Emergency Medical Services

Milford St.
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This is how 316 Milford Street appeared in the Spring of 2009 when it was listed to Port Royal Ambulance.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/22/09 - Image Year: 2009

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This is the Emergency Medical Services Building and sits next to the Friendship Fire Company and Port Royal Community Building.

Prior to serving this current purpose, this property contained a blacksmith shop owned by Clark Taylor. After Taylor it was owned by "Doc" Phillips who operated a drug store on Market Street. Eventually the property became the home of the Bailor and Sheerer families. Charles E. and Dorothy (Bailor) Sheerer had the following children: Marilyn, Nancy, Larry and Richard.

This house was built between 1911 and 1928 since it does not appear on the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of 1911 but does appear on their 1928 map.

In 1958, John Leidy Sr. and Arthur Aumiller decided to provide ambulance service to the community. In 1960, Robert Stimmel donated a 1941 hearse for conversion as an ambulance. The service was operated by Fire Company Volunteers, with dispatching from the Stimmel Funeral Home. (In 1970 the borough purchased an alarm system that was placed in the Sheriff's Office, Mifflintown for dispatching.)

In 1999 the ambulance Division was separated from the Friendship Fire Company and the separated unit became the Port Royal Emergency Medical Services, Inc.

The house that had hosted the EMS operation was torn down in 2014 by the Friendship Fire Company to expand parking facilities for the Community Center that is located just north of the property.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/19/09 - Image Year: 1992
This is a side view of the property before it became the Emergency Medical Services Building. The picture was taken by George Pierson c. 1992. (Photo submitted by Professor George N. Pierson.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/28/13 - Image Year: 1958
PORT ROYAL'S FIRST AMBULANCE: This was a converted 1941 Buick hearse donated by J. Robert Stimmel.
Contributed by ray on 2/28/13 - Image Year: 1955
AUMILLER & LEIDY Art Aumiller and John Leidy stand along side of Port Royal's first ambulance.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 10/18/10 - Image Year: 1964
DRIVERS and ATTENDANTS - August 25, 1964 Kneeling: (l-r) Bob Michael, Earl Willi, Bob Burd, John Leidy Standing: (l-r) Bill Wagner, Bob Stimmel, Fred Wagner, Mick Zimmerman, Arthur Aumiller, Harold Hartman, Phil Kilme
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/28/13 - Image Year: 1960
NEW AMBULANCE and ATTENDANTS: Note in Sept 2, 1964 Port Royal Times: "Port Royal ambulance club purchased a 1960 Cadillac ambulance. The ambulance will be put into operation as soon as it can be fully equipped with emergency equipment and first aid supplies." (l-r) Jim Millikin, Abe Harbst and Bob Hockenberry (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/28/14 - Image Year: 2014
DEMOLITION: The former home of Port Royal EMS is being razed by Manbeck Excavating (Mar 2014). This is in preparation for expanding parking for the PR Community Building. The EMS was recently relocated into the Friendship Fire Company Building. (The garage for the razed building is visible behind the Speed Limit sign. The Community Building is visible behind the garage.) (Photo from THE TIMES by Paulette Forry)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/27/16 - Image Year: 2016
EXPANDED PARKING LOT: This photo from the intersection of Milford and Fourth Streets shows the expanded parking lot to serve the Community Center. The lot is located where a private residence and later the Emergency Services Building had been located. The Community Center and Friendship Fire Company building can be seen behind the parking lot. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/23/09 - Image Year: 1885
This map shows the 300 block of Milford (North) Street as it appeared in 1885. This house is not represented on the map.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/23/09 - Image Year: 1889
This map shows the 300 block of Milford (North) Street as it appeared in 1889. This house is not represented on the map.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/23/09 - Image Year: 1904
This map shows the 300 block of Milford (North) Street as it appeared in 1904. This house is not represented on the map.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/23/09 - Image Year: 1911
This map shows the 300 block of Milford (North) Street as it appeared in 1911. This house is not represented on the map.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/23/09 - Image Year: 1928
This map shows the 300 block of Milford (North) Street as it appeared in 1928. This house is represented as #7 on the map.



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