Toyota donates land in Georgetown to build new fire hall and training center

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Toyota recently donated seven acres of land to Georgetown-Scott County for the city to build a new fire station and training center for emergency medical technicians and paramedic training.

Georgetown-Scott County Emergency Medical Services will create and service a new district, which is expected to significantly reduce emergency service response times, according to a news release from the Scott County Tax Court. Later, the city will also add facilities, manpower and equipment for the needs of the Georgetown Fire Department.

Construction of the GSCEMS will be funded by Georgetown and Scott County.

GSCEMS Director Chris Runyon said he and his team are ready to serve Georgetown-Scott County even better with the new facility.

“We are very grateful to Toyota for giving us this opportunity to improve our service in Scott County. This station will reduce response times for many of our residents, in some cases by up to 15 minutes. It will also include a state-of-the-art training center that will be used to deliver EMT and paramedic training to our community. We couldn’t do what we do, as well as we do, without our amazing community partners. A great thank you to our tax court, Judge Covington, and Toyota for making this new facility a reality! It is truly an honor to work and serve Georgetown-Scott County,” Runyon said in a press release. .

Milton S. Rodgers