thanked those who helped at their accident on US15 this morning.

Fairfield thanked those who came out and helped with their wires down.

Littlestown thanked those who came out and helped at their fatal accident, fatal house fire, and the other accident.

Hampton thanked those who helped at their accident, barn fire, and the funeral.

On this membership problem we have a company who hasn’t attended a meeting for several years; they send their dues in ahead of time. This company has only 2 members they are getting up in years and should be life members, their company meeting are also the same night as our meeting. What I want you to do is think about this until next month our by-laws state that if a company does not attend 2 meetings a year they will be expelled from this organization, is this what you want to do?

The last news letter from the State Fire Police had in about writing our federal legislator about the death benefits, would it look better to send a letter from the association rather then each individual. We will look into it.

Dale thanked the association for the card and thanked those who have helped Arendtsville while he was in the hospital and until he can get back out and helps.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center April 9, 2012

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

 Respectfully submitted:

 Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

 


FEBRUARY 13, 2012

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Robert Cullison.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.      

The roll was called with 35 members present from 16 companies.

The minutes for January meeting were read and approved as read.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Was given to membership.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP We sent an e-mail out to the Captains to alert them that their rosters were due those who we did not have e-mail addresses for we sent out a letter.

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  We received a lot of applications in tonight. Thanks for getting them in early.  Remember the dead line for the dues is March 31, 2012.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: As most of you have read in the papers, the commissioners have approved the radio project. So in Two (2) years or so we should have a new radio system.

RADIOS:  nothing

WEB SITE: Just keep submitting things for the web site. Mark asked what the association thought about trying a buying and selling spot on the web site for our members to sell fire related things. After some discussion a motion was made and seconded that we try it for sixty (60) days and that Ten (10) percent of the proceeds go to the fire police association toward the upkeep of the web site. Motion carried

BANQUET:  Bob reported that Dale is in the hospital, if anyone has a bid for the banquet, see that Victoria gets them and I will get them to Dale after he gets home.

BANQUET BOOK:  Letters went out last week; we have received $200.00 back so far. If any one asks if the fire police are soliciting for their banquet book tell them that they are.

E. M. A.:  The calls for the month of January were read.   On February 23 there will be a table top drill upstairs from 18:00 to 20:00; it will be centered on the one hundred and fiftieth (150) anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg.

TRAINING:   We have these classes coming up next year, April 21st and 22ndis the Basic Fire Police class, the Traffic Incident Safety course has been changed from June 16th and17th to June 23rd. and 24th and on September 8th and 9th Advanced Fire Police class. 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: If anybody has their emergency response report tonight give them to Victoria and we will get them to Dale when he gets out of the Hospital.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  The last person who didn’t show up for class that they had signed up for has paid tonight.

COMMUNICATIONS:  We have received a thank you card from the Alzheimer’s Association for the donation in the memory of Melvin Myers. . 

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.  

NEW BUSINESS:  Last month we went through the funeral for Brandon Little. That Sunday we received a call from Chief 11 that Homeland Security needed to know who would be stationed along the route for the funeral, were they would be stationed, and their call sign. This was at around 12:00 and they needed it by 14:00 that afternoon. With the help of Tom Carbaugh we put something together and they accepted it. We had no idea who would be able to help, and had to shift people but we got through it. We would like to thank everyone who came out to help. United added their thanks to everyone who helped and their chief stated that everything went the way they had hoped it would.

A thank you went out to those who helped at the funeral at Arendtsville.

Gettysburg reported that they have a member in the hospital and he has thanked everyone for their well wishes and any help they have given.

United asked for help for their Flea Market on June 16th going to need seventeen (17) people.

Keep in mind that carnival season is coming up.

Mark brought up that while he was posting the report of the decision that in place of flowers or fruit basket the association would be giving money, on the web site. He was thinking that we may not have done the right thing. That there are some circumstances that he thought would be inappropriate. That I think this should be decided on a case by case basis. He would like the association think about this until next month when we should discuss it further.

The question was then asked how the monies are to be taken care of. Do we take the money out of our pocket and then turn it in to the association or what. No send the name and address to Smitty and he will send it out by check.

GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION:  Hampton has a Life Member pass away the viewing will be at the fire house Friday night, with the funeral starting at 8:00 Saturday morning starting at the fire house and going to the church. We will need help because we will have to shut down route 94 for the precession.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center March 12, 2012

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

 Respectfully submitted: 

 Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

 

  JANUARY 9, 2012

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Robert Cullison.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.      

The roll was called with 32 members present from 16 companies.

