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Groundbreaking for Cabarrus EMS headquarters set for Monday

Published: Nov. 1, 2021 at 6:23 AM EDT
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CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - The groundbreaking for the Cabarrus County EMS headquarters took place on Monday.

The nearly 30,000-square-foot space will provide a hub for EMS staff serving the growing Cabarrus community. The project is expected to be completed by April 2023.

“Today is an exciting day for Cabarrus County, more specifically for Cabarrus EMS. To break ground on what is going to be an amazing facility here has been a long time coming,” said Cabarrus EMS Chief Jimmy Lentz. “The current facility we are in was built when we had about 15 EMS employees, today fully-staffed we would be about 160 employees.”

“It just shows our growth and we have expanded beyond where we were and so we’re growing in the county,” added Master Paramedic Tammy Jacobs. “This is my second career. I came into EMS later in life, I just like serving people, I just want to be here for the community.”

EMS officials celebrated the historic occasion – 15 years in the making – with a hybrid ceremony, providing a virtual experience to maintain safety for the public. A limited number of project officials took part onsite.

The public can watch the replay of event on the Cabarrus County EMS Facebook page and the county’s Facebook page.

The new facility will be built on county-owned property at 793 Cabarrus Avenue West. The land used to be home to the Cabarrus fairgrounds.

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