The Bryan County Emergency Services station in Pembroke got more than a fresh coat of paint recently. It also got a new carport.
Here's a press release announcing the improvements from Freddy Howell, director of BCES:
If you’ve been down North Main Street in downtown Pembroke lately you may have noticed a new look and fresh coat of paint on the house that Bryan County Emergency Services (BCES) ambulance EMS 6 runs out of. BCES is very proud of its remodeled station.
In the past, because the ambulance would not fit under the existing carport, it had to sit out in the elements exposed to the sun, heat and rain. Anytime a vehicle is left out in the elements, it is open to additional wear and tear, and can become a security issue.
In an effort to save taxpayer money over time, the City of Pembroke, Pembroke Fire Department and the Bryan County Emergency Services worked together to build a new carport that would allow the ambulance to be housed in a more secure fashion, and out of the elements.
They put a fresh coat of paint on the entire structure. The City of Pembroke owns the property and Bryan County houses an ambulance and personnel there 24 hours a day. The carport was built and the house was painted by on-duty personnel. This is a great example of inter-governmental cooperation in Bryan County.
Many thanks go out to the leadership of the City of Pembroke and to the fire personnel who worked diligently on this project.