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KERSHAW COUNTY CUTS RIBBON AT LUGOFF EMS STATION

Post Date:12/02/2019 3:50 PM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2019

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Lauren Branham Reeder
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KERSHAW COUNTY CUTS RIBBON AT LUGOFF EMS STATION

Kershaw County, SC – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, November 26th for a new EMS Station in Lugoff. The new station, located at 9 Mesa Lane off US Highway 601, will not only serve the Lugoff area, but can also handle calls in the Camden and Elgin areas because of quick and easy access to I-20.

“It’s a great day in Kershaw County as we celebrate the opening of the new Mesa Lane EMS station,” stated Kershaw County Chairman Julian Burns. “This is the second EMS station Kershaw County has constructed in the last year and I would like to publicly thank County Council for supporting this effort as well as Gene Faulkenberry and Gerald Blanchard for carrying on this tradition of excellence in serving our citizens.”

“I could not be prouder of this community and the Kershaw County team for bringing this vision to life,” said Kershaw County EMS Director Gerald Blanchard. “We are now able to better serve our county with quicker response times to emergency medical situations than ever before.”

In lieu of a traditional red ribbon typically used in ceremonial ribbon cuttings, Blanchard used the tape of his own EKG report stating “EMS is my heart and I could not think of anything more appropriate to use for the grand opening of Kershaw County’s newest EMS station.”

The Mesa Lane EMS station is the second EMS station to be constructed within the past year. In December 2018, Kershaw County opened a new EMS station at 3225 Porter Road (Bethune) to serve the areas of Bethune, Cassatt, Mt. Pisgah, and Gates Ford.

Photo (from left to right): Don Corbett, Councilman David Snodgrass, Councilman Al Bozard, Council Chairman Julian Burns, Gerald Blanchard, and Gene Faulkenberry.

 

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