The minutes for December meeting were read and approved as read.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Was presented to membership.

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP When we send out for this year’s roster we will be doing it by e-mail to save postage.

STATE MEMBERSHIP:  The books are here for next year if anyone wants to take one along, bring it back next month. Remember the dead line for the dues is March 31, 2012.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: This Thursday at 18:00 hours we will be having a meeting with the new Commissioners to explain why we need what we are asking for in the new radio system.

RADIOS:  We have company 19’s radios accounted for now. We had to contact Jerry to get them. They are so old that we can’t get batteries for them any more.

WEB SITE: Just keep submitting things for the web site.

APPRECIATION BANQUET:  The proposals are out, are waiting to get them back so we can decide where we will be holding the banquet. We need to have them back by the March meeting so we can get the tickets out.

BANQUET BOOK: working on putting it together.

E. M. A.:  The calls for the month of December were read. The calls for the year were then read with calls for police 194,926; for fire 3,142; for BLS 8,659; and for ALS 4,886; for a total of 272,323

TRAINING:   We have these classes coming up this year, April 21st and 22nd  Basic Fire Police class, June 16th and17th Traffic Incident Safety, and on September 8th and 9th Advanced Fire Police class.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  We handed out the emergency response forms tonight, fill them out and get them beck before the June meeting.   One of the people who didn’t show up for their class has paid their money, which leaves only one to pay.

COMMUNICATIONS:  We have received a thank you card from Gary Bullock.

MEMORIAL OR HOSPITALIZATION GIFTS: A discussion concerning ordering flowers was held because some flower shops are starting to charge a delivery fee. Additional discussion followed with the motion being amended to read that we send a $40.00 gift to the member or member’s family in lieu of flowers or fruit basket. The motion was then seconded. Motion carried.  Therefore as of Jan 9, 2012 ACVFP will no longer order or reimburse members ordering flowers or fruit for it’s members.

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.  

NEW BUSINESS:  Apple Blossom is coming up on May 5th and 6th, we will need 8 people, will be contacting those who helped last year, if they can’t do it will be looking for others. 

GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION:  Hampton thanked those who helped at the accident inn front of Inn 94.

Fairfield thanked Bob Hardman for his years of service as their fire police LT.

Bob Cullison asked if anybody knew anything about Greenmount’s fire police, to whom do we send out to for a roster. The suggestion was to send it to the Chief.

In the near future we will have to decide on the fate of those companies who have not had any representation at the required 2 meetings for the year. At this time I can think of 3 companies they are co 3; co 8; and co 19; will be checking with Ron. Ron stated that there are 2 more company 6 and Carroll County 5 has had representative at only one meeting this year.

York Springs reported that Dave Tippler is the new fire police captain.

Heildlersburg thanked those who came up and helped at the house fire.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center February 13, 2012

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                                                        

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

                                                

DECEMBER 12, 2011

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President Robert Cullison.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.      

The roll was called with 38 members present from 18 companies.

The minutes for October meeting were read and approved as read.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Given to membership:

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP no report

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  The books are here for next year if anyone wants to take one along this month, please bring them back next month.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: John Eline Reported that the new radio system will be cost $25.07 million. The commissioners will be meeting on Wednesday; hopefully they will approve the bid.  If they vote in favor of the bid, they should be able to start some time early next year and should take around 20 months to finish the project. The question was then asked if when dispatching fire police why they only announce one time, if you miss the address you have to call in to find out the location of the call. It was requested they dispatch or announce more than once like they do for fires. John Eline stated that he will look into it.

On our radios we have a problem - the Vertex radios we have out are not fixable, we sent 2 back to get fixed and they came back no parts available.

WEB SITE: We need everybody to check the web site regularly; we had a lot of information on there for today and tonight.

APPRECIATION BANQUET:  We handed out papers for bidding on the banquet, if interested fill them out.  You may either bring them to the meeting or mail them to the fire police address

E. M. A.:  The calls for the month of November were read.

TRAINING:   We have these classes coming up next year, April 21st and 22nd  Basic Fire Police class, June 16th and17th Traffic Incident Safety, and on September 8th and 9th Advanced Fire Police class.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Company 4’s captain has been working with members from company 19 trying to locate our radios we gave them.  According to our old records they have 4 radios assigned to their department.

Company 19 called last night at 9:30 and asked for 4 fire police tomorrow for the funeral of Melvin Myers, if any one can help be at the cemetery in Bonneauville at10:00AM. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers send a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. A motion was made and seconded to send a donation of $30.00 to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Melvin Myers. Motion carried.

