It is a sincere privilege to serve as the Operations Director of Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services.  I bring over 3 decades of paramedic and firefighting experience to the organization and community.  My number one priority is to support our mission, which is “to save lives”.  Our goal is to provide the highest quality of patient care and customer service through the latest Advanced Life Support (ALS) technologies and innovations.  We will respond to emergency incidents as quickly and safely as possible to provide rapid intervention that saves lives every day.

The welfare and safety of our work force is equally important.  We will provide our work force with the very best equipment to keep them safe and help them to save lives.  Just as important are our firefighters, law enforcement, and military personnel.  We will keep them safe with medical support during their incidents.

We have a dynamic team of both career and volunteer staff that provide patient care that is second to none.  We will maintain a high level of preparedness through continuing education, training, and strong leadership.  We will mentor and prepare our next generation of EMT’s and Paramedics to be the best providers!

Finally, it is my honor to serve in the community where I live, protecting my family, neighbors, friends and visitors.  The communities of Smithsburg, Leitersburg, Mt. Aetna, Cascade, Pen Mar, Fort Ritchie, Ringgold, Cavetown, and Wolfsville deserve the very best!


Ward Fleger

Operations Director A.A.S., NRP