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NEWS
March 13, 2008
EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) -- Mount St. Mary's University officials say a senior there has been placed on life support after injuring his head in a fall from the first-floor landing of a residence hall at the Catholic school in Emmitsburg. Twenty-two-year old Dustin Bauer of Lutherville, Md., has been at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore since the accident early Sunday morning. Monsignor Stuart Swetland says Bauer is being kept alive pending final farewells from family members who are having his organs harvested for transplant.
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NEWS
May 27, 2011
A 48-year-old Hagerstown man  critically injured in a fight Tuesday night in Rocky Glen mobile-home community near Spring Mills has died, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Keith Douglas, whom the sheriff's office had said was declared brain dead after the fight, died late Thursday evening, Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy Lt. Gary Harmison said. Douglas was being kept alive with life-support equipment at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, where he was taken after an alleged altercation with Troy Michael Butts of Appomattox Drive in Rocky Glen, according to police and court documents.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | March 17, 2000
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Increasing runs to the Greencastle-Antrim area are prompting Medic II, the advanced life-support unit based at Waynesboro Hospital, to staff a paramedic and emergency vehicle at the Rescue Hose Co. No. 1 firehouse, Medic II's operations chief said Thursday. Brian Mitchell said 30 percent of Medic II's calls go to the Greencastle area, 10 miles east of Waynesboro, and beyond. The unit's four emergency vehicles, staffed with 22 full- and part-time paramedics and registered nurses, respond to about 1,800 emergencies a year, all in southern Franklin County.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 6, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A proposal to raise the county's ambulance fee from $25 to $40 brought both critics and supporters to a public hearing Tuesday evening. The County Commission did not vote on the proposal after the hearing. Commission President D. Wayne Dunham said a vote will probably take place on Thursday, June 15, at the commission's weekly meeting. Opponents at the hearing objected to the $40 fee on several counts, including the percentage of the increase. They also charged that the Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority could operate more efficiently and could do better in collecting delinquent fees before asking for an increase.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | April 10, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- An early draft of Washington County's fiscal 2009 budget includes funding for 63.5 new full-time equivalent positions, 59 of which are public safety positions. Most would provide staffing for projects such as Central Booking, the EMS strategic plan and a new housing unit at the Washington County Detention Center. The public safety positions would be divided as follows: 11 Sheriff's Department deputies to staff an emergency housing unit at the Washington County Detention Center.
NEWS
March 13, 2008
EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) -- Relatives say a Mount St. Mary's University senior has died of head injuries he suffered in a fall from the first-floor landing of a residence hall at the campus in Emmitsburg. An aunt, Michelle Distler, says Dustin Bauer, 22, of Lutherville, Md., died Wednesday night when he was taken off life support at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Bauer was injured early Sunday morning and underwent surgery Monday. He was placed on life support so that family members could say goodbye before this organs were harvested for transplant.
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by DON AINES | February 28, 2006
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ambulance fees in Chambersburg are going up for the first time since 2003, with basic life support services increasing $75 to $450. "Each year, the ambulance service for Chambersburg becomes more expensive to run," Assistant Borough Manager David Finch said. As an example, he cited the $35 oxygen fee which is no longer reimbursed by Medicare. The increases will bring the borough's fees in line with those charged by ambulance services outside the borough, Finch said.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | November 29, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com The Chambersburg Borough Council gave conditional approval this week to an emergency medical services agreement that places higher accountability on its advanced life support provider. The 3-year contract with West Shore Emergency Medical Services is a partnership between the borough, Greene, Letterkenny, Hamilton and Guilford townships. St. Thomas Township withdrew from the contract but plans to continue attending emergency services meetings.
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by DON AINES | April 27, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. A consulting firm and a retired fire chief will help the Chambersburg Borough Council in its search for a new emergency services chief, while debate continues on whether the department should have its own advanced life support ambulance service. The council hired Municipal Resources of Pennsylvania to assist in developing an "ideal candidate profile" and other services for the selection process at a cost of $11,850 and expenses not to exceed $1,800. Steven Darcangelo, the retired fire chief of Mount Lebanon, Pa., was hired to help in the process at a cost not to exceed $2,500.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | February 14, 2000
MARTINSBURG - Delegate Larry V. Faircloth, R-Berkeley, is considering three ideas to help emergency medical services, including a statewide beer tax. He said the tax would be a way to get alcohol consumers to help pay for rescue crews that often respond to alcohol-related crashes. Specifics of the proposal are still being worked out. Between 1 and 3 cents would probably be added to each can and bottle of beer sold in the state. Wine may be included, too, Faircloth said Monday.
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