Item ID Number: 19-4558
Meeting Type: Legislative and Public Safety Committee

Action Comments: Schafer reported the following: There is $281,009.12 in accounts receivable cash. There were 848 patient care reports for 832 incidents for EMS and 53 Livery transports. In cooperation with Memorial Hospital of Carbondale (MHC) and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital we had a training symposium on November 6 at the Carbondale Civic Center. We discussed special needs pediatric patients and the STARS program in the morning and the Trauma Center upgrade to MHC. This training was offered to all EMS/ED staff in our region and was very well attended. We did not charge a fee, however we asked participants to donate a new, unwrapped toy to our "stuff the ambulance" toy drive which will be donated to the local chapter of Toys for Tots. Memorial Hospital of Carbondale has earned their Level II Trauma Center designation. We worked with their team very closely during drills and preparedness for this fundamental change in patient care capabilities to our residents and our region. In cooperation with the Sheriff s Department we are working with the elected officials and department heads in the offices of the courthouse to provide CPR/AED and Stop the Bleed training. We are working on schedules and integrating with each office to provide the training without disruption to daily business and without any added employee expense. We are asking that the County Board approve an ordinance to allow the ambulance service to become a member of MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) becoming a member of MABAS allows us to utilize MABAS assets such as technical rescue, water rescue and HAZMAT just to name a few. Becoming a member would provide a benefit to the residents that we serve. Allison has drafted an ordinance for your approval.

Action: approve recommendation
Action Note: the Ordinance authorizing an addendum to the mutual aid box alarm system agreement

Seconder: Erbes Andrew
The motion carried by unanimous vote.