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Gadsden County Commission approves funding for new EMS building

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 14:44:12-04

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Gadsden County Commissioner Eric Hinson has secured $132,000 in funding for a new building to house Emergency Medical Services, enabling Havana’s residents to receive urgent care during a medical emergency. The current EMS location is structurally unsafe for workers.

Havana Emergency Medical Services will be relocating to a new building after receiving the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners’ full support.

The new EMS facility will be located at 6805 Florida-Georgia Highway, which will allow Havana EMS to remain located in the town.

The facility will include a full kitchen, common area, dining area, two bedrooms, and a bath for $132,000.

The hazardous structural impediments have put a strain on the workers who already operate efficiently with limited resources.

Understanding these difficulties, Commissioner Hinson worked with the Board to secure funds from the 2019-2020 budget for the new building.

“Our EMS first responders are the foundation of Gadsden County’s emergency response system,” Hinson said. “They are the bedrock that ensures that someone will be there to answer the call when an emergency arises. We need to do everything within our power to assist and support our local EMS personnel as they undertake their critical mission in serving and protecting our communities.”

The Havana EMS has been in operation for 10 years and provides assistance throughout Gadsden County.