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  • Charlene Sims, Journal staff

County emergency management to host free CPR classes

MOUND CITY – The Linn County Commissioners received reports for last week from the fire department and ambulance service on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Linn County Fire Chief Randy Hegwald reported that the Emergency Management Department was sponsoring free CPR classes for the public on Saturday, Jan. 28. One will be held in Mound City at Bunker Hill from 8 a.m. until noon. The second one will be held at the La Cygne Library from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Those who want to take the class need to pre-register by Jan. 13 by calling Linn County Emergency Management at 1-888-502-2008.

Hegwald said that at least six Linn County firefighters were going to a fire school in Garnett this coming weekend sponsored by the Kansas State Firefighters Association. Some of the eight classes include search and rescue and fire behavior. Their attendance will count as Insurance Services Office (ISO) training.

Hegwald told the commissioners that the numbers for last week were 10 incidents ending the 2022 year with 555. The fire report showed that seven were medical assists, one was a water or steam leak, one was dispatched and canceled en route, and one was a building fire.

A written report from American Medical Response (AMR) showed there were 37ambulance calls last week resulting in 20 transports.

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