FundraisingWe are able to cover a significant portion of the project with a reserve fund we’ve been building for several years and with a generous gift from the Duplinsky family. If we can continue to demonstrate strong private support for the new facility UVM will consider offering a loan for the remaining cost of the project
Help support the new station project by giving online at our secure site and select “UVM Rescue Squad Fund.”
Existing QuartersThe existing Rescue quarters at 284 East Avenue are undersized and inadequate. The ambulance bay it too small for a modern ambulance (requiring a custom built rig) and their back-up ambulance must be kept in the unheated Wheeler House Barn, or left parked outside quarters. Both of these locations result in problems starting the vehicles in cold weather and the need to store temperature sensitive drugs and equipment in heated space, away from the vehicle. The existing interior spaces are hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Quarters include only one bathroom and one four bed bunk room, often necessitating on-duty crew members to sleep on the day room couches.
Proposed FacilityThe new facility will include a heated garage with a service bay to accommodate the two ambulances related spare equipment storage and a charting room; crew quarters including a full kitchen, two bathrooms with showers, lockers and sleeping areas to accommodate up to eight people overnight; conference/study room, a work-out area, laundry and supply storage space, and a common room (similar to a lounge) to serve as a multipurpose gathering location where volunteers undertake training, wait for calls or enjoy a crew prepared meal. The “common room” will have space for socializing, study and a wide-screen TV. All areas will be equipped with a public address system used by UVM Police Services to dispatch the on-duty crew as well as wireless internet for computer access. Given the nature of the facility, a back-up generator and air conditioning is required.
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