Boyle Construction renovated the former North Central Fire Station building into the City of Bethlehem’s second Emergency Management Services (EMS) station. The renovated facility permitted inside storage for more of the City’s fleet of ambulances and provides space for future expansion. The Dewberry EMS building also permitted the City to divide its emergency responses based on geography, with the Stefko Boulevard facility mainly responding to calls on the south side of Bethlehem and the Dewberry Avenue station handling calls on the north side of Bethlehem.
The addition added a double-deep garage bay to this masonry structure, originally built in 1965. Bethlehem EMS is designated as the primary emergency medical service for the City of Bethlehem. It offers ambulances and support vehicles and a staff of full-time and part-time state-certified paramedics for 24/7 coverage out of two EMS stations.