Hanco Emergency Medical Service will open a second station in May on the northeast side of Findlay.
The company announced Monday that renovations are underway at 1155 Croy Drive.
“Having a station on the north side of the Blanchard River ensures we have strategically-located vehicles and resources to meet our communities’ needs,” said Rob Martin, chief of Hanco. “This location will be fully staffed, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, just like the Sixth Street location.”
Martin said calls will be distributed between the two stations based on proximity and availability.
A backup Hanco unit is also housed at the Liberty Township Fire Department building, 7692 Hancock County 140, Findlay. The unit can provide medical response in Liberty Township on the west side of Findlay, as well as in the city and surrounding communities.
Hanco became the sole emergency medical service provider for Findlay last April, when MedCorp withdrew its service from the city. MedCorp’s parent company, First Med EMS, based in Wilmington, N.C., then shut down, without notice, in six states in December.
Since becoming the sole emergency medical service provider for Findlay, Hanco has met the city’s goal of having a response time of 12 minutes or less on 99.9 percent of calls. The company responds to about 6,000 emergency calls per year.
Hanco is owned by Blanchard Valley Medical System.