Updated 06/08/2012 03:20 PM
Mohawk Ambulance Service opens new station
The Mohawk Ambulance Service opens a new station in Glenville. An open house was held Friday to introduce the station to the community. Our Erin Connolly has more from Glenville.
To view our videos, you need to
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.
Then come back here and refresh the page.
GLENVILLE, N.Y. -- When an emergency call comes in, EMTs and paramedics have no time to spare. That's why Mohawk Ambulance Service is happy to unveil its new station in Glenville.
Jim McPartlon, Vice President of Mohawk Ambulance Service, said, "Our response times are better. Probably shaved two to three minutes off our response time, and in a life or death situation, that can mean a lot of time."
The building on Freeman's Bridge was once an insurance agency and then a hair salon but has been been vacant for the past few years.
Glenville Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle said, "We are happy this is a revitalized building, and it's another example of a reused building in Glenville."
The new two bay station features 4500 square feet of floor space with enough room for ambulances, a training room and office space. The ambulances also boast the latest technologies.
McPartlon said, "All of our ambulances have GPS systems in them that are tied to our communications center so they can see it in real time and dispatch the right ambulance to the right emergency."
Twenty people will be employed at the station, which will operate 24 hours a day. So they are prepared for anything and everything to keep the people here safe.
State Senator Hugh Farley said, "These are the people who save lives, they get to the scene in a hurry, they work well in all kinds of weather, and they are well trained. It's really an asset to have in our community."