BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- Mayor-President Kip Holden helped EMS officials break ground on a new EMS facility that's been in the works for up to fifteen years.
The new 20,000 square foot facility will centralize all 270 staff members with 12 paramedic substations.
It'll have classrooms, a warehouse facility, and a brand new paramedic substation .
EMS personnel saved money for 15 years to pay for the new facility themselves, and Public Information Officer Mark Olson says he's excited about it.
"It's wonderful, you know, we don't have to go to the metro council and ask them for money, we don't have to go to the taxpayers and ask them for money for this thing, this is just something that we have been saving up for, and now it's come to fruition." Mark Olson, East Baton Rouge EMS Public Information Officer, said.