Houtzdale – The death of a 44-year-old inmate at the State Correctional Institution at Houtzdale is under investigation. Michael Shaffer was found unresponsive in his cell Sunday afternoon according to the jail’s Superintendent, Scott Klinefelter. CPR was administered until EMS personnel arrived, but Shaffer was pronounced... Read More.
Harrisburg - A bill pending Senate approval in Harrisburg would help Pennsylvania’s volunteer fire and emergency medical services organizations in recruiting and retaining personnel. Legislation which passed in the State House a few weeks ago would provide $1,000 in tuition assistance each year for full-time... Read More.
(WINDSOR MILL, Md.) -- Police officers and EMS providers are among the seven people injured following an explosion at a nail salon in Windsor Mill, Maryland, Monday night, authorities said. Four police officers, two EMS providers and one civilian were hospitalized after the "minor explosion"... Read More.
DuBOIS – State Representative Mike Armanini recently gave his support to legislation in Harrisburg that would make permanent regulatory waivers regarding staffing on basic life support ambulances. It’s an effort to ensure emergency medical services crews can respond to calls... Read More.
Summerville, PA – A shoutout to one of our fire departments in Jefferson County! On April 4, the Summerville Volunteer Fire Department participated in a practice drill, training in different ways of transporting patients in a variety of scenarios. They freshened up their skills and taught... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA - Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Senate Bill 739, which appropriates $25 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to support Pennsylvania’s emergency management services (EMS) companies. “A month ago, my administration convened a working group including all four caucuses to identify... Read More.
DuBois, PA – Penn Highlands DuBois, AmServ DuSan, and DuBois EMS recently teamed up to provide Stop the Bleed® classes to the DuBois Volunteer Fire Department. A Stop the Bleed class was conducted on October 12th at the Fourth Ward Fire Company where 29... Read More.
Clearfield, PA - Clearfield Borough Police helped a young boy who was choking on a quarter. They found the 8-year-old could partially breathe, and EMS transported the child to the hospital where the quarter was dislodged. Police also responded to reports of someone knocking on... Read More.
Brookville, PA – State Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) announced Thursday that 23 volunteer fire and ambulance companies throughout Jefferson and Indiana counties have qualified to receive approximately $269,762 from a grant program administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. “Especially during times of... Read More.