On the three no shows from our last training class, we have received payment from 1 of them the other 2 will not be allowed to attend any class from county until payment is made.

COMMUNICATIONS:  We have received a Christmas card from Pete Carlos and Family.

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.  

NEW BUSINESS:  A thank you was given to those who showed up for the viewing of Melvin Myers.

Lewis Hoffman has passed away and there will be a memorial service Sunday at 11:45 at the church on Germany rd. if any one can make it.

Penn Dot. Held a bridge dedication for the bridge over Marsh Creek on business 15, they dedicated it to the memory of the Wild life conservation Officer who was killed in the vicinity. They closed the road, set up barricades and the fire police directed traffic.

GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION:  United thanked those who helped at the fatal accident last week on route 94, and then the rest of the week for the viewings and the fund raising benefit for the families.

Hampton thanked those who helped at their accident.

Gary Bullock has undergone a Quadruple by pass, he is recuperating and will keep everyone posted.

Next month we need to start thinking about getting the fire police hours report for this past year.

Next state fire police meeting will be held in Pike County if anybody is interested in attending.

A Merry Christmas and Happy holidays was issued from the officers of the Association.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center January 9, 2012

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted: 

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary        

  

Nov 14, 2011

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Robert Cullison.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge.      

The roll was called with 36 members present from 18 companies.

The minutes for October meeting were read and approved as read.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Given to membership.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP no report

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  no report

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: The meeting for this week has been canceled. Mr. Eline said that they are fine tuning the bid to get it closer to were the commissioners would like it to be.

WEB SITE: We have renewed our contract for another year. Any one who has anything to be put on the web site, do not hesitate to contact Mark Fruehan by email or call by phone which ever you like.

APPRECIATION BANQUET: The only thing we need from the association is if you want the banquet at a restaurant or a fire house. We should try and hold it at a fire house to support our local fire companies. We used to put it out on bids. Any fire company who is interested, get your bid into Dale. We will put on the web site that we are asking for bids for our banquet for June 9th.

E. M. A.:  The calls for the month of October were read.

TRAINING:  We just had our training, we had 3 no shows. Their fire companies will be receiving a bill of $15.00 that money will come back to the fire police because we paid the bill. When they pay their bill we will have to let Tammy know that their bill has been paid.  MarkLusk has given us a list of courses he can teach, if any one wants to see the list we have it up here. We have the classes locked in for next year, they are April 21st and 22nd will be the Basic Fire Police class, June 16th and17th will be Traffic Incident Safety, and on September 8th and 9th will be Advanced Fire Police class. Do we still have a minimum number we need for the classes? Not any more because we are paying $200.00 per class there is no minimum, but we would still like to have at least 15 people to make it worth while to hold the class.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  none

COMMUNICATIONS:  We received a thank you card from the family of Harold Welty.

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.

RADIOS: We are not getting any where with Bonneauville radios issue.  They stated that they only have 1 radio from ACVFP. We will be trying to get in touch with the former Captain and check with him. Biglerville has returned their radio, the rest of the radios are privately owned.   

NEW BUSINESS:  We assisted with a memorial service on Shriver road for WCO Grove. We received a thank you from the Game Commission and the Chief of Police of Liberty Township; they put up a monument in his honor. We want to thank those who helped, it was short notice, and since Greenmount had no fire police to help Bob got the call to get things put together for our part. Those who were at the scene received many thanks from the P.G.C. assembled there. They held a salute for 5 minutes then they posted an honor guard for 5 hours when they came back for a candle light vigil. 

Most of the Captains received an e-mail concerning a police impersonator running around the county. A black SUV type vehicle with red and blue lights in the grill made a vehicle stop near Caledonia State park. The actor relieved the driver of his driver’s license and fled toward Adams County.

GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION:  Some time in the near future we need to decide what we are going to do with these companies who do not have representation at the required number of meetings. Like Aspers they are no longer a fire co., but they have one member on the roster, but he has only been to 1 meeting. Do we need a motion to remove Aspers from the roll? Yes, but I was waiting until the new rosters are due.

Al Shaw president from York Springs has pasted away. On the first Saturday after Thanksgiving there will be a memorial service.  We need 4 fire police at the York Springs fire company to park cars for the service; they will be parking there and be bussed down to the church.

Hampton thanked those who helped at their trick or treat.

East Berlin thanked those who helped at their trick or treat.

 

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center December 12th

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:                                                                       

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary


                                                                       OCTOBER 10, 2011

ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Robert Cullison.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.      

