Groundbreaking Held for New Home for Ambulance Company Based in Conshy

A groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning for a new building to house the local ambulance company.  The Borough of Conshohocken contributed $100,000 towards refinancing and renovations of the building at 500 East Hector Street to be the new state-of-the-art home for the Volunteer Medical Service Corps (VMSC, or you may recognize their vehicles as Narberth Ambulance).  VSMC will finance the remaining costs through a capital campaign and funds saved for this project.  They currently operate from a trailer located on the property.  Borough Council President Paul McConnell, pictured on left above, was on hand to present the check to David Zaslow, president of VMSC.

The building as it is today.
David Zaslow, President of VMSC, cuts the red ribbon.

The ambulance company bought the property in 2004.  When completed the station will be a two-story structure housing EMS crews servicing Conshohocken and West Conshohocken boroughs.

Inside the building currently.
How the front of the building will look.

VMSC operates 24/7/365.  VMSC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit ambulance company which currently serves Conshohocken, West Conshohocken, Narberth and Lower Merion.  Thus far in 2011, VMSC has responded to approximately 8,000 calls for service in Conshy and West Conshy over 13 years.  In addition, VMSC has responded to thousands of other responses from neighboring communities under state mandated mutual aid agreements.

To learn more about VMSC click here.