When Attending Summer Carnivals, Choose Wisely

As another school year draws to a close and the weather begins to warm, Washington County eagerly awaits the summer season. Families’ calendars tend to fill quickly, and it can be difficult to pick and choose what local events to attend. Radio Free Hub City has a few suggestions, and after learning about the crucial purpose of these events, supporting will seem like a no-brainer.

Washington County volunteer EMS companies to begin transitioning staff into County employment

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (4/18/2023) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners approves a transition plan to shift the Volunteer Emergency Medical Services (EMS) companies career staffing into County employment. The Division of Emergency Services is authorized to begin transitioning the Volunteer EMS companies career staffing into County employment in the late Spring of 2023.

EMS Staffing Shortages to be Discussed at County Commissioner Meeting

On April 5, the Washington County Commissioners will be briefed by David Hays, Director of Emergency Services, and Dale Fishack, president of the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association. A staffing model was endorsed by the Commissioners in 2009 that provided a preset EMS staffing subsidy that was dispersed annually to each volunteer EMS Company in Washington County. Unfortunately, that staffing model has not been updated since its creation, creating staffing challenges for local companies.