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08 Nov 2017

OKIAAI Board Minutes 10-27-17

OKIAAI Board

 

Date: 10/27/2017

Time: 10:33

Location: NSU EVENT CENTER-TALEQUAH

Call to order by President:

 

Motion to destroy ballots by Dan Salts and seconded by Stan Smith.  Status=Approved unanimously.

 

Roll Call (Bold Italic = Absent)

 

Jeff VanDolah (Past Pres),  Ashley Stephens (Pres), David VanBuskirk (1st VP),

Bill Hollander (2nd VP), Fred Henderson (3rd Yr.),  Chris Woodall (3rd yr),

Tommy Scott ( 2nd Yr.),  Stan Smith (2nd yr), Billy Magalassi (1st Yr),

Jeremy Robbins (1st Yr), Heather Stanley (Executive Secretary), Neal Moore (Secretary/Treasurer)

*Chris Woodall was appointed by President Stephens to fill vacant third year position.

Special Guest:  James Simmons

 

Reading and Approval of Minutes:  Motion to forgo reading and approve minutes by Jeff VanDolah and seconded  by Neal Moore. Status = Approved unanimously

 

New Membership: 11

 

Treasurer’s Report: Neal Moore reported balance of $ 18,264.  The conference cost approximately $9000 and we took in approximately $9500 with outstanding invoices.  $1549 was taken in on ticket sales + a $200 donation from EMI.  The profit for burn camp after our $829.94 in prize purchases is $1159.06.  Motion to approve report by Jeff VanDolah and seconded  by Stan Smith. Status = Approved unanimously

Motion to match ticket sales from OKIAAI funds prior to donating to burn camp made by Chris Woodall and seconded by Tommy Scott.  Status= Approved unanimously.  Burn camp donation = $2318.12.

 

Committee Reports

Annual Conference:  Ashley said it was a great conference once the parking issues were resolved. He thanked everyone for their hard work and attendance.

 

Merchandise: David advised the hat sales were good with $425 sold.  The board plans to offer hats again next year.

 

Regional Conferences: None

 

Nominating: Ashley encouraged members to submit photos for next year.

 

Awards: Investigator of the Year presented to Jerry Berry- Bartlesville FD

1st Place Accidental Photo-Jonathan Wilk- Norman FD

2nd Place Accidental Photo- Bill Hollander- Bartlesville FD

Honorary Fine Bucket- James Simmons – Oklahoma Fire Marshal

 

Membership: Heather Stanley reported 90 current members.

 

CFI: Nothing to report.

 

Website:  Heather requested members get with Tommy Scott if they have content ideas.

 

Report from the Executive Secretary: None

 

Report from Secretary/Treasurer: None

 

New Business:

 

Next Meeting:  January 2018

Location: TBA

Time: 10AM

 

A Motion to Adjourn was made by David VanBuskirk and Seconded by Bill Hollander.

Status = Approved unanimously

Adjourned at: 10:43 AM

 

19 Sep 2017

OKIAAI Board Minutes 9-19-17

OKIAAI Board

 

Date: 9/19/2017

Time: 10:20 AM

Location: Tulsa Fire Administration

Call to order by President

 

Roll Call (Bold Italic = Absent)

 

Scott Winford (Past Pres),  Jeff VanDolah (Pres), Ashley Stephens (1st VP),

David VanBuskirk (2nd VP), Chris Woodall (3rd Yr.),  Dan Salts (3rd yr),

Bill Hollander ( 2nd Yr.),  Fred Henderson (2nd yr), Tommy Scott (1st Yr),

Stan Smith (1st Yr), Heather Stanley (Executive Secretary), Neal Moore (Secretary/Treasurer)

 

Special Guest:

 

Reading and Approval of Minutes:  Motion to forgo reading and approve minutes by Tommy Scott and seconded  by Ashley Stephens. Status = Approved unanimously

 

New Membership: none

 

Treasurer’s Report: Neal Moore reported balance of $14,770.92.  Motion to approve report by Bill Hollander and seconded  by Stan Smith. Status = Approved unanimously

