More than $1 million has been pledged for the new Northwest EMS station in Manheim. The campaign began last year with the goal of raising $900,000 within the Manheim area, which is the area that will be served by the Manheim EMS station. Donors exceeded that with a total of $1,033,000 pledged. The pledges will be paid over the next five years.
Dr. Lewis E. Jury, co-chair of the fundraising effort and former Manheim Central School District superintendent, said, “To think that we could do something like this in less than a year means there is a great deal of pride in the Manheim community.”
Construction on the four-bay station is nearing completion. The community will be able to see it at an open house in August.
Northwest EMS responds to emergency calls in the northern tier of Lancaster County ranging from Conoy and East Donegal Townships in the west, to Clay Township in the east. It also has ambulances stationed in Maytown, Elizabethtown and Brickerville.