Owner/President Mark Meijer, of Life EMS Ambulance, spoke to about 40 services organization representatives, co-workers and local dignitaries during a Thursday morning dedication of the service's new facilities at 517 E. North St. location."We are glad to be here," Meijer who owns and is the president of Life EMS, stated as he spoke with about 40 services organization representatives, co-workers and local dignitaries during a dedication of the facilities Thursday morning at 517 E. North St.
"We're primarily thankful every day for the trust that Kalamazoo and Portage puts in us and our medics in providing ths critical services," Meijer said. Life EMS
has a service contract with a consortium of area governments including the city of Kalamazoo, Oshtemo Township, Parchment and Cooper Township. Its workers operated for most of the past year out of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety's former station at North Rose Street while its offices on North Street were being expanded from about 6,500 square feet to 18,170 square feet.
The expansion includes a new garage for its vehicles, new vehicle service and maintenance bays and a new, gated parking area for wheel-chair transport vehicles at the rear of the facilities. The LEED-certified facilities were built by the Kalamazoo-based CMS Group
, which started with two ambulances and about eight workers in the Kalamazoo area, now employs about 80 workers in Kalamazoo and utilize approximately 14 Paramedic Units in addition to 10 wheelchair transport vans.
The Kalamazoo operation is part of Life EMS
Organization that currently has a total of 350 Associates who operate in eight West Michigan Counties.
thanked the many Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians who work at the Kalamazoo Life EMS
, locations, as well as the city of Kalamazoo, the Northside community, the CMS Group
and others for helping the Ambulance Service Provider the ability to grow and improve its service.
Mark Meijer Owner/President Life EMS
Newly Updated and Expanded Facility