(Updated February 14, 2018)
CAMDENTON – Water was the main topic of discussion at last
week’s Board of Aldermen meeting.
Judge refuses to stop
CAMDEN COUNTY – An effort to quash the subpoena of a local journalist has
failed, despite a judge’s order quashing part of the subpoena.
Coach receives Honorary Trooper Certificate
CAMDENTON - Captain Michael A. Turner, commanding
officer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) Troop F, Jefferson
City, announced that Grant A. Leighty, of Camdenton, was awarded a
Missouri State Highway Patrol Honorary Trooper Certificate as a result
of his courageous actions on September 24, 2017.
The Honorary Trooper Certificate is presented to a non-employee who performs in an exemplary manner, and under dangerous conditions, to aid another, or who unselfishly assists a member in the performance of their duties.
Leighty was nominated due to his actions after a boat explosion at Lake of the Ozarks. The presentation was held last week at the Camdenton High School.
According to the MSHP, on September 24, 2017, Leighty was on a boat dock near the 31-mile marker at Lake of the Ozarks when an explosion occurred on a nearby vessel.
Leighty ran from his dock to the burning vessel and observed two individuals in the water, who had sustained serious injuries. Despite the burning debris, Leighty jumped into the lake and swam both injured individuals to a personal watercraft lift so they could be removed from the water.
Once emergency responders arrived on scene, Leighty stayed with the individual who was most critical and aided EMS.
“Mr. Leighty is deserving of the Honorary Trooper Certificate after performing in such an exemplary manner, under dangerous conditions,” Turner said. “Unknowingly, Mr. Leighty upheld the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s motto of Service and Protection while risking his own life.”
MCFPD responded to more calls than last January
CAMDEN COUNTY – Incidents requiring a response from the Mid-County Fire
Protection District (MCFPD) have risen compared to the same time period in
January of 2017.
During January 2018, the MCFPD responded to 171 incidents compared to 147 incidents in January 2017.
This results in an average of 5.5 calls per day for the 171 incidents.
The breakdown for the 171 incidents in January 2018 is as follows:
• 118 medical emergencies
• 10 vehicle accidents
• 8 false fire alarms
• 8 smoke investigations
• 7 cancelled en route
• 6 structure fire
• 5 gas leak/odor investigations
• 4 brush/natural cover fires
• 2 rubbish/dumpster fires
• 2 mutual aid/move-ups
• 1 Carbon Monoxide/CO alarm sounding.
MCFPD Fire Chief Scott Frandsen also warned residents that many fires are reported in the winter time and people need to use caution.
“Did you know that half of home heating fires are reported during the months of December, January and February? So remember to keep at least 3 feet between your portable / space heater and other items or combustibles, to turn your portable / space heater off before you go to bed or leave the room,” Frandsen said. “Plug portable / space heaters directly into a wall outlet, do not plug them into extension cords or power strips. And always, check your smoke detectors at least once a month.”
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