The Vestal Volunteer Emergency Squad (VVES) is a not-for-profit organization with volunteer emergency responders serving a primarily rural area of 53 square miles in the Town of Vestal. In operation since 1976, VVES has offered training to its members and grown to a staff of over 90 EMT’s, 30 IV Technicians, 8 Cardiac Care Technicians, and 100 total members certified in CPR. They even offer Advanced Life Support services to the community in the form of a Heartmobile. This service currently operates out of a building that flooded in both 2006 and 2011, contributing to the decision to move headquarters.
The Town Board of the Town of Vestal resolved that the relocation of the Vestal EMS building from its Myrtle Street location was necessary. It’s new location along the Vestal Parkway positions the EMS building next to the Vestal library and museum. This multi-million dollar project is funded by bonds and grant money. The Board approved a total of $1,400,000 in bonds to be issued to the town, with another $2,800,000 expected to come from a US Department of Housing and Urban Development Black Grant Disaster Recovery act. The new structure will consist of an 11,123 SF, mixed-use facility. The vehicle storage area will be a 5,890 SF, pre-engineered metal building with a 700 SF mezzanine. The other portion is designed as a conventional steel building with bar joists and will be used as office space for administration, training and daily operations.
Aubertine and Currier was contracted to perform Structural Engineering design services for this project including the schematic design, design development and construction administration phases. The schematic design included a preliminary foundation plan including typical details, preliminary roof framing plan, and typical wall section. The design development involved coordination with the architect and MEP designers for the revision of plans, general notes, standards, design data and geotechnical data references, a foundation plan with details, roof framing plan, structural sections, header/lintel schedule details, concrete apron detail, bollard detail and typical control joint, construction joint and isolation joint details.
Construction is currently underway for this project.