The roll was called with 35 members present from 20 companies.

The minutes for September meeting were read and approved as read

TREASURER’S REPORT:   Given to membership

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   no report

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  no report

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: There is a meeting coming up on October 19. There have been some articles in the paper the last few weeks, it seems that some people are upset that Motorola has gotten the bid on the new radio system; this will probably be a topic at the meeting.

WEB SITE: the renewal for the web site will be coming due in the next few weeks, are we interested in renewing. A motion was made and seconded to renew the web site. Motion carried.

E. M. A.:  The calls for the month of September were read.

TRAINING:  no report

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Last month we gave Midway a plaque in honor of Larry Rohrbaugh.  A letter of thank you was read from Midway for the plaque honoring Larry Rohrbaugh. .

For several years now there has been several companies do not have a representative at the required number of meetings, according to the by-laws each company needs to have a representative at least two (2) meetings a year, this year any company who does not have representation at enough meetings they will be dropped from membership until they comply with the by-laws.

OAK LAWN: Gettysburg thanked Cashtown for their help at Oak Lawn. It was then stated that it would be nice if every company has a representative there, especially if your company has a piece of equipment there.

STATE CONVENTION: Highlights of the read. They stated that they will be coming to each county and asking for hosts for the by monthly meetings.

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.

APPARITION BANQUET: We went over the last 6 years of banquets and up until this past year we have averaged 52 people at our banquets, this past year we only had 38. Is it because we had it in May instead of June?  It was then asked if we had to hold it in May or June. We have been holding it then because May is the end of our Year. Dave stated that if we held it any earlier then May he could not do the banquet book. It was suggested that we pick a night in May and a night in June and vote on witch one.  May 19, or June 9 were the nights picked. A motion was made and seconded to hold the banquet on June 9th.  Motion carried.

RADIOS: We have radios that are being miss handled, we had one that was soaked inside and can not be fixed. We know that when it is raining that is when we have to be out there the most, but we need to try and cover the radios a little so they don’t get soaked, or we will not have any radios at all.  We still have several companies who have not turned in their radio list yet.  

NEW BUSINESS:  United asked for help for their harvest day parade on October 29, meet behind New Oxford fire hall between 3:15 and 3:30. They need 17 fire police and any traffic units that can make it.

Gettysburg stated that they took their traffic unit to State convention and brought home the first place trophy. They thanked everyone stating that in some way everyone had a hand in making the traffic unit what it is.

GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION: We have a member, who has failed his probation, but he still has his equipment, his name is Cory Royer, if he shows up at a scene do not give him an assignment.

Hampton asked for help for Redding Township ,Trick or Treat night is October 26, for companies 10,11,33,9,26,25 and 14 and any one else who want to help be at the fire house at5:30.

The re enactment in New Oxford went well; mark your calendars for next year.

Apple Harvest it is over. The first weekend was a bust, but the seconded weekend we had traffic backed up to us 15.    Dale said a thank you on behalf of the bus drivers, and that the people on the bus complemented the fire police on how well organized it was.

A thank you from Co. 25 to all who helped at the accident on 234 on Sunday.

East Berlin asked for help on October 31 for their Trick or Treat night meet at the firehouse at 6:00.

Gettysburg extended an invitation to their fire prevention program on the square October 11 5:30 -8:00 

It was then asked if anything was done on the uniform problem we had at the last funeral.  Nothing as of yet.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center November 14, Th.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.          

Respectfully submitted:  
                                                                      
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

                                                                

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011


The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Robert Cullison.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The

Invocation was offered by Chaplain Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.      

The roll was called with 31 members present from 15 companies.

The minutes for August meeting were read and approved as read

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Was presented and approved.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   nothing at this time

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  nothing at this time

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: There is no new update we have a meeting coming up on September 21; all persons are requested to attend. John thanked everyone for the help, during the recent heavy rains. The EOC was activated and word went out for volunteers to staff, Bob called in stating he was available but never received a call.

WEB SITE: no report

E. M. A.:  The calls for the month of August were read.

TRAINING:  Our training will now be through Bucks County, and it will cost us $200.00 per class. We are planning a Basic Fire Police Class for 2012, and we will decide later what the other class will be.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE HOURS:  nothing until next year.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  We have a solution for the memorial for Larry Rohrbaugh, Midway has accepted a plaque in remembrance of Larry, and it was presented tonight.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN FAIR:  Everything went well; we operated with one person short, but got through. They want to cut days out of schedule, will get back when we know more.

