Quad Ambulance celebrates remodeling with health fair
FPS staff report
May 18, 2010
|On hand for the Quad Ambulance District Health Fair and open house planned for Sunday, May 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. will be (from left) Herb Fogle, an EMT; Amy Parker and Vicky Kolar, both Paramedics.|
A Health Fair and open house will be held Sunday, May 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the QUAD Ambulance District building at 6930 Minerva Rd., Waynesburg (SR 183 between Waynesburg and Magnolia).
The public is invited to view the District’s new and remodeled building made possible by the support of the voters of Magnolia, Waynesburg, Rose Twp. and Sandy Twp.
Free blood pressure checks, along with free 5-minute stress relief massages and refreshments will be offered during the 4-hour open house. Literature on other health related topics will also be available.
Formed in 1979 as the Waynesburg Emergency Medical Service (EMS), the Quad Ambulance District currently serves 56 square miles, providing emergency response to the villages of Magnolia and Waynesburg and all of Rose and Sandy townships. The number of runs logged per year is between 550 and 600, Quad officials said.
The District currently employs 20 individuals, including 11 Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedics, an intermediate EMT and 8 EMT-basics. The station is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
In 2007, voters passed a 5-mill tax levy which allowed for the construction of a 2,200-square foot crew’s quarters and an additional bay. The existing chief’s office, clerk’s office and meeting room were renovated and a records room was added. The crew has been in the new quarters since September 2009.
The governing Quad Ambulance Board and their respective communities are: Kevin Weber, president, Waynesburg village; Brian Cairns, vice president, Rose Twp.; Doug Dix, Sandy Twp., and Jerry Shilling, Magnolia village.
Jimmie Herstine has served as the Chief since 1990 and the assistant chief is John Whitacre III.
Health Fair participants Sunday will include the Aultman Wellness Van, Stark County Health Department, Waynesburg and Magnolia Police Departments, the HEIWA Center of Mineral City who will give the 5-minute stress relief massages, Dr. Joseph Wigfield, a local dentist; Dr. Braden Kail, a Waynesburg optometrist; Jim and Scarlett Hunter, representing NIKKEN, an alternative health care product; the Magnolia VFD who will take orders for Blue address markers, and the Aultman Carrollton Fitness Center. Information will be provided by the Carroll County Senior Friendship Center.
There will also be a free drawing for kids bike helmets, a donation by the Stark County Safe Kids Coalition.