Piedmont Fire Dept. sees increase in medical calls

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By Stan Welch

In a very brief meeting, the Piedmont Public Service Commission received reports from the chairs of the recreation committee and the fire department committee. Commissioner Lib Pack reported that the community building had generated $440 in revenue in June and an additional $615 in July, for a total of $1055. The ball fields generated $800 in June and $615 in July, totaling $1415.

Al McAbee reported that the fire department saw a significant spike in medical calls in June with thirty two. That increase, along with a doubling of service calls resulted in 65 total calls, a number which dipped to 48 in July. June also saw the department perform two rescues.

The grounds and buildings committee, as well as the lighting committee, had nothing new to report.

Chief Tracy Wallace informed the Commissioners that the annual audit of the books will begin in September.