A total of eight individuals were approved by the Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District Board for employment at Tuesday’s meeting.
The new hires, according to district human resources manager and public information officer Jon Salyer, included two new full-time employees and six part-time employees.
The two new full-timers are Cameron Clouser and Justin Allen, Salyer said. The six part-time employees are Michael Glenn, Shay Snyder, Amber Bailey, Nathan Covert, Zach Heizer and Joshua Courtney.
Salyer said the action approving the hiring of the eight individuals followed an executive session held for the purpose of discussing personnel.
A part of Tuesday’s discussion in open session, according to chief Bradley George on Wednesday, was about the tower truck that once belonged to the Hillsboro department. George said it has been out of service for some time and the Greenfield tower truck has since been moved to Hillsboro.
A full report of what has been deemed wrong with the tower truck was just received Monday, George said, and was presented to the board on Tuesday. The chief said the board has options on how to proceed, but whether to repair, replace, or choose another option in regard to the aged tower truck is yet to be determined, he said.
George also said that the board gave its approval for the district to consult with the architect used for the construction of station two on matters regarding preliminary plans to remodel station one in Greenfield to better accommodate district equipment.
Washington Township Trustee Arthur Harless was once again representing his township at Tuesday’s meeting, and according to Salyer, Harless will serve the rest of former board member Travis Mootz’s post on the fire board.
Mootz, who stepped down after serving on the board for two and a half years, said in April that he thought he could be a help in the position, but his “conservative” views on handling district money as compared to the rest of the board were too different.
In his report for the month of May, George listed the total runs for each station as: Greenfield, 131; station two in Paint Twp., 63; and station three in Hillsboro, 203. The total fire incidents reported for the district for May were 48.
The Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District Board meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Greenfield station on North Washington Street. The meetings are open to the public.
Reach Angela Shepherd at 937-393-3456, ext. 1681, or on Twitter @wordyshepherd.