• Charlene Sims, Journal staff

Commission gives tentative approval to Pleasanton firefighters

Updated: Aug 23

MOUND CITY – Linn County Fire Chief Randy Hegwald reported to the Linn County Commission on Monday, July 18, that there had been eight incidences this past week bringing the yearly total to 302. The incidents last week were three medical assists, two motor vehicle accidents with no injuries, one natural or LP gas leak, one motor vehicle accident with injuries, and one trash or rubbish fire.

Hegwald presented two applications for new firefighters at Pleasanton Station 920. The applicants were Bobby and Kayleigh England who had recently moved back to Pleasanton. They had been firefighters there before moving away. The commissioners approved them as probationary firefighters pending the pre-employment screenings.

Station 920 is approved for 22 firefighters and had 12 presently, the Englands will make 14 there.

Hegwald told the commissioners that the department had received the grain rescue equipment trailer at Station 920 and the equipment was being put in it. He said they also had a set of rescue equipment down at 920 because of a broken hose. They will have to call other locations for extrication equipment if there is a vehicle wreck.

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