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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | December 28, 2011
For many, pork and sauerkraut is not only tasty, but a must on New Year's Day. German legend promises that eating pork and sauerkraut on the first day of the year brings good luck all year. But Fayetteville (Pa.) Fire Co. President Mark Bumbaugh thinks it just tastes delicious. "I love it. It's a tradition (on New Year's Day)," Bumbaugh said. Six years ago, the fire company began ringing in the New Year with the traditional meal, which has an unmistakable smell. Proceeds from the all-you-can-eat pork and sauerkraut meal will benefit the fire company, he said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | December 15, 2011
Despite being denied a variance request Wednesday night as part of a plan to build a new ambulance station on Village Mill Road in Maugansville, the Community Rescue Service can proceed with the project if a house on the property is torn down, according to Washington County's zoning coordinator. The only reason the rescue service needed a variance was because the ambulance station and a house would be on the same property under a plan rejected Wednesday night by the Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals, Kathy Kroboth said.
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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | December 6, 2011
The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 Tuesday to approve a loan of $94,476 to Sharpsburg Area Emergency Medical Services toward its purchase of a new ambulance. The company is replacing its 2000 Ford F-550 Horton ambulance, which has mileage of more than 100,450 miles, Washington County Director of Emergency Services Kevin L. Lewis said. The money will be loaned to the company from the county's Fire and Rescue Revolving Loan Fund, which had a balance of $300,000 prior to the loan to Sharpsburg Area EMS, Lewis said.
NEWS
November 18, 2011
One person was taken to the hospital Friday morning after an accident on eastbound Interstate 70 under the Dual Highway (U.S. 40) bridge at Exit 32, Trooper Conner of the Maryland State Police said. A Toyota Avalon came off the ramp from Dual Highway onto eastbound I-70 and struck a tractor-trailer in the right lane, Conner said. The car then spun out of control and landed in the median facing up the embankment. The driver of the Avalon was removed from the car by firefighters and EMS workers from the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. and Hagerstown Community Rescue Service.
NEWS
September 20, 2011
An ambulance from Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle while the ambulance was parked during a call Sunday afternoon on Maple Avenue. SEMS Deputy Chief James Ulrich said Tuesday that no one has come forward with information. “We hope to have (the ambulance) back today,” Ulrich said. The ambulance was parked in front of a residence on Maple Avenue in Smithsburg when it was struck by the hit-and-run vehicle at about 3 p.m. Sunday, Ulrich said.
BREAKINGNEWS
September 5, 2011
A child who suffered a head injury from playing football at Marty Snook Park on Monday afternoon was taken to Meritus Medical Center, according to the 911 supervisor with Washington County Emergency Services. A Maryland State Police helicopter was called to pick up the child, but emergency officials weren't sure whether the helicopter would make it to the park due to bad weather, the 911 supervisor said.  After several minutes, the call for the helicopter was canceled, the supervisor said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 31, 2011
A Washington County man and a Pennsylvania woman were taken to Meritus Medical Center following a minor accident Wednesday at the intersection of Halfway Boulevard and Downsville Pike, Maryland State Police said. Daniel McCray, 35, of 17812 Greentree Terrace in Hagerstown, and Judy Burrell, 43, of 104 Minick Drive in Newburg, Pa., were treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said. State police said the accident occurred at about 9 a.m., when the Subaru Outback that Burrell was driving came off the Interstate 70 exit ramp and tried to make a left turn onto Downsville Pike.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | July 27, 2011
A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., woman is leading an effort to get all 50 states to pass a bill that protects ambulance crews from lawsuits when they have to forcibly enter a home on 911 calls. Acting West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Wednesday signed what is believed to be the first such civil immunity bill in the nation. Anna Alden said her daughter, Jaclyn Alden, 29, of West Hollywood, Calif., died in her home because her door was locked and rescue crews could not get in. She made her first 911 calls at 8 a.m. and was found dead at 5 p.m. by her boyfriend, Alden said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | June 30, 2011
It’s taken nearly three years, but the Middleway Volunteer Fire Co. is about to launch the first ambulance service in its coverage area, Fire Chief Mike Mood told the Jefferson County Commission Thursday. Mood asked the five-member board to join Independent Fire Co., Jefferson County Fire and Rescue Association and Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency in endorsing the Middleway volunteers’ new ambulance service. “This will provide an advanced life support unit to our department,” Mood told the commissioners.
BREAKINGNEWS
June 16, 2011
Longmeadow Road was closed off between Marsh Pike and Highlane Street Thursday morning due to a single-vehicle accident. The vehicle was upside down on the sidewalk on Longmeadow Road just past the intersection with Marsh Pike. Two firetrucks from the Longmeadow Volunteer Fire Company were on the scene in addition to the Maryland State Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Department. An ambulance from the Hagerstown Community Rescue Service was also on the scene.
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