August 5, 2011
A blown tire triggered the crash of a tanker truck carrying liquid fertilizer Friday afternoon, injuring the Washington County driver and closing westbound Interstate 70 near Hancock for several hours, Maryland State Police said. Wayne Larry Bartles, of Mason Dixon Road north of Hagerstown, was flown by medevac helicopter to Meritus Medical Center to be treated for his injuries, according to a state police news release. Bartles was listed in good condition Friday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.
October 16, 2009
Stabbing victim released from hospital Westbound I-70 again clear following accident STAT MedEvac to end Hagerstown-based operations H1N1 patient had other 'serious underlying medical conditions' Cumberland man seriously injured in I-70 crash
April 18, 2009
Alexis Goodreau paints 9-year-old Benjamin Smith's hand Saturday at the Waynesboro YMCA's Healthy Kids Day. The event featured crafts, safety-related information, a climbing wall, fire engines, a STAT Medevac helicopter and dance demonstrations. The Chambersburg (Pa.) Memorial YMCA will host its Healthy Kids Day festivities today from 1 to 5 p.m.
June 27, 2002
DARGAN - A 14-year-old boy was bitten on the foot by a snake Wednesday morning while exploring a cave off Back Road, according to a Washington County Fire and Rescue Communications dispatcher. The teenager was flown to Washington County Hospital shortly after 9:50 a.m. by Maryland State Police medevac helicopter. No condition was available on the teenager nor was there any information on whether the snake was poisonous.
December 3, 2011
A vehicle crashed into a house early Saturday in the 2800 block of Winchester Avenue near Martinsburg, a Berkeley County Emergency Services supervisor said. The supervisor said the incident was reported at 5:53 a.m. A medevac helicopter was called, but the supervisor said she didn't have information about injuries. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said Saturday morning that details were unavailable.
April 21, 2007
It looked worse than it was. Students at the Franklin County Career and Technology on Friday got to see how police, fire and ambulance crews respond to a fatal crash during a mock accident drill at the school near Marion, Pa. Sponsored by the school's Key Club, Treasurer Maritza Ordonez said the event was aimed at warning students about the dangers of drinking and driving during the upcoming prom season. The Franklin County Coroner's Office and the Stat 12 Medevac helicopter from Hagerstown also participated in the demonstration.
July 18, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Farm and Safety Day will be Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin County Fairgrounds (Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club). The event will teach ages 7 to 18 about disability awareness, storm/lightning safety, basic first aid, ATV safety, animal safety, firearm and knife safety, hidden hazards and more. A medevac rescue helicopter demonstration also is planned. The cost is $4 per child, which includes lunch, accident insurance and safety materials.
October 27, 2003
Conococheague Elementary students in grades kindergarten through five will have the opportunity to learn about careers during a Career Day from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. Thursday at the school. "We expect the highlight of this year to be the medevac helicopter," said teacher Lorna Burdick. Parents, spouses of teachers and volunteers from around the community will be on hand to talk to students about their careers. Representatives from area fire departments, police, park service, forestry service, Bowman Trucking, a K-9 unit, nurses, emergency responders, the post office, Citicorp and the Army reserve will participate.
August 10, 2011
A kayaker on the Potomac River was bitten by a copperhead snake Wednesday afternoon after he took a break along the river near Berm Road, according to a Hancock Volunteer Fire Co. spokesman. After rescue crews received the call at 5:15 p.m., the kayaker was flown to Meritus Medical Center, which has anti-venom serum for snake bites, Lt. Raymond Poole said. The victim was transported by medevac helicopter because it was important to treat him as soon as possible, Poole said. The unidentified kayaker was expected to recover, Poole said.
August 4, 2008
For Maryland residents, the distinctive sound of a helicopter beating its way across the sky is a reminder that state police are just minutes away. In fact, Maryland State Police say one of their helicopters can be anywhere in Maryland within 15 minutes after it takes off, and an average flight is 11 minutes. "Citizens of Maryland get used to seeing us respond," said Sgt. Joe George, the Western Region supervisor of the Maryland State Police Aviation Command. "They can say, 'as a taxpayer, I am entitled to that,' and it's awesome.