Breaking ground to better serve their community

By Jillian Marshall

May 19, 2013 Updated May 21, 2013 at 10:14 AM EDT

Great Bend, PA (WBNG Binghamton) The Great Bend-Hallstead Ambulance Volunteer Corp. broke ground on their new and larger building.

The first scoops of dirt begin a new journey for the all volunteer company.

President and CEO Tony Conarton says the volunteers have out grown their old building.

They are building a new facility with a garage to house two ambulances, create office space and improve their training area along Carroll Road in Great Bend, Pa.

"It's going to give us the ability to hold more trainings here, we have monthly trainings. We answer 360 calls a year and it's going to give us the ability to grow," Conarton said.

"Since the inclusion of so many people moving into the area from the gas companies and things like that, we have done a lot more runs and we just need the room," said Eddy Arnold, member of the finance committee.

For contact information on the volunteer corporation, here.