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Sussex County EMS Holds Grand Opening for New Medic Station

Posted: 07/12/2017 14:40:00 -04:00 Updated:
Sussex County EMS on Wednesday held a grand opening for its new medic station in Rehoboth Beach. (Photo credit: Sussex County Government) Sussex County EMS on Wednesday held a grand opening for its new medic station in Rehoboth Beach. (Photo credit: Sussex County Government)

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Sussex County EMS on Wednesday held a grand opening for its new medic station at 19255 Plantation Road in Rehoboth Beach. 

The 5,000-square-foot building, which is nearly twice the space of its predecessor, includes 2,000-square-feet for office and living space and an additional 3,000-square-feet for medic trucks bays. The facility also serves as an office for a supervisor and training facility for new medics. 

The combined station will house two EMS trucks, two duplicate trucks and will serve as the main EMS training station in Sussex County.

Crews will respond to the Lewes, Rehoboth, Dewey and Milton communities.

“We feel that this station is built in the right place and will help us improve our overall response times to calls as well as provide overall better service to residents and visitors of the 104 district,” said Sussex County Emergency Medical Services Director Robert Stuart. “This station will serve as the model for our next dual-purpose facility project on the west side of the county.”

According to officials, this is the first EMS station with drive-thru bays.

The new $1.4 million paramedic station – a single-story building designed to blend with the surrounding residential areas – is the fourth free-standing, county-owned facility built exclusively to house EMS crews and units in recent years.

Since 2009, Somerset County has constructed new medic stations near Laurel, Long Neck, and Bethany Beach, shifting from a decades-long model of renting space or co-locating with volunteer fire companies for quarters.

The new station became operational in May.

 

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