"Well we don't want to be in a situation where we have to say gosh i wish we had our vests on, um hopefully, we, they never get used but if something does happen during an incident our people are protected. That's the most important thing," said Ward Fleger, Smithsburg EMS Operations Director.
"We generally don't see big checks like this in Western Maryland. It's a special day for us. We have en extremely generous community. A lot more individual and smaller contributions which helps make up our budget, and help us meet the need. So to have a big check we can do big things with it," said Matt Thompson, manager.
The call came in around 11:55 a.m. along the 9500 block of Anthony Highway in Quincy Twp. We're hearing the accident was minor in nature, and around 37 children were transported to another bus to get to school.
"Because as years go on we become more knowledgeable of the dangers of second hand smoke the ordinance basically protects the workplace and it's employees from those dangers and we know what those dangers are," said Bill Kearns with the Berkeley County Health Department.
“It's a great way to partner and find collaborations and create new ideas, new thoughts, new programs and really work on that next generation of entrepreneurs that are coming,” said Kay Stimson, Director of Communications for the National Association of Secretaries of State.
While in contact with the occupants, deputies say they saw behavior that led them to believe they may be in possession of drugs. A drug sniffing dog conducted a check of the vehicle, and alerted to the odor of narcotics inside.
"Terk", as she’s affectionately called by her handlers, was one of five horses seized from Robert Bir when Jefferson County Sheriff and Animal Control officials charged him with 15 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
First responders were called to the house around 2 p.m. Saturday along the 13000 block of Distant View Avenue. Deputies say emergency personnel administered first aid to the child after the family was already conducting CPR.