EMS report jumps on forwarded calls
Three years after taking over the county-owned and operated ambulance service, city leaders report a steady increase in the number of forwarded calls, with ongoing learning It prompts recent headcount additions touted as part of the curve.
City Administrator Rick Melcher reports that in the last year ending September 30, 2022, EMS staff made an average of 3.3 calls per day.
“We had to learn some of the details of the surgery along the way, but I think it lived up to our expectations,” Melcher began. “What we are seeing is an increase in the number of calls each year. This indicates that there is a great need in our community and surrounding areas for the services that EMTs and paramedics provide. I am proving that.”
During the year, there were 678 calls to 119, 475 transfers, and 27 waiting times for sports festivals and parades, bringing the total to 1,180. By comparison, he reported last year’s totals of 688,911 calls, 356 transfers, and 24 waits for a total of 1,068. bottom.
Joseph runner-up for Best Contractor of the Year
Eric Joseph, owner of Midwest Spray Foam and Custom Installation, LLC, was named the runner-up Contractor of the Year in the Winter 2022 edition of SprayFoam magazine.
Speaking to the Aurora News-Register in October, Joseph described the experience of receiving the award after only a week of memory.
“It caught me off guard. I wouldn’t have expected it because[the magazine]is so popular with people all over the world,” Joseph said.
Lady Husky down Lakeview at home
The Aurora women’s wrestling team kept up the momentum from the holiday break with another conference dual win.
The Lady Huskies hosted Columbus Lakeview outside on Frozen Thursday, but the Aurora wrestler won one of eight contested matchups for a 34-24 double victory in the final event of the 2022 calendar year. I won 6 of them.
The dual started off with one of the wildest matches of the day, with Ayeanna Smith holding on in the third period to win 11-4 decision.
Smith maintained control in the first two periods, scoring two takedowns in the first period before adding a third with two near falls in the second stanza.
Aurora Wins Blair’s Holiday Tournament
Aurora will no doubt be a tough match for the rest of the season.
The Huskies won their fifth straight on Friday, holding Blair to a season-low points total as the Aurora beat the host team 43-29 in the Blair Holiday Tournament.
The game was an offensive display for Dylan Danielson, who continued his ferocious shooting streak with 21 points, including 11, in the third quarter alone.
Despite Danielson’s aggressive efforts, Aurora struggled early in the game, especially from behind the arc.
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