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June 7, 2010
Summer boot camp CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Summer boot camp begins today at The Chambersburg YMCA. This is an 8-week outdoor running based program designed to improve general fitness through calisthenics, running, drills, core exercises, and more.Sessions meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, or 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus 7:30 a.m. Saturdays. Costs $90; $50 for YMCA members. Cost includes pre and post fitness evaluations and body composition testing. For more information, contact Barb Houpt at 717-263-8508 or bhoupt@chbgy.
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By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | March 23, 2000
Members of the Washington County Emergency Services Council met Wednesday to discuss several sections of a Harrisonburg, Va., consultant's report involving the county's fire and rescue services. Basic medical training requirements for fire departments, developing a countywide training facility for fire, ambulance and police departments and prefire planning were among the topics of discussion. The 15-member Emergency Services Council consists of members of county fire and ambulance companies, the public and Washington County Commissioner Bert Iseminger.
NEWS
May 31, 2008
Authorities on Friday were investigating the death of a female who was found face down in a backyard swimming pool in Martinsburg, W.Va. Also, emergency workers responded Friday afternoon to a possible drowning in southern Washington County near Lock 34 of the C&O Canal, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said. Officials said foul play was not suspected in the drowning in Martinsburg, but the victim's body was sent to Charleston, W.Va., for an autopsy at the West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
NEWS
July 14, 2003
The IDEA Health & Fitness Association suggests asking these questions when interviewing potential personal trainers: What is your exercise and educational background? Are you certified by a nationally recognized organization? What is your level of training experience? How do you keep current on the latest training techniques, research and trends? Are you certified in CPR and first aid? Do you require a health screening or release from my doctor?
NEWS
May 30, 2008
Authorities on Friday were investigating the death of a female who was found face down in a backyard swimming pool in Martinsburg, W.Va. Also, emergency workers responded Friday afternoon to a possible drowning in southern Washington County near Lock 34 of the C&O Canal, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said. Officials said foul play was not suspected in the drowning in Martinsburg, but the victim's body was sent to Charleston, W.Va., for an autopsy at the West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
NEWS
July 17, 2009
BALTIMORE -- The Washington County Department of Social Services' Risk Management Team was recognized recently at the State Employees' Risk Management Administration's Annual Conference at Morgan State University. The group won the Health and Safety Group Award of Excellence in Risk Management. The team was nominated for its work this past year for its ongoing effort to provide the safest working environment for the staff and customers. The group had numerous accomplishments this past year.
NEWS
By WANDA WILLIAMS | June 20, 2004
While a student at Hagerstown Community College, Carol Grove said her father wasn't exactly thrilled when she decided to change her major from business to nursing. Today, 14 years later, the Washington County Hospital nurse educator is thankful she did. She never dreamed she'd use her training to save her father's life. It happened on May 20, 2003, a day Grove and her family say they never will forget. "It was pretty bad. It was pretty scary," Grove said, recalling the ordeal that started with a phone call from her mother, Gloria "Jean" Shives.
NEWS
by DON AINES | July 20, 2005
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 17-month-old girl found Monday morning in a backyard pool was in serious condition Tuesday at Hershey Medical (Pa.) Center, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Trooper Jeffrey Bopp did not identify the girl but said he had checked on her condition. The girl's mother found her in the above-ground pool at their home at 9400 Anthony Highway in Quincy Township, he said. The call was dispatched at 10:16 a.m., according to the Franklin County 911 Center. Bopp said a neighbor performed CPR on the child before ambulance personnel arrived.
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