Updated: Feb 24
MOUND CITY – The Linn County Commissioners heard the fire and ambulance statistics on Monday, Feb. 14, about activity for the previous week.
Fire & Emergency Management
Fire and Emergency Management Director Doug Barlet Barlet reported that the fire department had 10 incidents last week. Three were grass fires, one was a grass and brush mixture, three were dispatched and cancelled en route, one no incident was found, one special incident, and one medical assist. The total of fire calls is 54 year to date.
Barlet said that on Friday evening on the way back after going to the call at Tanglewood, where they did not find anything, the brush fire truck from La Cygne broke down and was taken to Cox Motor Co. It is believed that the 2011 Ford F-350 needs a new transmission. The commissioners approved the cost of a new transmission up to $7,500.
American Medical Response (AMR) representative Virgil Swanson reported that AMR had 30 calls last week, an average number. There was one call with one transport from Blue Mound; Centerville had three calls with one transport; La Cygne had eight calls resulting in six transports; Linn Valley had four calls and three transports; Mound City five calls with two transports; Parker one call and no transport; Pleasanton seven calls resulting in five transports and Prescott one call with no transport.
In a separate report from Linn County Sheriff Kevin Friend, his office had 120 calls to 911 last week, and had 433 total calls for service. The jail population was 21 total inmates with 18 prisoners at Mound City and three prisoners farmed out to other facilities. Eight prisoners were released from jail last week, and jail staff noted 1,735 contacts with inmates..
Deputies served 29 civil papers, performed 19 VIN inspections, worked five vehicle crashes and dealt with four instances of livestock being out. Twenty-seven new cases were opened during the week and 13 cases were closed.
School resource officers in the six county schools had 135 calls for service, and court bailiffs had 77 contacts in court.