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Upcoming Open House at EMS Base

(La Porte County, IN) - An open house of the new EMS base in Rolling Prairie is scheduled this week.


La Porte County Emergency Medical Service Administrator Andrew McGuire said the base has made a noticeable difference in response times to patients in that area since opening just over two months ago.


That area, which includes Rolling Prairie, Heston, Hudson Lake and Mill Creek was previously serviced by ambulances from the EMS base in the City of La Porte.


“Some parts of that area were averaging about 18 to 20 minutes from La Porte and we’ve been able to get that down by half, if not, more to certain areas,” he said.


The public is invited to the open house set for Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.


McGuire said all three shifts are manned and the base has one ambulance but with room for two if expansion is needed in the future.


A new La Porte County Highway garage serving that area was also built recently on the site in the area of U.S. 20 and Indiana 2. 


The land once serving as a rest stop was donated by the Indiana Department of Transportation.


Construction of both facilities came in at about $2.3 million.

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