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Community Beat

September 17, 1998

DAV officer available Friday in Hagerstown

A Disabled American Veterans national service officer will be at the Hagerstown Veterans Affairs Clinic, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is a free service of the Disabled American Veterans for veterans or veterans' family members who need assistance with Veterans Administration claims or benefits.

Emergency medical needs topic of forum

The emergency medical needs of the young and the old will be discussed during a conference at Hagerstown Community College Saturday and Sunday entitled Lifetime in EMS.

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Hosted by the Emergency Medical Services Committee of the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, there will be programs designed to meet the continuing education needs of pre-hospital providers.

Many of the patients encountered in the field are very young or very old. Their needs, limitations and specific characteristics will be addressed by speakers and in seminars.

Speakers will include Drs. Auerilo Rodriquez and Thomas Scalea, University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore; Dr. Wade Gaasch, Washington County EMS director; Dr. John Straumanis, University of Maryland pediatrics; and Terry Marshall, nurse coordinator at Washington County Hospital, to name a few.

Topics will include pediatric trauma, airways and burns; geriatric trauma; brain attack, chest injuries and dealing with difficult people.

Boy Scout building set for dedication

BOONSBORO - A dedication ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, at noon for the Boy Scout building at Shafer Park in Boonsboro.

Speakers are expected to include U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., state Sen. Donald Munson, Del. Bruce Poole, Mayor Charles Kauffman.

There will be displays and demonstrations from the Boy Scouts and the local volunteer fire and rescue company.

The event is open to the public.

Home ownership hotline in operation

The Maryland Center for Community Development announces the home ownership hotline at 1-888-949-6677.

The hotline provides free referral to an agency that will provide housing counseling for potential home buyers in Maryland.

The program's objective is to help increase home ownership in Maryland.

Callers will be referred to housing counseling agencies in their areas or in the areas in which they would like to reside.

Job fair is planned Sept. 23 in city

Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, in conjunction with the Washington County Job Service Employer Committee, will conduct a September Job Fair at the Maryland Job Service Office, 14 N. Potomac St., in Hagerstown.

The job fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, is free and open to the public.

The monthly event matches job seekers, both professional and nonprofessional, with area employers seeking qualified job candidates.

This month's featured employers are: Martin's Food Stores, Augmentation Staffing Services, Garden State Tannery, Ruby Tuesday and Staples Distribution Center.

Anyone interested in working for these companies can attend. Those attending should bring resumes if possible and dress for an interview.

For information, call Maryland Job Services at 301-791-4700.

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