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Approved Oct 28, 2009 - Emergency Services Advisory Board Minutes


Santa Rosa County
Emergency Services Advisory Committee
October 28, 2009
2:08 p.m.

Members present:
Stephen Cozart
T.J. Doherty
Jason Kimbrell
Werner Panchenko

Members absent:
Joe Diamond

Staff present:

Brad Baker

Minutes for meeting held on July 15, 2009 approved as drafted.

T.J. added fire inspections to the agenda.

Old Business
Captain Jack Onka and Captain Jeff Floyd with the SRSO to discuss evacuation traffic procedures. T.J. addressed the two with question about flow through Milton. Jeff Floyd reported eighteen traffic lights on Hwy 90 to deal with. No way to staff all lights. T.J.’sconcern is between Ward Basin and the Hwy 90 / Hwy 87 split. T.J. would like to see traffic lights synchronized. Further discussion on the procedures following disasters with traffic management addressed by the deputies. T.J. voiced concern about outside agencies role in traffic issues and how the SRSO handles those agencies. Brad addressed the EOC and ESF 16. T.J. also addressed cooperation with adjoining counties and Captain Jack Onka explained. Jason brought up about joint training with fire departments and EMS providers with crime scene preservation training. Richard Collins questioned about responsibility of manpower management. R. Collins had other concerns about the management of out of area resources and Chairman Cozart redirected R. Collins to address the committee about any relevant issues. Discussion followed about traffic management. Jason suggested to add this topic to the April meeting and bring the Draft letter for Navarre Beach in the packet. Brad suggested to the chairman change it and address the board and cc the chief. Chairman Cozart to make changesand send letter.

Persons to Appear
Captain Jack Onka and Captain Jeff Floyd.

Reports and Statistics
Fire Dept Statistics
B. Baker provided a new report format and discussion followed about the low no responses. B. Baker clarified two of the no responses as fire departments were tied up on fire related calls and could not release firefighters to assist EMS. Jason requested to add determinant to call. T.J. also requested time to be in standard four digit reporting.
Lifeguard Response Statistics

J. Kimbrell provided update on Lifeguard performance. T.J. questioned about criteria between urban and rural. Discussion followed.


New Business
T.J. brought in a letter that was addressed to Chief Norton with the Holley Navarre Fire Department about them taking over the fire inspections for their district. B. Baddressed reduction of force concerns and economic impact on building inspections. Fire inspection regulations have been changed from annual inspections to periodic inspections. B. Baker explained that this was at the staff level and the BOCC has not taken action on this issue. T.J. expressed concerns over the county putting this on the fire department without adequate time given and about the county still providing the Avalon District with this service. Discussion followed about budget issues and concerns.

Discussion on Search and Rescue and the new changes in the county.

Disaster Topics for Next Meeting
No topics left to address

Public Forum
R. Collins, Pace, FL
Concerned about the county websites and the information posted on it. Jason suggested sending his assistant out and take pictures to update the web pages. Discussion about the county helping fire departments and corporations with managing web pages. R. Collins concerned over Deb being absent. B. Baker updated group on the new procedures for secretary and minute T.J. possibly not able to make January meeting. T.J. will email chairman to rearrange if needed.

Meeting was adjourned at 3:29 p.m.

Next meeting date and time will be: Tentative-Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.