Wednesday, May 26, 2010

C.V. Ambulance Celebrates 6th Anniversary

On May 26, 1937 the Cumberland Valley Hose Company ambulance celebrated its 6th anniversary. Before the ambulance was formed in 1931 when a person needed to go to the hospital they rode in a car provided by their physician, rode in a friend’s car or waited for an ambulance to arrive from Chambersburg or Carlisle. In the six years the ambulance was in service it responded to 633 calls, or one call every three days. In making those calls the ambulance traveled 36,000 miles.

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