We’re excited to announce that construction has begun on the new EMS station we are building in Manheim Borough. The new station, being built at 50 West Colebrook Street, will enhance our response capabilities, and allow us to more efficiently serve the Manheim community.
Our current location on East High Street does not allow for adequate space to operate two ambulances from, and the traffic in front of the current station provides challenges for a safe exit and return to crew quarters. The new station will have four bays, administrative offices, sufficient space for crew quarters and training needs and will better help us meet the EMS needs of our community. The training room will be available for public use,upon request, as is our current training room in the station on East High Street, but will be located on ground level, making it much more accessible than our current training room which is located on the 2nd floor. We anticipate construction to get us under roof in the next few months and be complete by spring.
The funds to construct this new station are being raised through a capital fundraising campaign titled, The Campaign To Save Lives. The goal of the capital campaign is to raise $900,000.00 and is being led by Coach Mike Williams, with Honorary Co-Chairmen, Mike Graham and Dr. Lewis Jury. The campaign seeks to raise funds in five year pledges and since launching the fundraising campaign in May, the team has raised over $850,000.00.
The businesses and individuals in the Manheim Community have generously supported this campaign and we are close to reaching our goal, but we need a few more donations and pledges to get us there. Thank you for your support. If you have not made a pledge or a donation and would like to do so, please contact Lori Shenk at our Manheim office, 665-2904.