LETHBRIDGE: It's moving day for the city's fire and
emergency services. Wednesday, the crew took up residence at their new fire hall
building at the corner of 4th Ave. and Scenic Drive.
"The best part of
this new building is really about getting our staff back together," said Ward
Eggli, the EMS resource officer. "We've been displaced from an administrative
perspective and an operations perspective for almost two years. So we're getting
our family back together and that's most important right now."
members of the service's staff will now be taking up residence in the new
building. Eggli says it's business as usual, with a few improvements. For
example, the new address will allow crews to get out onto the streets faster
when responding to emergency and fire calls. They're also looking ahead to
enhancing the capacity of their EMS: the service purchased three new ambulances
in recent months and they're set to buy three more by the end of the year.