Extreme Makeover: Indianapolis EMS Crew Room Edition

Indianapolis, November 21, 2012 -- Playing off of the theme of the hit ABC television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medic Station 10 has received its own makeover. 

Indianapolis’ Browning Investments donated the resources necessary to remodel Medic 10’s crew room, located behind Forest Manor Health Center at the corner of Sherman Drive and 38th Street. Browning worked with Epperson Painting, Gaylor Electrical and Blakley’s Flooring, who donated their time and resources to the effort.

“Browning Investments, along with its partners, donated everything including design, flooring, custom cabinets/desk, painting, electrical and furniture,” said Nick Ball, strategic initiatives section chief for Indianapolis EMS. “Their effort on this really means a lot for the community and our medics.”

While reviewing Indianapolis EMS’s needs, Ball identified a handful of crew rooms that were in great need of an overhaul. Indianapolis EMS runs operations out of four hospitals, 21 fire stations and five crew rooms throughout the city. The crew rooms most in need are often cramped, have outdated furniture and are simply in need general improvements and repairs. Ball said Browning was more than ready to help with the effort. 

In addition to Browning’s tremendous support, the Best Buy located on Lafayette Road donated a 32-inch flat panel TV. Sims Cabinetry, Allen Systems and Lazy Boy Furniture also helped offset the price of the project. Work on the project finished this week.

Indianapolis EMS consists of a staff of 306 dedicated individuals, including 82 EMTs and 167 paramedics, and operates ambulances throughout Marion County. Of those ambulances, 32 are run on the day shift, and 24 are run on the night shift.

Indianapolis EMS operates as a division of the Department of Public Safety and was formed via unification of Wishard and Indianapolis Fire Department EMS services. The service benefits from medical leadership in quality, education, training and research from the IU School of Medicine.

To learn more about Indianapolis EMS, visit www.IndianapolisEMS.org. You can also follow Indianapolis EMS on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/IndianapolisEMS) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/indianapolisems).