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Ambulance Garage Groundbreaking July 29

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new headquarters of Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be on Monday evening, July 29, at 6 pm. The event will be held at Fairfield Hills campus at the garage’s new location, across from Reed Intermediate School.

The new building’s design has taken into consideration the need for increased integration with other Newtown-based health and wellness organizations, with a second floor devoted to education. Features of the building will include individual crew-member bunk rooms, office space for the executive board and the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association Inc, three double-long garage bays, and technologically advanced electronic and security systems.

This building will also include a large training room to facilitate increased community educational opportunities such as CPR and AED training, first aid, and Scout merit badges. It will also provide space for equipment storage and training for emergency medical technician classes, which are imperative for the continuity of an all-volunteer corps.

The Board of Trustees on June 12 voted unanimously to move forward with an estimated $4.5 million new emergency medical service facility.

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