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by BOB KESSLER/Penn State Extension Office | July 19, 2005
The Farm Safety Day Camp will be held Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chambersburg Rod & Gun Club grounds. Children ages 7 to 18 years of age are welcome. They will learn about disability awareness, cooking safety, fire safety, gun safety, horse safety, lawn mower safety and sun exposure. There will be a tractor rollover demonstration and the special attraction, the Life Lion helicopter. Registration forms are available at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension office at 181 Franklin Farm Lane (stone building)
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By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | March 6, 2000
A report from the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal last week said fire-related deaths are on the rise statewide, but in Washington County numbers have remained low. cont. from front page Maryland State Fire Marshal Rocco J. Gabriele's report said 91 people died in Maryland fires in 1999, an increase of 17 percent over the 78 people who died in 1998. Two people died in fires in Washington County in 1999 and none in 1998, the report said. In October 1999, Harold Rudell Trout, 78, of Frederick County, died in a car fire on the shoulder of Park Hall Road near Boonsboro.
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Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | December 27, 2011
Second-graders at Salem Avenue Elementary recently spent two days at Children's Village, off Mount Aetna Road. One day was spent learning about fire safety. The students learned the importance of having working smoke detectors, how to call 911 in an emergency, and to “stop, drop and roll” if on fire. They also toured a burned-out home to see the damage heat and fire can do. The next day was spent learning how to be safe in the community, including how to use crosswalks safely and not to talk with strangers.
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September 14, 2007
At Children's Village of Washington County, second-graders learn about 911, "Stranger Danger" and fire safety. The safety education complex, at 1546 Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown, was established in 1991 as a not-for-profit safety education organization. While not a part of Washington County Public Schools, Children's Village receives bus transportation and curriculum support. Every second-grade student in the county spends two days of the school year at the center - one day on police safety issues, the on fire safety.
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November 11, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS Co. responded to more than 100 fire and EMS calls in the Williamsport area in October, according to the monthly report. The calls consisted mostly of emergency calls for medical assistance, and for the fire department, house fires, auto accidents and brush fires. On Sept. 6, Washington County Department of Emergency Services placed in service a paramedic chase vehicle based out of Clear Spring Volunteer Ambulance Service.
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September 18, 2000
Rohrersville open house held at fire station By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer ROHRERSVILLE - Quietly, 5-year-old Elizabeth Fraser said the numbers 9-1-1 to herself as she tentatively dialed and waited for an answer. "What is your emergency?" a woman's voice on the phone asked. Uncertain of what to say Fraser looked up at Mary Dorsey a social member of the Rohrersville substation of the First Hose Company of Boonsboro. "If your cat was in a tree would you dial 911?"
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By HEATHER KEELS | October 8, 2007
DARGAN - Seven-year-old Calista Plante steps to the plate, winds up and - SPLASH! Volunteer firefighter Tracey Pearrell is in the dunk tank. Again. "Sign this girl up!" her father, Russ Plante, a state police trooper from Keedysville, tells the chief. One day, the Potomac Valley Fire Co. might do just that. The company, which has served southern Washington County for more than 40 years, has recruited many members of its all-volunteer force from children of emergency responders who grew up around the firehouse, said firefighter Gordie Ingram, whose grandfather, father and uncle have all worked as volunteers.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | February 3, 2006
HAGERSTOWN erinc@herald-mail.com After seeing two of her neighbors lose their homes in separate fires within two weeks, Tora Kershner, 86, said she was worried, so she bought several smoke detectors. She now has eight in her home in Northaven Mobile Home Park. She was preparing to install the alarms Wednesday night when two firefighters from Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Co. knocked on her door. Lt. Joe Goodrich and Capt. Chuck Burleson installed and tested Kershner's smoke alarms, along with many others in Northaven and a neighboring mobile home park.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | December 2, 2002
andrear@herald-mail.com Hagerstown firefighter Stephen Mitchell recently was named Washington County's Most Wonderful Citizen for the volunteerism that crowns his work to protect and promote public safety. Each year, the Maryland You Are Beautiful program holds a contest honoring county residents for acts of generosity and selflessness. In addition to working as a career firefighter with the City of Hagerstown, being vice president of the Pioneer Hook & Ladder Co. and member of the Washington County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association, Mitchell volunteers as a fire safety instructor at Children's Village of Washington County, emergency medical technician with Community Rescue Service and is a member of the Professional Firefighters Honor Guard and National Fallen Firefighters Service.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | April 5, 2010
It happens all too often. Someone is cooking in the kitchen. Maybe the stove is too hot under the frying pan. Maybe the cook steps away "just for a second. " But the next thing you know, there's a small flame, and someone screams. OK, now freeze the scene. It's at this point, Stoyan Russell said, that things can take one of two courses. Lose your head, and you might have a tragedy unfolding. Keep your head, and you might have a minor incident. "When there's a fire, people don't think.
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