Sharpsburg rescue chief back on job
SHARPSBURG - The chief of the Sharpsburg Area Emergency Medical Services has returned to his post after a month-long hiatus.
Washington County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association president Jay Grimes said Thursday that Larry Myers returned to the job Sept. 14.
Myers announced last month he was taking a leave of absence in the wake of criticism of his management.
Since that time, the association has assumed daily management of the troubled rescue company. Grimes said the company has made strides over the last few weeks.
"It's working a lot better that it was," he said.
Two paid medics are now on duty at the station from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
The addition of paid staff has been controversial at the station, which was the last in the county that did not have paid rescue personnel. But Grimes said the addition has allowed the company to upgrade its service from Basic Life Support to Advanced Life Service.