SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services Inc. personnel responded to 81 calls for service in February, bringing the 2005 total to 177 responses.
Of the 81 calls for February, 12 were to Frederick County, Md., and three were to Franklin County, Pa.
Seventeen calls were in the Smithsburg town limits, 13 were in the Hagerstown area, three were in Cascade, four were in the Mount Aetna area and 11 were to the Leitersburg area.
The most common call was for trouble breathing, which accounted for 16 calls. Personnel transported 49 patients to area hospitals during the month.
The department also assisted on five fire-related calls, Capt. James Ulrich said.