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March 6, 2009
For the month of February, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) responded to 82 calls for service, bringing the 2009 total to 189 calls. There were 10 responses within Smithsburg town limits and 12 responses to the Leitersburg and Ringgold areas. There were five calls each to the Mount Aetna and Cascade/Pen Mar areas. Mutual aid calls to neighboring counties included 11 to Frederick County, Md., four to Franklin County, Pa., and one to Berkeley County, W.Va. Another five calls were to the Hagerstown area and two were to Boonsboro.
NEWS
June 6, 2007
SMITHSBURG - For the month of May, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) responded to 85 calls for service, bringing the 2007 total to 486 calls, according to Capt. Jim Ulrich. A breakdown for the month includes 18 calls within Smithsburg town limits and 15 calls to the company's area served by the Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Department. SEMS personnel handled nine calls in the company's portion of the Mount Aetna Volunteer Fire Department's response area. Mutual aid calls to other counties included 14 to Frederick County and three to Franklin County.
NEWS
October 3, 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.
NEWS
October 15, 2000
Smithsburg to sell utility vehicle By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer SMITHSBURG - About seven months after Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services was denied a request to put its utility vehicle and its equipment into service as a rescue squad, the company has decided to sell the vehicle. Monroe Taranto, SEMS board president said an ambulance would be more useful to the company because utility vehicles can't transport patients and the vehicle handles poorly in the mountainous area.
NEWS
December 1, 2009
SMITHSBURG -- Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS), responded to 92 calls in November and attended other local functions. The November responses pushed SEMS past 1,000 calls for the year, with a total of 1,039 calls as of Dec. 1, according to Deputy Chief James Ulrich. The November calls included 22 responses within Smithsburg town limits, 12 responses to the Leitersburg area, seven to the Mount Aetna area and eight calls to the Cascade-Pen Mar area. There were five mutual-aid calls to Frederick County, Md., five to Franklin County, Pa., nine to the Hagerstown area and one to the Boonsboro area.
NEWS
May 7, 2008
SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) responded to 85 calls for service during April. During the month, 20 calls were within Smithsburg town limits and 15 calls were in the Leitersburg area. There were only two calls each to the Mount Aetna and Cascade/Pen Mar areas. Mutual aid calls included 12 to Frederick County and two to Franklin County, Pa. An additional nine calls were in the Hagerstown area and two calls were in the Sharpsburg area. Personnel from SEMS transported 62 patients to local hospitals during the month of April, according to Assistant Chief James Ulrich.
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August 20, 2012
The Fort Ritchie Community Center and Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services Inc. have entered into a partnership that will allow emergency medical personnel to have access to the community center's fitness area. Since the Fort Ritchie Community Center opened in 2008, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services has placed medical personnel on standby at the center's events, according to a news release from the organizations. The Fort Ritchie Community Center returned the favor by allowing Smithsburg medical personnel to have free access to the community center's fitness area, the release said.
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NEWS
May 9, 2010
SMITHSBURG -- The Smithsburg Emergency Medical Service (SEMS) annual awards banquet was held Feb. 27 at Savoy Catering Service in Waynesboro, Pa. During 2009, SEMS volunteers responded to 1,125 calls for service, but also logged a total of 16,502 hours of volunteer service by 37 active members, according to a news release from Deputy Chief James Ulrich. The top 10 members with logged hours of service and the most call responses were recognized, as well as the following: Advanced Life Support Provider (medic/paramedic)
NEWS
May 4, 2010
Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) responded to 75 calls for service in March, according to Deputy Chief James Ulrich. Calls included 14 responses in town limits, 12 responses to the Leitersburg area, two to the Mount Aetna area and five to the Cascade/Pen Mar area. There were 10 mutual-aid calls to Frederick County, Md.; two to Franklin County, Pa.; and six to the Hagerstown area. SEMS responded to 55 medical calls and 16 trauma calls, including nine vehicle, motorcycle, moped and pedestrian accidents.
NEWS
May 4, 2010
The Smithsburg Emergency Medical Service (SEMS) annual awards banquet was held Feb. 27 at Savoy Catering Service in Waynesboro, Pa. During 2009, SEMS volunteers responded to 1,125 calls for service, but also logged a total of 16,502 hours of volunteer service by 37 active members, according to a news release from Deputy Chief James Ulrich. The top 10 members with logged hours of service and the most call responses were recognized, as well as the following: o Advanced Life Support provider (Medic/Paramedic)
NEWS
December 1, 2009
SMITHSBURG -- Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS), responded to 92 calls in November and attended other local functions. The November responses pushed SEMS past 1,000 calls for the year, with a total of 1,039 calls as of Dec. 1, according to Deputy Chief James Ulrich. The November calls included 22 responses within Smithsburg town limits, 12 responses to the Leitersburg area, seven to the Mount Aetna area and eight calls to the Cascade-Pen Mar area. There were five mutual-aid calls to Frederick County, Md., five to Franklin County, Pa., nine to the Hagerstown area and one to the Boonsboro area.
NEWS
March 6, 2009
For the month of February, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) responded to 82 calls for service, bringing the 2009 total to 189 calls. There were 10 responses within Smithsburg town limits and 12 responses to the Leitersburg and Ringgold areas. There were five calls each to the Mount Aetna and Cascade/Pen Mar areas. Mutual aid calls to neighboring counties included 11 to Frederick County, Md., four to Franklin County, Pa., and one to Berkeley County, W.Va. Another five calls were to the Hagerstown area and two were to Boonsboro.
NEWS
January 6, 2009
SMITHSBURG -- During the month of December, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to 90 calls for service, bringing the 2008 total to 1,064 responses, according to Assistant Chief James Ulrich. SEMS personnel responded to 111 calls for trouble breathing, 122 for chest pain/heart problems, and 104 vehicle and pedestrian accidents in 2008. The department also handled 28 transfers to other stations during 2008. Of the 1,064 calls for the year, 250 were in Smithsburg town limits and 131 were to the Leitersburg area.
NEWS
November 5, 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.
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