Farmingville, NY – Almost one year ago to the day, ground was broken for a new headquarters for the Mastic Beach Ambulance Company at 343 Neighborhood Road, and on Monday, September 17th, Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Dan Panico were joined by fellow elected officials, directors and officers of the Mastic Beach Ambulance Company, community leaders and residents, to cut the ribbon to the state of the art facility.
“This day has been a decade in the making,” said Councilman Panico during the ceremony. “This facility will better serve the dedicated volunteers of the ambulance company and the constituents of the district. Furthermore, as the first new building on Neighborhood Road in a decade, the ambulance headquarters will become the model by which all others should follow.”
Design of the two-story, 18,000-square-foot new headquarters building was performed by LKMA Associates & Nelson & Pope. Construction of the facility was led by Stalco Construction, with Premiere Heat serving as the HVAC contractor; WHM Plumbing as the plumbing contractor and Eldor Contracting as the electrical contractor. To allow for more efficient emergency response and equipment maintenance operation, the new building features five drive-through vehicle bays, instead of the three one-way bays that were in the previous facility. The drive-through design of the bays also further improves the efficiency and safety of operations by allowing the company members to respond out of the building onto both Main Street and Diana Drive. The new building also accommodates as many as 15 vehicles, with additional updated EMT volunteer housing, equipment storage, and decontamination facilities.
Mastic Beach Ambulance Chief Charles Voelger said “this new facility not only brings much-needed improvements to the Emergency Medical Services provided to the citizens of Mastic Beach, but it also turns a piece of blighted property into a beautiful, occupied, state of the art municipal building. The headquarters for the Mastic Beach Ambulance Company proves the threefold commitment our town government has to uplifting this community, supporting volunteerism and civic participation, and revitalizing our Main Street. We are lucky to bring an example of what our Main Street can be to the community. In addition, our volunteer EMS has outgrown the facility we are moving out of for many years, and our volunteers and community will be well served by this new, more centrally located headquarters. As a lifelong resident of Mastic Beach, nothing makes me prouder than to work hand in hand with these dedicated public servants and to help bring this project to fruition.”
Supervisor Romaine said, “The revitalization of Neighborhood Road starts with the opening of the Mastic Beach Ambulance Company’s new headquarters. Most importantly, it will help improve response times and save lives. I congratulate all the members on the start of a new era and I wish them the best of luck in this beautiful, state-of-the-art building.”
The property once served as home to a hardware store and then a super market, but once vacated, became a constant source of blight. The Town acquired the property in 2016, and subsequently demolished the building.
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