OAK LAWN: the memorial services will be September 25, services start at 2:00 fire police be there between 12:00 and 12:30.

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:  United still needs 1 fire police for Sept. 17th at 7:45 am to help with a re enactment in New Oxford. Pay $12.00 8:00 to 11:00, they then asked for help for their harvest day parade on October 29, meet behind New Oxford fire hall between 3:15 and 3:30.

Lake Meade asked for help for their yard sale Saturday 17, 6:00am to 12:00pm.

Littlestown thanked those who helped at their carnival and Good ole Days parade, and to the fill in when they were assisting York Springs.

GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION:  Start thinking about the banquet, this year was lowest attended banquet that we ever had. If anybody has any ideas please bring them back to the association we don’t want to see the banquet dropped it is the only thing we have to make money.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center October 10, Th.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

 Respectfully submitted:                

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

                                                                   AUGUST 8, 2011

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President Robert Cullison.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The

Invocation was offered by Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.      

The roll was called with 35 members present from 17 companies.

The minutes for July meeting were read and approved as read.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Report was read and approved as read.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   nothing

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  nothing

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: John Eline reported that we had a meeting with the 4 candidates for commissioner and they asked a lot of good questions on why we need this new radio system.  Three out of the four seemed be ok with going ahead with the new system.  Motorola is putting together a new system design, based on what they feel is necessary as far as towers and tower location to get the coverage we are requesting. We are told that they should be getting back to us with a plan shortly. We have a meeting scheduled for next week and at this time it looks like we will cancel it UN less someone has some questions. Last week when the 911 center went on code red, for those who haven’t heard, was because we took a lightning strike which fired all 911 lines coming in.

WEB SITE: We are trying to keep things up to date on there, remember if you have something coming up and need help get it to Mark and he will get it on the web site.

E. M. A.:  The calls for the month of July were read.

TRAINING:  We now have our old instructor back. Several courses were read.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE HOURS: Dale went over the report he gave at the convention (see attached). Sent a copy, of the report, to Bob who sent it to the State association.

COUNTY CONVENTION:  Arendtsville thanked those who came up and helped with the parade, there were 84 units. It went well, we had a 21 personnel there we could have used 3 more but we managed. It rained before the parade and it rained after the parade but it didn’t rain on our parade.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  nothing

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:  United still needs 10 fire police for Sept. 17th at 7:45 am to help with a re enactment in New Oxford. Pay $12.00 8:00 to 11:00, see Smitty.

Littlestown is asking for help at their carnival August 8th thru the 13th starting at 6:00 each night, be in uniform. And on August 18th for the Good Ole Day parade.

September 11, there is a climb to commemorate the 9/11/01 attack, at Gettysburg stadium, any one interested contact Deputy one. The climb will be the equivalent of 110 stories, and if an emergency responder is doing it, it is suggested that they do it in full turn out gear.

September 25, will need help at Oaklawn Cemetery at 12:00.

October 14, 15, and 16 Emmitsburg asked for help for the National Fallen Fighter Memorial ceremony.

The South Mountain Fair is coming up.

September 17, Irishtown asked for help at their Country Fest 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Janice Rohrbaugh has 3 black and gray uniforms see Bob, if interested, for phone number.

GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION:  nothing

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center September 12th.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

 Respectfully submitted:                                                                        

 Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

                                                                 July 11, 2011

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Robert Cullison.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Invocation was offered by Sue Poist, followed by the pledge to the flag.      

The roll was called with 29 members present from 14 companies.

The minutes for May meeting were read and approved as read

TREASURER’S REPORT:   Report given to membership

                                                        REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   Have a card here for Barry Shealer Co. 8

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  Have card here for Barry Shealer Co. 8

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: Motorola has been chosen the supplier for this part of the system. The meeting for July has been cancelled. When the cost of this new radio system comes out in the paper, and people around you start asking why we need a new system tell them about the system we have now.

WEB SITE: Watch the web site for up coming events.

E. M. A.:  The calls for the month of June were read.

BANQUET BOOK: We made a profit of $3500.00.

TRAINING:  no report

EMERGENCY RESPONSE HOURS: no report

COUNTY CONVENTION: The county convention will be August 4, 5, 6th. On the 6th we will need all the help we can get, meet at the South Mountain Fair Grounds at 12:00.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:   As of last month Mr. Taylor has given up the radios. Tom Carbaugh has taken over; he has a man in his company who can take care of the Motorola radios with out sending them away, the rest we will send them out by UPS. This way we will not have to worry about mileage. We contacted Dan Moul and the State rate for mileage is $.55.

