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Emergency responders help make Halloween safe in Smithsburg

November 05, 2008

SMITHSBURG - During Smithsburg's trick-or-treat night Oct. 30, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) personnel were out in force to help ensure the safety of trick-or-treaters, according to Assistant Chief James Ulrich.

While some company members handed out candy at the station or were on standby in Whispering Hills, other personnel staffed bicycles and chase vehicles around town.

EMS bike team members maintained radio contact with their chief officers, who could be in contact with the Smithsburg Police Department if needed.

In its fifth year, the combination bike and vehicle patrol has responded to a few reports of minor injuries and missing children. The efforts of SEMS personnel helps to provide quick response to emergencies, slow speeding vehicles, deter vandalism and fighting, and ultimately help make Smithsburg a safer place to trick or treat.

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SEMS extends its thanks to Community Rescue Service of Hagerstown for use of the bicycles and the Washington County Division of Fire and Emergency Services for additional communications equipment.

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