Waynesboro Medic 2 kicks off fund drive for Greencastle unit
By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Waynesboro Medic 2 kicked off a fund-raising campaign Thursday to raise $250,000 for a new emergency unit in Greencastle that could save lives by shaving valuable minutes of its response time.
Medic 2 responds to life-threatening injuries in the Waynesboro-Greencastle area. After determining that about 30 percent of its calls were in Greencastle, members began investigating the possibility of establishing a second medic unit there, said Debby DeWees.
Since July, Medic 2 has based one of its units out of the Greencastle Rescue Hose Company as part of a six month pilot program, said Kermit Hicks, co-chairman of the Celebration of Life capital campaign.
In that time, the unit has responded to more than 100 calls, he said. In at least two cases the quicker response made the difference between life and death.