BIRD’S EYE VIEW: The old Miriam Vale Ambulance Station was demolished last week.
BIRD’S EYE VIEW: The old Miriam Vale Ambulance Station was demolished last week. Contributed

Miriam Vale ambos crash with the cops for a while

THE Miriam Vale paramedics and police are wrapped up in a Queensland first, according to Ambulance Station officer-in-charge Terry Shelly.

The ambos and police are both working out of the police station.

Mr Shelly and his team moved into the station last week when the old ambulance station was demolished to make way for a new $2.8 million station.

"We're very appreciative that (the police) let us in," he said.

"There weren't many other options but the decision went all the way to the minister and back down again."

The station will have a plant room to house the vehicles, two bedrooms for relieving quarters, common areas and a storage shed for when the staff go on leave.

The project is expected to finish in May. The building is being built by Sunshine Coast-based builders Batir Construction.

Mr Shelly said there were also local contractors working on the site.

Paramedics in Miriam Vale work alone, and cover around 50 jobs each month just on the Bruce Hwy alone.

They cover 3500sq km from the South Kolan River, Turkey Beach, Boyne Valley and down to Lowmead.



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