The new, combined Richmond & Lenox EMS and Smart headquarters building is
located at 34505 32 Mile Road in Richmond
The new Richmond & Lenox EMS(RLEMS)/SMART Headquarters was completed in just over nine months, from the Oct. 10, 2016 groundbreaking to the July 18 ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremonies attended by residents, government officials, and representatives from RLEMS, SMART, Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick (AEW), and DCC Construction.
The 16,500 sq. ft. facility was built on the site of the former RLEMS location which was demolished as part of the project, at a cost of $2,735,000. The new headquarters will house four to six ambulances, operations and administrative staff, and the SMART Community Transit Fleet of eight small buses.
AEW’s team, led by Lyle Winn, PE, Lead Project Engineer, and Jason Arlow, AIA, Lead Project Architect, performed the architecture and engineering services, and DCC Construction handled the construction.
Lenox Twp. Supervisor Ron Trombly, EMS Chief Jeff White, and Richmond Twp.
Supervisor Cynthia Greenia cut the ribbon to officially open the new facilities
Roy Rose, AEW’s President and CEO offers his thanks and congratulations to all who were
instrumental in helping to make the facility a reality
RLEMS is a municipally-owned Ambulance Authority, and their shared services have been providing E.M.S. to northern Macomb County since 1975. Richmond and Lenox Townships are the joint owners of the authority, and they are also contracted to serve the cities of Richmond and Memphis, the village of New Haven, and Ray Township in Macomb County. They also serve Casco, Columbus, Riley and Wales Townships in St. Clair County, and answer more than 3,800 emergency calls each year.
In partnership with SMART, RLEMS provides bus services for the residents of Armada Township, the village of Armada, the cities of New Baltimore, Richmond and Memphis, and the townships of Lenox, Ray, Macomb and Chesterfield. This successful program provides over 34,000 rides annually to seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income riders going to work.
Jeff White, EMS Chief, addresses the folks gathered for the Oct. 10, 2016 Groundbreaking ceremonies
Officials and representatives of Richmond & Lenox EMS, SMART, AEW, and DCC Building Co.
participated in the official Groundbreaking for the new facilities on Oct. 10, 2016.
Read more about this project and the Grand Opening ceremony here, in the Macomb Daily.
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