GIRARD — Area emergency medical personnel who are looking for training will soon be able to take classes from Crawford County EMS.

Officials from the service asked the Crawford County Commission Friday for permission to allow outside agencies to take advantage of their in-house training for a fee.

They said the money raised would be put toward an equipment fund in order to upgrade and maintain devices on the ambulances.

Commissioners agreed and County Counselor Jim Emerson will draft a resolution setting up the special equipment fund.

Additionally, the commission transferred $13,163.53 from the general fund to the risk management fund to pay outstanding claims.

The commission also set minimum bids for 36 properties in the annual delinquent property tax sale set for 2 p.m. Tuesday in the third floor courtroom in the Crawford County Courthouse.

The commission will next meet 10 a.m. Tuesday in the courthouse commission chambers in Girard.

— Patrick Richardson is the managing editor of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. He can be emailed at, or follow him on Twitter @PittEditor.