The Dougherty County Emergency Medical Service has moved into its new headquarters building, and officials say the larger and nicer layout will help ease the paramedics stress level.
The 14,000 square foot building will be headquarters for the EMS' 80 employees. The much larger drive through bays can park and charge eight ambulances.
There are seven individual bedrooms with lockers for each paramedic and bathrooms for every two rooms. There are offices for administrators, and kitchens, dayroom, and outdoor patio for the paramedics. Officials say
Dougherty Co. EMS Director Bobby Tripp said that will help cut stress between calls. "This is going to be a great morale booster for them, which is really needed. It's just great to be in this building. With all the room that we have now, it's just so much different that what we had."
This new building replaces the 30-year-old headquarters at Jefferson and Second.
The county and the Hospital Authority of Albany and Dougherty County swapped properties, and Phoebe is considering using the old headquarters to house their patient transport vehicles.
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