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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2001
With the flu season just getting under way, hospital emergency rooms throughout metropolitan Baltimore have been declaring "yellow alerts" this week -- meaning they are too busy to take additional patients. Though the number fluctuates from hour to hour, seven of the region's 21 hospitals were asking ambulances to take patients elsewhere by late afternoon yesterday. A day earlier, 17 said they were treating all the patients they could handle. "It's very busy," said Dr. Brian Browne, director of emergency medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
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By Eileen Canzian and Eileen Canzian,Staff Writer | May 15, 1992
Three Baltimore firefighters who rescued a baby from a burning rowhouse last month were honored for their heroism yesterday by the state's emergency medical system.Firefighters William Raab, Dan Stallings and Daryl Williams were among more than 30 individuals and organizations that were recognized by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), which runs the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and coordinates emergency medical services throughout the state.Those honored included two paramedics from Calvert County who extricated a motorist from the wreckage of a car, a state trooper from Allegany County who revived a man who had stopped breathing, and the Baltimore County Fire Department team that rescued a plumber who was buried alive when a ditch caved in.Though they and others honored yesterday were doing their jobs when they saved lives, "we want you to know that we do not take you for granted," Dr. Kimball I. Maull, the MIEMSS director, told the group.
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June 3, 2001
Farmers' market opens this month in Westminster The Downtown Westminster Farmers' Market opens this month at the Sherwood Parking Lot on Railroad Avenue and Distillery Drive. The market will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 27. The farmers' market features fresh seasonal produce, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, honey, flowers, eggs, apple butter, raw and spun wool, and organically grown produce. All produce is delivered and sold directly by local farmers. The market is sponsored by the mayor and Common Council of Westminster.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 26, 2003
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens appointed a committee yesterday to study the Fire Department's $7.2 million overtime expenditures last fiscal year. The move is the second county government response to criticism that the department exceeded its overtime budget by more than $1 million and spent millions more on overtime than neighboring counties. Last week, the County Council requested an audit of the department. The eight-member committee, headed by Owens' senior economic adviser, Ronald McGuirk, will analyze the department's staffing practices and compare them with other jurisdictions.
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October 24, 2004
The Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department has launched a membership recruitment campaign, Who Will Answer The Call, with a goal of recruiting 25 new fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel in six months. Membership applications can be downloaded from a new Web site, www.sykesvillefire.org, which includes news and history of the Fire Department and information on how to contact personnel. The department is seeking new firefighting and emergency medical services volunteers, as well as for administrative duty, which includes fund raising, public relations, fire prevention and auxiliary work.
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By New York Times News Service | June 16, 1993
NEW YORK -- A Brooklyn woman, pronounced dead by emergency medical technicians, lay on the floor of her apartment for at least two hours until an investigator from the city Medical Examiner's office heard a gurgling sound and realized she was alive.The woman, Nancy Vitale, 40, a teacher, was unconscious and in critical condition yesterday at Coney Island Hospital as the police, the Emergency Medical Service and the medical examiner's office defended their actions and said they were not responsible for failing to realize that she needed a doctor, not a coroner.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Sun Staff Writer | March 12, 1995
Speeding ambulances and screaming sirens don't always improve a patient's chances of surviving an injury or illness. Sometimes, the trip itself can be deadly."
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May 11, 1993
Donna Geiman has been named 1993 nurse of the year from Carroll County General Hospital. She has been with the Westminster hospital for 18 years and works in the emergency department.John Sernulka, executive vice president of the hospital, said it is "proud that she is a member of our nursing staff and a neighbor in our community.""Her contributions to our hospital are invaluable," he said. "Her understanding that good nursing care is the foundation of a community hospital helps to raise the standard of care throughout our institution."
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | September 20, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- People wanting to become paramedics can now get training in Carroll County for the first time in the history of emergency medical services here, the county's Volunteer Ambulance Association said Wednesday.The 13 medical technicians currently enrolled in the paramedic class will be trained through a joint program between Essex and Carroll community colleges."This program has been in the works for about two years and we are excited about being able to train our people here," said Bruce Walz, chairman of the association's paramedic committee, a news conference at Westminster High School.
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September 20, 1990
The other honorees are:Civilian Certificate of Honor:* Matthew Scott, 6, of Rockville, was at home when his mother had a seizure. He called 911 and requested an ambulance, then cared for his younger siblings during the absence of an adult.* Gertrude Kidd, of Fallston, a home-health care nurse, stopped the bleeding from a motorist's head within seconds after an accident, before paramedics arrived.* Margaret Johnson, of Bladensburg, saved a child whose clothes were engulfed in flames.* Joseph R. Snowberger, of Ridgely, was driving a dump truck when he saw another dump truck overturn and catch fire.
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