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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
Community Ambulance today announced that it will open a new station in Duncan Falls. Community director of operations Phil Koster says multiple municipal leaders asked him to investigate options to provide faster, more reliable emergency medical service response for areas south of Zanesville. Currently Community Ambulance has 24 stations in Zanesville, Washington Township and New Lexington. This summer Community Ambulance opened a station in cooperation with the Washington Township Fire...