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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.

29 Jan 2017

OKIAAI Board Minutes 1-26-17

Date: 1/26/2017

Time: 10:14 AM

Location: Tulsa Fire Dept Training Center

Presentation: Donation of $3925 to OK Burn Camp presented to Scotty Stokes, Director

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 Ashley Stephens and seconded  by Neal Moore. Status = Approved unanimously

New Membership: None

Treasurer’s Report: Neal Moore reported balance of $21,996.68.  Motion to approve report by Dan Salts  and seconded  by Chris Woodall Status = Approved unanimously

 Committee Reports

Annual Conference: Jeff VanDolah advised the 2016 conference was an amazing team effort.

Ashley Stephens advised he is considering Dave Cusadis of National Fire Academy to present on the topic of electrical fires with possibility of offering R255 certification. The conference will be in Tahlequah with tentative dates of October 25-27, 2017.

Holiday Inn in Tahlequah possible conference hotel. Looking into 2-3 facilities for the training.

Dan will look into the possibility of holding a golf tournament the day before the conference.

Merchandise: None

 Regional Conferences: ATF will be offering Arson for Prosecutors in OK.

 Nominating: None.

 Awards: Heather reported our winners from 2016 conference will be submitted to the IAAI.

 Membership: Heather Stanley reported 114 current members

CFI: Nothing to report.

 Website: Heather advised she will be doing updates in the next couple weeks.  

 Report from the Executive Secretary: Heather requesting authorization to purchase up to $400 in office supplies.   A motion was made by Neal Moore and seconded by Dan Salts.  Status = Approved unanimously.

Report from Secretary/Treasurer: Dan reported taxes are filed through 2015 and will need to be filed again in September for 2016.  He will verify with the accountant.  Neal reported that Bank of the West and they requested documentation that we are a non-profit and who the signees are for the account.  Neal and Heather have to go to the local branch and do a new signature card.

 New Business:

International Conference is April 10-14 in Las Vegas. The chapter will send Jeff VanDolah and Neal Moore.

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

 Next Meeting: February 23, 2017

Location: Stillwater Fire Administration

Time: 10am

 A Motion to Adjourn was made by Ashley Stephens Seconded by Tommy Scott

Status = Approved unanimously

adjourned at: 11:00 AM

29 Jan 2017

OKIAAI Annual Meeting Minutes 10-26-16

Date: 10/28/2016

Time: 10:32 AM

Location: OSU Forensic Science Center

Call to order by President and then seating of new board

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), Bill Cathcart (attorney)

 

Motion to accept 2nd Vice President by acclimation made by Mark Mitchell and seconded by Gary Dill.  Status=Approved unanimously.

Motion to destroy ballots made by Mark Mitchell and seconded by Tommy Scott. Status=Approved unanimously.

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

New Membership: Heather Stanley

16 New Members

Treasurer’s Report: Neal Moore reported balance of $15,788.36.  Motion to approve report by Ashley Stephens and seconded  by Gary Dill. Status = Approved unanimously.  As there are no changes to the positions of Treasurer or Executive Secretary, Neal Moore and Heather Stanley continue to have sole signing ability with Bank of the West checking account and debit cards.

 Committee Reports

 Annual Conference: (VanDolah)

87 attendees

Thanked OSU or their facilities and instructors Frucci and Napp for volunteering their time. Next year’s conference will be held in Tahlequah.

 Merchandise: Heather Stanley will audit merchandise and report at next meeting.

 Regional Conferences: Nothing to report.

 Nominating: None.

 Awards: Can submit photos at okiaai.org from 11/1 to 9/30. Winners are entered into International contest.

Jody Cooper offered to donate from his organization JJMA $50 for first place and $25 for second place for each category (Arson and Accidental) for the photography awards starting in 2017.

Awards: Presented by Jeff VanDolah

 Presentation of President Award to Scott Winford

 Presentation of Investigator of the Year to Scott Winford

 Presentation of Photography to David Randolph and Todd DeSmet

Acknowledgement of Enid FD for winning International Inv of the Year

Membership:

Heather Stanley reported 105 current members and reminded attendees to have their co-workers renew online.

CFI: nothing to report

 Website: Membership expressed satisfaction with updated website.

Report from the Executive Secretary: None

Report from Secretary/Treasurer: (Neal Moore)

Burn camp donation total: $1200

A motion to match the funds made byAshley Stephens and seconded by Bill Hollander.  Status=Approved unanimously.

Thank you to the Durhams and TheWay Corp for also matching the $1200 raised in Burn Camp donations.

 New Business: None

 Next Meeting: January 2016

Location: TBA

Time: TBA

A Motion to Adjourn was made by Jeremy Robbins and Seconded by Jody Cooper

Status = Approved unanimously

Adjourned at: 10:46 AM