Award nominations needed, lifesaving class coming

The Callaway County EMS will host a lifesaving class for patrons, and the Fulton Rotary Club is accepting nominations for a law enforcement award.

The Callaway County EMS will host a free "How to Save a Life" class for children and adults at 4 p.m. on Sept. 23. The event will be located at Callaway County Ambulance Department's Station 1 in Fulton (2614 Fairway Dr.).

Participants will learn vital skills like hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to stop bleeding, signs of stroke and more, according to the event's Facebook page.

"More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year," the Facebook event said. "Giving a person Hands-Only CPR dramatically increases the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest victims and is easier to learn than regular CPR."

The Fulton Rotary Club is also asking for nominations for the 25 annual 2023 G.W. Law, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.

The club is looking for law enforcement officers that uphold its motto of "Service Above Self," according to a news release.

In the nomination, the club requests individuals include the name of the officer being nominated, the agency the officer works for, the name, telephone number and address of the person making the nomination and a statement explaining why the officer should be nominated.

Nominations are due at 8 a.m. on Aug. 28 and can be emailed to [email protected].

All nominees and their supervisors will be invited to attend the award ceremony at noon on Sept. 12.