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September 19, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer SHARPSBURG - The Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association voted Thursday to seek agreements from surrounding counties over use of the county's food wagon. The Washington County Rehab unit provides food and beverages to firefighters and rescue workers during emergencies that last several hours. Since other nearby counties do not have a similar operation, the Washington County food wagon often answers calls in other jurisdictions when other county units also have been called.
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BY SARAH MULLIN | March 13, 2002
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The first-ever mutual aid agreement between the sheriff's departments in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties was established Tuesday, allowing the departments to combine forces and resources. About 50 members of the sheriff's departments of the three West Virginia counties were sworn in as "special deputies," a title that allows a deputy to cross county lines during special situations. The event took place at the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department in Martinsburg.
NEWS
by DAN DEARTH | February 20, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Washington County law-enforcement agencies were aware Monday that their counterparts in Ranson, W.Va., cornered a gunman, but they typically don't cross state lines to provide mutual aid. Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith said it's better for authorities to stay in their own state because the application of laws works differently. They can provide mutual aid, however, anywhere in the state of Maryland, he said. "All it would take is a quick request from the police chief or sheriff," Smith said.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | September 10, 2007
Courthouse loan in the works BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A courthouse funding loan from the West Virginia Office of Economic Development is in the works, Morgan County Commission President Glen R. Stotler said Friday. Stotler said he does not know the terms or the amount of the loan, but that information is expected to be received next week. Stotler said the loan is a cooperative effort between the West Virginia Department of Commerce and Gov. Joe Manchin's office.
NEWS
December 5, 2007
SMITHSBURG - During November, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services responded to 74 calls for service, bringing the 2007 total to 1,066 calls. A breakdown for the month included 14 calls within Smithsburg town limits and another 15 calls to areas served by Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Department. Mutual aid calls to other counties included 16 to Frederick County, Md., and two to Franklin County, Pa. Another five calls were to the Cascade and Pen Mar areas. Smithsburg EMS personnel took 52 patients to area hospitals in November.
NEWS
May 7, 2008
SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) responded to 85 calls for service during April. During the month, 20 calls were within Smithsburg town limits and 15 calls were in the Leitersburg area. There were only two calls each to the Mount Aetna and Cascade/Pen Mar areas. Mutual aid calls included 12 to Frederick County and two to Franklin County, Pa. An additional nine calls were in the Hagerstown area and two calls were in the Sharpsburg area. Personnel from SEMS transported 62 patients to local hospitals during the month of April, according to Assistant Chief James Ulrich.
NEWS
June 6, 2007
SMITHSBURG - For the month of May, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) responded to 85 calls for service, bringing the 2007 total to 486 calls, according to Capt. Jim Ulrich. A breakdown for the month includes 18 calls within Smithsburg town limits and 15 calls to the company's area served by the Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Department. SEMS personnel handled nine calls in the company's portion of the Mount Aetna Volunteer Fire Department's response area. Mutual aid calls to other counties included 14 to Frederick County and three to Franklin County.
NEWS
February 19, 1998
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer, Waynesboro GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Firefighters at Greencastle's Rescue Hose Co. No. 1 Inc. rolled out of their firehouse on Carlisle Street 135 times during 1997 for local fires. Fifteen dwellings burned, along with one barn, a mobile home, a grain bin and a dumpster. The company also responded to 25 vehicle fires and 31 brush fires, among others. According to an annual report provided by Chief Robert H. Ebersole, Jr., total damage estimates from fires last year totaled $243,500.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | January 9, 2008
SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to 86 calls for service during December. That brought the 2007 total to 1,152 responses for the year - the highest total since the company was organized in 1981. According to James Ulrich, assistant chief of operations, the 1,152 calls for the year show continued growth in the Smithsburg area. For 2007, there were 226 calls in Smithsburg town limits and 158 calls to the company's area served by the Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Department.
