The Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board, at its regular monthly meeting Nov. 8 was informed by Administrator Lee Kempf of some renovations to the Barnett and Versailles ambulance bases.
There is always an issue with the costs involved in heating the Barnett base. He would like to have the extra windows in the sun room area removed. This would bring down the cost for heat in the base.
At the Versailles base, ambulance service often runs 24 hours a day. There are only three bedrooms, but four employees there, when the ambulance is running 24/7.
In Kempf's opinion, a fourth bedroom can be made by moving a wall, removing the front door and basement entrance in the living room. Neither door is being used.
He added that everything could be changed back, if the district should ever sell the house.
Kempf plans to look into costs for both projects.
The board approved the bid presented by Kempf from EMS1 Academy for a CEU training program.
The district is now using CE Solutions. Kempf said the EMS1 program is all video-based and has many more features than the CE Solutions.
Licenses and certifications can be tracked, protocols and operating guidelines can be uploaded, and, when any changes or updates are made, messages would be sent to the employees who would, in turn, need to sign off on receiving them.
He spoke of several advantages to the program, which would work well with quality assurance practices. Although it is slightly higher than the current program, it does much more.
The cost was $2,200, with $400 of that being a one-time setup fee. It will costs $1,800 a year for 40 employees.
In other business, the board heard:
That the 2016-17 audit is coming up at the end of the month.
The treasurer's report showed a balance of funds on hand of $353,147.98.
Run statistics for September were: Tipton, 61 calls with 36 transports; California, 90 calls, 49 transports; Versailles, 183 calls, 120 transports. District-wide, there were 334 calls with 205 transports for a transport rate on patient contact calls of 71.7 percent.
The next regular meeting is set for Dec. 13 at the Tipton district office.