SMITHSBURG - In the month of October, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to 94 calls for service, bringing the 2005 total to 960 responses as of Oct. 31, according to Capt. Jim Ulrich.
One call was to Frederick County, Md., and one was to Franklin County, Pa. There were 38 calls in the Smithsburg town limits, while another 15 calls were in the Hagerstown area. Two calls were in the Cascade area and there were seven calls in the Mount Aetna area.
Another nine calls were to the Leitersburg area.
The most common call was for medical emergencies, which accounted for 13 calls. During the month, 56 patients were taken to area hospitals. The department also assisted on four fire-related calls during the month.
From 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Halloween, Smithsburg EMS personnel patrolled the town to ensure the safety of trick-or-treaters for the second year in a row. One team of two rode bikes around the center of town and two teams of two were assigned to the Whispering Hills subdivision.