Glassport EMS service future assured
By Michael DiVittorio
Published: Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, 12:46 a.m.
Clairton Volunteer Fire Department's Emergency Medical Service division has acquired a building in Glassport to continue providing service to the borough.
Fire Chief John Lattanzi said the department closed on the sale of the property at 842 Monongahela Ave. on Thursday.
The EMS division rented that site since August 2011 at $650 a month.
The two-story structure was purchased from Reliance Hose Co. No. 2 for $80,000 through a seven-year mortgage.
Clairton EMS had ambulances at a building along the 700 block of Monongahela Avenue before moving to the current building for additional space.
“If we didn't buy the building, there (would) be no ambulance service out of Glassport,” Lattanzi said. “It would all come out of Clairton. We're happy we got the place.”
An ambulance and crew would have been stationed from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on a Glassport street if the building had not been purchased.
Reliance Hose life-member John Bender said the company voted in April to sell the building. It was appraised and posted for bid, and Clairton EMS was the highest bidder.
Reliance Hose had owned the building since 1963.
“Of course we didn't want to see the building go. It was nice of the ambulance service to purchase it,” Bender said. “They're providing a service to the borough.”
Clairton EMS houses three ambulances and other equipment at the Glassport facility, and has been the borough's official ambulance provider for at least the past 10 years.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or email@example.com.
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