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Smithsburg EMS responded to 114 calls in September

October 03, 2007

SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) responded to 114 calls for service during September. As of the end of the month, the 2007 total was 891 calls - up from 810 calls last year.

A breakdown for the month includes 24 calls within Smithsburg town limits and 13 calls to the company's area served by the Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Department.

SEMS personnel handled two calls in their portion of the Mount Aetna Volunteer Fire Department's response area.

Mutual aid calls to other counties included 21 to Frederick County, Md., and five to Franklin County, Pa.

Smithsburg EMS also handled or assisted on seven calls in Hagerstown's Community Rescue Service's area. Another five calls in September were to the Cascade and Pen Mar areas.

During September, SEMS personnel responded on several emergency calls while covering Boonsboro's station during Boonesborough Days and Williamsport's station during a disaster drill.

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Personnel from SEMS transported 79 patients to local hospitals and one patient to Union Memorial Hospital during the month.

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