LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service has received $5,000 from Price Chopper Supermarket's Golub Foundation toward the renovation of the LPVAS station house.
The number of service calls the ambulance squad responds to has increased every year, with a record setting pace of 1,253 calls to date. In response to the growing need, the LPVAS vehicle fleet has grown to three ambulances and a fly car. The station house cannot house that many vehicles at its current size. Renovations have been planned to increase the number of vehicle bays as well as to enlarge the upstairs training room and attend to some deterioration of some of the external walls.
"We are thankful to the Golub Foundation," said Larry Brockway, vice-president of LPVAS. "The ambulance squad's volunteers will continue to work hard to raise funds to complete this much-needed project."