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March 6, 2009
For the month of February, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) responded to 82 calls for service, bringing the 2009 total to 189 calls. There were 10 responses within Smithsburg town limits and 12 responses to the Leitersburg and Ringgold areas. There were five calls each to the Mount Aetna and Cascade/Pen Mar areas. Mutual aid calls to neighboring counties included 11 to Frederick County, Md., four to Franklin County, Pa., and one to Berkeley County, W.Va. Another five calls were to the Hagerstown area and two were to Boonsboro.
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NEWS
May 7, 2008
SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) responded to 85 calls for service during April. During the month, 20 calls were within Smithsburg town limits and 15 calls were in the Leitersburg area. There were only two calls each to the Mount Aetna and Cascade/Pen Mar areas. Mutual aid calls included 12 to Frederick County and two to Franklin County, Pa. An additional nine calls were in the Hagerstown area and two calls were in the Sharpsburg area. Personnel from SEMS transported 62 patients to local hospitals during the month of April, according to Assistant Chief James Ulrich.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | January 9, 2008
SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to 86 calls for service during December. That brought the 2007 total to 1,152 responses for the year - the highest total since the company was organized in 1981. According to James Ulrich, assistant chief of operations, the 1,152 calls for the year show continued growth in the Smithsburg area. For 2007, there were 226 calls in Smithsburg town limits and 158 calls to the company's area served by the Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Department.
NEWS
December 5, 2007
SMITHSBURG - During November, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services responded to 74 calls for service, bringing the 2007 total to 1,066 calls. A breakdown for the month included 14 calls within Smithsburg town limits and another 15 calls to areas served by Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Department. Mutual aid calls to other counties included 16 to Frederick County, Md., and two to Franklin County, Pa. Another five calls were to the Cascade and Pen Mar areas. Smithsburg EMS personnel took 52 patients to area hospitals in November.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | September 10, 2007
Courthouse loan in the works BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A courthouse funding loan from the West Virginia Office of Economic Development is in the works, Morgan County Commission President Glen R. Stotler said Friday. Stotler said he does not know the terms or the amount of the loan, but that information is expected to be received next week. Stotler said the loan is a cooperative effort between the West Virginia Department of Commerce and Gov. Joe Manchin's office.
NEWS
June 6, 2007
SMITHSBURG - For the month of May, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) responded to 85 calls for service, bringing the 2007 total to 486 calls, according to Capt. Jim Ulrich. A breakdown for the month includes 18 calls within Smithsburg town limits and 15 calls to the company's area served by the Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Department. SEMS personnel handled nine calls in the company's portion of the Mount Aetna Volunteer Fire Department's response area. Mutual aid calls to other counties included 14 to Frederick County and three to Franklin County.
NEWS
by DAN DEARTH | February 20, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Washington County law-enforcement agencies were aware Monday that their counterparts in Ranson, W.Va., cornered a gunman, but they typically don't cross state lines to provide mutual aid. Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith said it's better for authorities to stay in their own state because the application of laws works differently. They can provide mutual aid, however, anywhere in the state of Maryland, he said. "All it would take is a quick request from the police chief or sheriff," Smith said.
NEWS
by DANIEL J. SERNOVITZ | November 15, 2005
The police chiefs of Boonsboro, Hancock and Smithsburg, former colleagues at the Maryland State Police Hagerstown barrack, might soon become co-workers again through a three-town mutual aid agreement. The Smithsburg and Boonsboro town councils have approved the agreement, and while it tabled the measure during the Nov. 9 meeting, the Hancock Town Council appears close to approving the document. Hancock Mayor Daniel Murphy said he supports the agreement but fears residents will question why officers from Hancock are being paid by the town to work elsewhere.
NEWS
BY SARAH MULLIN | March 13, 2002
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The first-ever mutual aid agreement between the sheriff's departments in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties was established Tuesday, allowing the departments to combine forces and resources. About 50 members of the sheriff's departments of the three West Virginia counties were sworn in as "special deputies," a title that allows a deputy to cross county lines during special situations. The event took place at the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department in Martinsburg.
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