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County fire, ambulance reports for January 9

MOUND CITY – Fire calls and ambulance reports were presented to the Linn County Commissioners on Monday, Jan. 9.


Linn County Fire Chief Randy Hegwald reported that there had been 15 calls from Jan. 1 to Jan. 8. There were three off-road vehicle or heavy equipment fires, two medical assists, two grass fires, one outside equipment fire, one motor vehicle accident with injuries, one motor vehicle accident with no injuries, one gas leak, one dispatched and canceled en route, one brush or brush-and-grass fire mixture, and one other fire.


Hegwald told the commissioners that there was a silage pile fire on the east side of the county that the fire department had been out to twice. He said that it was going to burn for a long time.


Hegwald reported that the cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes on Jan. 28 were nearly full. The one at La Cygne is full and the one at Mound City is almost full. He said more classes would be added later.


The age limit for the classes is junior high age and up.


American Medical Response (AMR) representative Virgil Swanson reported that there had been 28 calls with 22 transports for the past week. The reports by city were:


• Blue Mound, 1 call, no transports

• La Cygne, 10 calls, 9 transports

• Linn Valley, 2 calls, 2 transports

• Mound City, 8 calls, 6 transports

• Parker, 1 call, 1 transport

• Pleasanton, 4 calls, three transports

• Prescott, 2 calls, 2 transports

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