Governor Corbett Breaks Ground for Lehigh County Emergency Center

Press Release

By:  Tom Corbett
Date: Feb. 21, 2013
Location: South Whitehall Township, PA

Governor Tom Corbett today joined state, county
and local officials in a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new Cetronia Ambulance
Corps and Lehigh County Joint Operations and Medico-Legal Forensics Center.
"This building will stand as a symbol of how state, county and local governments
work together to provide for public safety. That's a core function of government and
the people of Cetronia and Lehigh County are essential to keeping the public safe,''
Corbett said.
Also participating in today's ceremony at the center's future site at Broadway and
Parkway roads, were: Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Services Director Joseph
Schmider, Cetronia Ambulance Corps Chief Executive Officer Larry Wiersch, and
Director of Administration for Lehigh County Tom Muller.
Several local legislators also took part, including: Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), Sen.
Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh), Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Berks/Lehigh), and Rep. Julie
Harhart (R-Northampton).
The new facility will combine resources to house the non-profit Cetronia Ambulance
Corps and Lehigh County's Medico-Legal Forensics Operations, including joint
training facilities, as well as housing special operations vehicles and equipment.
"I am very encouraged by the way that we have been able to cooperate with
Cetronia Ambulance to combine these necessary and related services into one
facility and save our taxpayers money,'' Lehigh County Executive Bill Hansell said.
In addition, the facility will have an education center to train EMS. public health and
safety providers throughout the region.