We sent a letter out for a list of who has county radios in your companies. Those who do not have them in we need them back ASAP.

We only have 4 radios left to give out, I don’t think we should be putting money into radios when in a year or two we will be changing systems.

On the Larry Rohrbaugh memorial things have been going slow because the flags I have found start at around $150.00, and we only have around $100.00.

A letter was read from Donna King stating that the books are in good condition. 

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and to pay the bills. Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:  United needs 14 fire police for Sept. 17th at 7:45 am to help with a re enactment in New Oxford. Pay $12.00 8:00 to 11:00, see Smitty.

The EVOC course has been moved to the End of October.

Littlestown is asking for help at their carnival August 8th thru the 13th starting at 6:00 each night be in uniform. And on August 18th for the Good Ole Day parade.

York Springs asked for help at their carnival July 28, 29, and 30, starting at 5:00 thru 9:00

Bendersville asked for help for their parade on August 3rd 

GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION:  York Springs Thanked those who helped on the tractor trailer accident on 15 today.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center August 8th.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:  
                                                      
 Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

 

                                                                    JUNE 13, 2011

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Robert Cullison.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A moment of silence was observed, followed by the pledge to the flag.      

The roll was called with 32 members present from 17 companies.

The minutes for May meeting were read and approved as re

                                                              TREASURER’S REPORT:

No report due to the books still being at the auditors.

                                                        REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   Have all cards here for Littlestown. In accordance with the By-laws we have four companies who have not had representation at two or more meetings this past year, but have paid their dues for this year, they are Fountaindale, Biglerville, Emmittsburg, and Taneytown. After a lengthy discussion a motion was made to send out a final notice letter, and give them two months to have some one attend the meetings or they will be pulled from the roster. A seconded was received and motion carried 

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  They are still up set about the dues going in late; we did well this year we only had three people going in late.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  We have a meeting Wednesday June 15th. We recommended Motorola to the commissioners. At this point, unfortunately, it looks like this will become an issue on for the election in November.  We will be going out and talk to all the candidates, running for commissioner, about the radio system.

ROAD WORK:  We have received a map from Pen Dot listing the bridges they are going to be working on and when. We will try and keep up with what Pen Dot has scheduled.

SIREN: There has been some confusion on the use of the siren for weather alerts and other general emergencies. We will be using the three minute steady siren.

WEB SITE: no report

E. M. A.:  The calls for the month of May were read.

BANQUET:  We had 37 people attend the banquet plus three guests. We had 52 items for the auction and took in $382.00 on the auction. With the auction we made between $20.00 and $25.00 profit on the

 

Banquet itself. At the banquet the following awards were given out the Merit Award went to Mark Fruehan. The Service Award went to Frances Smith. We presented two (2) Honorary Fire Police Awards this year one to Judge Bigham and one to Commissioner Snyder. And the fire police of the year went Thomas Carbaugh.

BANQUET BOOK:  no report

TRAINING:  no report

EMERGENCY RESPONSE HOURS:  Dale reported that he has reports in from 10 companies  have about half of the hours tabulated so far when I get them completed I will get them to Bob so he can send them in to the State.

COUNTY CONVENTION: the county convention will be August 4, 5, 6th. At South Mountain Fair grounds, will be needing help on the 6th for the parade meet at fair grounds at 12:00, all traffic units are welcome. The parade will form on Mill road proceed up main street past fire house and disband on Queen St. for all who wish they may go to the fair grounds for the festivities.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:   Brought up last month about placing plaques in stations 24, and 33 in honor of Larry Rohrbaugh. That plan has hit a snag; one of the companies does not want a plaque in their station house. It was proposed that we place a flag at the training center in his honor. If anyone has anyother ideas let Bob know and we will make a decision.

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

INCOME AND BILLS: Two bills were read. Then there was a question on the mileage paid to take the radios down and to pick them up. The by-laws state that we will pay the going rate at the state level which is $.55; we are being charged $.65. A motion was made and seconded that we pay the state rate. Motion carried.  

NEW BUSINESS: the South Mountain Fair is coming up in August.

GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION:  Gettysburg Carnival is coming up June 28 thru July 2 with extra help needed on July 1 for fireworks.

New Oxford Flea market help needs to park along the curb, just move cones then park and replace.

In August there will be an EVOC class you will need to bring the unit you will be driving

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center July 11th.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:  
                                                                   
Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

                                                            

MAY 3, 2011



The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Robert Cullison.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A moment of silence was observed, followed by the pledge to the flag.  
The roll was called with 25 members present from 16 companies.

