Category Archives: Fire District – LMRFD

LMRFD fire board meeting next TUESDAY in Dolan Springs

Tuesday 5/29/18 1:30 pm at the Dolan Springs chamber.

Lots of stuff going on:

Discussion and action regarding: Acceptance of Resignation for LMRFD Board Member Rick Sherwood; effective June 18, 2018. (Cass)

Rick is resigning?  Why?
I was glad he asked some meaningful questions about the ambulance billing at the last meeting.

I don’t know how you can run an ambulance service if you don’t know how much you get paid for each run.

Can you believe that they don’t have ANY information whatsoever what they get paid for each transport?

According to Gabe, the accountant, the other fire districts don’t ask for that information either.  No wonder they’re all in trouble!

EXECUTIVE BUSINESS.

a. Discussion and possible action regarding: Legal Counsel Invoices from December 2017-current that have been received. (Kiffer)

Why is this SECRET????     LMRFD is the cash cow for lawyers like Bill Whittington.

b) Discussion and possible action regarding: Material obtained from LMRFD Legal Counsel re: payroll discrepancies matter. (Cass)

Again, WHY is this secret?

c) Discussion and possible action regarding: Personnel Matter: Fire Chief DeMaio and Administrative Assistant Karen Jackson positions; outside resources and potential cost of outside resources. (Cass)

d) Discussion and possible action regarding: LMRFD Interim Fire Chief Contract and/or Fire Chief Contract; with changes from Board and Fire Chief. (Board)

I understand that personnel matters and certain issues are confidential, but this is really uncalled for.

Don’t the fools who joined LMRFD and pay for this BS have the right to know what’s going on?

I’m just glad I’m not paying for this.

I’ve been extremely busy, but hope to have a little more time in June.

Jay, if you read this, how do I go about filing a formal complaint?

I’m sick and tired of so much money being wasted and not having medical services in Meadview.  Charlotte and Walt have been trying to get a few things done and I appreciate that.  But no matter how often they demand timely notices and info on the web, NOTHING gets done!

I do NOT appreciate wasting $12,000 on painting the Dolan fire station, I’d pay $2k max.  I painted the aluminum siding on my old mobile in 2006 MYSELF and I’m amazed how good that paint still looks.  Well, if you like pink 🙂

Here’s the agenda:
2018-5-29-LMRFD-Agenda

Why is LMRFD NOT charging for ambulance runs unless patients are transported?

This is the strangest thing.

LMRFD does NOT charge when the EMTs don’t transport the patient.

Is that crazy or what?

A friend called 911 because he was in terrible pain, but it got better while the EMT assisted him and calmed him down. He had nothing but praises for the EMT. The EMT didn’t take his insurance info. He’s on Medicare and has supplemental, surely they would have paid a few bucks for an ambulance to drive about 60 miles to assist him.

  • Board member Charlotte wants to use CREDIT CARDS in the ambulance to get payments.
  • Chief DeMaio refuses to bill for these ambulance runs.

One time the chief mentioned that the ambulance went from Dolan to Meadview to the same patient THREE times — not one cent was billed because they didn’t transport.

I really don’t want to see credit cards requested in the ambulance, but why not bill for services rendered?

I think what we need more than ANYTHING in Meadview is a traveling nurse, someone who cares about people and provides services right here.  Just like that EMT.

Why not hire an EMT / nurse to drive a little truck (not an ambulance) to make those house calls and s/he can call the helicopter if we need a transport?  This could be people being at home instead of at the fire station and you pay a monthly minimum and then per call.

Emergencies can FLY.

Ever wonder how many people die in Meadview every year because they’re afraid to call 911?

While locally known as “Beverly Hills”, many old poor people live in Meadview. They deserve better!

I heard that a man in his 80s got injured at the Family Dollar and he refused transport to the hospital because on a previous occasion he had to pay $300 for a cab to get back home!

2/26/18 LMRFD fire board meeting 11 am in Meadview

Agenda for Monday’s meeting in Meadview. 

Note: Time changed to 11:00 a.m.

2018-02-26-LMRFD-Agenda

Almost EVERYTHING is in executive session AGAIN!

To shed a little light on the mysterious agenda items:d. Discussion and possible action regarding: Personnel Matter re: Correspondence re: Chief DeMaio; letter of complaint; public apology.

Fire chief Tony DeMaio accused previous LMRFD administrative assistant Ellen Bower at a previous board meeting of poor training of her successor when she retired.

Essentially, the chief is blaming Ellen for his inability to create a SIMPLE report of all ambulance calls to Meadview since 7/16 with the results (transport, DOA, etc.) as I requested about half a year ago.  I was going to order some of the more interesting reports to publish response times and so we can see what kind of services we actually NEED in Meadview, but it’s pretty obvious that he does not want to have the info out there.

I don’t understand why Karen can’t create that report (shouldn’t take more than a few minutes, it’s all on the computer) while she watches her baby sleep or whatever.

I see so much smoke and mirrors at LMRFD, I’m just glad I’m not in the fire district.  Some poor sucker in Meadview just joined  — do these people know what they’re signing up for?

Pay THOUSANDS of dollars FOREVER (unless the district dissolves) for NOTHING with NO chance of EVER having a properly staffed station with ambulance in Meadview — according to LMRFD research.

It is incredibly weird that the cash poor LMRFD pays the administrative assistant Karen Jackson to work from home so she can take care of her baby and then the chief contracted with a temp agency to have Victoria answer the phone, etc.

Not to mention that a Dolanite could be making $20+ hr INSTEAD of paying a TEMP AGENCY!

This is all so weird and I can’t help but wonder WHY the chief keeps paying Karen — it reeks of nepotism or something strange going on.

Is she blackmailing him?

Is he the father of the baby?

What is going on?

That’s of course NOT for the people who pay the salaries to know — executive session.

I’m still waiting for the LMRFD “letter” regarding my posts here and I’d love to actually get into court to find out what’s REALLY going on.

Our lives are on the line.

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