Commission approves hire of new firefighter

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

MOUND CITY – Linn County Fire Chief Doug Barlet met with the Linn County Commissioners on Monday, Dec. 6, to have them approve a new firefighter.

Barlet asked that Rodney Nickelson be hired as a probationary fire fighter pending his completion of a physical and drug screen for Mound City Station 910. At present, Mound City has six firefighters. The commissioners approved his hiring.

Barlet presented the fire department data for the past week. The fire department had 10 calls. One was an EMS assist, one landing zone, four grass fires, one motor vehicle accident, a structure fire, and two fire alarms. The total of calls year-to-date is 417.

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