 

Committee Reports

Annual Conference: Ashley advised he has blocked rooms at Holiday Inn Express at daily rate of $94/night.  He has reserved the Tahlequah Community Event Center 1041 N. Grand Ave. free of charge. We will set it up with long tables and seating for 130.  Parking on the north side.  Bill will obtain coffee.  Ashley will bring creamer and sugar. Dan will bring water.  We will purchase coffee cups and napkins.  Ashley will get the donuts.  Coolers:  Bill-2, David-2. The agenda has been set. The conference will be in Tahlequah October 25-27, 2017.

Chris will work on a new template for a name tag/membership card combination for this year’s conference. Dan will order supplies.  Heather will purchase laminator.

Chris Woodall and Stan Smith are working to set up a vendor alley. We have several verbal commitments.

He is working with the Cherokee Nation to try to obtain some give-aways.

Burn Camp Raffle: donation from Integrity Fire-Jeff, chairs-David

Ashley will work with CLEET to get the continuing education hours approved. OID approved for 19 hours and OKMCLE for 18 hours.

We’ll meet 2pm on 10/24 at NSU to set up.

Heather will send reminder To Do list to board.

 

Merchandise: Notebooks are black/grey.  Neal has ordered job shirts & flashlights & knives from 5.11.

David will order 3 dozen hats with OKIAAI printed on it to sell for $15 ea.

Grand prizes: Chairs- David, Yeti Roadie-Ashley, Kicker product-Neal.

 

Regional Conferences: None

 

Nominating: We have 2 photo submissions so far.

Awards:. Committee will meet first week of October

 

Membership: Heather Stanley reported 117 current members.

 

CFI: Nothing to report.

 

Website:  Tommy continues to do updates. Conference Agenda  is on the website. Dan VanBuskirk is trying to correct the error with credit card payment conference registrations.

 

Report from the Executive Secretary: None

 

Report from Secretary/Treasurer: None

 

New Business:

 

Next Meeting:  10/24

Location: NSU

Time: 2 pm

 

A Motion to Adjourn was made by David VanBuskirk and Seconded by Bill Hollander.

Status = Approved unanimously

adjourned at: 10:59 AM

31 Aug 2017

OKIAAI Board Minutes 8-30-17

OKIAAI Board

 

Date: 8/30/2017

Time: 10:08 AM

Location: Tulsa Fire Administration

Call to order by President

 

Roll Call (Bold Italic = Absent)

 

Scott Winford (Past Pres),  Jeff VanDolah (Pres), Ashley Stephens (1st VP),

David VanBuskirk (2nd VP), Chris Woodall (3rd Yr.),  Dan Salts (3rd yr),

Bill Hollander ( 2nd Yr.),  Fred Henderson (2nd yr), Tommy Scott (1st Yr),

Stan Smith (1st Yr), Heather Stanley (Executive Secretary), Neal Moore (Secretary/Treasurer)

 

Special Guest:

 

Reading and Approval of Minutes:  Motion to forgo reading and approve minutes by Tommy Scott and seconded  by Chris Woodall. Status = Approved unanimously

 

New Membership: Three

 

Treasurer’s Report: Heather Stanley reported balance of $12,894.04.  Motion to approve report by Bill Hollander and seconded  by Fred Henderson. Status = Approved unanimously

 

Committee Reports

Annual Conference: Ashley advised he has blocked rooms at Holiday Inn Express at daily rate of $94/night.  He has reserved the Tahlequah Community Event Center 1041 N. Grand Ave. free of charge. We will set it up with long tables and seating for 130.  Parking on the north side.  Bill will obtain coffee.  Ashley will bring creamer and sugar. Dan will bring water.  We will purchase coffee cups and napkins.  Ashley will get the donuts.  Coolers:  Bill-2, David-2. The agenda has been set. The conference will be in Tahlequah October 25-27, 2017.

Chris will work on a new template for a name tag/membership card combination for this year’s conference. Dan will send FMAO template.  We will purchase laminator.

