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Smithsburg EMS responses top 1,150 in past year

January 09, 2008|By MARLO BARNHART

SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to 86 calls for service during December.

That brought the 2007 total to 1,152 responses for the year - the highest total since the company was organized in 1981.

According to James Ulrich, assistant chief of operations, the 1,152 calls for the year show continued growth in the Smithsburg area.

For 2007, there were 226 calls in Smithsburg town limits and 158 calls to the company's area served by the Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Department.

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Mutual aid calls to other counties included 180 to Frederick County, Md., and 44 to Franklin County, Pa.

Another 79 calls were in Hagerstown's Community Rescue Service's area, 75 calls in the area served by the Mount Aetna Volunteer Fire Department and 72 calls in the Cascade/Pen Mar area.

A total of 770 patients were transported to hospitals after being treated by Smithsburg EMS personnel in 2007.

Ulrich thanked Smithsburg EMS volunteers for their time and commitment, and thanked the citizens of Smithsburg and surrounding communities. Without their continued support, he said the department would not be able to provide first-class emergency medical care.

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