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Ambulance company seeks help

December 08, 1997

Ambulance company seeks help

SHARPSBURG - The troubled Sharpsburg ambulance company has put out another SOS.

The Sharpsburg Area Emergency Medical Services will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the station on Chapline Street, said Bill Myers, president of the ambulance company's board.

"We're putting out pleas for help to anyone to help in any way," he said.

The most dire need is emergency medical technicians. Myers said the company has only three or four, far short of the 10 required by the county.

The company has been on probation since July because it has had fewer than 10 certified EMTs.

Myers said the company has been knocking on doors, distributing fliers and running advertisements on television. He said he hopes concerned residents will show up Wednesday and make the commitment. It's not a light obligation; EMTs must train for dozens of hours.

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"It's not something you can pick right up," he said.

Myers said the company is also still working on a new set of bylaws.

"That's not something you can do overnight," he said.

- Brendan Kirby

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