Chris Woodall and Stan Smith are working to set up a vendor alley. We have several verbal commitments.

He is working with the Cherokee Nation to try to obtain some give-aways.

Burn Camp Raffle: donation from Integrity Fire-Jeff, fire ring-David, leather gloves-David,

Ashley will work with CLEET to get the continuing education hours approved.

 

Merchandise: Notebooks will be black/grey.  Neal has ordered job shirts & flashlights from 5.11.

David presented the idea of a mesh hat with OKIAAI printed on it to either give away or sell.

Grand prizes: Bench- David, Yeti Roadie-Ashley, Kicker product-Neal.

 

Regional Conferences: None

 

Nominating: Bill is working on IOTY nomination.

Awards:. Two submissions for photography.

 

Membership: Heather Stanley reported 117 current members.

 

CFI: Nothing to report.

 

Website:  Tommy continues to do updates. Conference Agenda  is on the website. Dan VanBuskirk is trying to correct the error with credit card payment conference registrations.

 

Report from the Executive Secretary: None

 

Report from Secretary/Treasurer: None

 

New Business:

 

Next Meeting:  Sept 19, 2017

Location: Tulsa Fire Headquarters

Time: 10 am

 

A Motion to Adjourn was made by Ashley Stephens and Seconded by Bill Hollander.

Status = Approved unanimously

adjourned at: 11:03 AM

 

10 Aug 2017

OKIAAI Board Minutes 7-19-17

OKIAAI Board

 

Date: 7/19/2017

Time: 10:20 AM

Location: Stillwater Community Center

Call to order by 1st Vice President

 

Roll Call (Bold Italic = Absent)

 

Scott Winford (Past Pres),  Jeff VanDolah (Pres), Ashley Stephens (1st VP),

David VanBuskirk (2nd VP), Chris Woodall (3rd Yr.),  Dan Salts (3rd yr),

Bill Hollander ( 2nd Yr.),  Fred Henderson (2nd yr), Tommy Scott (1st Yr),

Stan Smith (1st Yr), Heather Stanley (Executive Secretary), Neal Moore (Secretary/Treasurer)

 

Special Guest:

 

Reading and Approval of Minutes:  Motion to forgo reading and approve minutes by Tommy Scott and seconded  by Stan Smith. Status = Approved unanimously

 

New Membership: None

 

Treasurer’s Report: Neal Moore reported balance of $12,245.87.  Motion to approve report by David VanBuskirk  and seconded  by Tommy Scott. Status = Approved unanimously

 

Committee Reports

Annual Conference: Ashley advised he has blocked rooms at Holiday Inn Express at daily rate of $94/night.  He has reserved the Tahlequah Community Event Center 1041 N. Grand Ave. free of charge but we will have to purchase coffee and any refreshments from them. We will set it up with long tables and seating for 130.  Parking on the north side.  He will get details on coffee, water and donuts and look into lunch options.  He is still looking into the golf course.  The agenda has been set with Steve Linehan, Ashley Stephens, Mark Swafford & Brett Henson, Blair Ward, Curt Collins and Derek Hill presenting. The conference will be in Tahlequah October 25-27, 2017.

Chris will work on a new template for a name tag/membership card combination for this year’s conference.

Chris Woodall and Stan Smith are working to set up a vendor alley.

He is working with the Cherokee Nation to try to obtain some give-aways.

Burn Camp Raffle: suggestions are Yeti cooler, electric smoker, gun, Pelican light

 

Merchandise: Notebooks will be hunter green and grey/white.  Neal will contact 5.11 for give-away options.

David presented the idea of a mesh hat with OKIAAI printed on it to either give away or sell.

Ashley presented the idea of a 1400 lumen flashlight to give away.

 

Regional Conferences: None

 

Nominating: Board will work to obtain nominations for next month’s meeting.

 

Awards:. None

 

Membership: Heather Stanley reported 114 current members

 

CFI: Nothing to report.

 

Website:  Tommy continues to do updates. Conference Agenda  is on the website and Heather will send conference email to members.

