AUSTIN, Texas - ATCEMS says it will soon start remodeling Station 1, the first standalone EMS station in the United States.
Located at 3616 S. 1st. Street, Station 1 has been a "home away from home" for medics since it opened on April 15, 1982, says ATCEMS.
The original Station 1 was built with funding from a bond package approved by Austin voters in 1979, and cost $345,000 to build. ATCEMS says that since its inception, Station 1 has housed multiple response vehicles, from ambulances and district command units, to special operations units and rescue boats.
Construction for the new and improved Station 1 was approved as part of the 2018 bond package, which includes remodels of four other ATCEMS stations: Station 5, Station 7, Station 10, and Station 13.