STANFORD - New paint is going on the fire and flood-damaged walls of the Stanford Emergency Medical Service and Rescue Squad building this week. The paint and other repairs are the result of complaints by some employees, who told the board of directors they felt unsafe in the building.
As of Wednesday, EMS employees working 24-hour shifts were re-housed at the city fire station as a stop-gap measure, pending the completion of repairs to the EMS building and living quarters. They were formerly housed at Fort Logan Hospital.
Keith Dean, EMS director, said employees may stay at the fire station during their shift as crews work to paint, install central heating and air-conditioning, and lower the former ambulance bay ceilings in the current EMS building. The building was damaged by a flood in 1996, as well as a water heater fire earlier this year. Last month, Dean asked the board of directors for a new building. Currently, they are looking into the possibility of renting a building while repairing the EMS station.