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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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.

EMT Cox,, Fire Chief Strauss and Paramedic Runkel

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

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Seconds Count When A Stroke Is Suspected

A stroke is a serious medical emergency that requires immediate treatment, and seconds count when a stroke is suspected.

On the morning of September 11, when Manheim resident, Bill Zimmerman, woke from sleep, he immediately realized something was not right. His vision and speech seemed different to him and he was unable to walk without stumbling. When his wife called 911, the Zimmerman’s had no idea just how serious his situation was.  But when our EMS crew arrived, Paramedic Brad Anderson ...

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