The minutes for April meeting were read and approved as read.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Presented  to membership

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   Have all cards here for Fountaindale, Biglerville, Gettysburg and Littlestown.

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  nothing

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  There will be a meeting May 20th. It was supposed to go before the commissioners last week but they had a full agenda and pushed it back to this week.

WEB SITE: no report

E. M. A.:  The calls for the month of March were read.

BANQUET:  We have 36 people signed up so far, and have tickets here tonight; this is the last night you can get them.

BANQUET BOOK:  Report of sales given to membership

TRAINING:  no report

EMERGENCY RESPONSE HOURS:  Dale reported that he still needs reports from 6 companies. Reminder that next month is the dead line to turn in your reports.

TMI DRILL: It went well with no problems.

ADAMS ELECTRIC: The picnic will be on June 11th. We will be contacting those who have helped in the past. If I don’t get enough help I will be making calls.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:   The board has recommended the following for Honorary Life membership, Donald Crabs, James Reaver, Ed Hood and Jesse Clapsaddle. A motion was made and seconded to accept the recommendation of the board. Motion carried.

The memorial funds for Larry Rohrbaugh have totaled $95.00. At this time we are recommending that a plaque in his honor be placed in companies 24 and 33 pending their approval.

APPLE BLOSSOM: it went well even though we had to call people in on Saturday. Thanks to those who were called in at the last minute.

COMMUNICATIONS:  none

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the bills motion carried.  

NEW BUSINESS: Gettysburg thanked those who helped at their accident on route 30 this afternoon.

Heildlersburg thanked those who helped on the accident on 15 involving the Make A Wish truck convoy.

Arendtsville thanked those who helped at the flooding and trees down.

GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION:  Fairfield is having a re-enactment and the people handling traffic control are asking for our help. It will be up to the individual if they want to go and help.

Littlestown asked if we could get an E VOC class set up, it has been a while since we had one, this is the reason it took so long for traffic 20 to respond today we had no driver.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center June 13th.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted:  

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

                                                                    

                                                                  


APRIL 11, 2011



The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Robert Cullison.     

A moment of silence was held followed by the pledge to the flag.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The roll was called with 33 members present from 17 companies.

The minutes for March meeting were read and approved as read.

TREASURER’S REPORT was given to the membership.                                            

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:
   Have all cards given out that we had in. we still have companies who have not turned in their rosters. .

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  I have handed out all the cards that I had.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM: Still going over the proposals. There will be a meeting April 20th.

WEB SITE:
We put the minutes on the web site; we are going to try to keep them posted for 60 days. Any one who has carnivals gets them to Mark so they can be posted.

CERTIFICATES: We still do not have all the certificates in. there are still about 65 certificates out.

E. M. A.:
  We have the help we need for tomorrow night for the TMI drill. The Wednesday night part has been canceled. There is a Trans Care drill at Gettysburg Fire House April 21st, from 6:00 to 9:00 we still have room available. We are close to going to the county commissioners with a proposal for the radio portion of the new system, should be the end of April or beginning of May. When we get the ok from the commissioners we will start on the other parts of the system. The next meeting will be April 20. The calls for the month of March were read.

BANQUET:  We have 20 people signed up so far, and have tickets here tonight. The banquet will be held on May 14th at Irishtown Fire Company. We need items for the auction. You can still get tickets next month. We need to vote for the Fire Police of the Year, the Merit Award and the Service Award. The ballots were handed out.

BANQUET BOOK:
  Update of sales given to membership.

TRAINING:  On April 12th we will need 2 people up stairs, at 5:30 pm for the TMI drill, and they need to check photo Ids. The April 13th, TMI drill has been canceled. On April 21st at 5:30 there will be a Trans Care drill at Gettysburg Fire House.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE HOURS:  Dale reported that he still needs companies to get their times in. you have till June to get them in so we can get them tabulated. If you need a paper Dale has some available.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:   Elections; a call went out for nominations; hearing none the nominations were closed. With no opposed offices a motion was received and seconded that the Secretary cast a unanimous vote for all offices. Motion carried. The secretary then cast a unanimous vote for all offices.  A motion was received to appoint Barb Cullison as County membership secretary, and Sue Poist as Chaplin. A seconded was then received, the motion carried.

APPLE BLOSSOM: Apple blossom will be held on May 7th and 8th , I still am waiting on conformation on several people, if anyone is interested in going on the stand by list please contact Dale Brister

COMMUNICATIONS:  A letter was received from Littlestown requesting Honorary Life Member ship for the following, Donald Crabs, James Reaver, Ed Hood, and Jesse Clapsaddle. The board will take them under advisement and report back next month.