 

Report from the Executive Secretary: None

 

Report from Secretary/Treasurer: None

 

New Business: Stan is putting together the application for vendor alley.  Board members get addresses/emails to Stan of potential vendors.

 

Next Meeting:  August 22, 2017

Location: Tulsa Fire Headquarters

Time: 10 am

 

A Motion to Adjourn was made by Scott Winford  and Seconded by Neal Moore.

Status = Approved unanimously

adjourned at: 11:06 AM

 

21 Jun 2017

OKIAAI Board Minutes 6-20-17

  • OKIAAI Board
    Date: 6/20/2017
    Time: 10:12 AM
    Location: Tahlequah Community Event Center
    Call to order by 1st Vice President
    Roll Call (Bold Italic = Absent)
    Scott Winford (Past Pres), Jeff VanDolah (Pres), Ashley Stephens (1st VP), David VanBuskirk (2nd VP), Chris Woodall (3rd Yr.), Dan Salts (3rd yr), Bill Hollander ( 2nd Yr.), Fred Henderson (2nd yr), Tommy Scott (1st Yr), Stan Smith (1st
    Yr), Heather Stanley (Executive Secretary), Neal Moore (Secretary/Treasurer)
    Special Guest: Dean Green, Norman Fire Dept
    Reading and Approval of Minutes: Motion to forgo reading and approve minutes by Tommy
    Scott and seconded
    by Neal Moore. Status = Approved unanimously
    New Membership: None
    Treasurer’s Report: Neal Moore reported balance of $12,245.87. Motion to approve report by
    David VanBuskirk and seconded
    by Tommy Scott. Status = Approved unanimously
    Committee Reports
    Annual Conference: Ashley advised he has blocked rooms at Holiday Inn Express at daily rate of
    $94/night. He has reserved the Tahlequah Community Event Center 1041 N. Grand Ave. free of
    charge but we will have to purchase coffee and any refreshments from them. We will set it up with
    long tables and seating for 130. Parking on the north side. He will get details on coffee, water and
    donuts and look into lunch options. He is still looking into the golf course. Dave Cusadis of
    National Fire Academy is to present (schedule allowing) on the topic of electrical fires with
    possibility of offering R255 certification. Ashley Stephens will present on homemade explosives
    and IEDs with afternoon demo. Blaire Ward of ATF will present Zombie Van Case. The conference
    will be in Tahlequah October 25-27, 2017.
    Chris will work on a new template for a name tag/membership card combination for this year’s
    conference.
    Charles Napp has offered to present at 1 hour class if we need his assistance.
    Chris Woodall and Stan Smith will work to set up a vendor alley.
    Merchandise: Notebooks will be hunter green and grey/white. Neal will contact 5.11 for give-
    away options.
    David presented the idea of a mesh hat with OKIAAI printed on it to either give away or sell.
    Regional Conferences: Arson for Prosecutors class in Tulsa. June 27-29. Presented by ATF. It will
    include a 4 hours class on Forensic Fire Death.
  • Nominating: Board will work to obtain nominations for next month’s meeting.
    Awards:. None
    Membership: Heather Stanley reported 114 current members
    CFI: Nothing to report.
    Website: Tommy continues to do updates. Conference Agenda will be updated in July.
    Report from the Executive Secretary: None
    Report from Secretary/Treasurer: None
    New Business:
    Next Meeting: July 18, 2017
    Location: Stillwater Community Center
    Time: 10 am
    A Motion to Adjourn was made by David VanBuskirk and Seconded by Bill Hollander.
    Status = Approved unanimously
    adjourned at: 11:17 AM
26 May 2017

OKIAAI Board Minutes 5-23-17

OKIAAI Board

 

Date: 5/23/2017

Time: 10:11 AM

Location: Tulsa Fire Administration

Call to order by 1st Vice President

 

Roll Call (Bold Italic = Absent)

 

