According to Nell Ford, Worth County Commission clerk, the three bedroom, two bath doublewide home that has been moved to Warwick for the EMS to use was once the home of the LifeFlight helicopter crew that flew from what was then Baptist Worth Hospital.
After being bought out by Phoebe Health Services, Baptist Worth
and the LifeFlight helicopter was no longer operational.
â€œThe county decided to contract with Phoebe-Worth
for EMS services and needed a bigger place for the station in Warwick,â€ said Ford. â€œWhat they did have was a little one room place with a bathroom and a tiny kitchenette-type thing.That entire place would fit into the living room/den area of the new place.â€Ford said the station will be manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will serve as a sort â€œhome away from homeâ€ for the EMTs.Ford
said the new fire truck that was dedicated yesterday was initially purchased last year.