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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.
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NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 12, 2011
Berkeley County's multimillionaire is at it again. On Thursday, W. Randy Smith gave away a lot more of his money, this time a little more than $1 million. Six Berkeley County fire departments each got a Ford F-350, four-wheel-drive, four-door pickup truck equipped with snow plows and walk-behind snowblowers.  The idea of such specially equipped vehicles is to plow a path for following ambulances and emergency vehicles to ensure that they can get to a victim's home, Smith said.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | April 9, 2011
About 100 Penn State Mont Alto nursing students manned booths at the campus' fifth annual Pediatric & Community Health Fair to educate the community about living well. "This year, we've added the community piece. For the last four years, the health fair focused on pediatric health. But now, it's from birth to geriatrics," event chairwoman Susan Lange said. The health fair featured more than 25 booths providing information on a variety of topics including seat belt safety, gun safety, fire safety, allergies, nutrition and smoking cessation.
NEWS
March 31, 2011
Meritus Medical Center cardiac patients who are having life-threatening heart attacks have a new life-saving tool in all the local ambulances that transport them: field EKG transmissions. The Meritus Healthcare Foundation has awarded local ambulance companies about $51,000 in grant funding to install modems and software on all ambulances that bring heart patients to the Hagerstown-area hospital, Meritus spokeswoman Linda Norris-Waldt said. The foundation’s initiative began two years ago at the Crystal Ball with the help of numerous doctors, according to a Meritus Health news release.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 19, 2011
The president of the Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority board last week defended the agency's real estate moves in recent years, countering recent claims of mismanagement that "fall just short of malfeasance. " In prepared remarks made to Berkeley County Council Thursday, Charles R. Hall III refuted charges made earlier this month by Rick Trenary, who was critical of how the ambulance authority had been spending money on facilities. The council will hold a public hearing on April 7 to consider response from the community on the ambulance authority's request to increase its household fee by $15 a year.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 3, 2011
The Berkeley County Council will hold a public hearing on the county ambulance authority's request to increase its household fee by $15 a year, but council members gave no indication Thursday night if they would approve the proposal. The public hearing was not immediately scheduled, but several residents criticized the proposed increase — from $50 to $65 — during a hearing held last week by the Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority. On Thursday, in a presentation to the council, resident Rick Trenary questioned how the ambulance authority had been spending fees collected.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | February 24, 2011
Several Berkeley County residents at a public hearing Thursday night were critical of a proposed $15 increase in a special "household" fee that supports the operation of Berkeley County's emergency ambulance service. The fee charged to homeowners would increase from $50 to $65 if approved by the Berkeley County Council. It would be the first increase since 2006. "Let me assure you that I have not taken this request for an increase lightly," Charles R. Hall, president of the Ambulance Authority board told, about 35 people gathered for the hearing held in Berkeley County Council chambers.
BREAKINGNEWS
December 15, 2010
An ambulance was called for a person with life-threatening injuries Wednesday morning after a car ran off the road, went into trees and overturned east of Hagerstown, according to Washington County Emergency Services. The accident, at Jefferson Boulevard and Indian Lane, was reported at 10:07 a.m. Wednesday, the 911 supervisor said.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | August 15, 2010
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- An ambulance board for Morgan County was approved by the Morgan County Commission and will go into effect Oct. 1. At Thursday's commission meeting, Kevin Duckwall, chief of administration for Morgan County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), said in order to do a better job for the county, a board was created to run the ambulance service. The board will manage the funds just as the Morgan County Fire Board does, but will not have the ability to raise fees, commission President Brenda J. Hutchinson said.
NEWS
June 7, 2010
ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Ambulances were called to 9983 Lincoln Way West at 8:05 p.m. Sunday for a reported drowning, according to a Franklin County (Pa.) 911 Center dispatcher. Adam McNew, a deputy chief with the St. Thomas Fire and Rescue Co., said a 2-year-old boy was taken to Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital, from where a helicopter flew him to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. Pennsylvania State Police were notified of the incident, the dispatcher said. No other information was available Sunday night.
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