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by KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | July 20, 2002
kimy@herald-mail.com In an effort to reduce response times in the West End of Hagerstown, Community Rescue Service has begun operating an ambulance out of Antietam Fire Co. on a trial basis. CRS Chief Chris Amos said Friday that an ambulance and a crew will work out of the station on Summit Avenue daily from 2 to 7 p.m. The service began Thursday, he said. Typically, it takes an ambulance 9 to 10 minutes to reach calls in the West End from CRS' base on Eastern Boulevard, Amos said.
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NEWS
by TARA REILLY | October 7, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com Washington County Director of Emergency Services Joe Kroboth said he favors merging fire and ambulance companies throughout the county because the moves would save money and allow the companies to operate more efficiently. Kroboth said last week none of the companies would shut down unless supported by others. Rather, companies located near each other would move into the same building and continue to operate as separate companies, he said. Some fire and ambulance companies are currently located down the street from each other, he said.
NEWS
By KAREN HANNA | April 18, 2007
HAGERSTOWN The wife and fiance of a pregnant woman who died, along with her unborn child, while an ambulance company chief and a dispatcher made jokes have filed a lawsuit in Washington County Circuit Court charging Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services Inc. with the victims' deaths. Washington County Attorney John M. Martirano said Tuesday the county received notification Monday that it is named as a defendant in the lawsuit against the ambulance company. Tammy Reed and Danny A. Gibson also are suing the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association Inc., former ambulance chief Jason Tracey, medics Karin Nicol and James Ulrich, and dispatcher Robert Myerly for $4 million in the deaths of Christina Lynn Hess, 20, and the baby she was carrying.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | August 28, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - In an effort to improve emergency services throughout the city, a Community Rescue Service Inc. ambulance stationed at Antietam Fire Co. on Summit Avenue was moved Monday to Western Enterprise Fire Co. at Washington Square. The move also makes way for a new vehicle that Antietam Fire Co. recently bought. The four-door truck, which cost about $100,000, will be used to transport volunteer firefighters throughout the city, Capt. James Sprecher said. "Antietam Fire Co. is strong with volunteers right now, and some other city companies are lacking volunteers, so this vehicle allows Antietam to send its volunteers to other communities," he said.
BREAKINGNEWS
June 15, 2011
All lanes of Interstate 70 eastbound over Downsville Pike have reopened following a three-vehicle accident in which one person was injured. One person was taken by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center, said Maryland State Police Trooper Dave Thompson. The ramp from Md. 632 to I-70 eastbound and traffic was reduced to one lane on eastbound I-70 in the area of the 7:30 a.m. accident. All lanes were  reopened by 8:30 a.m. In addition to the ambulance from Halfway and the Maryland State Police, two firetrucks  from Williamsport were on the scene, but they cleared the scene with the ambulance.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | October 19, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com RANSON, W.Va. - James O. Carter Jr. spends his days behind the wheel of a large truck hauling around powdered cement, and many of his nights driving an ambulance. Carter was unanimously nominated as Blue Ridge Mountain Fire Co.'s Volunteer Emergency Medical Service Provider of the Year. He was one of several EMS providers, firefighters, police officers and others recognized Tuesday night during the fifth annual Public Service Recognition Banquet sponsored by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.
NEWS
June 19, 2004
Man stabbed in abdomen during fight A Smithsburg man was stabbed in the abdomen during a fight on High Street just after midnight Thursday, the Hagerstown Police Department said in a news release. William Herman Liggon, 19, was in Washington County Hospital Friday night, but no condition was listed, a hospital spokesman said. Police said at about 12:30 a.m., a fight between Liggon and a group of unknown men broke out in the 100 block of High Street, just west of Burhans Boulevard.
NEWS
October 2, 2008
Community Rescue Service is having an open house at 110 Eastern Blvd. from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The open house will include child safety seat inspections, Hagerstown Police Department dogs, free fingerprinting for children and a MedSTAR helicopter. A new CRS ambulance will be dedicated at 2:30 p.m.
NEWS
by DON AINES | February 15, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - With its agreement with West Shore Emergency Medical Services due to expire at the end of the year, the Chambersburg Borough Council must decide whether to stay with the advanced life support provider, establish its own service or consider other options. West Shore has provided the advanced life support, or ALS, ambulance service to the borough and surrounding townships since 2003. Monday night a consultant outlined four alternatives for the council to consider.
NEWS
February 8, 2002
Hospital radio center said closing By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A week from today, City Hospital plans to shut down the radio system it uses to communicate with ambulance crews and have a hospital in Morgantown take over the responsibilities, a county ambulance official told the Berkeley County Commissioners Thursday night. Although Gary Collis said he was not worried that the changeover will affect the quality of medical care, he said he was concerned whether Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown would be able to handle all the calls from Berkeley County.
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