UPDATED: Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 2:35pm
Temple, TX — A near fifty-year old building in Temple has received a half-million dollar makeover and is now serving as Scott and White’s new EMS center.
The building was built in 1964 was originally home to the Temple Fire Department.
The city still owns the building but it was Scott and white that spent money renovating it.
They have a five-year lease on the building.
There are more bays for response vehicles, a larger dispatch room and rooms for community outreach like CPR classes and self defense.
“We’re really saving lives," said Chuck Pearson, EMS Director at Scott and White. "We’re able to get to the patient’s side quicker to reduce morbidity or mortality and get the patient to the hospital faster."
The building is in the center of town at 505 N. Third Street and is 10,576 square feet.