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In wake of the hurricane, AMR workers could be sent to Florida

MOUND CITY – Linn County Commission Chair Jim Johnson and Commissioner Rick James received information and incident reports from the ambulance and fire service on Monday, Sept. 26.


American Medical Response (AMR) Operations Manager Galen Anderson told the commissioners that AMR was gearing up for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployment for Hurricane Ian.


Anderson said while they had not sent any staff from Linn County yet, they are sending some from the Kansas City operation. If there is a second wave of requests, staff from Linn County could be sent to Florida.

Anderson reported that for the last seven days, there had been 14 ambulance transports, bringing the September monthly total to 70 transports so far.


“It’s still bearing out to be a busy month,” said Anderson.


Linn County Fire Chief Randy Hegwald reported that the fire department had gone to 11 incidents the past week, making the total for the year so far 413.

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