Meeting Minutes


Meeting Date: April 1, 2010


The April 1, 2010 meeting of the Burlington County Emergency Services Advisory Board was held in the Freeholders Board room and called to order by Vice - Chairman Craig Augustoni at 1900 hours.


The following Board members were present, Vice-Chairperson Craig Augustoni, John Augustino, George Jackson, Jr., Lee Ann Parry, Phil Drangula, John Collins. From the Department of Public Safety Services were Fire Marshal Mike Reed, and Assistant Fire Marshal Dave Gsell. Also in attendance was C. Kenneth Anderson (BCC Fire Science program).


At the conclusion of the reading of the previous meetings minutes, John Collins made a motion, seconded by George Jackson Jr. to approve the minutes as read. Motion carried. 




Fire Science


The report submitted by C. Kenneth Anderson was accepted and made part of the minutes.


Training Center


Dave Gsell reported that the fall schedule would be going out in May which included

a Fire II class and some new EMS courses. He also said that the miniature monument (Team Work) give a ways were distributed in the end of March. On the EMS side the EMT re-imbursement program has been changed at the state level regarding what classes are accepted now. The final C/O has been received for the new burn building and initial training for instructors has been set for April 10, 2010. Along with that there will be new forms developed and the proposed fees will be $300.00 for three hours for in county companies and $400.00 for out of county. The air system has been awarded; however, the flash over cell had received no bids so it was put back on the street again. In closing Dave mentioned that rice notices were sent out but there should be no impact to the training grounds.


Public Safety Director


Mr. Dreby was not in attendance, his submitted report was requested to be read into the minutes and a copy of same is attached.


Old Business


Vice-Chairman Augustoni announced the LTAA recipients for 2009. They were Mr. Charles Kritz from Mount Laurel EMS, Jim Wujcik past Freeholder, and Joe Lehmann County Fire Coordinator. Letters will be sent out by the Fire Marshal to the submitters, recipients, and any that were not awarded.


New Business


There was discussion about the Assistant Fire Marshal position and the procedure that was followed in the selection process. The county advertised for the position, received resumes, turned them over to ESAB to filter the number down to five and submit them to the County for interviews by the Public Safety Director and the Fire Marshal.


Good of the Order




The next meeting of the ESAB will be on June 3, 2010 at 1900 hours in the Freeholders Board Room. There being no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned at 2000 hours.



Respectfully Submitted



Michael J. Reed

Fire Marshal