EMS unit/crew coming soon to Murfreesboro

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 5, 2008

MURFREESBORO – Emergency Medical Service (EMS) coverage is edging closer to reality here.

At a recent Murfreesboro Town Council meeting, town officials discussed the progression of the renovation of the former Murfreesboro Rescue Squad building and the Murfreesboro Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) building.

Public Safety Director and Police Chief Darrell Rowe recently met with Hertford County EMS Director Kevin Davidson to look at the layout of the available space.

Rowe said Davidson was “very pleased” with the space earmarked for a county EMS unit to be housed in Murfreesboro.

Renovations to both buildings continues and the town is looking to obtain the quotes on other work needed to both structures.

MVFD will be moving all of their equipment to the former Rescue Squad building, with the exception of a ladder truck, which will be housed in the current fire department building.

Once MVFD make their move, the department’s former building will be utilized for a county EMS unit, along with storage space for the Murfreesboro Police Department.

A bunk and kitchen unit is also planned for EMS personnel in the neighboring Public Works Department.

Murfreesboro Town Administrator Cathy Davison said this layout was chosen upon town officials speaking with Davidson and the renovations to the fire department’s building would go quicker.