Thursday, September 5 2013, 12:13 PM EDT
New Hamilton County Emergency Service Station Opens
Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services celebrated the completion and opening of the new EMS Station 1 at 10918 Highway 58 with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning.
The new station houses Medic 1, previously quartered at the south end of their district. The property for the new station was donated by Jim Berry.
Other facts of interest about the new HCEMS Station 1:
-- District covers Birchwood, Snow Hill, Meadowview, and other sections of northern Hamilton County north of Wolftever Creek
-- Medic 1 staffed by at least one Paramedic and one EMT per shift (24 on 48 off)
-- Original Station was built in 1988 on Career Lane (south end of district)
-- Old Station not cost efficient, poorly insulated, high utilities
-- New Station is 5 miles north of old Station in center of district
-- Built by Hamilton County Maintenance
-- Total cost - $156,297 – (no labor charges)
-- Property was donated to Hamilton County for Fire Station and Ambulance Station
-- Answer on average @ 1,000 calls per year
-- District has great potential for anticipated growth
Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, Commissioner Chester Bankston, Commissioner Larry Henry, Hamilton County Trustee Bill Hullender, Director of Emergency Services Tony Reavley, HCEMS Chief Ken Wilkerson, Hamilton County Maintenance, and personnel from HCEMS and Highway 58 VFD were in attendance.
Photo courtesy Amy Maxwell, Hamilton County EMS