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Smithsburg briefs

October 05, 2006

Police department responds to 297 calls



SMITHSBURG - The Smithsburg Police Department responded to 297 calls for service in September, Smithsburg Police Department Chief Michael Potter said at the town council meeting Tuesday night.

Ordinance violations and disorderly conduct were the most commonly reported incidents.




County candidate meets with council



SMITHSBURG - Kristin Aleshire, a Democratic candidate for county commissioner, attended the Smithsburg Town Council meeting Tuesday night.

Aleshire said that if elected, he will attend two town meetings each month, so he would see Smithsburg's town council about three times a year.

Aleshire also would meet with the county's municipalities annually to identify and discuss each town's top five goals.




EMS personnel updating map books



SMITHSBURG - Emergency medical services personnel are in the process of updating company map books.

EMS personnel will need to travel particular roadways and driveways to ensure map books are up to date and have the proper information to expedite emergency response.

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Personnel will be in a marked Smithsburg EMS emergency vehicle.

For information, call 301-824-3314.




Emergency Services Newsletter distributed



SMITHSBURG - The fifth issue of the Emergency Services Newsletter was distributed to Smithsburg residents in September.

The bimonthly newsletter is created by the Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co. and Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services Inc.

The newsletter also is available at www.smithsburgvfc.org.




EMS will provide extra safety on Oct. 31



SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg EMS personnel will be out Oct. 31 to ensure the safety of trick-or-treaters.

For the third year in a row, teams of EMS personnel will be on bicycles providing extra safety for those out for trick-or-treat. In the event of an emergency, each bicycle team member carries equipment to begin treatment until an ambulance arrives.

There have been no injuries, and emergency services have not been needed since the practice was started.

The bicycles used for the event are on loan from Community Rescue Service of Hagerstown.

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