New Ambulance and EMT facility groundbreaking
The long awaited vision for a new ambulance and EMT facility is becoming a reality. Late Thursday afternoon the Mauston Area Ambulance Association held its ground breaking ceremony on its property at the corner of Prairie and South Union Streets in the City of Mauston. Ganther Construction Architecture of Oshkosh’s Project Manager, Andy Wilke, who has ties to Mauston, said, “The project will be completed by Thanksgiving. The $1M, 88-hundred square-foot building will have 5-truck bays, day quarters for the EMTs, showers, and a training room.” President of the Ambulance Association, RN Kathy Noe thanked everyone for their support including the EMTs and the Board members. She says, “Emergency medical service has changed over time. In 1974 the EMTs were able to take the rigs home with them, but no longer. We must provide fast service.” The Association includes the City of Mauston, Village of Lyndon Station, and the Towns of Lisbon, Kildare, Summit, Seven Mile Creek, Lemonweir, Marion, and Lindina. The EMTs provide an advance level of service, just below the paramedic level. Noe said she likes the location because the crews have access to the street and the hospital.
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