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New EMS building on track for fall
Employees with Brandt Construction, above, and He-Rock Masonry, below, work on the new Green County EMS building in the 1800 block of 12th Street on Friday. The facility is expected to be complete by fall. To order either of these photos, click here. (Times photos: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - Construction of Green County EMS' new facility is on schedule to be completed this fall after winter weather put construction on hold.

EMS Chief Dan Nufer said construction of the new 12th Street facility has seen significant progress since resuming in early April. Although only the facility's footings were in place when construction halted for the winter, most of the building's walls are already erected.

"We're hoping to be in it around Cheese Days," Nufer said, adding that it would certainly be finished by fall.

Construction of the facility began on Sept. 28 and halted in early November.

The 12,000-square-foot facility will replace the current EMS building on the other side of 12th Street and will provide more crew sleeping quarters, more ambulance berths and more classroom space.

The old building is owned by Green County EMS, but is built on land owned by the City of Monroe. Nufer said he hopes to sell the old building to the city.

Construction of the new building was funded entirely by donations exceeding $1.5 million. Nufer said he was very grateful to the Green County community for its support, as the EMS receives no funding through taxes and must rely on fundraisers to pay for its operations.