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September 3, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer SHARPSBURG - The last all-volunteer ambulance squad in Washington County will have paid personnel starting today, according to Jay Grimes, president of the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association. The board of directors of the troubled Sharpsburg Area Emergency Medical Services plans to hire a paramedic and an emergency medical technician who would work during daytime hours, said Robert Cumberland, a spokesman for the fire and rescue association.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | June 29, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. More than 200 homes had been evacuated, at least eight roads remained closed, rescuers were being rescued themselves and people continued to be pulled from deep and rushing waters as Franklin County, Pa., on Wednesday first saw the aftermath of three full days of storms. On the minds of many during the cleanup, however, was the National Weather Service's forecast of showers and thunderstorms into the weekend. At least four deaths in Pennsylvania, including a 21-year-old woman in a vehicle accident near Gettysburg, have been attributed to the storms that caused Gov. Ed Rendell to declare a disaster emergency for 46 counties, including Franklin and Fulton.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | November 14, 2003
shappell@herald-mail.com Emergency responders gathered Thursday to review their performance at an October Environmental Protection Agency emergency drill and came to two conclusions: It was a great learning experience, and they need more training with new gear. Hagerstown Deputy Fire Chief Ron Horn and Hagerstown Battalion Chief Kyd Dieterick said the drill was a good learning experience for all the responders involved. Horn said EPA officials sent him reaction from the Oct. 20 training session, the first over three days, at the Long Meadow Shopping Center.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | January 13, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - When the bay door rolls up at Community Rescue Service, three teenage volunteers there roll up their sleeves. They focus. Their lives are left at the base because the lives of others are at stake. "The patient is the priority," said Brandon Bolyard, 18, an emergency medical technician and Highland View Academy senior. Bolyard has been acquainted with the medical profession since he was a child. He was born with a serious heart condition and underwent two open heart surgeries before age 10, one when he was eight days old. "It affected his heart forever," said CRS preceptor Barry Nicklesberg.
NEWS
September 30, 1998
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer When 94-year-old Emma Katie Trumpower fell from a ladder while washing the outside windows of her home, an off-duty state trooper came to her rescue. Trumpower is back home after a hip replacement and a 12-day stay in the hospital, and would like to thank the trooper who she believes saved her life. --cont. from front page -- Although the trooper told her his name, Trumpower said she was in a lot of pain and can't remember it. "I'd like to see him again to thank him. He saved me," she said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | May 20, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Standing among a handful of observers Thursday, Morgan McCartney watched as firefighters and EMS personnel cut a mannequin from the crumpled wreckage of a sedan in a parking lot at Robinwood Medical Center. "I'm living proof that seat belts save lives," the 19-year-old Mercersburg, Pa., woman said. McCartney, an accounting clerk at the medical center, was badly injured in a crash four years ago near Fort Loudon, Pa. "I had a broken femur. I have a rod and pins in my leg. I fractured my pelvis in four places.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | November 10, 2012
Robert Anders of Silver Spring, Md., still has the business card from when he was someone else 32 years ago - Robert L. Baker, production manager, Studio Six Productions of Los Angeles. It was part of a ruse created by then-CIA agent Tony Mendez. Through the new movie “Argo,” the public is learning about the CIA's successful 1980 rescue of six Americans - including Anders - in Iran, three months after the U.S. embassy was overrun. Another 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | December 2, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Global positioning technology soon will help rescuers more easily find Washington County residents prone to wandering away from their families. Emergency workers will use a global positioning system to zero in on transmitters attached to people at risk of getting lost. A person prone to walking off - usually because of a cognitive disorder, such as Alzheimer's disease or autism - might be eligible for a transmitter on his or her wrist, in a plastic case, similar to a watch.
NEWS
July 1, 1997
Rescuers respond to two falls from buildings in city City man, 53, killed in fall from Alexander House today By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer In just over 13 hours, two men went out windows in Hagerstown - one to his death this morning near the Public Square and the other who suffered critical injuries just 1 1/2 blocks away Monday evening. This morning at 7:27, a 53-year-old man was fatally injured after coming out a 4th-floor window of the Alexander House at 7 E. Washington St. The death has been ruled a suicide, according to Detective George Knight.
NEWS
April 2, 2008
Week of March 30, 1958 · A man who resides in the Licking Creek section near Parkhead is mighty thankful he had his cigarette lighter with him Saturday afternoon, when he was toppled from his boat in the high and swift waters of Licking Creek. It all happened about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and it was not until 7 o'clock that he was rescued by Clear Spring firemen who were called to the scene. The man had been fishing from his boat some distance upstream when it pulled its anchor and was caught up in the swift waters.
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