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By JENNIFER FITCH | August 25, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- One little girl remained patient and content while being strapped into three vehicles on Sunday at the Chambersburg Fire Department event offering free evaluations of car seats. Other children fussed or cried in the 45 minutes it takes certified technicians to check the seats, complete paperwork and talk to adults about effective ways to utilize the restraints. Technicians evaluated about a dozen seats during the event. The five people who have been certified have worked with more than 100 people in the past two years, according to Jackie Umberger, a technician who works with the Franklin County, Pa., chapter of Safe Kids.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | June 22, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - At first, 22-month-old Taryn Cosey seemed pleased that she was getting a bicycle helmet like the one they just put on her big sister, Alana, 5. But Taryn's joy was short-lived. Moments later, her pretty face broke into sobs under the helmet. The attention from Mom and the women hovering around her trying to adjust the helmet just got to be too much. Taryn was among more than a dozen youngsters 14 and under and their parents who came to Chambersburg Mall on Saturday morning for the Bike, Blade & Board Safety Derby sponsored by Safe Kids Coalition of Franklin County.
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by RICHARD BELISLE | February 10, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com A new Pennsylvania law that takes effect on Feb. 21 requires children 7 and younger to be strapped into booster seats when riding in motor vehicles. The law was passed by the state Legislature as a safety measure to protect children in automobile crashes, legislators said, but they aren't going to sit well with children who haven't been in car seats since they were 3 years old. "I've outgrown car seats," said Brett Reichard, 6, a first-grader at Hooverville Elementary School in Waynesboro.
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September 2, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer Community Rescue Service takes its mission of protecting children very seriously. And now the CRS ambulances are equipped to better serve those young patients. Thanks to Safe Kids of Washington County, all CRS ambulances are now equipped with five-point child safety seats, according to Brent Bankson, a CRS paramedic. The upgrade came about when Bankson called Safe Kids director Beth Kirkpatrick at Washington County Hospital. "Brent called and said he was interested in the work of Safe Kids of Washington County," Kirkpatrick said.
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by KAREN HANNA | September 12, 2005
karenh@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - As the nation paused to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, members of Community Rescue Service bowed their heads in prayer for the responders to a new disaster. Four CRS members left in a convoy of ambulances Saturday to join Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in Louisiana, CRS Lt. Melanie Shank said. Shank remembered the two crews in a prayer during a memorial paying homage to the EMTs and paramedics hurt and killed four years ago at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon.
NEWS
October 18, 1998
Mom is keeping kids safe By TERRY TALBERT / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer Kim Buchanan has turned her kids into "little safety terrorists. " The 29-year-old mother of four is obsessed with preventing kids from getting hurt, and it has rubbed off on them. "We have a stick with a sign that says 'Buckle Up!' on it, and the kids hold it up in the car when we see someone without their seat belt on," she said. "I told them there are probably times when that isn't such a good thing to do. Some people get upset.
NEWS
August 17, 2010
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina mother who claimed her children drowned when their car careened into a river was charged with murder Tuesday after authorities said she confessed to suffocating the two toddlers and then faking the accident. Shaquan Duley, 29, told investigators she was distraught about money troubles and unemployment, said Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams. He said Duley told them she killed the boys -- 2-year-old Devean C. Duley and 18-month-old Ja'van T. Duley -- with her hands after having a fight with her own mother about how she was raising the children.
NEWS
March 9, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg woman was charged with carrying a concealed weapon Saturday night after police found a loaded pistol during a traffic stop on Third Street in Martinsburg, police said. Martinsburg City police charged Verneal Michelle Newell, 28, after police stopped her car for a vehicle equipment light violation. Police found a loaded .25 automatic pistol inside an armrest storage area between the car seats. Newell was arraigned in Berkeley County Magistrate Court and released on $157 bond.
NEWS
September 16, 2002
This summer, the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration has highlighted its highway safety initiatives in an effort to reverse the increasing trend in traffic crash fatalities. In 2001, there were 662 traffic fatalities, up from 617 in 2000 and 598 in 1999. If these trends continue, fatalities may rise as high as 725 this year. This year, the Highway Administration has focused on the aging driver with a reminder that by staying alert and attentive, crashes can be avoided and prevented.
