Fayetteville wants Central EMS to buy property

Posted: October 30, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Becky Stewart (from left), chief for Central Emergency Medical Services, joins Owen McAdoo, finance director, and Steve Harrison, assistant chief, in examining the vehicle bay Aug. 17 at the current Fayetteville Fire Department's Fire Prevention Bureau at 833 N. Crossover Road. The ambulance authority executive committee is in the process of purchasing the structure for use as a station for Central EMS after the City Council voted Tuesday to sell the facility.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Staff will recommend the City Council accept Central EMS officials' lower bid for city-owned property, officials say.

Fayetteville Fire Department vehicles sit Aug. 17 at the current Fire Prevention Bureau at 833 N. Crossover Road. The ambulance authority executive co...

What’s next?

The Fayetteville City Council will consider the bids for property at 833 N. Crossover Road during a regular meeting at 5 p.m. Nov. 7. The building is currently used by Fayetteville fire marshals, who will move into a new location at 4140 S. School Ave. after an old fire station is remodeled. No deadline has been set for the move.

Source: Staff report

Central EMS

Central EMS has served in Fayetteville and Washington County as the advanced life support ambulance service since 1980. The service covers about 920 square miles that includes Fayetteville, Elkins, Farmington, Goshen, Greenland, Lincoln, Prairie Grove, Tontitown, Johnson, West Fork and Winslow. The service also covers the University of Arkansas and more than 30 miles of Interstate 49. The service area includes all areas of Washington County except for Springdale. This year’s overall budget is about $10 million.

Source: Staff report

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