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Time to Protect Against Ticks

Time to Protect Against Ticks

From May through July, people get tick bites and tickborne diseases more often than any other time of year in the United States, but many may not know they are at risk.

Each year, nearly 30,000 confirmed cases of Lyme disease are reported to CDC, but a recent national survey reported that nearly 20 percent of people in areas where Lyme disease is common were unaware that it was a risk.

And even in those areas where the disease is common, 42 ...

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Northwest EMS Tops Goal For Manheim Station Fund

Northwest EMS Tops Goal For Manheim Station Fund

More than $1 million has been pledged for the new Northwest EMS station in Manheim. The campaign began last year with the goal of raising $900,000 within the Manheim area, which is the area that will be served by the Manheim EMS station. Donors exceeded that with a total of $1,033,000 pledged. The pledges will be paid over the next five years.
Dr. Lewis E. Jury, co-chair of the fundraising effort and former Manheim Central School District superintendent, said, “To ...

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Now Serving the Brickerville Area

Now Serving the Brickerville Area

Northwest EMS has begun providing Basic and Advanced Life Support services to Elizabeth and Clay Townships, an area previously served with the Brickerville Fire Company Ambulance.  As part of the merger agreement, Northwest EMS is operating from the Brickerville fire station. Click here for a detailed map of the coverage area.

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EMT Cox,, Fire Chief Strauss and Paramedic Runkel

Since 1969, the Brickerville Fire Company has been ...

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