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April 29, 1997
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August 8, 2013
Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 14, and continuing the second Wednesday each month, Meritus Health will offer free safety seat checks by appointment between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Trained safety seat technicians will work with attendees to check for proper installation and proper fit of all restraints for children brought to the event. Checks will take place in the valet parking area of Meritus Medical Center's parking lot. In the case of inclement weather, the appointments will move near the ambulance entrance of the hospital.  To schedule a safety seat check, call 301-790-8366.
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NEWS
September 16, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Franklin County (Pa.) Department of Emergency Services has started offering free child car safety seat installation guidance at its facility near Letterkenny Army Depot. Every year, nearly 1,400 children are killed in car crashes and more than 185,000 are injured, according to a news release. The use of car safety seats by children and infants can increase the likelihood of surviving a crash by 54 percent to 71 percent, the news release stated. To schedule an inspection, call 717-264-2813.
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August 17, 2010
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina mother who claimed her children drowned when their car careened into a river was charged with murder Tuesday after authorities said she confessed to suffocating the two toddlers and then faking the accident. Shaquan Duley, 29, told investigators she was distraught about money troubles and unemployment, said Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams. He said Duley told them she killed the boys -- 2-year-old Devean C. Duley and 18-month-old Ja'van T. Duley -- with her hands after having a fight with her own mother about how she was raising the children.
NEWS
July 15, 2010
Safe Kids Washington County/Safe Kids Buckle Up (SKBU) in partnership with Maryland Kid in Safety Seats and Hoffman Automotive will conduct a car seat checkup event from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 16, at Hoffman Automotive, 101 S. Edgewood Drive, Hagerstown. The event is being offered as part of a four-day certification training being offered in Washington County for those interested in becoming a certified technician. The National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program certifies individuals as child passenger safety technicians and instructors.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | August 25, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- One little girl remained patient and content while being strapped into three vehicles on Sunday at the Chambersburg Fire Department event offering free evaluations of car seats. Other children fussed or cried in the 45 minutes it takes certified technicians to check the seats, complete paperwork and talk to adults about effective ways to utilize the restraints. Technicians evaluated about a dozen seats during the event. The five people who have been certified have worked with more than 100 people in the past two years, according to Jackie Umberger, a technician who works with the Franklin County, Pa., chapter of Safe Kids.
NEWS
June 12, 2008
HANCOCK - Safe Kids Washington County will conduct a car seat checkup at Douglas Motors in Hancock from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. The event is being held in conjunction with the Washington County Health Department, Washington County Hospital and Community Rescue Service. The Safe Kids program teaches children and caregivers about the proper use of child seats and safety belts, and about the dangers and hazards that exist in and around a vehicle. The program offers parents and caregivers hands-on instruction in installing car seats and booster seats, and presents interactive educational programs for children age 14 and younger.
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by KAREN HANNA | September 12, 2005
karenh@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - As the nation paused to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, members of Community Rescue Service bowed their heads in prayer for the responders to a new disaster. Four CRS members left in a convoy of ambulances Saturday to join Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in Louisiana, CRS Lt. Melanie Shank said. Shank remembered the two crews in a prayer during a memorial paying homage to the EMTs and paramedics hurt and killed four years ago at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | June 22, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - At first, 22-month-old Taryn Cosey seemed pleased that she was getting a bicycle helmet like the one they just put on her big sister, Alana, 5. But Taryn's joy was short-lived. Moments later, her pretty face broke into sobs under the helmet. The attention from Mom and the women hovering around her trying to adjust the helmet just got to be too much. Taryn was among more than a dozen youngsters 14 and under and their parents who came to Chambersburg Mall on Saturday morning for the Bike, Blade & Board Safety Derby sponsored by Safe Kids Coalition of Franklin County.
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by RICHARD BELISLE | February 10, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com A new Pennsylvania law that takes effect on Feb. 21 requires children 7 and younger to be strapped into booster seats when riding in motor vehicles. The law was passed by the state Legislature as a safety measure to protect children in automobile crashes, legislators said, but they aren't going to sit well with children who haven't been in car seats since they were 3 years old. "I've outgrown car seats," said Brett Reichard, 6, a first-grader at Hooverville Elementary School in Waynesboro.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | January 20, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com Workers at Community Rescue Service help save lives by installing about 700 car seats a year for new and old parents. In August 2001, full-time CRS staff took a four-day Standardized Child Passenger Safety Training Program after noticing more parents reaching out to CRS for help with installing car seats. CRS Chief Operating Officer Christopher N. Amos said the number of parents coming to CRS increased once Washington County Hospital started requiring parents to have a car seat properly installed before allowing newborn babies to leave the hospital.
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