Construction continues on the Jackson Parish Ambulance Service (JPAS) District building that is roughly doubling the square footage that will be available and allowing for the JPAS to be able to provide better opportunities and amenities for current and future employees.
“We are excited to see the building take it’s new shape,” said JPAS Director Aaron Johnson. “Once completed we will be able to offer many more advantages and benefits for our current and future staff as well as the general public.”
The new area will add additional bedding space for first responders on site as well as a state of the art training center. Included will be a storm shelter as well. Another advantage is that once the new addition is completed the JPAS will be able to provide a better opportunity for a possible candidate to pursue a career in the field that is in need of additional personnel.
“Fewer people are entering the field of Emergency Medical Service,” added Johnson. “Hopefully having this training center locally available will encourage local residents to look into becoming a first responder as a career.”
The addition is being paid from Jackson Parish Ambulance Service District funds.