Town recognizes firefighters

Published 8:04 pm Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mayor Aubrey Latham, center, presents Assistant EMS Chief Christine Epperson and Fire Chief Michael Drewry with CPR training certificates at Maplesville's council meeting Aug. 14.

The Maplesville Council recognized two of the town’s fire department employees at Tuesday’s council meeting for their completion of CPR training.

Mayor Aubrey Latham presented Fire Chief Michael Drewry and Assistant EMS Chief Christine Epperson with BLS Instructor certificates verifying that they are qualified AED, CPR and first-aid instructors.

The council granted Drewry and Epperson permission in June to attend the training in Tuscaloosa, which took place in July.

After they lead a CPR class in Maplesville, Drewry said he and Epperson hope to have obtained their licenses (separate from the certificates) by the next council meeting.

Drewry also gave the council copies of the fire department’s new bylaws, which the council will review and vote on at its next meeting.

“This last month, we put a lot of effort into this,” Drewry said of the bylaws. “We tried hard.”

The council voted not to renew ACS Firehouse Software for $625.

“We have software now that’s free,” Epperson said.

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