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the bills, motion carried.  

NEW BUSINESS: We have been working with Arendtsville Fire Company to get ready for the county convention, which will be held on August 4, 5, and 6th. We will need help on the 6th for the parade and would like the traffic units to help at major intersections. Sometime this summer there will be a block party to help defray the cost of the convention. This year is also Arendtsville’s  100th anniversary.

GOOD OF THE ASSOCIATION:  A list of members was presented to the Association to grandfather under the By-laws for their certificates. With the approval of the board the request to be grandfathered was approved. An audit committee was asked for. With no volunteers interested the treasurer  stated that he could get it done by taking it into the bank as in past years. We have given a gift certificate to Inn 94 in the amount of $60.00 for the audit’s completion.  A motion was received and seconded that Smitty get the books audited and give the gift certificate. Motion carried.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center May 9th. 

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted,           

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary

                                                      

                                                           MARCH 14, 2011

                                           ADAMS COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

The regular monthly meeting of the Adams County Fire Police Association was called to order at 7:30 pm. by President, Robert Cullison.
A moment of silence was observed, followed by the pledge to the flag.  

The roll was called with 47 members present from 21 companies.

The minutes for February meeting were read and approved as read.

A motion was made and seconded to change the order of business to hear from Mr. Jack Urling from the PA State FP Association. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Report given to membership

                                                        REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

COUNTY MEMBERSHIP:   I have cards available for Fountaindale, Biglerville and Greenmount.

MEMBERSHIP, STATE:  I have handed out all the cards; I had got some in tonight. Remember that March 31st, is the dead line for your dues.

NEW RADIO SYSTEM:  We have a meeting Wednesday night March 16th.

WEB SITE: We put the new training that is coming up, and also the Banquet date, the place, and the prices.

CERTIFICATES: We still do not have all the certificates in. We have some companies who have not turned in their rosters in yet. We also have some companies who have not had a representaive at any meetings this year, come May we will have to decide what action to take.

E. M. A.:  The calls for February were read.

BANQUET:  We have the tickets here tonight. The banquet will be held on May 14th at Irishtown Fire Company. We need items for the auction.  Joan and Carroll asked for a $200.00 budget for items for the auction. A motion was then made and seconded to approve the budget. Motion carried.

BANQUET BOOK:  Reported the amounts collected and deposited thus far.
 
TRAINING:  On April 12th we will need 2 people up stairs, at 5:30 pm for the TMI drill, and they need to check photo Ids. On April 13th we will need at least 16 people at Gettysburg High School at 6:30 pm for the TMI drill. On April 21st at 5:30 there will be a Trans Care drill at Gettysburg Fire House.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE HOURS:  Dale reported that we need to get the times tabulated and turned in if you have any questions come see me, if you need a paper I have some here.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:   The nominating committee asked if anyone wanted to run for office. No new candidates expressed interested in running for any of the offices.

COMMUNICATIONS:  A thank you note was read from the family of Larry Rohrbaugh. In which Janet asked that the list of those who stood honor guard and those who were pall bearers. The Captain of Midway thanked those who came down to stand honor guard. Then he asked if we could get a standard set up for our uniforms.  The family had asked that memorial donations be sent to the Adams County Fire Police, we have received $55.00 to date, and the board will meet at a later date to discuss what we will do with the money. If in the future we want to put together a dedicated honor guard we will need a minimum of 16 people.

INCOME AND BILLS: A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the bills motion carried.  

NEW BUSINESS: Gettysburg reported that on May 1st will be the Make a Wish truck convoy from Battlefield Harley Davidson, leaving at 1:00pm. Also there will be a Marathon leaving the Gettysburg College leaving also at 1:00pm going northwest on Mummasburg Rd. they are expecting around 700 people.

United reminded everyone that on June 18th is the Flea Market starting at 7:00 am will be more coming out next month.

Dale brought up that the Apple Blossom Festival will be May 7th and 8th more details next month.

On May 14th the tractor drive will go through Arendtsville more details next month.

GOOD OF THE ASSICOATION:  At our banquet years ago we nominated Judge Oscar Spicer as Honorary member of this organization. Bob reported that he would like to nominate Judge Bingham as an honorary member. A motion was then received to nominate Judge Bingham as an honorary member. A second was then received. Motion carried.

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: Training Center April 11th. 

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.         

Respectfully submitted: 

Ronald K. Andrew, Secretary