As our re-branding effort continues, the completion and delivery of one ambulance brings good holiday spirit to the volunteers and career staff alike. Ambulance 79-2, a 2001 Freightliner with over 75,000 miles, was sent out for a complete overhaul to fix any known issues and rehab the unit to extend its' serviceable life span. During the overhaul the unit was also re-branded to match our new corporate image. To save money, we used a vinyl wrap technique over top of the existing red/white paint color.
On December 11th, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services received a visit from Cub Scout Pack 108. Nine scouts, their pack leader, and their parents came out to SEMS for a tour of our station and an opportunity to build their own first aid kits. Right as Captain Todd Frey was welcoming the group we were dispatched to a call for a vehicle crash. The kids were excited to see 2 ambulances pulling out of the station and responding lights & sirens on a real emergency call. The parents were impressed and also surprised to find out that, out of the two full crews that re
Assistant Chief Garrett Snyder and Captain Krystina Snyder both attended the 2013 Maryland Resuscitation Academy, held May 16th & 17th. The MRA was held this year at the Howard County James N. Robet Public Safety Training Center. Topics included community CPR, high-performance CPR for EMS providers, MIEMSS' new Termination of Field Resuscitation Protocol, and the current science surrounding resuscitation.
For the last several years on Christmas Eve, SEMS volunteers delivered meals to the elderly that were prepared by Meritus staff. This year Smithsburg EMS delivered 116 meals to elderly residents at The Alexander House in downtown Hagerstown. Thanks to Lieutenant Kevin Demmons and EMT students Casey McKnight and Tyler Lowe for making Christmas a little brighter for those in need!
We really appreciate the meals that Smithsburg EMS deliver to us over the holidays. Janie Thompson
The night of December 19th, 2007 will never be forgotten. 5 years ago, a brave man - our friend - was killed doing the job he loved. Smithsburg Police Officer Christopher Shane Nicholson will forever be in our hearts and will always be watching over us. If you have not stopped by Veterans Park on West Water Street, please consider a short trip to pay your respects at his memorial.
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