Cole County new Emergency Medical Services headquarters bid awarded to GBH Builders
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
Cole County has chosen a contractor to build a new $4.8 million emergency medical services headquarters.
The Cole County Commission awarded the bid to GBH Builders in Tuesday's Cole County Commission meeting. Originally, the project was forecast to cost $3.7 million.
Part of the costs will be covered by a $2 million Community Development Block Grant awarded to Cole County and Jefferson City.
Another $2 million has been set aside from EMS sales tax.
The commission has not yet decided how the rest of the costs will be covered.
The new headquarters will sit on the corner of McCarty and Adams streets, which county officials say is in the top call volume area. The projected time frame for building the new headquarters is 420 days from the signing of the contract.
Currently, the ambulance in downtown Jefferson City is stationed in the Cole County Law Enforcement Center.
The downtown ambulance responds to over 3,000 calls per year -- over 1,000 more than any one of the other stations.
"With the addition of this facility, we will be able to put another ambulance downtown. Crews will be much more comfortable, and it will be a great facility for us," said EMS chief Eric Hoy.
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