Fire company members honored for saving a life

NEIGHBORS

May 19, 2000|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

TWELVE MEMBERS of the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company received the Shock Trauma Hero Award at the Shock Trauma Gala last month. This award is given annually to a rescue team in Maryland whose performance and professionalism in an extraordinary situation contribute to saving a life.

Mount Airy members Becky Brown, Gene Mellin, Dale Lowman, Mike Pappas, Matthew Heard, Mike Murphy, Charles Hamilton, Steve Lichtman, Brian Hornick, Kenny McDonough, Walter Hood and James Linton received the award April 15.

Mellin, Mount Airy's fire chief, said the fire company was selected because of its performance at an accident that occurred Memorial Day weekend last year when a milk truck struck a car on Route 27 near Gillis Falls Road. The passenger in the car's back seat was trapped and in critical condition.

Mount Airy emergency medical personnel treated her while she was in the vehicle, and she was extricated quickly by Mount Airy rescue squad personnel. A Maryland State Police paramedic administered additional treatment and the victim was transported - with another passenger - to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Both young women continue to recover from their injuries.

Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department members Mike Fogle, Barry Cullop, Scott Warner, Kevin Warner, Sean Ellis, Robin Lamb, Greg Dodds and John Laster and Howard County's Lisbon Fire Company members Andy Magness and Al Hobbs assisted in this incident and were recognized at the awards ceremony.

Legion scholarships awarded

The American Legion Gold Star Post 191 in Mount Airy awarded three $1,000 scholarships to area high school students.

One scholarship was for nursing and the two other scholarships were for the arts, sciences and/or medicine. Students receiving the awards were Heidi Browning (nursing) from Glenelg High School in Howard County, Katie Henley from South Carroll High School and Suellen Woodcock from Linganore High School in Frederick County.

Girl Scout open house

Carroll County Girl Scout troops are being formed for the fall for girls in grades kindergarten through 12.

The Girl Scouts will hold an open house at 7 p.m. today at Mount Airy Elementary School for those who would like to know more about Scouting in their community or would like information on how girls and adults can get involved.

Parents must be present at registration. But girls need not be present. Information: Ginny Centi at 410-549-9018.

Church yard sale

Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church, 5101 Woodville Road in Mount Airy, will hold a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Information: 301-829-0270.

Mobile health clinic

The VA Maryland Health Care System's Mobile Health Clinic will visit Mount Airy Senior Center, 703 Ridge Ave., during the day Thursday. The clinic provides veterans with general outpatient care, physical exams, and preventive health and education services.

The American Legion urges veterans who have not visited the mobile clinic to sign up and get an identification card. If enough veterans use the service, a regular clinic could open in the Mount Airy area.

Information: 301-829-9161.

Donna Abel's Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

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