ARCADIA, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The Arcadia community has a new home for its emergency services.
Community members gathered for an open house to celebrate years of hard work and fundraising for a new building for the arcadia ambulance service.
The service has been operating out of three separate spaces since losing its former home at the arcadia hospital when it closed in 2011.
Cletus Foegen, Arcadia Ambulance Service President said, “We have worked for years to get a new space to keep the service here in arcadia. We got a lot of donations from area businesses and people from the area and organizations we were able to come up with a plan to build this beautiful building.”
Deb Slaby, Arcadia Ambulance Service Director said, “We have multiple communities in our area that support emergency medical services in our area, and we couldn’t be here in this new facility without that support.”
They’ve raised about 670 thousand dollars, a little more than halfway to their one-point two-million-dollar goal.
The team at arcadia ambulance serves about eight thousand people in eight communities.