A new ambulance garage was recently dedicated at the EMS station in English Village, west of the Dugway Proving Ground command building. The 40X40-foot structure was especially welcomed by Emergency Medical Services personnel who previously parked their vehicles outdoors.
Exposure to annual extreme temperatures from -15 to 105 degrees froze and overheated medical equipment and supplies. Now, medical personnel no longer scrape ice from windows and headlights before going on a call.
“It has shaved off response time by five minutes,” said John Mittelman, EMS Coordinator and a longtime paramedic on Dugway.
The last time ambulances stood under cover was approximately 2012, when they used the former Dugway Army Hospital. They were moved to the new Dugway Health Clinic about that time.
Installation Management Command in San Antonio funded the new garage project. Local offices working together included Directorate of Public Works (DPW), Emergency Medical Services, DPW Contract Management, DPW Engineering, Chenega Facilities Management, Network Enterprise Center, Dugway Fire Department, Mission Installation Contracting Command (MICC), MICC Engineering and Construction Consulting Management, the contractor based in Saratoga Springs, Utah.