Cecil County Gears Up for a New Paramedic Station: A Boost for Local Emergency Services

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ELKTON, MD — Cecil County Government is set to construct a new mid-county paramedic station in North East. The development was announced on January 18, 2024, by Cecil County Executive Danielle Hornberger, Director of Emergency Services (DES) Wayne L. Tome, Sr., and other DES leaders during a site visit.

The construction of this permanent facility will replace the current leased building housing Paramedic 2. The project, approved in the Cecil County Government FY24 budget, will utilize federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. As per ARPA guidelines, the station must be completed by December 2026.

According to Director Tome, the new emergency services station will feature at least two bays and state-of-the-art equipment, significantly enhancing the county’s ability to respond to medical emergencies more efficiently. Coupled with another new station underway at Appleton Road, these initiatives mark considerable progress in modernizing Cecil County’s emergency services infrastructure.

County Executive Hornberger expressed enthusiasm about the project, emphasizing that it will be entirely funded by federal COVID relief dollars. She highlighted the importance of applying these one-time funds towards a project that will have long-lasting benefits for Cecil County residents.

“This is a win-win for the safety and well-being of our citizens and the future of our county,” said Hornberger. She extended her gratitude to the County Council and Council President Jackie Gregory for their support of this vital public safety project.

The new paramedic station is a testament to the county’s ongoing commitment to enhancing public safety and improving emergency response capabilities. By leveraging federal funding, the county is not only addressing immediate needs but also making a long-term investment in its emergency services infrastructure.

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The announcement is welcome news for Cecil County residents who will benefit from quicker response times in emergencies. The project also underscores the county’s ability to effectively use federal funds to meet local needs and improve public services.

As Cecil County moves forward with these ambitious projects, residents can look forward to a more robust and efficient emergency services system. The construction of the new paramedic station is not just an investment in infrastructure, but an investment in the safety, well-being, and future of Cecil County and its residents.

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