Scott Winford (Past Pres),  Jeff VanDolah (Pres), Ashley Stephens (1st VP),

David VanBuskirk (2nd VP), Chris Woodall (3rd Yr.),  Dan Salts (3rd yr),

Bill Hollander ( 2nd Yr.),  Fred Henderson (2nd yr), Tommy Scott (1st Yr),

Stan Smith (1st Yr), Heather Stanley (Executive Secretary), Neal Moore (Secretary/Treasurer)

 

Reading and Approval of Minutes:  Motion to forgo reading and approve minutes by Neal Moore and seconded  by Stan Smith. Status = Approved unanimously

 

New Membership: None

 

Treasurer’s Report: Neal Moore reported balance of $13,070.87.  Motion to approve report by David VanBuskirk  and seconded  by Chris Woodall. Status = Approved unanimously

 

Committee Reports

Annual Conference: Ashley advised he has blocked rooms at Holiday Inn Express at daily rate of $94/night.  He has reserved the Tahlequah Community Event Center free of charge but we will have to purchase coffee and any refreshments from them. He is still looking into the golf course.  Jeff advised Barry Grimm will present on a topic of our choice.  Dave Cusadis of National Fire Academy is to present on the topic of electrical fires with possibility of offering R255 certification.  The conference will be in Tahlequah October 25-27, 2017.

Chris will work on a new template for a name tag/membership card combination for this year’s conference.

Charles Napp has offered to present at 1 hour class if we need his assistance. Ashley is considering a homemade explosives presentation with demo.

 

Merchandise: Notebooks will be hunter green and grey/white.  Neal will contact 5.11 for options.

 

Regional Conferences: Arson for Prosecutors class in Tulsa. June 27-29. Presented by ATF.

 

Nominating: None.

 

Awards:. None

 

Membership: Heather Stanley reported 114 current members

 

CFI: Nothing to report.

 

Website:  Tommy continues to do updates. Conference Agenda will be updated in June.

 

Report from the Executive Secretary: None

 

Report from Secretary/Treasurer: None

 

New Business:

 

Next Meeting:  June 20 , 2017

Location: Tahlequah Community Center

Time: 10am

 

A Motion to Adjourn was made by Neal Moore  and Seconded by Scott Winford.

Status = Approved unanimously

adjourned at: 10:48 AM

 

25 Apr 2017

OKIAAI Board Minutes 4-25-17

OKIAAI Board

 

Date: 4/25/2017

Time: 10:12 AM

Location: Stillwater Community Center

Call to order by President

 

Roll Call (Bold Italic = Absent)

 

Scott Winford (Past Pres),  Jeff VanDolah (Pres), Ashley Stephens (1st VP),

David VanBuskirk (2nd VP), Chris Woodall (3rd Yr.),  Dan Salts (3rd yr),

Bill Hollander ( 2nd Yr.),  Fred Henderson (2nd yr), Tommy Scott (1st Yr),

Stan Smith (1st Yr), Heather Stanley (Executive Secretary), Neal Moore (Secretary/Treasurer)

 

Reading and Approval of Minutes:  Motion to forgo reading and approve minutes by Neal Moore and seconded  by Bill Hollander. Status = Approved unanimously

 

New Membership: None

 

Treasurer’s Report: Neal Moore reported balance of $15,967.29.  $1000 to Burn Camp,  $1896 to VanDolah for International Conference, and Neal Moore’s International not yet paid.  Motion to approve report by Chris Woodall  and seconded  by Ashley Stephens. Status = Approved unanimously

 

Committee Reports

Annual Conference: Ashley advised he has blocked rooms at Holiday Inn Express at daily rate of $94/night.  He has reserved the Tahlequah Community Event Center free of charge but we will have to purchase coffee and any refreshments from them. He is still looking into the golf course.  Jeff advised Barry Grimm will present on a topic of our choice.  Dave Cusadis of National Fire Academy is to present on the topic of electrical fires with possibility of offering R255 certification.  The conference will be in Tahlequah October 25-27, 2017.

Chris will work on a new template for a name tag/membership card combination for this year’s conference.

