Construction to begin Friday on Long Sault EMS base

A conceptual drawing of the Long Sault EMS base that will be built on Moulinette Road in Long Sault, Ont. Dignitaries will break ground Nov. 13, 2015. (Photo/South Stormont)

LONG SAULT – Dignitaries from Cornwall and SD&G will turn the sod later this week for the future addition to the region’s Emergency Medical Service.

A sod turning ceremony is happening Friday at 1 p.m. at 409 Moulinette Road in Long Sault.

Among those scheduled to be there are Ontario Emergency Health Services Field Manager Robert Acheson, Cornwall Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy, SD&G Warden Eric Duncan and South Stormont Mayor Jim Bancroft.

South Stormont bought the half acre parcel of land in June for $90,500 for the Long Sault EMS base.

The construction of the paramedic station, by De Saulniers Construction and Open Plan Architects, will be a complement for new paramedic response unit (PRU) that was introduced this summer.

The SUVs (one is also stationed in Lancaster) are meant to improve paramedic response times in South Stormont and South Glengarry.

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