P.J. McGill

P.J. McGill

LIMERICK PA – The Trappe (PA) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) division of the borough’s volunteer fire department, which provides ambulance and other emergency services to Limerick (PA) Township residents, reportedly has been notified that it has been designated as a unit of the federal Medical Reserve Corps.

The corps, a program of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, was founded in 2002 “as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies, and promote healthy living throughout the year.”

P.J. McGill, a Rivendell Lane, Sanatoga PA, resident who previously ran for election to the state House of Representatives in the 146th District, and who is involved in area emergency services projects, sent an e-mail Tuesday (May 5, 2009) announcing the designation to local media outlets and other parties.

A meeting to present details of the Trappe EMS’ new role is scheduled for June 17 (2009; Wednesday) at 7 p.m. in the Limerick municipal building, McGill wrote. Dr. David Neubert, a specialist in emergency medicine, is a scheduled speaker and, according to McGill, will discuss how Montgomery County and its municipalities can benefit from medical reserve corps programs and services.