Posted July 11, 2016
SCEMS Hosted Dedication Ceremony on June 4, Complete with a Big Surprise
On Saturday, June 4, Scott County EMS hosted a dedication of its newly renovated and expanded EMS station. The expansion resulted in an additional 4,500 sq. feet being added to the station’s existing 3,000 sq. feet and saw the addition of private bunk rooms, a medical supply storage room, a fire-resistant records storage room, a multi-purpose room complete with donated workout equipment, and a 50-person classroom and training equipment storage room. The renovation completely transformed the old living and sleeping areas into administrative offices, a conference room, and supply rooms. Even the ambulance bays were converted from “back-in only” to “drive-through.”
On the day of the dedication, over 100 guests shared in the celebration of the new facility. It was an especially momentous occasion as Scott County EMS surprised County Councilman Raymond W. Jones by naming the new complex in his honor. Mr. Jones was the driving force behind the creation of Scott County’s first county-operated ambulance service and has been a pioneering champion throughout its creation and growth. Mr. Jones was surrounded by family, friends, and colleagues as congratulations abounded.
The new classroom was a very welcome addition to the Scott Co. EMS Training Institute and will be used to offer a wide variety of health-related courses. Classes such as CPR/AED, First Aid, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, EVOC, Medical Spanish, as well as EMR, EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic courses will be available to both the public and the employees of Scott County EMS.