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EMS Warehouse Rising in Doylestown Twp. with Homeland Security Funds

May 28, 2019

Contact: Larry R. King, 215-348-6413, lrking@buckscounty.org

Work is progressing in Doylestown Township on a new Emergency Services warehouse that is being constructed entirely with federal grant money.

The 12,000-square-foot building, expected to be completed in July, is being built on the Neshaminy Manor campus along Route 611 on land between the Neshaminy Manor Nursing Home and the existing Bucks County Central Warehouse. DSC_6781(2)

The approximately $800,000 facility will hold emergency services supplies and equipment such as trailer-mounted generators, sign boards, mass care shelter equipment, mass casualty equipment, public health response supplies and other items.

Work began on the site in mid-March, the County Commissioners held a ceremonial groundbreaking on April 3, and the final pour for the foundation took place Friday morning. The pre-engineered metal building will be 150 feet long and 80 feet wide when finished.

The warehouse is strategically located in Central Bucks County to aid in the rapid deployment of Emergency Services equipment when needed. 

IMG_9057(2)The entire cost of the building is being funded through a grant obtained by Emergency Services Director Scott T. Forster using Homeland Security funding. In addition to storage, the building will be equipped with a small office to enable Emergency Services staff to perform inventory management and maintenance checks on equipment.

“This facility, through its capacity for storage and its central location, will greatly enhance our ability to respond to emergencies of all kinds for all Bucks County residents,” Forster said. “We are especially fortunate, as taxpayers, that Homeland Security money was available for this construction, thus easing the burden on county residents.” IMG_9056(2)