WICHITA — Sedgwick County has purchased property at 636 N. St. Francis for a new building for EMS Post 10.
There are 15 permanent EMS posts in Wichita and the county.
EMS Post 10 currently is at 704 N. Emporia in space the county leases from Via Christi Health.
Via Christi eventually needs that space back for expansion plans.
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"We were in need of a bigger facility anyway," says Scott Hadley, operations manager for Sedgwick County EMS.
The new building will be 5,000 square feet.
There are two ambulances that operate out of Post 10.
Don Piros of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal for the new space.
Law/Kingdon Architecture is designing the remodeled space. When that's complete by the end of this year, there will be a bid for the $500,000 construction of the facility.
The new facility probably won't be ready until fall of 2011, which Hadley says isn't a problem.
"There's no rush for us to go out of the (building) we're currently in."