EMS plans open house, tours of station

Miami County commissioners declared May 19-25 as Emergency Medical Services Week in the county. Officials present to accept the proclamation were (front row, from left) EMS Deputy Chief Frank Burrow, EMS Battalion Chief John Harvey, EMS Chief Dave Ediger; (second row, from left) Commissioners Tyler Vaughan, Danny Gallagher, Phil Dixon, Rob Roberts and George Pretz.

PAOLA - Miami County Emergency Medical Services is planning an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark its 30th anniversary, and to provide the public with tours of its remodeled and expanded EMS Station No. 1, which is located at 32765 Clover Drive.

The open house and anniversary celebration is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29 and will include a free lunch in addition to the tours, according to EMS.

Commissioners voted unanimously Aug. 29, 2018, to award a contract for construction of the new ambulance bay and living quarters addition for the station to Legacy Contractors, LLC. The Paola-based firm also was chosen to replace the roof on the existing portion of the building.

The 22-year-old EMS station, just off U.S. Highway 169 south of Paola, has had a variety of ongoing issues, dating back several years.

In 2012, commissioners first discussed a number of problems, such as trouble with the septic system, bathroom fungus, stucco and garage door issues, roof gutter discharge, misaligned doors, landscaping and drainage concerns, heaving floors and an overall lack of space.

News Editor Doug Carder can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or doug.carder@miconews.com.

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