22 Jan 2008
Northern Central Quarterly Meeting Jan. 13, 2008 Minoa Fire Department
Minoa N.Y. is on the outskirts of Syracuse. The firehouse is in a community center built like a strip mall. The building houses a library, police department, senior center, town offices and fire department. The building had an ice problem with water backing up under the roof shingles. The cure: a contractor wrapped the soffits and gutters in heavy vinyl and hot water is pumped through tubing incased in the vinyl. Its unsightly but stopped the leaks but also created a new problem. The melted snow runs off the roof causing large amounts of ice forming on the walks.
Meeting minutes: Meeting start 2:10 PM
Prayers were offered for Judy Emma, Loretta VerWeire and Pam Fingar and their families. Pam is secretary her father passed away in January .
The next meeting will be on April 6 in Himrod near Penn Yan at 1:00PM.
Information from a meeting held by Western with FASNY. State tax deduction for active firefighters will be $200 per person in a family for each family member qualified. This information is on the new FASNY web site. The progress of all new fire related bills is also displayed on this site.
On April 6, 2008 Northern Central and FASNY will hold a meeting in Himrod on the legislative slate for the 2008 all our invited to attend.
Elections: Do to the passing of the president all positions will be open for candidates this year.
FASNY report Dave Sweet, Bill Nichols: FASNY Winter Games in Cortland on Feb. 8, 9 & 10. Games include tubing, snow shoe races, tug of war and broom ball all done in full turnout gear.
Youth Volunteer Firefighter weekend at the Home on August 8, 9 &10.camping on the grounds . Firefighting fun for kids from the entire state. Check the Firefighter for details.
CHIP program FASNY and the Masons teaming together to offer ID identification for children is proving to be very successful.
Fire Corp: FASNY is examining the possible use of the public to aid the volunteer fire service. See the January Firefighter for more on this.
Convention Rochester 2008: Full details will be in the February Firefighter.
The Home: Electrical malfunctions that generated numerous fire calls have been corrected. High heating and AC costs were due too a fan running in reverse the problem is remedied.
Low interest loans: Dick Beach from Onondaga County pleaded for fire companies to use this money. There has been $41 million loaned to 359 companies at 2 1/2 % with no attached fees. Onondaga County has been given more money then any county. No fire company has defaulted on one of these loans. Call the OFPC office for details.
FASNY’s Fire Prevention Safety committee is seeking a replacement for Ray Emma’s open spot. Applicants should send a letter interest to Gordon Snider.
Tentatively the Northern Central banquet will be at Club 86 on October 18, 2008.
Ted Sommers is home and ready to receive phone calls and visitors, please call ahead if you plan a visit.
Don Fox is recovering satifactorily from his recent throat operation.
Attendance: Men 45 Adjourned 4:10 PM