Smithsburg EMS defends vehicle use
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer
SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services personnel want the public to know their company vehicles are being used appropriately.
Some residents have complained to the company's board of directors about seeing the ambulance company's Ford Expedition and Explorer at local businesses when they are not on a call, board member Judith Ferro said.
The vehicles aren't being misused, she said.
Ferro said it's difficult to get volunteers who can respond to calls during the day so the company allows some people who are employed locally to take the vehicles to work.
When an accident occurs, their employers allow them to leave work, and having the vehicles close by enables them to respond quickly to calls, she said.