Carbon County emergency medical crews had been working from an outdated garage that was over 50 years old. Due to structural and other age-related issues, County officials determined to replace the building. EDA designed the County’s new ambulance facility with a number of features that will improve emergency services to the community.
The new garage adds three ambulance bays for a total of eight. Climate-controlled storage protect the County’s new voting equipment. Sleeping accommodations keep EMT staff on-site 24 hours a day. The emergency response dispatch center is separated from a secondary communication center that can serve as a back-up for the state’s public safety dispatch located nearby. The building also serves as an emergency operations center in the event of a natural disaster or other calamity.
Unique elements of the building design are heated slabs (for climate control) and advanced security systems. Expansive soil conditions at the site required EDA and the project team to design solutions such as waterstops and a drainage layer.