Brighton Volunteer Ambulance officials recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its base renovation and expansion at its current location of 1551 Winton Road S.
Joining BVA officials were Sen. Joseph E. Robach, R-Greece; former New York State Assembly Majority Leader and current Congressman Joseph D. Morelle; Assemblywoman-elect Jamie Romeo; Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello; and Brighton Town Supervisor William W. Moehle. Also attending was former New York State Lt. Gov. and current President/CEO of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Robert J. Duffy along with local government and public safety community officials.
The expansion project will allow BVA benefits that will benefit the community. With all offices and crew quarters located on the first floor, the building was now fully handicapped-accessible. The first aid room gives walk-in patients privacy. One of BVA’s popular featurs for town residents, the Loan Closet, was relocated near the new public entrance on Winton Road South. The second floor will be dedicated for storage.
The former four-bay garage now has space for eight vehicles. This makes BVA compliant with the New York State Department of Health and Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services standards to keep the vehicle contents in a temperature-controlled environment, as well as a secure area when not in use. With additional crew workstations, an exercise room, a kitchen/dining area, administrative offices and storage space along with added garage space, BVA grew from a 4,500-square-foot facility to about 11,000 square feet.
They will continue to maintain their training center in a leased space at the nearby Brookside Elementary School.