Brooke County Commission Breaks Ground on New EMS Building

The Brooke County Commission marked an important milestone today as they officially broke ground on a new EMS building. The move signals a renewed commitment to strengthening emergency medical services within the county and improving response times for the community.

The ceremony was a display of unity and progress, bringing together the Commission, EMS professionals, local dignitaries, and residents to celebrate this important development. The new EMS facility, located at 3027 pleasant ave. Wellsburg is designed to house advanced medical equipment and provide comfortable accommodations for EMS personnel.

Brooke County Commission President, Andrew (A.J.) Thomas, expressed optimism and gratitude in his remarks during the groundbreaking. "This new facility is more than just a building; it signifies our dedication to the health and safety of our community. We are grateful for the ongoing support of our residents and look forward to the positive impact this building will have on our emergency services," he said.

The new EMS building comes as part of a broader initiative to improve public services in Brooke County. It's designed to cater to the growing needs of the area's emergency response system, housing modern equipment, enabling faster response times, and providing training facilities for EMS staff.

Details of the building plan indicate that it will include vehicle bays for ambulances and other emergency vehicles, a training room, sleeping quarters, and a kitchen, among other essential facilities. The design is focused on efficiency and comfort, recognizing the critical role EMS staff play and the demanding nature of their work.

Local EMS Director, Andy Nickerson, shared his enthusiasm for the project: "Our team has been looking forward to this for a long time. Having a state-of-the-art facility will undoubtedly increase our capacity to serve the community. This building is not just for us - it's for every resident of Brooke County who may need our help one day."

Construction is projected to take approximately one year, with the building expected to be fully operational by the summer of 2024. The project is being entirely funded by county funds, a reflection of the Commission's fiscal responsibility and dedication to investing in the community's well-being.

Stay tuned for further updates on the construction progress and other important news related to the Brooke County Commission's efforts to enhance the quality of life in our community.