Stories tagged with: Community Ambulance

August 8, 2014 - 4:37pm
1 week 6 days ago

A fire this afternoon in Philo injured an area man.

It happened at 210 2nd street just before 2:00PM. A neighbor who witnessed the fire said they saw smoke coming out of the home's kitchen window. Harrison Township Assisstant Fire Chief Terry Moore says the fire started in the bathroom of the home, when a curling iron was left on and it caught some clothes on fire. No one was home at the time of the blaze, but a man who entered the structure to make sure no one was inside, suffered...

May 8, 2014 - 6:35pm
15 weeks 6 hours ago

The staff at Genesis Community Ambulance is holding a special golf outing to raise money for an important cause.

The emergency response service is having its first Muscular Dystrophy Fundraiser and Golf Outing at Vista Golf Course. Organizers hope to bring awareness to the disease.

" Muscular Dystrophy is a big fundraiser for all of the fire departments throughout the country and many businesses. It touches home with me because two of my nephews have Duchenne's Muscular...

May 24, 2013 - 5:12pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

The Community Ambulance Service in Zanesville held its annual cook out on Friday in honor of EMS Week.

"EMS week is celebrated every May, it's normally the third week in May. It's just our time to show our appreciation to our crews and all their hard work. Ambulate drivers, our couriers, dispatchers and all they do," said Mandi Cornett, Marketing Representative for Community Ambulance.

The Community Ambulance crew invited the Zanesville Fire Department, the Zanesville...

August 15, 2012 - 6:24pm
2 years 6 days ago

Emergency medical technicians are standing by to help those in need at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

The Community Ambulance Service has a medical facility set up on the midway for those needing medical attention during the week-long fair.

Paramedic Troy Ball said many of the calls they get are for assistance and rarely result in transport to the hospital.

"We go there and see what we can do, sometimes we bring them back here and sometimes they refuse, and they're...

September 2, 2010 - 7:20pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

A two-car accident at the intersection of Main Street and Augusta Street sends two people to the hospital.

It happened around 6 p.m. Sergeant Chris Phipps of the Zanesville Police Department says a Chevy pickup truck was heading East on Main Street when it applied the brakes for a semi pulling out of Augusta Street and onto Main.

The pickup truck was then rear-ended by Victoria Clark of Zanesville who was driving a Chevy Blazer. There were no passengers in her vehicle.

Both...

August 30, 2010 - 8:00pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

An accident on Interstate 70 shuts down both Westbound lanes for almost a half hour, and sends one woman to the hospital.

It happened around 6 p.m shortly before the Adamsville exit. Trooper Adam Mckenzie of the State Highway Patrol says a white Mazda with New Jersey plates was traveling West on the interstate.

"It traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment, and then traveled back onto the roadway into the left lane where it struck a semi. It then came...

August 19, 2010 - 6:23pm
4 years 3 days ago

With the high temperatures lasting throughout the week, health officials are offering some advice for fairgoers.

Community Ambulance Service has a first aid station set up at the fair in case of any emergencies. Officials say the week has turned out well so far.

"A lot of blisters from not wearing the proper shoes, bumps and scraps and rides or being in the barns, no real major things as of yet," said Paramedic, Ralph Hill.

Hill says they spend months...

July 8, 2010 - 7:35pm
4 years 6 weeks ago

It's day five of temperatures reaching the 90's, and some local residents are starting to succumb to this heat wave. Community Ambulance says it's been on at least 20 runs this week, with most of those occurring within the past two days.

"Typically if you see a day where there's just a small heat spike, one or two days, is not that big of a deal. Most people compensate and their bodies tolerate that, " says Executive Director, Phil Koster.

But Koster says if it's a...

May 31, 2010 - 5:30pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

Have you ever wondered why there's a Community Ambulance crew sitting in the parking lot at Lowe's on the north-end of Zanesville, or why you typically see one when you pass the Marathon Station along State Route 60, near the Ohio 719 bridge?

That's because the emergency crews are attempting to minimize response time on calls.

"Truly every second counts. That's why we have the lights and sirens, but just planning on the front end, " says Executive Director, Phil Koster...

December 9, 2009 - 7:18pm
4 years 36 weeks ago

No matter what mother nature has in store for the area, Community Ambulance is constantly on call.

The 11 ambulances are ready to go when they get the signal, but sometimes, the weather can slow crews down.

"Ultimately, obviously we're very concerned about the safety of our crews, but we want to make sure we are able to continue to provide care to the community as well, " says Executive Director, Phil Koster.

Koster says if there's notice that the weather will be...

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