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$1 million requested for Ranson ambulance station

March 02, 2007|by DAVE McMILLION

CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Jefferson County ambulance officials on Thursday requested $1 million from the Jefferson County Commissioners to build a new ambulance station in Ranson, W.Va.

The Jefferson County Ambulance Authority currently operates from a building along Lancaster Circle in Ranson but there is not enough room for the growing operation, said Ed Smith, operations manager for the ambulance authority.

The ambulance authority does not have enough room in the building for its vehicles and employees are working in cramped conditions, Smith said.

Smith and ambulance authority president Pete Kelley told the commissioners that the City of Ranson has designated a site in town for a new ambulance station.

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The site is off 16th Avenue east of the intersection of Mildred Street and Leetown Pike, according to Smith and Kelley.

The site will be a good location for the ambulance station because it is in the center of the county and there is easy access to the Charles Town Bypass, according to Smith and Kelley.

The commissioners made a few comments about the funding request but there was not an extensive discussion.

The funding request was being made as the commissioners begin to formulate their budget for the upcoming year.

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