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Ambulance station may be moved
Director says it should be closer to town
This is something Ive been considering, said EMS director Preston Denney.

A measure is under consideration to relocate Warren County EMS Ambulance Station 2 closer to Smartt Station.
“This is something I’ve been considering,” said EMS director Preston Denney. “I need guidance. If you tell me to drop it, I’ll drop it. I’ve not spoken with anyone other than a few of my employees. I would like to relocate Station 2 closer into town and back to where it used to be.”
The request was made during Monday’s Safety Committee meeting with members Teddy Boyd, chair, Carl D. Bouldin, Randy England, Ron Lee and Charles Morgan.
Station 2 is currently located with Morrison Volunteer Fire Department on Manchester Highway. Prior to that building’s construction, Station 2 was located off Manchester Highway, at the end of Engle Boulevard where it intersects with Vervilla Road.
The relocation onto Manchester Highway was prompted by Warren County helping the city of Morrison with matching funds needed for construction.
Both buildings are owned by the city of Morrison.
Denney said he would like to move back into the old building, which is being used for storage.
“We get more calls in the Smartt Station area,” said Denney. “It would be beneficial to us to move back. It might be a long shot – they might tell me no – but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to ask, if it’s OK with this committee for me to do that.”
Funds to improve the building would come from the existing EMS budget.
“In our Building and Maintenance fund we get $15,000 a year,” said Denney. “Last year, we only used $2,000 to $3,000 of it. The year before, we had to put a roof on a station so we used quite a bit. Provided nothing goes wrong this year, we could use some of that money to make building improvements.”
Denney was given permission to look into the relocation.