 

Merchandise: None

 

Regional Conferences: Chris advised Rimkus held fire training March 3 at Edmond which went well and provided 8 hours CLEET credit.

 

Nominating: None.

 

Awards: Jeff advised OK Chapter members did not win any awards at the Interational this year.

 

Membership: Heather Stanley reported 114 current members

 

CFI: Nothing to report.

 

Website:  Tommy continues to do updates.

 

Report from the Executive Secretary: Heather reported we received another sponnsoring request from OSU Fire Service Training.  A motion to sponsor a hole again for $150 was made by Neal Moore and seconded by Bill Hollonder.  Status = Approved unanimously.

 

Report from Secretary/Treasurer: None

 

New Business:

Three board members attended the International Conference April 10-14 in Las Vegas. The International did not receive the grant they usually get to provide CFI training. Jeff will gather information  from the International regarding the need and specifics to donate directly to this training so we can discuss further as a Board.

Tommy paid to go to the conference in order to serve on a committee on health and safety. A motion to reimburse his conference expenses up to $1000 was made by Chris Woodall and seconded by Dan Salts.  Status=Approved unanimously.

 

Next Meeting:  May 23 , 2017

Location: Tulsa Fire Administration

Time: 10am

 

A Motion to Adjourn was made by Ashley Stephens and Seconded by Neal Moore.

Status = Approved unanimously

adjourned at: 10:54 AM

 

24 Feb 2017

2016 Investigator of the Year

Investigator of the Year: Congratulations to Scott Winford, Tulsa Fire Department, 2016 OKIAAI Investigator of the Year

Investigator Scott Winford is a longtime member of the OKIAAI of which he is currently the president.  Scott also is an ATF Task Force Officer and Canine Handler.  Scott has been an investigator for the Tulsa Fire Department since 2007.  During this time, Scott has routinely worked difficult cases.  The case below is only one of many that could have been used for jurisdiction for Scott’s nomination for the Investigator of the Year.  However, this particular case was especially difficult as investigators had to cope with the loss of a young child.  Scott’s professionalism and tenacity persevered and allowed justice to be served.

On .9-16-014 at approximately 0042 hours, the Tulsa Fire Department responded to an occupied one story residential structure fire.  The fire occurred at 4021 E. 28th St., located in the City of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.  Tulsa Fire Investigator Scott Winford responded to the scene.  ATF SA/CFI Ashley Stephens also responded to assist with the scene examination.  Investigators determined the fire originated in the attached garage, located on the north end of the structure.  Four occupants were transported to area hospitals.  One occupant was treated at the scene for minor burn injuries.  A five year old male later died as a result of injuries sustained in the fire.

After conducting a scene examination and interviews, Investigators classified the fire “Incendiary.”  The ATF Accelerant Detection Canine “Canyon” was utilized and numerous samples were collected.  Laboratory testing determined that several samples contained an ignitable liquid (gasoline).

Steven Clement was the boyfriend of the mother of the deceased child.  Ultimately, through an interview by Investigator Winford, Clement was developed as a suspect.  Investigator Winford sought a search warrant for phone records which were used to corroborate the mother’s statements regarding threats made by Clement.

Investigator Winford utilizing the team approach concept to further the investigation.  As such, Investigator Winford partnered with the Tulsa Police Department Homicide Division and the Tulsa Police Department Child Crisis Division.  Through this cooperation between fire investigators, homicide investigators and child crisis investigators, Clement was ultimately charged with Murder – First Degree in Commission of the Felony Crime of Arson – 1st degree, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7 and Endangering Human Life During Arson, in violation of 21 O.S. 1405.

In February of 2015, Investigator Winford testified as an expert in Clement’s probable cause hearing.  Clement was bound over for trial.

On 10-5-2015, Clement pled guilty to both counts and was sentenced to Life Without the Possibility of Parole.

Scott is a selfless investigator, always willing to lend a hand.  His work ethic is unmatched.  As an ATF Task Force Officer Canine Handler, Scott is often called away from his family to assist in numerous jurisdictions.  Scott does so without ever complaining and is a consummate professional.