KIBLER — The Crawford County Fire Chiefs Association met on Thursday, July 25 at the District 7 Fire Station in Kibler.

After approval of the minutes from last month’s meeting, the chiefs were visited by Rinda Baker, who is one of the candidates running for prosecuting attorney for Crawford County.

Scott Price, president of the Crawford County Fire Chiefs Association, updated the chiefs on the status of the digital radio project and asked EMS for a report on Emergency Medical Responder certification in Arkansas.

It was advised that Mike Hines from Southwest EMS would be attending the State EMT Association Conference and may learn more there. He is expected to present a report at next month’s meeting.

Brad Thomas attended this month’s meeting and spoke about how smoothly the transition of Eric Simpson into his position as Fire Service Coordinator is going. Simpson has already been researching new funding possibilities for the Departments.

Jessieka Cristee, from the Crawford County Sheriffs’ Office, was in attendance at the meeting and invited the chiefs to bring some of their firefighters by to tour dispatch. She hopes this will give them an opportunity to learn more about how emergency calls are handled and allow them to meet the dispatchers they may speak with on the radio or phone.

After a motion and second to adjourn, the meeting concluded.

The July volume report is as follows: District 1: 60; District 2: 17; District 3: 23; District 4: 7; District 5: 25; District 6: 55; District 7: 25; District 9: 2; Cedarville: 4; and Southwest EMS: 718.