Overlook Area First Aid Council

Meeting Minutes

March 10, 2004

Squads In Attendance:

  • Berkeley Heights Vol Rescue
  • Fanwood Rescue Squad
  • Long Hill First Aid Squad
  • Millburn Short Hills VFAS
  • Mountainside Rescue Squad
  • New Providence EMS
  • Scotch Plains Rescue Squad
  • Springfield First Aid Squad
  • Summit Vol. EMS
  • Watchung Rescue Squad
  • Westfield Rescue Squad
  • Atlantic Health System Representatives

    • Jim Espinosa, MD Overlook ER
    • Deborah Timpson, MICU
    • Gareth Williams, CenCom
    • Frank Goodstein, Mobilization

    The meeting was called to order at 8:05 p.m. by President Sue Meyer.

    Emergency Room

    Dr. Espinosa reported that by May 15th there should be 35 beds available; new Fast Track up 1st quarter next year. Dan Sullivan and Howie Meyer mentioned that the new ambulance entrance way/turnaround may pose a problem with the brick wall. Dr Espinosa asked that we get back to him with our thoughts on the design. The parking area is still a problem with cars parking there; Summit PD has been handling some of the complaints


    Dr Espinosa reported for Linda Kosnick that she is working to fill all nursing positions in the ER. It was questioned whether the charge nurse could be identified as squad come into the ER. It is on her list.


    Sue Meyer has the name of the gentleman to contact re: new computer or an upgrade for the computer


    Gareth reported that Cencom is still waiting on the FCC for the license. If the HEAR is not working and you need to call in; use a cell phone at 522-2232 or go thru Cencom


    Frank reminded everyone of the Nights at the Airport. He also reminded us that Cencom is the coordinating agency for dispatch when outside squads are needed. EMS Mass is in Newark on April 25th. He also thanked Cencom for the calls and coordination of squads during the increased alert.


    No Report

    EMS dinner at Overlook is Wednesday, May 19th. All squads should have received an invitation. Please respond and attend. The DOH dinner is also in May.

    Next meeting is Wednesday, May 12th at 8:00 p.m. Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Sue Meyer, President

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