PATTERSON – State Senator Pete Harckham has secured $100,000 in state grant funding for the Town of Patterson to construct a new building that will serve as headquarters for its Emergency Medical Service. The building will constructed at the municipal complex that includes the Patterson Town Hall and Patterson Justice Court buildings.
The new 2,000-square-foot EMS building will include garage space for the ambulances and living and sleeping quarters for the emergency medical technicians.
Currently, the town’s ambulances do not fit into the garage and are parked outside when not on call.
“It is vitally important that the town has a secure and usable building to house the ambulance and emergency equipment for its EMS operation,” said Town Supervisor Richard Williams, Sr. “With this grant funding from the state, we will be able to begin construction of a new facility this year while also taking some of the cost burden off of our taxpayers.”
The awarded grant funding came from the State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM), which is among the grant programs administered by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York to support community and economic development.