New EMSA Hub Opens In Bixby

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 6:16 pm
By: News On 6

EMSA cut the ribbon on its new facility in Bixby Monday.

It's a deployment hub, where five ambulances are housed.

Paramedics report to work at the hub, get their ambulance assignment, and then fan out across the south side.

The goal is a faster response in the South Tulsa, Bixby and Jenks areas.

"If you look at the difference in the last ten years, there's a significant population growth in this area, so hence, with that, of course, the higher 911 call volume," said John Peterson, with Paramedics Plus.

There's been a dedicated ambulance service in Bixby since April.

The new hub started stocking and maintaining ambulances for the area last month.

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