Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services Celebrates Completion of EMS 20 Station Renovation – Clarksville Online

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Montgomery County, Tennessee – Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) celebrated the completion of the Station 20 renovation project at 1610 Haynes Street with a tour and ribbon cutting on the afternoon of Nov. 1.

Station 20 is historically the first EMS station built in Montgomery County 44 years ago.

EMS Director Bill Webb led the celebration in thanking current and previous county leaders and the county commission for understanding the need for the renovation. He also thanked the County Department of Engineering, Jon Clark of Clark Architecture & Design and Mike Boisseau of BR Miller and his team for their work on the project.




“This is where our first aiders spend much of their lives, often working around the clock. There were no private rooms at the facility before the renovation, and these stations are their home away from home Webb added.

According to Chief Engineer Nick Powell, the facility and garage footprint has not changed. Still, the building has been gutted and reconfigured, bringing up-to-date codes, adding more efficiency and safety features, modernizing the look, and providing more efficient use of space for EMS personnel. The remodel also gives each team member their own space and provides better space for female EMS crew members.

“The exterior walls and roof structure were the only components of the existing structure that were not changed with this project. It was a complete floor-to-ceiling remodel of the facility with some exterior upgrades and a new asphalt elevator. The project took 11 months and $1.4 million to complete,” Powell said.

Montgomery County EMS Station 20
Montgomery County EMS Station 20

Director of Emergency Services, Jimmie Edwards, provided some historical background on Station 20, saying, “In April 1967, the county and city agreed to contribute financially to the development of an ambulance service. The original construction was between local funeral homes, Clarksville Memorial Hospital, and city and county governments. Montgomery County was six years ahead of the state of Tennessee in taking steps to develop an ambulance service, and the state passed legislation for ambulance services in Tennessee in 1973. Before the construction of EMS station 20 in 1978, ambulances ran out of Clarksville Memorial Hospital.”


“It’s always a good feeling to build something new, but it’s just as important to keep up with the facilities we already have. It’s a good investment,” said Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden.

For more information on Montgomery County Emergency Services and where the other 12 stations are located, visit https://mcgtn.org/ems.

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