Ambulance, fire, sheriff's reports for week of Feb. 14

Updated: Mar 4

MOUND CITY – On Tuesday, Feb. 22, the Linn County Commissioners heard reports from American Medical Response (AMR) and the Linn County Fire and Emergency Management.


AMR representative Jeff Boyd said that they had received 22 call outs and made 17 transports. He said that there were a couple of helicopter transports.


County Clerk David Lamb read the fire department report. The department had four incidents, one brush/grass fire, one motor vehicle with injury, one non-injury motor vehicle and one incident did not have a type listed.


Lamb said that he had received an email from Fire Chief Doug Barlet saying that the brush truck that went in for repairs last week did not need a new transmission but instead the transfer case was damaged. It has been repaired and is back in service for $1,271.


In a separate report on Monday, Feb. 21, Linn County Sheriff Kevin reported that the past week was extremely busy with the weather event. The sheriff’s office responded to 14 vehicle crashes, three of those were reportable, with 11 others being weather related slide-offs


One crash was considered a major incident with four fatalities on Friday, Feb. 18. Linn County Fire stations from Pleasanton, Prescott and La Cygne worked on the scene all while a second injury crash was being worked at the same time. The dive team from Miami County was called to be on standby, Friend reported.


The jail had 20 inmates, with three prisoners being detained in facilities outside the county. The dispatch handled 116 calls to 911 during the previous week, and the office fielded 388 calls for service.


Deputies served 10 sets of civil service papers, performed 15 vehicle identification number inspections, and dealt with three instances of livestock being out. The school resource officers had 79 calls for service and the bailiffs had 59 contacts in the courtroom. Twenty-three new cases were opened, and 13 cases were closed.

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