• Charlene Sims, Journal staff

AMR working on arrangements to tie into STAR curriculum


MOUND CITY – At the Monday, Oct. 31, Linn County Commission meeting, commissioners heard the weekly emergency statistics and other updates from American Medical Resources (AMR) and the fire department.


AMR operations manager Galen Anderson reported that calls in October seem to be tapering off from the previous month. He reported that there had been 10 transports the past seven days, making a total of 57 so far this month.


Anderson reported that they were still working on filling the paramedic positions.


He told the commissioners that Operations Supervisor Jeff Boyd had taken time to help with the community emergency response team (CERT) training and 10 people went through it. He said that Boyd would be going to Texas for three days for a leadership training course.


Commissioner Danny McCullough asked about the progress of AMR working with the Southeastern Technical Academy for Rural Students (STARS) program at Pleasanton for training emergency medical technicians (EMT).


Anderson said that AMR and the programs were still working on getting affiliation agreements in place. He said that the students training for EMT had to be 18 years old to ride along with the ambulance.



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